The Starting Line

The Starting Line

More places to donate running shoes.

I wrote last week, in this story, about the ways in which running shoes, t-shirts and medals are recycled or reused.

One of the organizations I mentioned that collects new and used shoes for people in need around the world is Soles4Souls.

Exercise tied to kids' academic performance.

Do kids who are more physically active do better in school?

A study reported recently by the American College of Sports Medicine says so.

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Saturday is National Trails Day. Celebrate by running a trail race.

Andy Roberts' marathon redemption.

If you saw Andy Roberts running last Saturday morning, you would have thought he was just another runner getting in his workout for the day.

But his run was one of redemption.

Roberts ran the Illinois Marathon — again — four weeks after running the official race.

Recycled running

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.

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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.

Marathon recap

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.

Marathon thanks

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.

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There are events for both runners and bicyclists in the next few weekends.

This weekend:
— Buffalo Trace Trail Run