Monday, February 28, 2011

Upcoming 5K: Nutrition 5K, Carbondale

Carbondale's Neighborhood Co-op Grocery not only supplies southern Illinois with healthy and delicious food, it also sponsors a 5K race every spring!

For details, visit this link:
Neighborhood Co-op 5K

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Upcoming Local 5K Races: Carbondale/Murphysboro, IL

March 19, 2011:
St. Patrick's Day 5K: Murphysboro, IL
St. Patrick's Day 5K

Coach Kill Cancer Fund Run for the Fund @ Walker's Bluff Winery
Coach Kill Race

March 26, 2011
Undie 5K Walk & Run, Murphysboro, IL (fundraiser colorectal cancer)
Undie 5K

March 27, 2011
SIU Run from the Law, sponsored by the SIU Law School in Carbondale
SIU Run from the Law

Monday, February 14, 2011

Race Report: Fly With the Eagles Half-Marathon

Had a great time at this local race. A jaunt through the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. In February, the refuge is still waking up from winter, so the course had snow, ice, mud, slush, puddles, etc. It was warm though; the season's cold spell finally broken. The course had varied terrain: paved paths, gravel, and a muddy section right before the finish line. Volunteers had water and gatorade for participants during the race; race organizers had oranges, bananas, bagels and soup for participants afterwards. The same local running club, River to River Runners, holds a 10K in the refuge in April. I look forward to seeing the changes nature makes in a few weeks.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Southern IL 10K: Registration is now open

Registration is now open for the Southern Illinois 10K, another event sponsored by River to River Runners:

Southern IL 10K

Like the half-marathon, this race will also take place in the Crab Orchard Refuge. Unlike the half-marathon, it's only 6.2 miles :-)

Fly With the Eagles Half Marathon is February 12!

Allison Joseph, the founder of Carbondale Women Run, will run her first half-marathon on February 12! The Fly With the Eagles Half-Marathon is sponsored by the River to River Runners, a local southern Illinois running club.

For more information, check this link:
Fly With the Eagles!