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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.

Tempted by an apple? It's worth the health benefits

By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension

When fall arrives, there's nothing more satisfying to me than biting into a fresh, juicy apple that's as crisp as the autumn air. Sure, we can get apples any time, but they're never as plentiful, affordable and downright delicious as during the last quarter of the year.

Healing Horse Stables offers therapeutic riding for people with special needs

PESOTUM — On a muggy, late-summer evening, Savoy toddler Lincoln Pangburn was at Healing Horse Stables for his weekly ride.

"Whoa, whoa!" he said to a chestnut palomino pony named Rosie.

And the adults gathered to watch, smile and cheer, because Lincoln doesn't say many words.

Saying "whoa" to a pony was progress.

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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

Smoking cessation program to be offered at DACC

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College is offering the Freedom From Smoking program, developed by the American Lung Association.

Classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 17 through Oct. 29 at the Bremer Conference Center at DACC, 2000 E. Main St. The cost is $50.

To your health: Save money by keeping up with your kitchen

By Leia Kedem

Though the economy is recovering from rock bottom, times are still tough for many.

When it comes to food, it can seem like every trip to the grocery drains more hard-earned dollars from your pocket. But we all have to eat, right?

Hot yoga helps participants flush body through sweating

Looking to work up a good sweat?

You can do that ... in yoga class.

Kristina Reese and other instructors teach hot-yoga classes at Mettler Center in Champaign.

"The heated yoga is kind of a novelty experience," she said, adding that the idea is that the heat will make the body more flexible and help flush waste products from the body through sweating.

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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.

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