Fall 2013 Champaign-Urbana Family-Friendly Walk/Runs

Get your family moving — and support some wonderful causes — this fall. September and October are primetime for some of these fun, family-friendly events. Some of these events are competitive, some are non-competitive, but all have some component involving kids/families. These events are mainly fundraisers, so many have entry fees; they are also ways to raise awareness for … [Read more...]

Pocket Preview: 2013 Champaign County Freedom Celebration

Things, they are a changing when it comes to the 2013 Champaign County Freedom Celebration, Champaign-Urbana's biggest Fourth of July celebration. If you need to know anything, it is this: 1. Don't go to Parkland College for the fireworks. The Champaign County Freedom Celebration has elected to move the fireworks back to their traditional home, the area surrounding … [Read more...]

Spectator’s Guide to the 2012 Illinois Marathon

It's hard to believe that it's only been three short years since the first Illinois Marathon, but already it has become a signature event in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. The countdown is on to the marathon, which is actually several events taking place over two days (April 27-28). The 5K will take place Friday night, April 27. The 10K, marathon (26.2 miles) and … [Read more...]

Marathoning Mama: Running after Baby in C-U and Beyond

By Daniele Frerichs So maybe you won't run a marathon after baby, but a vast majority of new moms seek out exercise routines post-baby in order to shed the unwanted pounds. I struggled with this after my first daughter was born, and it wasn't until I started a running routine the pounds disappeared. Although, I started running again for this reason (I ran religiously in my … [Read more...]