The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Hiking the Triple Crown

Matt Halfar has seen some of the best wilderness areas in the country, honed his long-distance hiking skills and covered nearly 8,000 miles on foot in the last few years.

The Fit List

I can’t wait to see lots of local runners in Indy for the Monumental Marathon Saturday. There’s also Rattlesnake Master and Canal Connection this weekend. Here’s your list of upcoming races.

Weekend of Nov. 2-3:
Monumental Marathon

The Fit List

I’m headed to Peoria to run through a cemetery this evening, part of the Screaming Pumpkin races. It’s too late to register for that race, but here’s the list of upcoming races. You don’t want to miss Allerton on Sunday.

Weekend of Oct. 26-27:
Allerton Trail Run

Every season is skiing season

Think boating season is over just because there is a chill in the air?

Not for Van and Jalane Anderson. The Champaign couple is fanatical about water skiing. They ski year-round — and November will be their 200th consecutive month of water skiing in central or northern Illinois.

The Fit List

You can run with your dog, run a tough, hilly trail or bike the Indiana hills this weekend. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Oct. 19-20:
OTS Road Race for Animals

The Fit List

Good look to all the local folks who will be running the Chicago Marathon this weekend. If you’re looking for a race, there’s plenty to choose from. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Oct. 12-13:
“Ran”toul in Color 5K

Triathlete joins elite ranks

Before Michelle Mehnert raced in her fifth USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in April, she and dad, Ed, had a conversation about how she might perform in the race.

The Fit List

Ladies, don’t forget about the Women’s Fitness Run this weekend. It’s a great, longstanding race that benefits local charities.
Here’s your list of other races coming up:

Weekend of Oct. 5-6:
Women’s Fitness Run

The Fit List

If you’re looking for a great trail run this weekend, head to Kickapoo Sunday for Wild Wild Wilderness.
Here’s your list of other races coming up:

Friday, Sept. 27:
Dad’s Day 5K