The Starting Line
A new 5K run scheduled for late August is not your typical road race.
The runners will go over hurdles, climb hay bales, crawl through tunnels, negotiate a “sea of tires” and crawl through a mud pit.
The Car-X Crazy K also is not your average fundraiser. The goal is to raise $80,000, to be distributed among eight local charities.
This weekend is the first race in the new 5K Championship Circuit, so get up to Gifford if you want to participate in the race circuit. Here’s the list:
Weekend of June 25-26:
— Gifford Community Celebration 5K
This 5K run and walk is on Saturday at Werner Roessler Park in Gifford. It’s part of the town’s community celebration.
If you’re planning on running some 5K races this summer, you could be eligible for an All Area 5K Championship Circuit.
The championship circuit includes four races, with the first this weekend at Gifford.
The race circuit was the idea of Tim Weitekamp of Rantoul, who helps coordinate that city’s Rockin the Runway 5K.
This weekend you can choose from a 4-miler or 15K at the Steamboat Classic in Peoria, a biathlon in Newman, or several area 5Ks. Also on the Fit List in upcoming weekends: several races that are part of a new 5K race circuit championship.
Here’s the list:
Weekend of June 18-19:
— Newman Freedom Festival 5K and Biathlon