The Fit List

The Fit List

Here’s your list of upcoming races.

 

Weekend of March 26-27:

5K Easter Son-Rise and Run

This 5K fun run/walk is on Easter Sunday, March 27, and is part of Easter services at St. James United Methodist Church in Danville. The idea is to recreate the scene at the empty tomb of Jesus, when his followers ran to tell others of the good news. The event is free and open to anyone. To register, call the church at (217) 442-1504. Click here for the calendar item on the church website.

 

Run for Hope

This race on Saturday, March 26, in Bloomington includes a 10K, a 5K and a kids’ fun run. It benefits Home Sweet Home Ministries, which provides services to the homeless. Here’s a link to the race website.

 

Litchfield Spring Duathlon

This duathlon is Saturday, March 26, in Litchfield. The race distance is a 2-mile run, 12-mile bike and 2-mile run. Here’s a link for online registration.

 

Weekend of April 2-3:

Run for the Library

This 10K and 5K is Saturday, April 2, at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet. The race benefits the Rotary Club of Mahomet and Friends of the Mahomet Public Library. Go to http://runforthelibrary.info/ for more information.

 

Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

This half marathon is Saturday, April 2, at Springfield. Run past Lincoln sites, get a finisher medal that is a giant penny, and you can have your picture taken with a Lincoln impersonator and Civil War interpreters. Go to http://runabe.srrc.net/ for more information.

 

Lake Sara Dam Run

This race is Saturday, April 2, in Effingham. It includes an 8-mile run, a 5K run and a 5K competitive walk. Go to http://www.lakesaradamrun.com/ for race information.

 

Run2beatPD

This 5K run and 1-mile walk is Saturday, April 2, in Forsyth. The race aims to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease. Proceeds will go for a scholarship for a high school senior in Macon County entering college in the fall who plans to go into the healthcare field and to the National Parkinson Foundation. Go to http://www.run2beatpd.com/ for more information.

 

Friday, April 8:

Allerton Trails Trail Glo 5K

This 5K is a nightime run on Friday, April 8, at Allerton Park near Monticello. There will be illuminated trail markings but runners should bring a headlamp or flashlight. Go to http://www.allertontrailshalfmarathon.com/ for more information.

 

Weekend of April 9-10:

Allerton Trails Half Marathon

The half marathon and 10K races are Saturday, April 9, on the trails at Allerton Park near Monticello. The race benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. Go to http://www.allertontrailshalfmarathon.com/ for more information.

 

Illinois Veterans Memorial 5K

This 5K is Sunday, April 10, on the University of Illinois campus. The race benefits the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. Go to http://www.illiniveterans.org/5k for more information. Click here for online registration.

 

Potowatomi Trail Runs

This series of ultra runs begins Thursday, April 7, and continues through Sunday, April 10, at McNaughton Park in Pekin. It includes a 200-mile race beginning on Thursday, a 150-mile race beginning on Friday, and 50-mile and 100-mile races and a 30-mile fun run beginning on Saturday. Go to http://www.potawatomitrailruns.com/geninfo.htm for more information.

 

Danville 5K

This race is Saturday, April 9, in Danville. It includes a 5K and a 1-mile fun run. Go to http://www.danville5k.org/ for race information.

 

Beautiful Southern Ride

This bike ride in southern Illinois is Saturday, April 9. It starts in Carbondale and includes routes of 30, 62 and 75 miles. Go to http://beautifulsouthernride.com/ for more information. Here’s a link to the race flyer.

 

Run Walk Crawl

This race is Saturday, April 9, in Paris. It includes a 10K, 5K and 1-mile run. Here’s a link for more information.

 

LHS Key Club Thirst Project 5K

This 5K is Saturday, April 9, in LeRoy. The LeRoy High School Key Club is using the race to raise money to build a freshwater well in Swaziland. Go to https://www.thirstproject.org/ to find out more about the project. Here’s a link to the race flyer.

 

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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