The Fit List is back, after a vacation hiatus last week.
I hope you’ve been biking, because the Prairie Cycle Club’s main event is this weekend. The C-U Ride Across the Prairie is on Saturday, and you can ride 17, 35 or 65 mile routes, on flat to slightly rolling roads near Mahomet. Breakfast, lunch and food stops along the route are provided.
Kip Knox is a dedicated cyclist, and when he spent two weeks visiting family and friends in Illinois recently, his dilemma was how to keep up his cycling during his vacation.
He was in training for a two-day, 188-mile ride from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, on Aug. 13-14.
Michelle Mehnert — a Champaign native, University Laboratory High School graduate, and member of the University of Illinois swim team — is an accomplished triathlete. She is currently training for the Short Course Triathlon World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in September.
If you missed out on getting into the Champaign Park District Mini-tri next weekend, don't worry. There are lots of opportunities for triathlons, bike rides and runs coming up.
Swimming feels more natural than walking for Stephanie Wetzel. She’d spend all her time in the water if she could.
She appreciates -- perhaps more than most -- being able to participate in a sport and compete. It makes her feel more normal, and strong. It helps her get past the idea of being “the sick kid,” or a person with limitations.
Want to relive your high school track and field days?
Urbana High School is hosting an open track meet next Friday, July 30, to benefit its cross-country program.
The “Run Like a Tiger” Invite is open to anyone, regardless of how long it’s been since you were in high school. But you must register by noon Tuesday.
Take your kids on a bike ride this weekend.
The Health and Wellness Family Bike Ride is a short, self-guided tour to spots in downtown Urbana.
Along with his tennis equipment, Ken Welch carries sunscreen in his tennis bag. And he uses it regularly if he’s going to be playing outside for several hours.
Get your vegetables and your exercise on Saturday, July 17, in Urbana.
You can start your holiday weekend off with a 5K race and fireworks tonight, and take your pick of races on the Fourth.
There’s also some local races and a ride in the coming weekends.