The Fit List
Looking for a race this weekend or next? Here’s the list:
Weekend of Nov. 24-25:
— Stuff ‘N Puff
This 5K race is on Saturday in Sullivan. This year the race starts and ends at Sullivan High School, and race proceeds will benefit the Sullivan-Okaw Valley cross country program. There’s also a 1-mile fun run.
Click here for more information. There’s a link to the entry form at the top of the page.
— FOLEPI River Trail Classic
This is a 4-mile run and 2-mile non-competitive walk on Saturday, in conjunction with the Festival of Lights in East Peoria. This is a point-to-point race, with buses taking racers to the start line.
Here’s a link to the race brochure.
— Gravel Grovel
This event is a cyclocross race on Saturday in Norman, Ind. Actually, the race is billed as a combination of road riding, cyclocross and mountain biking. The race website says the course is mostly gravel forest roads, plus some paved sections.
There’s a 100K race and a 25-mile fun ride. There’s free tent camping or cabins or bunkhouses to rent, and a post-race Creole meal.
Here’s the race website with more information.
Weekend of Dec. 1-2:
— Polar Paws
This is a 10K or 5K run with dogs on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Centennial Park. There will be various dog and human awards, so you might want to consider getting the pup a costume, or at least some reindeer antlers.
The race is sponsored by the Champaign Park District. Go to page 5 of the park district’s Funformation guide for more information. Here’s the link to the guide.
— Frostbite Premier Winter Road Race
This is a 10-mile run and a 2-mile run/walk on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Springfield.
Here’s a link to the registration page, which has more information about the event.
— Team Luke 5K
This is a 5K run/walk, a 1-mile fun run and a kids fun run on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Effingham. It is being held to benefit and honor of Luke Johnson, a child who will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant as treatment for leukemia. Part of the proceeds from the race will go to the Pope John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute.
Here’s the race brochure.
— Mike Walsh Memorial 5K
This race is on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Bement Grade School. The race proceeds will benefit local athletic scholarship and athletic programs.
Here’s a link to the entry form.
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