This is an after-school program without sitting.
OK, maybe the kids sit to eat their snacks, but otherwise they’re moving most of the time.
Registration opened this morning for the 2011 Boston Marathon. If you’re planning on running it, better not wait to get registered.
The Wall Street Journal ran a story last week that said the race could fill in a matter of days this year!
For Halloween weekend — a very different kind of marathon. This sounds like a blast.
It’s the Screaming Pumpkin Prediction Marathon and Relay in Peoria.
If you pay attention to triathlons, you probably know the Ironman World Championship was held in Kona, Hawaii this past weekend.
An Ironman event consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. That’s 140.6 miles of effort, so it’s a pretty exclusive group of people doing these.
Get your pink on and ride this weekend.
A Breast Cancer Awareness Ride on Saturday is one of more than 100 rides at Trek dealers in the U.S. and Canada to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise money for breast cancer research.
So what do you get when you buy a marathon?
“We bought a 6 x 10 trailer, 500 cones, and about 30 metal signs,” joked Mike Lindemann, one of the new owners of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.
There are tons of events this weekend. You can choose from road races, a trail run, a bike ride and a triathlon.
And you can choose an event that benefits HIV/AIDS service organizations or that supports social change, one that remembers a prominent local cyclist, or that celebrates woolly worms.
Here’s the list. Have fun.
Weekend of Oct. 2-3:
We met Chris Bornstein when he was camping next to us in Shawnee National Forest last weekend.
He was traveling light. No tent, no car. Just a bicycle, a tarp to keep it (and him) dry if it rained, and a bivvy sack to sleep in.
He’s 34, from Lancaster, Penn., and he was a few weeks into what he hopes will be a trip around the world.
It’s the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Fitness 5K race this weekend.
The race began in 1986. It gets between 200 and 300 runners every year, and it has donated more than $20,000 to Crisis Nursery and the Center for Women in Transition in the last 15 years.
This Saturday is the Women’s Fitness 5K race at Crystal Lake Park.
It’s a women-only race that’s been around for 25 years now.
For the first time ever, two men registered for the race this year.