Welcome

Founded in 1983, the Second Wind Running Club is Champaign-Urbana's premier running and walking club. Membership is open to all ages and levels, from beginning walkers to seasoned runners. With nearly 500 members, there is truly something for everyone.

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The following fun runs feature a run coordinator. Each coordinator volunteers based on their comfort during the pandemic.

Monday: Our summer Monday Runday fun runs are suspended due to the pandemic. 

Tuesday: Our Summer Fun Runs are at Meadowbrook Park. They are a 3 mile loop once through the park. Our fun runs coordinators are mandating social distancing (masks are required) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may still find runners out and about running safely in compliance with guidelines set up the C-U PHD (Champaign-Urbana Public Health District).

  • Our fun run coordinators will meet you at the pavilion on the Windsor Rd entrance.
  • Members can run as much or as little as desired (we typically run the 1 and 2 mile loops).
  • We very strongly mandate bringing your face mask to wear; and run socially distant to not run the in the slip stream of the next runnner.
  • Park for free in the parking lot. Short walk to the pavilion.
  • Weather related changes are usually posted by the fun run coordinators on social media (join our Facebook group to make sure you don't miss updates).
Please note, when conditions are bad the group may meet at the U of I Armory to use the indoor track (any last minute notices are posted on our Facebook pages). UofI charges [the general public a small fee ($3 individual/$5 family) to use this facility if you are not a campus recreation member.
 
Wednesday: We are currently on the Summer Speedwork schedule. Speedwork begins at 6pm. Our speed work coordinators are mandating social distancing (masks are required) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may still find runners out and about running safely in compliance with guidelines set up the C-U PHD (Champaign-Urbana Public Health District).
  • Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend.
  • Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. 
  • The Winter Speedwork meets at the UofI Armory on campus (at Fourth and Gregory). 
  • Weather related changes are usually posted by the fun run coordinators on social media (join our Facebook group to make sure you don't miss updates). If the weather is not nice, expect to work out on the indoor track ay the UofI Armory. The armory charges a $3 charge per night and monthly and quarterly passes are available. Directions and other information can be found at this link about the UofI Armory.

Thursday: Riggs runs summer running schedule starting at 6pm from Riggs Beer Company.

Board Meetings: Third Tuesdays at 6 pm - virtually hosted (otherwise at 7:15pm in person). Check out the agendas here.

Other Events: 

  • Women's Beginning Traning Group - are you interested in mentoring the Women's Beginning Training Group? We are guaging interest and will send out a survey soon!
  • Allerton Park Trail Run - Club sponsored 5.7 mi trail run...more info TBA.
  • Fall Pizza Party - Club sponsored semi-annual pizza party for members and their families TBA in fall 2020 at Jupiters at the Crossing

News

  • COVID-19 Info for Runners in Champaign County, IL


    Published March 15, 2020 & updated March 16, 2020

    The Second Wind Running Club, a running club affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), urges all of our amazing runners and walkers to abide by government directions including declarations and mandates pursuant... Read more