The Fit List

Temperatures are still going to be pretty brutal on Saturday, but after that we’ll get a bit of a cool-down. Can’t wait!
Here’s the list of upcoming races:

Weekend of July 6-8:
Main Street Mile
If you want to see how fast you are at the mile, and you are headed to Peoria this weekend, here you go. This race is this evening in Peoria, and it’s downhill! It benefits the Peoria Area Track &Field Club and Youth Outreach.
Runners compete in heats based on their expected times. Heats start at 6 p.m. You can register from 4 to 5:45 p.m. today.
For more information, go to www.mainstreetmile.net.

Lakeside Triathlon
This triathlon is Sunday at Nelson Park at Lake Decatur. There are two adult races: an intermediate race that is a .75-mile swim, a 19-mile bike ride and a 4.5-mile run; and a short course race that is a 400-yard swim, a 19-mile bike ride and a 5K run.
There are also kids races, a triathlon and a duathlon on Saturday. The kids triathlon, for ages 10 to 14, is a 250-yard swim, a 3.4-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run. The duathlon has two races. For kids ages 5 to 8, there is a .5-mile run, a 1.5-mile bike ride and a .5-mile run. For kids ages 9 to 14, there is a 1-mile run, a 3.4-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run.
For more information, go to www.decaturtriathlon.com.

Pedaling for Kicks
These rides are on Saturday. They start at East White Oak Bible Church, northeast of Normal. There are directions on the race’s website to the start.
Riders can choose from 10-mile or 20-mile family routes, or 20-, 25-, 33-, 40- or 62-mile rides.
For more information, go to www.pedalingforkicks.com.

Morton Community Bank Cycling Classic
This is a criterium in Morton on Saturday.
There is also race day registration up to one half-hour before the race you plan to compete in.
There are a couple of free kids races too — a big wheel event for kids 3 and under, and bicycle races for kids 4 to 6 and 7 to 9.
Also, if at least three pre-registered teammates are carpooling and are traveling more than 150 miles roundtrip, they could get a $50 gas card from the race. Details are on the website, which has a link to the race flier listing the various categories and start times.
Here’s where you can go to register online.

Scheels 5K
This race is Saturday in Springfield. There’s also a Kiddie Run. The races start at the Scheels store and they benefit the Midtown Rotary Club of Springfield and Special Olympics Area 17.
Here’s a link to the race form, and here’s a link for online registration.

Weekend of July 14-15:
Fisher Fair 5K
This 5K race is Saturday, July 14. It is the last of four races that are part of the All Area 5K Championship Circuit. There is also a 5K Fun Walk.
Participants get free admission with their bib number to Saturday night’s Demolition Derby at the Fisher Fair.
For more information, go to www.fisherfair.com/5k_walk.htm.

The Phoenix Run
This is a 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk in Mt. Zion on Saturday, July 14. All proceeds to go the Mt. Zion Fire Department.
Here’s a link to the race form.

Dog Days 5K
This is an evening race on Saturday, July 14, at Lake Bloomington. Get your entry postmarked by July 9 for a break on the entry fee.
Click here for the race flier.

Evergreen Lake Triathlon
These races at Comlara County Park, near Hudson, are on Saturday, July 14. There is an international distance triathlon, with a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike and a 10K run; and a sprint distance triathlon, with a 500-meter swim, a 40K bike and a 5K run.
For more information or to register, click here. You can register online through 4 p.m. July 12. You can also register at packet pickup on July 13 from 4 to 7 p.m., and on race day from 5 to 6 a.m.

Women’s Distance Festival
This is a 2-mile race through Washington Park in Springfield on Saturday, July 14. There is also a children’s fun run and a health fair. Race proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.
For more information or to register, go to www.womensdistance.com.

If you know of an event you’d like to see included in the Fit List, please e-mail me at jheckel@news-gazette.com.
 

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