The Second Wind Running Club was formed in 1983 to promote running activities in the Champaign-Urbana area. Membership is open to anyone interested in running, walking, and fitness.
Weekly Speed Workouts are back!
Thanks to Randy Stearns, the club's weekly speed workouts are back. Speed sessions will meet each Wednesday evening at the Centennial High School track in Champaign. Be warmed up and ready to go for a 6 pm start each week!Please contact Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
2013 Summer Distance Runs - Train with us for the Monumental Marathon!
Join us this summer and early fall for the Club Distance Runs! We will be running at 7am starting August 3rd. These runs will help you get ready for our fall road trip to the Monumental Half-Marathon or Marathon on November 2, 2013. Each run will be hosted by one of our summer distance run coordinators. There will be aid at the start/finish and the routes will be loop courses in Champaign-Urbana or Mahomet so you can train for either the half or full marathon. We look forward to you joining us! If you would like to assist with hosting any of the runs please email email@example.com.
All distance runs begin at 7am.
Distance Run Schedule:
Saturday, August 3 – 14 miles - Hessel Park – Elm Street Pavilion
Saturday, August 17 – 16 miles – Meadowbrook Park – Windsor Parking Lot
Saturday, August 31 – 18 miles – Lake of the Woods Bike Path – Crowley Road Parking Lot
Saturday, September 14 – 20 miles – Hessel Park – Elm Street Pavilion
Saturday, September 28 – 20 miles – Prairie School – Urbana/Washington St.
Saturday, October 12 – 20 miles – Hessel Park – Elm Street Pavilion
Saturday, October 19 - 14 miles – Hessel Park – Elm Street Pavilion
Fall Race Info
Sunday, October 27 – Allerton Park Trail Run, Allerton Park near Monticello
Saturday, November 2 – Monumental Marathon and Half-Marathon, Indianapolis
Please join the Second Wind Google Group to receive email updates on locations and ‘like’ the Second Wind Running Club page on Facebook for status updates on the runs.
2013 Fall Road Trip
Monumental Marathon, Half-marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun RunSaturday November 2nd, 2013
We are planning a Fall race trip... come to Indianapolis for the Monumental Marathon with us! Why Indy for the Monumental? Look at these comments from Second Wind Members who ran the race in 2012:"I have run the Indy Monumental Half Marathon the last two years and it is one of my favorite races.Perfect weather and a flat and fast course have helped me PR there twice. The whole weekend is easy—thereis plenty of cheap parking near the expo and race start, packet pick-up is a breeze, corrals and pace teamsensure a good race experience, there is plenty of water and Gatorade on the course and tons of food at thefinish. Plus this year, they opened up the YMCA to allow finishers to shower if needed. Meeting up with theSWRC members both before and after the race made for a memorable experience—it was so exciting to hearabout everyone’s race experience. I’m looking forward to doing the full marathon there next year!"—Julia Williams"The Hyatt and the Westin are two downtown hotels that are virtually at the race start/finish line. Notonly that, but they are literally across the street from the race expo, public parking, and the places whereour group was meeting up. I managed to also get a late pass to the fitness center within the hotel, whereI was able to shower and change after the race. A number of us had coordinated to meet at the Buca diBeppo restaurant downtown to do some nigh- before carb-loading. The meal was family style and the portionsplentiful. During dinner we discussed our goals and race strategies. I found the race course flat andI settled into my goal pace without making too many adjustments. The event was well-supported and aidwas available every two to three miles. Everything held together for me to the end where I finished with aPR and a Boston qualifying time! After the race we had all planned to meet up at the Rock Bottom Breweryjust around the corner from Buca di Beppo. The merriment at the Brewery capped off a great race weekendwhere I think everyone had a good race experience to pass along."—John NorthAll Second Wind members are encouraged to register for one of the great events at the Indy Monumental marathon this year. The club will be providing more information regarding plans for members to meet up before and after the race, so stay tuned!Race information and registration links can be found at the Monumental website:Questions can be directed to Nick Paulson at firstname.lastname@example.org