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  • second wind events 11/13-11/20

    Annual Award Nominations open! Please consider nominating your fellow clubmates for an award this year! The awards will be presented at the annual SWRC banquet in January.  There are 13 categories, see the form for all of them. This year you can submit all of your nominations in one form :)  However if you would like to submit them as you think of them, that's fine too. Please have all nominations in by December 12.  Happy Running! https://goo.gl/forms/nDmW0VslDlIlIsr43

    Crazy enough to want to run a(nother) marathon? Or maybe you’re only half crazy and 13.1 miles sounds like plenty. Second Wind Running Club has a marathon/half marathon training program to help you go the distance! Sign up online through December 15 for $65 for an individual and $55 for each additional family member. This program starts in January and ends at the Illinois Marathon. Your registration fee includes a year of Second Wind membership, a long sleeve tech shirt, and a post party, plus a 17 week training program with multiple levels for first time and more advanced marathoners.

    Want to be a pacer for spring marathon training? Sign up now! Find the form linked on the marathon training page or click here to go straight to it.  

    Help wanted:  we are looking for volunteers for several positions in the club - see the ad in the bimonthly newsletter, or find all of them here.

    Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Armory on campus. We will meet at the Armory (4th and Gregory) until spring. The group meets and starts from the South West doors for up to 6 miles. 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: Crane Alley in Urbana. 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! 

    Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 22 at 7pm at the Urbana Free Library.

    Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm to start . They will meet at the Armory (4th and Gregory) until spring. The group meets and starts from the South West doors (same place as the Tuesday winter runs). As long as the weather cooperates we will do workouts outdoors where it is lit so dress appropriately! Stadium ramps, parking ramps, South Quad etc are all fun options. Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend!  

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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
  • Second Wind Needs You!

    Second Wind needs you!

    We have openings for the 2018 board and other volunteer positions. If you are interested in helping guide the club going forward, assist in developing the policies and programs to further improve the club and its service to our members, please consider joining the board. If you aren't quite ready to join the board but wish to assist or work with the club in other ways, you can still do that!

    If you are interested in joining the Second Wind Running Club Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term, any other position, or just want to know more information, please email president@secondwindrunningclub.org.

    The slate of candidates for the Board of Directors will be announced in January and confirmed at our annual awards banquet in late January.

    The board is looking for members who would be interested in serving as:

    President-Elect (Vice President)
    Run meetings when the President is absent, and lead one or two club initiatives, in addition to everything regular board members do. Time commitment: 8-12 hours per month.

    Board Members
    Help shape the future of Second Wind! Attend monthly board meetings, serve on a committee or work on a special project (ranging in scope from writing policies, to organizing social events, doing development work, or volunteering to lead program areas that need an advocate). Ability to participate in discussions in person and via email, as well as be an enthusiastic supporter of Second Wind is required. Time commitment: 4-6 hours a month.

    Membership Coordinator
    Keep our membership database up to date. Answer questions and make sure automated emails are sent each month to people who are expiring. Provide a written update to the board each month. Attention to detail, learning how our website works and willingness to work with our web team required. Time commitment: 2-3 hours per month.

    Race Timing Team Member
    Help time races for Second Wind at our events and at races held throughout our community. This is one of the ways the club makes money to help pay for things membership fees don’t cover. Being on time (often before 8am) and working on a computer is required. Time commitment: 3 hours per race, 4 to 6 times a year.

    Build a Better Second Wind Coordinator
    Keep track of individual participation in club activities (like fun run attendance and volunteering at races) for our Build a Better Second Wind program. Prizes are awarded at our annual banquet to members with points in different tiers of participation levels. Attention to detail and proficiency with Excel is required. Time commitment: 3-5 hours, each quarter.

    Race Results Coordinator
    Keep track of race results submitted by club members for our bimonthly newsletter. Attention to detail and regular email access required. Time commitment: 1-3 hours per month.

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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Nominate someone for an award!

    Please consider nominating your fellow clubmates for an award this year.  The awards will be presented at the annual SWRC banquet in January.  There are 13 categories, see the form for all of them.  This year you can submit all of your nominations in one form :)  However if you would like to submit them as you think of them, that's fine too.  Just use the link below.  Please have all nominations in by December 12.  Happy Running!

    https://goo.gl/forms/nDmW0VslDlIlIsr43

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    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • 2018 half/full marathon training registration is now open!

    Want to run an event at the 10th annual Christie Clinic Marathon on April 28, 2018? Our full and half marathon training programs will help you feel confident and make sure you are prepared to run this race, no matter if it is your first or fifty-first marathon. Register for the same price as 2017 training before September 30! We are limited to 50 full and 75 half marathon training participants.

    Learn all you need to know and find the link to register on the training program page!

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    Sunday, December 31, 2017