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Health and fitness events

Bolster your strength, stamina and well-being

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Springfield Bicycle Club
Learn about the club’s local and out-of-town rides and events for all skill levels. Each ride meets at a different location, time and day of the week. Visit spfldcycling.org.

Drop-In Derby
First and third Sunday of month, 8-10pm. Ages 18 and up, grab your helmet – it’s required – and join the skating frenzy. $5, $3 skate rental. Skateland South, 1500 Recreation Drive, 546-4543.

Meditation Circle
Tuesdays, 12-12:30pm, Gentle stretching, guided mindfulness meditation for anyone interested. Free. 544-5483. St. John’s Hospital, 800 E. Carpenter St.

Forever Strong exercise class
Tues. and Thurs.11:15am, Mon., Wed. and Fri. 1pm, for seniors to help strengthen muscles from head to toe using weights, bands, balls and tubes while in sitting position. $3. Walk-ins welcome. 757-6620. FitClub South, 3631 S. Sixth St., 217-787-8348.

Funnercise exercise class for seniors
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:45pm, high-impact aerobic exercise. $3, walk-ins welcome. 757-6620. Christ the King Parish Center, 1930 Barberry.

Capital City CrossFit’s IceBreather Classic
Jan 19, 8am-3:30pm. High-intensity workout competition at Springfield’s newest gym. Capital City CrossFit, 1615 W. Jefferson Street, 217-726-3817.

Feel Great in 2013: Healthy eating/weight loss tips
Jan 23, 9:30am, Free program hosted by Third Age Living at St. John’s Hospital. Upper level Bergner’s wing. Limited seating. Register 544-6464 ext. 45230. White Oaks Mall, 2501 Wabash Ave.

Go Red With Scheels
Feb 02, 1-3pm. Presented by American Heart Association, free health screenings, food and fitness demos. Second floor training center. Scheels, 3801 South MacArthur, 217-726-6330.

Fight for Air Stairclimb
Feb 16, Run/walk up 32 stories. Assigned start times. Register online at www.lung.org/pledge-events/il/springfield-climb-fy13/. 787-5864. Hilton Springfield, 700 E. Adams.

International Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon
Apr 06, 7:30am, USATF-certified race past Lincoln sites. runabe.com. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., 217-782-5764.

Abe’s Mini Triathlon
Apr 20, 12pm. Perfect for new triathletes. 100-yard indoor heated pool swim, 5-mile bike, 1-mile run. abestriseries.com. Porta High School, 17651 Bluejay Road, Petersburg, 217-341-1309.

Pioneer Sprint Triathlon
Apr 20, 1pm, 300-yard indoor heated pool swim, 13-mile bike and 3.1-mile run through pioneer cemetery. abestriseries.com. Porta High School, 17651 Bluejay Road, Petersburg, 217-341-1309.

Capital City Biathlon
May 25, 7:30am, 3.1-mile run, 15-mile bike to benefit Habitat for Humanity. $40. Lake Springfield Beach House, 100 Long Bay Drive, 217-523-2710.

Brian McMillen Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run
May 25, 8am. Register at event or at llccveteransclub.org. $20-$35. Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, 217-786-2200.

The Beast Mode Challenge
Jun 1. Team Warrior Concepts Inc. presents its second installment of a 6-7K mud run with obstacle course that follows the spirit of the Warrior Dash, Spartan Race and Tough Mudder. Register online at teamwarriorconcepts.com.

Railsplitter Olympic Triathlon
Jun 15, 7:30am. 9/10-mile lake swim, 24.8-mile rolling rural bike, 6.2-mile run through historic 1800s pioneer village. abestriseries.com. Lake Petersburg Peach Street Boat Ramp, Petersburg, 217-341-1309.

Stovepipe Sprint Triathlon
Jun 15, 8am. 500-yard lake swim, 13-mile rolling rural roads bike, 3.1-mile run through 1800s pioneer village. abestriseries.com. Lake Petersburg Peach Street Boat Ramp, Petersburg, 217-341-1309.

genHkids Route 66 Kids Walk, Run, Roll and Health Expo
Jun 22, 9am-12pm, Free healthy fun for kids 12 and under. Each child gets t-shirt and race medal. Rain or shine. Register online. Hope Picnic Shelter at Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second Street. genhkids.org.

Iron Abe Olympic Triathlon
Jul 27, 7:30am. 9/10-mile lake swim, 24.8-mile bike from lake to lake and 6.2-mile run on lake roads. Lake Springfield Beach House, 100 Long Bay Drive, 217-341-1309.

Stoneman Sprint Triathlons
Jul 27, 7:30am and 8am. For more info springfieldtrifest.com. Lake Springfield Beach House, 100 Long Bay Drive, 757-8660.

Route 66 Half Iron Distance Triathlon
Jul 27, 1.2-mile lake swim, 56-mile bike on fast course along historic Route 66 and 13.1-mile run on lake roads and across UIS campus. triharderpromotions.com. Lake Springfield Beach House, 100 Long Bay Drive, 757-8660.

Illinois State Fair Parade Run
Aug 8. Two-mile race held the first day of the Illinois State Fair. Starts and ends at the fairgrounds. Visit www.srrc.net for more information.

Abe’s Amble
Aug 18. 10K road race held the last day of the Illinois State Fair. Abe’s Army is a 12-week program designed to train new runners and walkers to complete in the Amble. Register at Springfield Road Runners website, srrc.net/programs.

41st Annual Capital City Century
Sep 08, 7am-5pm. Recreational rides of 25, 40, 62, 80, 100 miles. Discounts for pre-registration. www.spfldcycling.org. Lake Springfield Beach House, 100 Long Bay Drive, 891-5464.

Memorial SportsCare Women’s Biathlon
Sep 22. Non-competitive USAT-sanctioned 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run. Register online. Memorial Medical Center, 701 N. First St. memorialmedical.com/Services/SportsCare/Biathlon.

Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair
Oct 19, 9am-2pm. Fun, informative day devoted to women’s physical, emotional and financial health and fitness. $4. Orr Building. Illinois State Fairgrounds. 757-7849. BeAwareWomen’sFair.com.

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