The Fit List

The Fit List

It’s going to be a HOT holiday weekend. If you’re racing, drink lots of water and be careful. They’ve already canceled Sunday’s Madison Marathon due to heat. Maybe stick with a shorter race this weekend.
Here’s the list:

Weekend of May 26-28:
Navy Reserve Memorial Day 5K
This 5K run and walk is on Saturday, not Memorial Day, at Nelson Park in Decatur. Proceeds go to the Navy Ball.
The event begins with a color guard ceremony at 7:45 a.m., with the race start at 8:15 a.m.
Here’s a link to the race form.

Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk
This is a 10K run and a 5K run/walk Saturday at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. It is in memory of Brian McMillen, a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College, an Illinois State Trooper and a National Guard member who was killed while on the job as a police officer.
The race benefits the Brian McMillin Veterans Scholarship at Lincoln Land Community College. The scholarship provides financial support the veterans attending school there.
The race includes Brian’s Challenge Grant, which provides $500 to an athletic program at the high school with the greatest number of race participants.
Here’s a link to the race form.

Memorial Day 5K
This 5K run and walk is Monday at the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville. The course covers the VA grounds. The proceeds of the race go to the Veterans Centered Care Initiative.
Here’s a link for the race form.

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