The Fit List

The Fit List

Hopefully it won’t be sweltering for anyone running the Fisher Fair 5K this weekend, doing the Evergreen Lake tri, or whatever it is you’re planning. Here’s the Fit List. See you at the races!

Weekend of July 16-17:

— Fisher Fair 5K

This race is on Saturday. There’s both a 5K run and a fun walk. And your bib number will get you entry into the demolition derby at the fair Saturday night.

You can register from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on race day. The race starts at 8 a.m.

For more information, go to There’s a link to a registration form on that page.

The race is also part of the new 5K championship race circuit.

— Evergreen Lake triathlons

These international and sprint distance triathlons are on Saturday at Comlara County Park near Hudson.

The international distance race, which starts at 7 a.m., is a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike ride, and a 10K run. The sprint distance race, which starts at 7:30 a.m., is a 500-meter swim, a 40K bike ride, and a 5K run. You can also race this as a member of a two-person or three-person relay team.

Here’s a link for more information.

— Maroa-Forsyth Trojan Track Backer

This race in Maroa includes 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a half-mile kids run. It’s at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and proceeds go to the Maroa-Forsyth track program.

Here’s a link to the race form.

— Goodenow Insurance Agency Park Series 5K

This is the second of three 5Ks in Springfield this summer called the Park Series. This race is at 8 a.m. Saturday at Southwind Park.

The proceeds from this race will go to the American Cancer Society, for research on pancreatic cancer. An earlier race raised money for the Relevant Practical Ministry for Men, and an August race benefits Homes for Our Troops.

For more information, go to the website for the Goodenow Insurance Agency, which sponsors the race series, at There is a link to the registration form and online registration on the site.

Weekend of July 30-31:

— Run for the Bagel

This is a 5K and 10K run, a 5K walk and a 1-mile fun run in Mattoon on Saturday, July 23.

The races start at 7 a.m. (earlier this year than in the past), and race day registration is from 6 to 6:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, go to

— Mt. Zion Odd Fellows 5K

This is a new 5K run and walk at Fletcher Park in Mt. Zion on Saturday, July 23. Register by this weekend and save some money on the entry fee.

Go to for more information or to register.

If you know of an event you’d like to see included in the Fit List, please e-mail me at


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