So many good causes to run for. Take your pick of several 5Ks in and out of town this weekend and the next, all for a cause.
Weekend of April 9-10:
— Safe Kids Safety Run
The Safety Run includes a 5K and 10K run, a 5K walk, and a 50-meter Kids Dash for kids under age 12.
Name: Cindy Cordts
Occupation: Controller at Harris Electric
It was late in 2009 that Cindy Cordts began making some lifestyle changes.
This story is by runner and Second Wind Running Club member Marty Williams of Urbana. It was originally published in the most recent edition of the club’s newsletter, In Passing.
3rd Annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon: Possible Weather
By Marty Williams
I’m hardly a marathon newbie. In less than two weeks, I’ll run my 18th marathon.
But this one is different. For the first time, I’ll be running the Boston Marathon — the Holy Grail of marathoning.
Champaign-Urbana has an active summer swim league tradition. Those who participate in or support the Nadiators swim team are hoping it will have a new facility for swimmers to practice and compete at in a few years.
The team was based at Crystal Lake Pool until it closed in August 2008.
There are several interesting races out of town this weekend, if you want to run with Abe in Springfield, run a 5K then eat some donuts in Normal, or get in an 8-miler in Effingham.
Run in town the next weekend, when there are a couple of 5Ks scheduled.
Here’s the list:
Weekend of April 2-3:
— Lincoln Presidential Half-Marathon
The Savoy 16 theater is showing the documentary, “My Run,” at 7 p.m. this evening, joining theaters around the country in a one-night premiere of the film.
It tells the story of Terry Hitchcock, who ran 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days, from his home in St. Paul, Minn., to the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.
With three weeks to go until my marathon, the pre-marathon paranoia is thick.
My long runs are done, and I’m tapering. What that means is I’m running too little, eating too much, and fretting about whether my training has been sufficient.
It seems to be winter again, unfortunately, so maybe it’s appropriate that there’s a race named after “The Penguin” this weekend.
Here are the opportunities to race in the coming weekends, including lots of 5Ks and a half-marathon with Abe.
Weekend of March 26-27:
— Penguin in the Park 5K
This is the first in a series of profiles of runners training for one of the 2011 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races.
Name: Jean Korder
Occupation: Curriculum coordinator, Urbana school district.
Name: Cris Vowels
Hometown: St. Joseph