Lisle CVB's Race Schedule

Lisle CVB Race Calendar 2014

Everyone knows how to run. You may not have perfect form, but you already know how to place one foot in front of the other and settle into a comfortable pace. No new skills to master, no equipment to buy—just get out there and run.

If you are new to running, keep these tips in mind:

Start with low mileage. If all you can run is a half mile, quarter mile or even a few hundred feet, that’s OK. Add a little more distance at a time and in no time you’ll be up to a 5K or more. If you decide to increase your mileage all at once, you will risk injury or just simply burnout.

Get yourself fitted for a good pair of running sneakers. Have Dick Pond’s – Lisle’s local running store – help you find a pair of running shoes that are right for you.

Don’t run too often. Most experts recommend running three to four days a week. If you run every day, you do not give your body time to recover and get stronger as your body actually strengthens your muscles on your non-running days. Running everyday does not allow your body the recovery time it needs to get stronger.

Drink lots of water. Running, especially in hot weather, can dehydrate you. To avoid dehydration, be sure to drink plenty of water before your run, during your run, and after you finish. Also, do not overlook the benefits of drinking water regularly throughout the week, even on your non-running days. Being even slightly dehydrated can drastically impact your run and make it far more difficult.

Don’t compare yourself to other runners. Many new runners get discouraged by watching other runners that seem faster or better than they are. If you’re a new runner, remember that getting good at anything takes time and practice. Set your own goals and don’t worry about others. On the other hand, if aiming to be as fast or as strong as another runner really motivates you, then go for it. Running is such a great sport because you can truly compete with yourself.

The Village of Lisle is such a fun and beautiful place to run, no matter what season it is. As a matter of fact, on race day I recommend running with a camera because both of these race courses – The Morton Arboretum and Lisle Community Park – are so beautiful.

Check out our upcoming race events in Lisle. We have a plenty to choose from. So, lace up your running shoes, stay “liquid” and go for your goal!

Lisle 5K & 10K Races

5K/10K Spring Sprint – March 9, 2014
Lisle Community Park
http://lislechamber.com

AMSA’s Annual Fun Run – April 27, 2014
The 5th Annual American Medical Students Association (AMSA) 5K Fun Run will be held Sunday, April 27.
www.ben.edu/studentlife/success/student_engagement/amsa.cfm

Arbor Day 10K Run – April 13, 2014
The Morton Arboretum
http://www.mortonarb.org/events/arbor-day-10k-run

Christmas In July 5K, 10K, 6-Hr, 12-Hr & 24-Hr July 18-19, 2014
Lisle Community Park
http://www.christmasinjuly24hour.com/Lisle

Gratitude & Grace Race – July 26, 2014
Lisle Community Park
http://www.loveofgodfoundation.org/home

RE Takes Hearts 5K – Sept.7, 2014
Lisle Community Park
http://realestatetakesheart.org

Walk Like MADD – Sept. 20, 2014
Lisle Community Park
http://support.madd.org/site/TR/WalkLikeMADD/WalkLikeMADDwlm_?pg=entry&fr_id=3760

Fall Color 5K Run & Walk- October 5, 2014
The Morton Arboretum
http://www.mortonarb.org/events/fall-color-5k-run-walk

Scarecrow Scramble 5k Run/Walk –October 18, 2014
Lisle Community Park
http://www.scarecrowscramble.com

Turkey Trot – November 23, 2014
Lisle Community Park
http://lislechamber.com

Working out has always been a big part of my life. I enjoy the outdoors, the fresh air, and the serenity of the only sound in the area being birds, and my shoes hitting the pavement.

See you in Lisle!

Diane Homolka