The Starting Line

The Starting Line

The Fit List

Illinois Marathon week is almost here! I hope you’re signed up for a race.

The Fit List

The weekend starts with the Trail Glo 5K out at Allerton. I hear it’s going to be fantastic! The fun continues with the half marathon and 10K on Saturday morning. Here’s your list of area races:

Friday, April 10:

Walking tall

Toni Wendler of Monticello has always wanted to be active, but it hasn't been easy for her.

The Fit List

It’s spring -- time to run a race! Here’s your list:

Weekend of April 4-5:

Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

Cool Runnings

Wendy Balthazor and Neena Tripathy ran a marathon in a place most people will never lay eyes on, accompanied by penguins, glaciers and some epic, shoe-sucking mud.

The Champaign women ran the Antarctica Marathon on March 9 — their fifth continent in a quest to run a marathon on all seven continents.

The Fit List

Start your weekend off right, with a race. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Feb. 21-22:

Mountain Goat

The Fit List

Happy weekend! Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of March 14-15:

Pi Run

Raising a racquet

Melissa Edwards of Champaign is an athlete with a strong competitive streak. She played basketball and volleyball in school, but when she was approaching 30, she was looking for another outlet to compete.

She noticed the tennis players on the courts around town spanned the age range from kids to senior citizens. This was a sport she could play for decades to come.

The Fit List

It’s time for the Fit List to come out of hibernation. Here are the first of the spring races:

Weekend of March 7-8:

A new adventure

The American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race is sometimes described as a marathon on skis. And as with the marathon, it's the people you meet along the way that is a huge part of the fun.