Run with Us
There are lots of opportunities throughout the week to run. Below are the regular programs. However, visit our Facebook page or join our mailing lists to stay in the loop.
- Second Wind Google Group
- Second Wind Facebook
- Buffalo of the Prairie (trail running aficionados) mailing list.
New for 2016: Sunday Runday!
Not in the marathon training program? Can't make marathon training because you are out of town on Saturday? Have a friend coming to town who wants to run with you? Join us at Meadowbrook Park's Windsor Street parking lot on Sundays at 8 a.m. for our new Sunday Runday. These will be very informal: they can be long runs toward a marathon, short relaxed runs for fun, or anything in between. Participants must bring their own aid (none will be provided) and there will be no pace leaders or preset courses, though runners who are familiar with the area are encouraged to suggest routes of various distances, and all runners are strongly encouraged to run in groups and not leave anyone solo. Come run with your Second Wind friends!
|Summer Fun Runs||Tuesdays at 6:30pm||
Summer Fun Runs are held each Tuesday night at 6:30 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 10-15 minute break between the two. Participants of all abilities are encourage to attend as you determine your 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 your lunch break. 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, Jupiters 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 Moon Run take place on evenings of a full moon at the Mahomet Trails. You haven't lived until you've run through the Mahomet trails in the dark with the Buffalo. Subscribe to the Buffalo Runners Mailing List (see above) for details.
|Sunday Runday||Sundays at 8:00am||Join us at Meadowbrook Park's Windsor Street parking lot on Sundays at 8 a.m. for Sunday Runday. These are very informal: they can be long runs toward a marathon, short relaxed runs for fun, or anything in between. Participants must bring their own aid (none will be provided) and there will be no pace leaders or preset courses, though runners who are familiar with the area are encouraged to suggest routes of various distances, and all runners are strongly encouraged to run in groups and not leave anyone solo.|
We have seasonal marathon and women's running programs.