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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.


  • Freedom Fest 5K Results Update

    We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to make final results for the 4th of July Freedom Fest 5k as accurate as possible.  We are narrowing down the remaining areas of concern, and hope that a few runners will be able to provide us the information we need to complete final results.  If your posted finish time (available here) is incorrect, or if your posted time is correct and is between 26:06.7 and 27:01.2, please email

    Thank you!

  • 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 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

    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.


Upcoming Local Races

  • Turkey Trot 2014
    2014-11-27 08:00
  • Stuff 'N Puff
    2014-11-29 09:00
  • FOLEPI River Trail Classic
    East Peoria
    2014-11-29 09:00
  • Midnight Mayhem Trail Race
    Wildlife Prairie Park, Hanna City
    2014-12-05 (All day)
  • Chicago Santa Hustle
    Soldier Field, Chicago
    2014-12-06 09:00