653 Illinoisans Cross the 2019 Boston Marathon Finish Line

Monday marked the 123rd Boston Marathon, and of the 26,632 total finishers, 653 travelled from Illinois. One of the day’s biggest highlights was University of Illinois...

ILMSA Short Course State Championship

Throughout this past weekend, Munster Masters Swimming played host to about 545 swimmers competing at the 2019 Illinois Masters Swimming Association (ILMSA) Short Course...

Spring Chance BQ.2 Marathon

The Spring Chance BQ.2 Marathon in Geneva, IL is truly a runner’s paradise. The ultimate goal is simple: help as many runners qualify for...

CARA Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler & 5k

One of my goals this year is to go into marathon training with a stronger mileage base, and the Chicago Area Runners Association Wintrust...

Champion of Trees 10K

The Morton Arboretum ninth annual Champion of Trees 10K was truly a springtime winter wonderland!  Light snow began falling before the race, followed by...

How to Watch the 2019 Boston Marathon

The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, and as the world’s oldest and one of the most challenging, if you’re not...

Why You Should Add Plyometrics to Your Training

Remember hopping, skipping and jumping around as a kid?  That is actually a type of exercise called plyometrics and it’s something you should make...

Spring Super Crit

A sneeze south of the Wisconsin border, a 1.7-mile racetrack snakes through the Blackhawk Farms Raceway property in South Beloit. For someone who is...

April Fools 5k

The seventh annual April Fools 5k Run in Bloomindale, Illinois proved to be a well-organized, positive, and fun community event.  One of the best...

Chi Town Half Marathon and 10k

Saturday, April 6 was a great morning for the Chi Town Half Marathon and 10k. The weather was near perfect for running at 45...