The Starting Line

The Starting Line

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So many fall races to choose from ... and the weather this weekend will make running more pleasant than it has been recently. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Sept. 6-7:
Arcola Broom Corn Festival 10,000

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Looking for a race to do during the long holiday weekend? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Aug. 30-Sept. 1:
Rat Race

Positive results

When Paula Tatman enrolled in an exercise research program in June 2012, her greatest hope was that she would be able to walk down the aisle at her son’s wedding a year later. The Urbana woman had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004, and at the time she started the research study, she had great difficulty walking.

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Apparentely summer has finally arrived. It’s going to be a hot and humid weekend, so be sure to take it easy and drink a lot if you are running or cycling. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Aug. 23-24:
C-U Across the Prairie

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Looking for a race? Here’s your list:

Friday, Aug. 15:
Atwood Apple Dumpling 5K

Running in the Wild

When Neena Tripathy and Wendy Balthazor were planning to run the Big Five Marathon in the Entabeni Game Reserve, a private game reserve in northern South Africa, they didn’t really expect to see much game on the course. Certainly not a lion, even though the marathon is named for the “big five” game animals in Africa: elephants, lions, leopards, rhinoceros and buffalo.

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Good luck to everyone running for eight hours at Howl at the Moon this weekend at Kennekuk County Park. For those of you looking for a race to run, here’s your list:

Weekend of Aug. 9-10:
SJO 5K

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Good luck to the St. Jude Champaign to Peoria runners this weekend! If you are in downtown Champaign this evening, be sure to cheer them on. They’ll leave from downtown at 6 p.m. to start their run to Peoria. Here’s your list of races:

Friday, Aug. 1:
Midnight Mayhem

More than a workout

Denise Warner of Tolono tried exercising to workout videos. She tried various group fitness classes. She tried an online beginning running program (for a month). None of it stuck.

Last December, Warner tried the Chix in Training fitness program in Savoy, at the suggestion of a friend. She hasn’t missed a session since she began.

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Here’s your list of races. Now go have fun!

Friday, July 25:
Deitweiller at Dark