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.


Newsletter submission deadline extended! Nicholas will take articles and pictures through April 30 to get the Illinois Marathon reports in the May-June issue.    

Chance to return Second Wind stuff: I will be doing an inventory of everything that Second Winds owns marathon weekend. Please bring back boxes of old shirts and other things the club paid for (magnets? pens? stickers?) that you may have in your house! If you have stuff but can't make your schedule work, email me and we can figure out an alternate time.  April 21: Lot E4 (first and Kirby) between 6:45 and 7am April 24: Race St lot at Meadowbrook, 5:45-6pm  April 24: Windsor St lot at meadowbrook, 6-6:15pm    

Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:00 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: Don't plan to run? Come out at 7:30. Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me!    

April 17: Esquire in Champaign  
April 24: Triptych in Savoy  
May 1: Huraches Moreleon in Urbana  
May 8: Guidos in Champaign  
May 15: Seven Saints in Champaign  
May 22: Murphys on Green Street  
May 29: Crane Alley in Urbana   

Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm to start around 6:10. They will meet in the Armory (4th and Gregory) until late April. It costs $3 if you do not have a valid i-card or pass to enter (season passes can be a good option if you want to run inside as the weather gets bad).) Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend!    

Buffalo Trace Trail Race: Our 16th year for this event! This year, choose from a 5 mile trail run or 2 mile walk and enjoy the woods, meadows and thrill of being in the great outdoors at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. The race starts and finishes at the the Crowley Street parking lot, and check in and ample parking is available at the Mahomet Senior High School.  

Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 am  
Start/Finish at the Crowley Street Lot  
Price: $22 to $25, depending on event  
Register here: (https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/123688/SMUCalendar)   

Countryside 10k:" Come run in the country!" Sidney Dairy Barn ice cream sandwiches for all runners AND volunteers! Body n' Sole gift cards, Sholem Aquatic Center pool passes, and a post-race party at Riggs Beer Company. This is going to be a lot of fun!  

Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 am  
Start/Finish at Witt Park in Sidney, 306 Witt Park Rd, Sidney  
Price $25  
Register here: (https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Sidney/Countryside10k)    

Rescheduled: Countryside 10k course preview & ice cream, Saturday, May 5: 2pm at Witt Park in Sidney Join us for a Countryside 10k course preview, then enjoy some ice cream at the Sidney Dairy Barn. Meet at Witt Park for a preview of the Countryside 10k course. Run a portion of the course, or run the whole thing. Afterwards we'll go to the Sidney Dairy Barn for some ice cream. Are you racing that morning? No problem, just come "ice cream" with us!     

See you on the trails!