FUN RUN TIME CHANGES TO 6PM THIS WEEK! Which means our biannual pizza party is just around the corner - mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 24 and join us for club-provided pizza and soft drinks at Jupiter's at the Crossing starting at 7:30. This will follow the final Meadowbrook run for the summer, and we will switch to running from the Armory (4th and Gregory) until March.
Registration is open for the Women's Fitness 5k, on Sunday, October 1 at 11am! This is the 32nd year for this club event. Please note this is a women's only race. There is a children's fun run at 10:45 for anyone under 12. Get more details and sign up online here - it's a great race for a great cause. Volunteer here to help before, during or after the race. Right now we need a few more course marshals for the couple of intersections the race runs past and one more person to help slice fruit for the afterparty, so if you look good in a neon vest or have great knife skills, now is your chance! The Allerton Park Trail Race is 5.7 miles on Sunday, October 29 at 9am! Costumes recommended, and a potluck brunch follows the race. A portion of proceeds is donated to the park. In order to protect Allerton Park’s trails, we are limited in the number of runners we can accommodate. Early registration is strongly recommended due to our runner cap! Sign up by October 22nd, 2017 for $25 and get a race shirt (only available with early registration - $20 with no shirt). If space is still available, register online October 23–27th for $25, and no shirt, or Oct. 28th from 12-5p at Body N' Sole Sports for $25 (also no shirt). No Refunds and No Race Day Registration.
Crazy enough to want to run a 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 by September 30 for the lowest cost (just $60, same as last year! Every additional household member participating pays a reduced price - $50 until September 30).
Interested in pacing the quad cities marathon later this week? Email the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. 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: Esquire in Champaign! 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: Urbana Free Library, Tuesday September 19, 7:30pm Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm. This week, we will meet at Centennial High School in Champaign. Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend and speedwork will alternate between meeting at Centennial and at Orchard Downs.
Saturday group run (marathon training): Saturday at 7am. This week we meet at Kolb Park in St. Joseph for 13 or 14 miles on the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Even if you're not planning on running a fall marathon, there's a group run distance for you since all routes have an easy way to make a 3-5 mile run. Unlike our Spring training program, these runs are open to all club members. Check out the schedule here - routes are not final for all weeks, but starting location and distance options are listed. Letitia Moffit is this week's coordinator. Please remember to sign in and out.