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Orienteering offers the opportunity to spend time outside and navigate through parks, prairies and forests to find checkpoints. But there’s no Garmin GPS device allowed. Participants at orienteering events use a map and compass to find their way around a course.

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Drivers traveling on some roads in Champaign County will see a reminder to give cyclists 3 feet of clearance when passing them. The requirement is a state law, and the installation of signs reminding them of the law is a project of the bicycle advocacy group Champaign County Bikes.

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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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Mary McGrew planned to walk the Christie Clinic Illinois 5K this year, her first time as a participant in the weekend’s races. After the races were canceled, McGrew walked her 5K as a virtual race on May 23. She wasn’t going to let anything stop her from completing it — not coronavirus and 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.