Thursday, October 11, 2007

Saturday Route and the Halloween Hustle

Sorry I couldn’t be with my Toes Thursday night. As a guy I used to work with would say, I apparently let my work get in the way of my workouts!

But I will be there Saturday. I’m looking forward to this route because it’s got everything. We’ll start at Panera and go north on West White Oaks. Then turn right onto Iles and go all the way to Chatham Road. Stop at Schnucks if you want water, then go to intersection with Chatham Road. Turn left onto Chatham Road and then right onto Iles. Stay on Iles to MacArthur and turn right onto MacArthur. Turn left onto Highland and stay on Highland until you reach the railroad track, where the street becomes Iles again. Turn right onto 4th Street and then turn right onto Stanford. Take Stanford over the overpass, then turn left onto Junction Circle. Junction Circle curves around to the end of the Wabash Trail. Water will be set up at the trail head. Take the Wabash Trail to Robbins Road. Turn right onto Robbins and right onto Hollis, which will take us to Panera.

Like I said, this route has everything. We’ll be on major streets, side streets, a hill, and a trail. What else could you want? Oh, and it’s just a bit over 8 miles. Click here for a map of the route.

Speaking of trails, the Springfield TrailBlazers will be hosting the 1st Annual Halloween Hustle & Trail Trot, 2 mile walk, 4 mile fun run, October 28th, 5:00 pm. Meet at the West End of the Wabash Trail; that’s the end near Panera. Come in costume, because this is a family friendly event! The Trailblazers will be judging costumes as you are running/walking—you might just win a prize! No fee to participate, but a donation can be made to the TrailBlazers for future improvements on our trails. Parking will be available at BJ Grand Salon.

The Trailblazers are also looking for volunteers to work this event. Send an email Lori Milkint at or Tressa Hartman at if you are available to help. They are also calling out for anyone that wants to donate a jack-o-lantern to decoarate and light up the trail that night. Contact the Trailblazers if you would be willing to donate one.

An 8-mile run on Saturday and a Halloween Hustle & Trail Trot in a couple of weeks. Don’t tell ME there’s nothing to do in Springfield!

Update: Our starting time Saturday is 7 am. Sorry I didn't include that.


Anonymous said...

what's the start time on Sat AM

Anonymous said...

Start time is usually 7aam unless things have changed and someone tells me differnet that's when I plan on being there.

Also, becuase I couldn't join you all tonight (Thursday) I ran the same course early afternoon. Kinda hilly in places wasn't it?

Barb M.

barry said...

I didn't include the start time because, well, I didn't think about it.

Saturday runs all begin at 7. Unless it's too dark after we switch back to Standard Time, we'll keep meeting at 7 am.