The Illinois Marathon race officials had lots of leftover medals on their hands after the race.
The kids at Thomas Paine Elementary School in Urbana had just finished a marathon reading challenge, and then run a short race in celebration the day before the Illinois Marathon.
Now some of those leftover medals are hanging around the necks of the Thomas Paine students.
Looking for a way to get in some exercise before your Memorial Day barbecue or graduation picnic?
Head to Danville for the Memorial Day 5K on the grounds of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The race starts at 9 a.m. and is held on the grounds of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1900 E. Main St. The race benefits programs for veterans.
With the 2010 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon in the rearview mirror, co-directors of the race, Mike Lindemann and Jan Seeley, talk about some of the changes they made this year and how they worked. And they give us a preview of ideas they’re mulling for next year.
A Few Simple Words
By Mike Lindemann and Jan Seeley, Co-Directors of the Illinois Marathon
We have just a few words to say about the 2010 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon: Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
There are events for both runners and bicyclists in the next few weekends.
— Buffalo Trace Trail Run
I wrote a story last week about Mariah Burt, a Champaign teacher who missed the Illinois Half-Marathon due to food poisoning.
She ran a half-marathon a week later on her own, and the PE teacher and kids at her school made her a medal to recognize her accomplishment.
A pioneering study at the University of Illinois is combining imaging technology and clinical research to look at muscle quality in older women, and how diet and exercise can improve it.
Cyclists, there are opportunities for you to ride this weekend, race next weekend, or watch others race.
— Tour de Champaign/Urbana Grand Prix Cycling
The Tour de Champaign and Urbana Grand Prix are scheduled for the weekend of May 22-23.
She didn’t finish her run on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium.
She didn’t get an official Illinois Half-Marathon finisher’s medal.
But Mariah Burt couldn’t be more proud of the half-marathon run she did through Champaign and Urbana last weekend.
Yes, last weekend. A week after the Illinois Marathon races.
Now that warm weather is here and more fitness activities are scheduled, I’ll be providing a list of some upcoming events each week. The “Fit List” debuts today.