The Starting Line

The Starting Line

The Fit List

It’s going to be a great weekend and there are some great races going on, including the Women’s Fitness 5K on Saturday and Wild Wild Wilderness on Sunday. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Sept. 27-28:
Women’s Fitness 5K

Making strides

On most days after school, dozens of elementary-age girls gather at the Stephens Family YMCA or at several elementary schools in Champaign and Urbana. They talk, warm up and play running games.

They are training to run a 5K in November. More importantly, though, they are learning about themselves.

The Fit List

Good luck to everyone racing or riding this weekend. If you’re looking for an event, check out the list:

Weekend of Sept. 20-21:
Savoy Orchard Days 5K

The Fit List

Lots of races and rides coming up. Here’s your list for the next few weekends:

Weekend of Sept. 13-14:
Amish Country Bicycle Tour

Can you hang?

More than 100 athletes spent a day last weekend working out. They struggled to lift weights above their heads, jump as high as they could in 60 seconds of box jumps and run an agility drill.

The Fit List

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

The Fit List

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.

The Fit List

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