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Get off the roads and onto the trails this weekend.
If you like running on trails, consider the Buffalo Trace Trail Race this weekend. It’s a nice one, out at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. Vermilion County has a run on a cross country course, and there’s a run on a bike trail in Decatur too.
Here’s the list:

Weekend of May 19-20:
Buffalo Trace Trail Race
This is a 5-mile trail run and 2-mile noncompetitive walk Saturday at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet. The five-mile run course covers rolling hills, woods and prairie areas, on trails used by cross country teams for practices and meets.
You can register today from noon to 6 p.m. at Body n’ Sole in Savoy or race day from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Race day registration, check-in and parking are on the west side of Mahomet-Seymour High School.
The race starts and ends at the parking lot for the forest preserve off Crowley Road, about a quarter mile north of the high school.
Here’s a link for more information, including an attachment with a map to race parking and the start/finish. And here’s the race form.

Vermilion County Fun Run Spring Kickoff
This 5K fun run and walk Saturday is a fundraiser for the summer fun runs for kids program. The race is at Winter Park in Danville, on the cross country course there.
The race organizers are also raffling a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500.
Here’s a link for more information.

5K Walk/Run for Smith-Magenis Syndrome
This race is Saturday at Tipton Park in Bloomington. It is a fundraiser for medical research, education, and financial and emotional support for families affected by Smith-Magenis Syndrome, a rare chromosome disorder that causes developmental delays.
You can register on race day beginning at 9 a.m. The race starts at 10 a.m.
For more information, go to

Faces of Hope Relay for Life 5K
This run/walk on Saturday is on a bike trail at Fairview Park in Decatur.
Here’s a link for more information.

Girls on the Run 5K
This noncompetitive run/walk is Saturday at Washington Park in Springfield. It supports the Girls on the Run of Central Illinois program, which teaches self-respect and healthy lifestyle choices to girls ages 8 to 13. The event includes family activities before the run/walk start.
For more information, go to There is a tab at the top for “5K Event.”

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