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Gyms were among the businesses that reopened when Illinois hit Phase 4 of its Restore Illinois plan in late June. Some fitness centers offered online classes during the shutdown and outdoor fitness classes during Phase 3. But if you took a break from working out the last few months, you’ll n…

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Until school buildings throughout the state were closed last week, 30 boys from Carrie Busey Elementary School were spending every Tuesday afternoon running together, training for the Christie Clinic Illinois 5K.

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Area runners have a nearly 40-year-old running club, a marathon that brings thousands of participants to the community, and local government officials and businesses that support running and racing. Those factors helped Champaign-Urbana to be named as a runner-friendly community by the Road …

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There are still plenty of opportunities to get some outdoor exercise. And it’s likely it will make you feel better about winter to get outside and get moving. Here are a few suggestions for getting active in the next few weeks: