The Starting Line (March 2013)

The Starting Line (March 2013)

The Fit List

The Fit List is back from vacation, and the race calendar is filling up! Here’s what’s coming up in the next few weekends:

Weekend of March 30-31:
April Fools 5K

Volunteering is its own reward

One of Bridgett Wakefield’s favorite moments as a volunteer for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon came when Memorial Stadium was nearly empty. Most of the racers had finished, and race officials were packing up their equipment.

Caving to peer pressure

The cyclists on this bike ride might be riding in central Illinois, but they are negotiating courses with a couple thousand feet in elevation change and hills with up to a 15 percent grade.

They have varying levels of speed, but they ride next to each other, chatting throughout the one to two hours on their bikes.

The Fit List

I’m looking forward to the race calendar starting to pick up steam for the spring. Here’s what I’ve got for the next couple of weekends:

Weekend of March 2-3:
Miller Park Zoo Stampede