The Fit List, New Year's edition

The Fit List, New Year's edition

Happy New Year from The Fit List!
Here’s a rundown of New Year’s Eve races in the area, so you can end 2012 right, and a trail race the first weekend in January, to start your 2013 racing:

New Year’s Eve:
Body n’ Sole Sports New Year’s Eve Fun Run
This is the 15th year for Body n’ Sole to organize a New Year’s Eve run. It’s a 3-mile fun run starting from the store in Savoy. The run benefits the Eastern Illinois Foodbank — that’s where your $10 entry fee will go. You’ll get a t-shirt and there are snacks and door prizes after the run.
The run is limited to 175 people. Sign up at the store.

Neoga Frozen 5K
This is a 5K and a 1-mile fun run in the early afternoon on New Year’s Eve. It’s at Neoga Elementary School, and the race proceeds go towards an all-weather track for Neoga schools.
Here’s a link for the race form.

Get Lit New Year’s Eve Fun Run
This race starts just before midnight in East Peoria at its Festival of Lights Winter Wonderland display. This is a non-competitive 2-mile run/walk.
Here’s a link to the website for more information.

2 Miles to MILES
This is a 5K run and a 2K run in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve at the YMCA in Decatur. Race proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
Here’s a link to the race brochure.

Weekend of Jan. 5-6:
Siberian Express
I’m looking forward to doing this race again after missing it the last two years. It’s Saturday, Jan. 5, at Kickapoo State Park near Oakwood. The race is a 7.45-mile trail run, and it’s one of Kennekuk Road Runners four big races. Do all four and you get a Grand Slam award.
Here’s a link to the race flier.

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