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 around 500 members, there is truly something for everyone.


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    Now that summer is (almost) upon us, don't forget to bring a water bottle to the fun runs and speedwork!!! The club brings a cooler of water to the Tuesday night group runs, but no cups - so you don't have to drink water that's hot from sitting in your car all day, as long as you bring a bottle. Water is not provided at speedwork. Also, in the event of severe weather/electrical storms, use caution and common sense when going on a run. Decisions to cancel fun runs and speedwork will be made in as timely a matter as possible. 

    Join us for the Countryside 10k at Witt Park, Sidney, IL on June 3 at 8 a.m. Run in the country and then enjoy the Sidney Dairy Barn ice cream sandwiches that you know you love! The last day to sign up and get a shirt is THIS Thursday. Here is the link to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Sidney/Countryside10k

    We still need a couple volunteers to help that day as well. Here's the link to volunteer: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/IL/Sidney/Countryside10k
    Thank you to all the Countryside 10k sponsors!
    Sidney Dairy Barn
    Body n' Sole
    Great Harvest

    Get 10% off all Monumental Marathon weekend races with top secret code SECONDWIND2017VIP (we will verify your member status, so no sharing!). Find more about our free fall marathon training program and the link to register at http://secondwindrunningclub.org/monumentalmarathon Fun Run:Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana (at the intersection of Windsor and Vine - there is a parking lot and you can park on both sides of Vine as you approach the park). We will start out with a timed-ish mile running west and then south, followed by one or more two mile loops continuing in the same direction. Not sure you're up for a fast mile? The Relaxed-Pace Running Group (RPRG) does a 11-15 minute mile pace and walking is welcome. Both these groups go in the opposite direction, so no matter your speed you'll see other club members! Post Run: Guido's in downtown Champaign.

    Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me!
     Speedwork:Wednesday at 6pm. This week, we will run at Orchard Downs in Urbana. Here is a google map link to where: https://goo.gl/maps/WQMpZqxvJ242  Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend. This summer, speedwork will alternate between meeting for a track workout at Centennial and at Orchard Downs for some fun in the grass (not just hill repeats!). See you on the trails! Magdalena#secondwindrunning  Other future local races on our website: http://secondwindrunningclub.org/racecalendar