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Leathernecks In Training
Is your resolution for 2013 to get in better shape? Then look no further than Western Illinois University's Leathernecks in Training (LIT) program.
During the last three semesters, 178 employees, students and community members have participated in this free training program. During the Fall 2012 semester, 39 of the 67 participants completed the inaugural Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk as part of the LIT program, and in Spring 2012, 36 of the 111 LIT members participated in the Bridge the Gap races in Quincy.
The Spring 2013 LIT will provide training plans for a 5K and 10K walk/run, a half-marathon (13.1 miles) run and new to this year's program, a 25K (15.5 miles) run. In addition to the training plans, there will be motivational and educational speakers, group training opportunities, weekend training walks/runs, access to area race information, prizes, shirts, medals and more.
On Saturday, May 18, Team Leatherneck members will travel to Quincy to participate in the Bridge the Gap to Health 5k, 10k, or half-marathon walk or run. Then on Sunday, May 19th, Team Leatherneck members will travel to Peoria to participate in a new race opportunity, Run River City!, with options for a full marathon (Peoria's first), marathon relay (4 people), 25k (15.5 miles), 5k and 1.2 mile youth run. While the Quincy, Peoria, and other events are the goal of the program, Leathernecks in Training members are not required to participate in race events.
"We have had fantastic participation during our 2012 programs and I so look forward to seeing many of our past LIT members and many new members," said to Dana Biernbaum, assistant vice president for administrative services and LIT co-coordinator. "Individuals of all fitness levels are welcome to join the program. We will tailor the training so each person can safely participate and reach his or her goals."
- Go Outside and Play 5K
- Galesburg Half Marathon Express
- Strawberry Strut 5 Mile/1 Mile
- Color Blaze 5K (Springfield, IL)
- Quincy YMCA Mississippi Mud Mania 5K
- Heart and Sole 5K (Mt Sterling)
- 13th Annual QND Raider Classic 5K/10K
- Galesburg Railroad Days 5K & 10K
- John Bliven Memorial Run & Fun Walk (Macomb)