You’ve got options this weekend — outdoors or indoors. If you’re OK with running in the cold, get to the Carle Resolution Run. If you’d rather exercise in a warmer environment, check out the Champaign Park District’s walk and fitness fair at Market Place Mall.
Here’s the (short) list of happenings.
Weekend of Jan. 14-15:
— Carle Resolution Run
This is a 5K fun run and walk on Saturday at the Carle Forum in Urbana. The run is through Crystal Lake Park.
It starts at 9 a.m. and there is race day registration beginning at 8 a.m. Here is the online information.
— Just a Walk in the Park
The Champaign Park District is kicking off this program from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Market Place Mall. Joining this walking club gets you a list of all the walking trails and paths in Champaign and their distances, access to an online mileage tracking system, motivational emails and a group of potential walking buddies.
Saturday’s event includes walking a 5K in the mall, a Zumba dance-along, a salsa dance demonstration and a health fair with local health and fitness professionals.
The walking club costs $5 for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. Here’s a link for more information.
Weekend of Jan. 21-22:
— Chilly Chili Run
This is a 4.37-mile (or 4.5-mile, depending on where you look online) run on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at Lake Bloomington, with post-race chili and drinks. This race is more about fun than being competitive. Prizes are given for the best-dressed and the least-dressed men and women.
Here’s a link for more information.
Weekend of Feb. 4-5:
— Charleston Challenge Mid-Winter Classic
You can run a 5K, 10K or 15K on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Charleston. Their slogan seems especially appropriate this winter — “You never know ... shorts or snow!”
Here’s a link for more information, including a link for online registration.
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