CHAMPAIGN- The Illinois Marathon partners with PROJECT ATHLETES to promote health and wellness among teens and support local young athletes. If you are running please consider making a pledge or seeking pledges to support PROJECT ATHLETES. Marathon Co-Directors Jan Seeley and Mike Lindemann will even match total donations up to $1,500. PROJECT ATHLETES participants will also be able to register in the Illinois Marathon Presence Health Illinois 5K Run/Walk for free thanks to the generous support of Christie Clinic. The Presence Health Illinois 5K Run/Walk will take place April 21, 2017 at 7:30PM. PROJECT ATHLETES supporters and participants will be able to enjoy the PROJECT ATHLETES tailgate prior to the race that night. For more information on registering for the Presence Health Illinois 5K Run/Walk, contact PROJECT ATHLETES.
CHAMPAIGN- PROJECT ATHLETES partners with the Stephens Family YMCA to launch Summer Speed School 2017. This 8-Week Summer Speed School will focus on speed, agility, flexibility, and conditioning. Participants will learn the correct mechanics of Acceleration, Top Speed Running, and Change of Direction; along with the improvements to the body’s total conditioning, this training will increase the athlete’s performance on the field of play. YMCA Wellness Director and Project Athletes Director Mark Germano will lead training. Summer Speed School is a collaborative effort between the Stephens Family YMCA, PROJECT ATHLETES, and local schools. It will bring together athletes from more than eight schools across Champaign County.