The Starting Line
It’s the Fourth of July edition of The Fit List. Holiday-related races start with the Kracker Klassic this weekend and continue through July 5.
Here’s your list of races, plus upcoming registration deadlines. Happy Fourth!
Weekend of June 29-30:
— Gifford Community Celebration 5K
Be on the lookout for the blue and yellow racing singlets of the CU Racing Team at the Freedom Celebration 5K on July 4.
The CU Racing Team is a new group of runners who aim to improve their performance — and to be some of the top competitors at local races.
I heard this story on NPR this morning, about how runners in one of the world's most dangerous cities stay safe.
Good luck if you are running Lake Mingo or riding with the Ogden Lions Club this weekend. I’m headed to Chicago for a half marathon with some girlfriends. I’m looking forward to having fun with them and running in considerably cooler temperatures than at last year’s race.
Here’s the list of races for the next few weekends.
Weekend of June 8-9:
This workout uses equipment with springs and straps and names like “the Reformer.”
The exercises include lying on a bed attached to springs and pushing to straighten the legs — like a squat, only lying down — or circling the legs in a bicycle movement while they are attached to springs.
Julie Mills of Champaign and 38 other Boston Marathoners who weren’t able to finish April’s marathon got to run down the straightaway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and cross the brick finish line Monday, shortly before the start of the Indy 500.
Looks like we’ll have some great running weather this holiday weekend. Enjoy it!
Here’s the list of races for the next few weekends:
Weekend of May 25-27:
— Memorial Day 5K
This is a Kennekuk Road Runners race on Memorial Day at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Danville. The proceeds benefit the Veterans Centered Care Initiative.