The Starting Line
Here’s an abbreviated version of The Fit List, with just this weekend’s races. (Busy week.) I’ll be at Shoreline in Decatur on Sunday. If you’re not already registered, it’s too late, but consider it for next year. It’s a good race.
Here’s this weekend’s races:
Weekend of Sept. 15-16:
— Bob Galloway Memorial Amish Country Bicycle Tour
Joe Seeley has been an ambassador for running and youth soccer in Champaign-Urbana. He’s encouraged new runners, provided vital behind-the-scenes assistance with the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon and shown kids how fun soccer can be — all in his laid-back, unassuming kind of way.
The triathlon I was going to do this weekend has already been canceled. I’d suggest checking a race website or making a call before heading out to a race this weekend, just in case it’s rained out.
Hopefully the weather will hold out so some of these races can go off.
Weekend of Sept. 1-3:
— Arthur Cheese Festival Rat Race
Some good bike rides coming up, including the C-U Across the Prairie ride on Saturday morning. Lots of running too. Here’s the list:
Weekend of Aug. 25-26:
— C-U Across the Prairie
The Prairie Cycle Club’s annual ride is Saturday and it leaves from Urbana this year, to coincide with the Sweet Corn Festival.
It looks like another great weekend for running. Good luck if you are doing the Mahomet half marathon or 5K on Saturday. And if you’re in Champaign Saturday evening, keep an eye out for a critical mass of runners in red dresses.
Here’s the list:
Weekend of Aug. 18-19:
— Mahomet Half Marathon and 5K
This run/walk didn’t make it into The Fit List last Friday, but it’s coming up this weekend. If you’d like to honor military men and women from Illinois who died in Afghanistan and Iraq, head to Charleston on Saturday.
— Run/Walk for the Fallen