The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Every season is skiing season

Think boating season is over just because there is a chill in the air?

Not for Van and Jalane Anderson. The Champaign couple is fanatical about water skiing. They ski year-round — and November will be their 200th consecutive month of water skiing in central or northern Illinois.

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You can run with your dog, run a tough, hilly trail or bike the Indiana hills this weekend. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Oct. 19-20:
OTS Road Race for Animals

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Good look to all the local folks who will be running the Chicago Marathon this weekend. If you’re looking for a race, there’s plenty to choose from. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Oct. 12-13:
“Ran”toul in Color 5K

Triathlete joins elite ranks

Before Michelle Mehnert raced in her fifth USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in April, she and dad, Ed, had a conversation about how she might perform in the race.

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Ladies, don’t forget about the Women’s Fitness Run this weekend. It’s a great, longstanding race that benefits local charities.
Here’s your list of other races coming up:

Weekend of Oct. 5-6:
Women’s Fitness Run

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If you’re looking for a great trail run this weekend, head to Kickapoo Sunday for Wild Wild Wilderness.
Here’s your list of other races coming up:

Friday, Sept. 27:
Dad’s Day 5K

Local swimmer, teammates tackle English Channel

When Erica Cromwell swam for the University of Tampa, she was a sprinter, swimming the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events — in about 25 and 55 seconds, respectively — in a heated pool.

Earlier this month, the Monticello woman completed a far different kind of swim.

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This weekend is the CarX Crazy K, and I’ll be rooting for Team Run for Danny! Here’s your list of other races coming up:

Weekend of Sept. 21-22:
CarX Crazy K

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I’m looking forward to Shoreline in Decatur this weekend (sorry, registration is closed for it) and running in some cooler weather. Here’s what else is going on:

Weekend of Sept. 14-15:
Bob Galloway Memorial Amish Country Bicycle Tour

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Win a broom in Arcola’s race or ride in past historic sites in Springfield. Here’s your list of activities for the next couple of weekends:

Weekend of Sept. 7-8:
Arcola Broom Corn Festival 5K and 10K
These races in Arcola are Saturday. There’s also a 5K recreational walk. There’s chip timing for this race this year.