Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Local Race Alert: For Kids Sake

For Kids' Sake is a Carbondale-based organization committed to helping the orphans of Bangladesh. They will sponsor a 5K/10K Run and Walk for this worthy cause on September 24, 2011.

Details here:

For Kids' Sake Run/Walk

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Article on Nutrition 5K

Thanks to the Southern Illinoisan for this article on this past Saturday's Nutrition 5K:


Regional Races: Worth the Trip from Southern Illinois

These races are a bit of a car ride from the Carbondale/Murphysboro/Marion area, but they are all for worthy causes!

AM Run (Adam Morgan Foundation, fundraiser for Autism Research), St. Peters, Missouri, April 30, 2011
AM Fun Run

Knights Easter Eggstraordinaire 5K, O'Fallon, Illinois (benefiting St. Clare School Athletics), April 23, 2011
St. Clare Run

5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Xplosion Softball 12U League, April 16th, 2011
Xplosion Run

5Mile Run/3K Walk Against Racism, the YWCA of Alton, Illinois, May 7, 2011
YWCA Run Against Racism

Second Annual Ella Prickett/St. Baldrick's Foundation 5K run
Run Against Childhood Cancers

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Local Race Alert: Integrated Health 10K/5K

Upcoming race in the southern Illinois town of Harrisburg!

Integrated Health Run

Local Race Report: Nutrition 5K, Carbondale, IL

The thunderstorms stopped, the band played and the runners and walkers took over Evergreen Park for the 13th annual Nutrition 5K Run/Walk and Kid K. This fun, family-focused event was sponsored by Carbondale's Neighborhood Co-Op Grocery. The weather was hot and hazy after a rash of early morning thunderstorms, but that did not deter the 107 runners and the 45 walkers from completing the fast, flat 5K course on the edge of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus. An added adorable feature of this race was a one kilometer race for little kids (the kids were accompanied by a tuba player!). A definite sense of whimsy to this race--instead of the usual t-shirt, pre-registered runners were given a beautiful ceramic soup bowl--and a race for a very good cause (Good Samaritan Food Pantry). Massage students from John A. Logan College provided post-race massages, students from the local ROTC chapter helped steer runners in the right direction and provided water at the aid station, and a local band provided pre- and post-race tunes. All in all, a fun afternoon in the park for a very good cause!

Race Results:
Overall Finish List
Age Group Results

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Local Race Alert: Kaskaskia College hosts 5K

A local community college, Kaskaskia College, is hosting a 5K Fun Run and Walk on April 16, 2011.

Details here:

Phi Theta Kappa Run

Kaskaskia College is located in Centralia, Illinois.

Local Race Alert: West Frankfort, IL 5K

St. John the Baptist Church & School in West Frankfort, IL will host a 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

Details here:
St. John Reunion Run

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Local Race Report: Southern Illinois 10K

River to River Runners, a running club out of Herrin, IL, sponsors this annual 10K race in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, which is also the site of the club's annual "Fly With the Eagles" half-marathon. Course conditions were great this morning for the 10K race and the accompanying 5K walk--warm, with no sign of rain or humidity. The course itself had some significant elevation, especially the devilishly placed hill at mile marker 5! Fortunately, there was an aid station (one of two on the course) to help those who wanted water prior to tackling that hill!

One issue that some of the runners had was the course was slightly longer than 6.2 miles--several runners had between 6.35 and 6.4 on their GPS watches. Runners are sticklers for numbers!

Post race, 107 runners and 14 walkers were treated to light post-race snacks( bananas, boxes of raisins, energy bars, water and gatorade), as well as award ceremony.


Age Group Results
Overall finish list