Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods

The Fit List

If you want to work off some Thanksgiving calories in advance, or afterward, there are plenty of oportunities to do so. There are Turkey Trots, a Santa Chase, a Jingle Bell Run, a Stuff ‘N Puff and a Gravel Grovel. Take your pick.
Here’s the list:

Weekend of Nov. 17-18:
Run for the Library

The Fit List

It’s almost mid-November and the forecast is for around 70 degrees on Saturday. Not too bad! Better get in a run in shorts while you still can.
Here’s the list of upcoming races:

Weekend of Nov. 10-11:
Schumacher Shuffle

Group upset over tree removal at Lake of the Woods

MAHOMET — A group of avid users of a large section of Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet is upset about the way dozens of trees have been removed this year without any notification or discussion.

The group hopes to voice its displeasure at a meeting of the forest preserve board at 6 p.m. today at the Izaak Walton Cabin at Lake of the Woods.

The Fit List

Enjoy the extended fall with a run in the woods at Mahomet this weekend.
Here’s the list of upcoming races.

This weekend:
— Run for the Library
This 5K run and walk is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. The race benefits the Mahomet Public Library and the Mahomet Rotary Club.

Koi stolen from pond at Lake of the Woods

MAHOMET – Six to eight large koi fish have been taken from the ornamental gardens behind the Early American Museum at Lake of the Woods Park in Mahomet.

The fish could be worth $300 to $400 apiece, according to Jerry Pagac, executive director of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District.

Fourth of July Family Picks

It’s all about fireworks this weekend, of course, but many holiday celebrations include other family friendly activities — parades, 5K races, cookouts, pancake breakfasts, baseball, music and talent shows.

Family Picks: Eat your way through the weekend!

It’s a musical eating fest in this weekend, with lots of great food (i.e., ice cream), free concerts and family entertainment:

Celebrate the Taste! Taste of Champaign-Urbana, Friday through Sunday, West Side Park, Champaign.

The Fit List

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

This weekend:
— Buffalo Trace Trail Run

The Fit List

Cyclists, there are opportunities for you to ride this weekend, race next weekend, or watch others race.

— Tour de Champaign/Urbana Grand Prix Cycling

The Tour de Champaign and Urbana Grand Prix are scheduled for the weekend of May 22-23.

The Fit List

Now that warm weather is here and more fitness activities are scheduled, I’ll be providing a list of some upcoming events each week. The “Fit List” debuts today.