The Fit List

The Fit List

It can’t stay this hot forever. Find a race on The Fit List, cross your fingers for lower temps and humidity, and have fun.

 

Friday, Aug. 5:

Run4Raley

This race is this evening in Philo. There is a 5K run, a 1-mile walk and a ¼-mile Kids Mito Dash. The race is in memory of Raley Kirby, who died as an infant from a mitochondrial disorder, and it is a fundraiser for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Go to www.run4raley.org for more information.

 

Weekend of Aug. 6-7:

SJO5K

This 5K race is Saturday in St. Joseph. There is a kids 1K fun run following the 5K. Go to https://sjo5k.com for more information.

 

Tom Short 5K Trail Run

This 5K is Saturday on the General Dacey Trail in Shelbyville. Participants can enter in teams of five runners, with team cross country scoring. There is a post-race swim party at the Shelbyville Aquatic Center. Go to http://daceytrail.org/tom-short-race/ for more information. Click here for online registration.

 

Villa Grove Ag Days 5K

This 5K race is Saturday in Villa Grove. Click here for online registration.

 

Evergreen Lake 5K

This 5K race is Saturday at Comlara County Park near Hudson. There is also a ¼-mile fun run. Here is a link to the race flyer.

 

Two Rivers Century

This bike ride is Sunday in Kankakee County. There are several marked loops so riders can put together routes of distances from 22 miles to 128 miles. For more information, go to http://tworiverscentury.com/.

 

Palos Meltdown

This mountain bike race is Sunday at Palos Forest Preserve in Chicago’s south suburbs. For more information, go to http://palosmeltdown.com/.

 

Thursday, Aug. 11:

State Fair Parade Run

This race is the evening of Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The 2-mile run takes place just before the State Fair Parade. Click here for more information, and here for online registration.

 

Weekend of Aug. 13-14:

Crusader 5K

This race is Saturday, Aug. 13, at The High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign. In addition to the 5K, there’s a kids fun run. Race proceeds will help pay for technology equipment at Holy Cross School. Go to the race website at http://crusader5k.weebly.com/ for more information.

 

FLIP 4 Findlay 5K

This 5K race is Saturday, Aug. 13, at Eagle Creek State Park in Findlay. There is also a 1-mile walk. Go to http://www.findlayillinois.net/annual-5k-runwalk/ for more information. Here’s a link for online registration.

 

Cruisin’ the Cornfields

This bike ride is Saturday, Aug. 13, in Sullivan. There are 16- mile and 41-mile routes, and the ride benefits Sullivan Area Arts. Here’s a link for more information.

 

L.A.T.E.Ride

This is a bike ride for the night owls, on Saturday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 14, in Chicago. The 25-mile ride starts and ends at Buckingham Fountain and it goes through several Chicago neighborhoods and along the lakefront path. Live music starts at 10:30 p.m. and the waves of riders take of between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Riders can watch the sunrise over the lake before eating breakfast at the finish area. Go to http://www.lateride.org/ for more information.

 

Clash at the Camp

This mountain bike race on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Lake Shelbyville.For more information about the race series, go to www.pambamtb.org. Here’s a link for online registration.

 

Weekend of Aug. 20-21:

Mahomet Half Marathon

This race on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Mahomet includes a half marathon, 5K and a 1-mile youth run. The race benefits the Mahomet Area Youth Club. The finish line for all the races is on the Mahomet-Seymour High School track. For more information, go to http://runmahomet.com/.

 

Illinois Run for the Fallen

This race is Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Charleston High School track in Charleston. Each participant runs or walk a mile for a fallen soldier from Illinois who was killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. The event is part of similar events throughout the nation. There is no fee to participate, but donations will be accepted for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois. Click here for the event flyer and here for the event’s Facebook page.

 

Pony Express Days 5K

This 5K race is Saturday, Aug. 20, in Mt. Zion. Here’s a link for more information.

 

Run United 5K

This 5K race is Saturday, Aug. 20, in Decatur. The evening race ends at a block party. Click here for more information.

 

Abe’s Amble 10K

This 10K race is Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Here’s a link for online registration.

 

Pie Run

This 3.14-mile race is Saturday, Aug. 20, at West Side Park in Champaign. The evening race, during the Taste of Champaign-Urbana, includes pie stops along the route. At the finish line, participants can choose between dodging flying cream pies or a “pie free” finish lane. Pie/Pi-themed costumes are encouraged. Here's a link for more information.

 

Clinton Lake Sprint Triathlon

This sprint triathlon is Saturday, Aug. 20, at Mascoutin Beach at Clinton Lake. The event is a 400-yard swim, 13-mile bike ride and 5K run. There’s also a youth Splash and Dash with two distances: a 50-meter swim and half mile run for kids 8 and under, and a 100-meter swim and 1 ½-mile run for kids 9 to 14. Here’s a link for more information.

 

Get Your 6.6 on Route 66

This 6.6K (4.1-mile) race is Saturday, Aug. 20, in McLean. Click here for more information.

 

ALS Awareness 5K

This 5K race is Saturday, Aug. 20, in Emden. Race proceeds go to ALS research. Go to www.alsawareness5k.com for more information.

 

Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival

This mountain bike race is Sunday, Aug. 21, at Kickapoo State Park near Oakwood. Here’s a link to the club website for more information, and 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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