Run with Us

Trail running


There are lots of opportunities throughout the week to run with us. Below are the regular programs, however, visit our Facebook page or join our mailing lists to stay in the loop.


Weekly Events

Event Day Description
Summer Fun Runs Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Summer Fun Runs are held each Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. on the North side of Meadowbrook Park in Urbana. A one mile warm up is followed by a three mile run with a 5-10 minute break between the two. Participants of all abilities are encouraged to attend and determine their own pace per mile. Fun runs at Meadowbrook Park are held April through October. Typically the time changes to 6 p.m. in late September to take advantage of what little sunlight remains.

Winter Fun Runs Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Winter Fun Runs begin at the U of I Armory during the Winter months. The group meets at 6:00 p.m. to run a 4 or 6 mile loop through campus and Urbana. Meet at the SW Entrance (corner of Gregory and Fourth Street.) Parking is available across the street next to Huff Hall. In the past, an indoor group has also met to use the indoor track at the Armory. There is a fee to use this facility if you are not a campus recreation member. 

Speed Training

Wednesdays at 6:00pm

Speed Training sessions are held each Wednesday night at at 6:00 p.m. Spring/summer/fall sessions are currently held at the Centennial High School track in Champaign. Click here for map of location. Winter speed work sessions are currently meeting at the University of Illinois Armory, same location as the winter fun runs listed above. There is a fee to use the facility for those without an armory membership.  Contact the speed workout coordinator Randy Stearns at if you need further information. 

Lunch Speed Monday - Friday noon hour

U of I Lunch Runs are run on the U of I campus during the noon hour. This is a fast paced group! Contact Patrick Nowlan for more information.

Trails Thursdays at 6:00pm

Buffalo Trail run, Mahomet trails, 6:00 p.m., during Daylight Savings Time. During the rest of the year, Jupiter's in downtown Champaign, 6:00 pm (subject to change often as people host runs from their homes. Join the Buffalo email group to stay in the loop.)

Weekend Trails Saturday or Sundays

Run with the Buffalo. Trail running takes place at various locations. To keep informed, subscribe to cu-buffalo at Yahoo Groups.

Full Moons  

Full Moon Run take place on evenings of a full moon at the Mahomet Trails. You haven't lived until you've run on the Mahomet trails in the dark with the Buffalo. Subscribe to the Buffalo Runners Mailing List (see above) for details.



We have seasonal marathon and women's running programs


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