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The Fit List

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Weekend of Aug. 20-21:

Mahomet Half Marathon

This race on Saturday 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 event is Saturday 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.

 

Mid August Meltdown

This sprint triathlon is Saturday at Lake Sara Beach in Effingham. The revent includes a 400-meter swim, a 13-mile bike ride and a 5K run. For more information, go to http://cuttingedgeevents.net/mam10.html.

 

Pony Express Days 5K

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

 

Run United 5K

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

 

Abe’s Amble 10K

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

 

Pie Run

This 3.14-mile race is Saturday 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, and there are several award categories, including for best costume. Here’s a link for more information.

 

Clinton Lake Sprint Triathlon

This sprint triathlon is Saturday 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 in McLean. Click here for more information.

 

ALS Awareness 5K

This 5K race is Saturday 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 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.

 

Weekend of Aug. 27-28:

C-U Across the Prairie

This bicycle ride is Saturday, Aug. 27, starting from Urbana. The ride coincides with Urbana’s Sweet Corn Festival. There is a 7-mile family ride, and routes of anywhere from 15 to 100 miles. Go to http://www.prairiecycleclub.org/c-u-across-the-prairie/ for more information.

 

Do Something 5K

This 5K is Saturday, Aug. 27, at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana. Race proceeds will support a ministry in Liberia. Click here for online registration.

 

Painful Elimination

This race on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Comlara County Park near Hudson, is billed as “an ultramarathon wannabe.” The race is run on a 4.25-mile loop. Runners must complete the loop within an hour. Each loop starts at the top of the hour. Runners keep competing until they fail to complete the loop within an hour. The race continues until one person is left, or the time reaches the 15-hour mark. There are awards for all runners completing the ultra distance (seven hours), for those completing 12 hours and for those running the full 15 hours. Click here for more information.

 

No Baloney Ride

This bicycle ride on Saturday, Aug. 27, starts in Morton. There are distances of 8, 20, 40, 60 and 100 miles. Go to http://www.ivwnobaloney.com/ for more information.

 

Dawson Lake Dash 5K

This 5K race is Sunday, Aug. 28, at Moraine View State Park near LeRoy. Here’s a web page with more information.

 

Prairie Star 5K

This 5K race is Saturday, Aug. 27, at the University of Illinois at Springfield. For more information, go to https://campusrec.uis.edu/.

 

Boilermaker Steamer 5K

This 5K race is Sunday, Aug. 28, in Bradley. There’s also a 2-mile walk and a kids fun run. The race proceeds will benefit the volleyball, girls basketball, and boys and girls cross country programs at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School. For more information, go to http://www.boilermakersteamer.com/.

 

Zoo Run Run

This 5K race is Saturday, Aug. 27, in Peoria. There’s also a 1-mile walk and a ¼-mile youth run. Go to https://www.peoriazoo.org/zoo-run-run/ for more information.

 

Weekend of Sept. 3-4:

Catlin Fish Bash 5K

This evening 5K is Saturday, Sept. 3, in Catlin. It’s part of the Catlin Lions Club’s fish fry and street festival. Participants must enter by Aug. 22 to get a t-shirt. Here’s a link for online registration.

 

Chrisman CowChip Classic

Watch where you step in this race! It goes through a cow pasture. The 3-mile run on Saturday, Sept. 3, in Chrisman is part of the junior high and high school cross country meet there. The registration deadline is Sept. 1. The race proceeds benefit the Chrisman High School cross country program. For more information, go to www.cowchipclassic.com.

 

Sweetcorn 5K Classic

This 5K race is Saturday, Sept. 3, in Hoopeston. It’s part of the Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival. There’s also a 1-mile fun run/walk and a kids fun run. Go to http://www.hoopestonjaycees.org/festival/5K/ for more information.

 

Mud Sweat & Gears

This mountain bike race on Sunday, Sept. 4, at Comlara County Park near Hudson. For more information about the race, go to http://comlaramtb.com/, and for information about the race series, go to www.pambamtb.org. Here’s a link for online registration.

 

Monday, Sept. 5:

Arthur Rat Race

This race on Labor Day in Arthur includes a 10K, a 5K, a 1-mile run, a 5K recreational walk and a Cheese Chasers kiddie fun run. It’s part of Arthur’s Cheese Festival, and racers get a free hunk of cheese. The race proceeds will go toward scholarships for seniors graduating from the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond school district. Here’s a link for more information.

 

Delavan Fall Festival 5K/10K Road Race

This Labor Day race in Delavan includes a 5K, a 10K, a 1-mile fun run and a ½-mile walk. Click here for more information.

 

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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