Saturday, November 13, 2010

Race Report: Women Together 5K, November 13, 2010

The annual Women Together 5K race took place this morning in Carbondale, Illinois in beautiful Evergreen Park. The morning was a bit chilly and the course was a bit slick from an earlier rainstorm, but that didn't stop the runners and walkers from taking on the challenge of 3.1 miles. Women of all shapes and sizes tested themselves against the course on the edge of the Carbondale campus.
After the race, lovely food and drink (cider anyone?) was available to all the runners, walkers, and friends!
Race Results

Friday, November 12, 2010

Registration for the Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon open

The annual Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon is now open for registration! The local half-marathon is sponsored by the River to River Runners Club of Herrin, IL and features a run through the gorgeous Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. It is also one of the least expensive half-marathons you'll find: $25 entry fee ($20 for River to River members).

Entry form can be found here:
Fly with the Eagles

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Upcoming Race Alert: Kevin Reveal Memorial Turkey Run

This local race in Herrin, IL features 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), and a 15K (9.3 miles) races, as well as a one mile fun run for kids.

Kevin Reveal Memorial Turkey Run

Upcoming Race Alert: Howell Holiday Hustle, Sparta, IL

Looking for a race to help you keep off those Thanksgiving pounds? Here's one in Sparta, IL:
Howell Holiday Hustle

From Women's Running: Girls on the Run

A great organization is profiled here:
Girls on the Run

Group Run: Sunday, November 7. 2010

There will be a group run on Sunday, November 7 at 10 am. Meet CWR founder Allison J. out front of the main entrance of the SIUC Student Center (across the street from old McAndrew stadium). This session will be a 30 minute run/walk session around the SIUC campus. Women of all abilities more than welcome!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Upcoming Race Alert: Women Together 5K on November 13, 2010

The Women Together 5K benefits Carbondale's the Women's Center, an agency that provides assistance to women not just in Jackson County, but all over southern Illinois. Information about the race can be found at

Women Together 5K

Local Race Report: Grand Avenue Pumpkin Run, October 31, 2010

This Halloween themed race offered fun for the whole family. In addition to the two-mile competitive race/walk, there was a one-mile fun run for kids, face painting, a band, pumpkins galore and a silent auction. The race, organized by three young women (Lacey Gibson, Ellen Esling, and Brooke Patton), was a true community event, with proceeds going to Carbondale Green Earth (a local environmental group) and the Grand Avenue Christian Church's mission trip to Zimbabwe. One of the nicest aspects of the race was participation by folks of all ages and experience levels--particularly sweet were the Runner Girls of Ava Baptist Church, a group of young girls who were clad in pink t-shirts and full of enthusiasm for running.

Race Results

Runner Girls of Ava