The Fit List

The Fit List

Hey, it’s December and still supposed to reach into the low 50s this weekend. Get out there and race!

Weekend of Dec. 3-4:
— Tuscola 5K Santa Chase
This 5K run and walk is Saturday in Tuscola. You can register on race day from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Here’s a link to the entry form.

— Jingle Bell Run — Champaign
Champaign’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is Sunday at 2 p.m. at Centennial Park.
You can register online at or at Body n’ Sole in Savoy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, or on race day beginning at noon.
There is a team costume contest at 1:30 p.m.

— Frostbite Festival
This is a 10-mile run and 2-mile run/walk in Springfield on Sunday. The website says the course is hilly.
Race day registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., with both races starting at 9 a.m. Here’s a link for more information.

— Jingle Bell Run — Peoria
The Jingle Bell Run in Peoria is Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Riverplex Recreation & Wellness Center.
This one is also a 5K run or walk, with a costume contest. You can register race day beginning at 8 a.m. For more information or online registration, go to

Weekend of December 10-11:
— Da Deer Run, Run
This is a Euro-style cross-country 8K race in Comlara Park in Hudson at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. What that means: creek crossings and steeplechase barriers to go over.
You can register from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on race day.
Here’s a link for more information and to register online.

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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