Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Click here to see race day photos

(photos by Rhonda Trail of Evansville, Indiana)

Congratulations to the winners of the "School
Commitment to Fitness Award"
1. Hope Home School Co-op
2. Eldorado Elementary School


(Subject to Change)

11:30 - 12:30          Same day sign-up
                                Pre-registered participants pick-up their shirts 
                                and cards with Heat Number
                                Health Fair  opens

12:30 - 1:00            Brief Presentations 

                                Keynote Speaker:
                                Jeffrey J. Nepple, MD
                                Assistant Professor
                                Sports Medicine/Pediatric Orthopedics
                                Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
                                "Sports Injuries in the Young Athlete"
                                Guest Speakers:
                                Ronald Mings MD
                                "Childhood Asthma"
                                Verletta Saxon, PhD
                                "Suicide Prevention"

1:00                         Adult-Child 800 meter Relay Race
                                100 meter Dash
                                400 meter Dash
                                1600 meter Run

Which two schools will win the prestigious "School Commitment to Fitness Award"?

Sponsors & Contributors


River to River Runners Club

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)
Major Sponsor


Prairie Farms

Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois

Ronald D. Mings, MD
Southern Illinois Allergy & Asthma Center

The Southern Illinoisan

South East Illinois Area Health Education Center

Southern Illinois Dermatology

Drs. Joshua & Roseanne Miksanek



State Bank of Whittington
J & S Professional Pharmacy 
Michael Brachear - COUNTRY FINANCIAL
Jackson County Farm Bureau Women's Committee 
Run To Succeed
Dick & Carole Keegan
James & Rosemary Miksanek
Drs. Tony & Arlene Miksanek 

Informational Booths & Demonstrations:

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department

Washington University Orthopedics (Cheryl Wobbe)

H Group (Verletta Saxon, PhD)

Prairie Farms

 South East Illinois Area Health Education Center (SEIL-AHEC)

Jackson County Farm Bureau 

Sports-ology (Sports Medicine Services)

Dental Care for Kids (Jodi Braid, DMD) 

Run To Succeed (Tim Jarvis)

Carbondale Park District / Super Splash Park / Youth Aquatic Program

Golds Gym

Yoga for Young Runners (Shelley Hill & Susan Aud) 

SIH Community Benefits

Jackson County Health Department







Monday, June 10, 2013


Click on the link below to view lots of photos from KIDS FUN & FITNESS DAY on June 9, 2013.
Thanks to Evansville, Indiana photographer Rhonda Trail for her great work. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Hundreds of children and their parents participated today. 
Thanks to our great volunteers, sponsors, contributors, and the mayors who walked to promote children's health.
Thanks to the River to River Runners Club and major sponsor Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH).

Apologies to the last group of young people who did not get to complete their 1600 meter run and the adult-child relay teams. Our priority was to insure your safety, and when the weather turned bad, it was my duty to stop the event.

Next year, we'll start with the adult-child relay race. So hold on to the relay batons you received today and practice. 

Have a great summer and keep moving.

Photos coming soon . . . . 

Tony Miksanek, MD
Event Director

Special Awards

The "Community Commitment to Fitness Award"  (presented to the town with the most participants) goes to CARBONDALE.

1. Carbondale

2. Eldorado

3. Herrin, Marion, Murphysboro

 The "School Commitment to Fitness Award" (presented to the school with the most participants) goes to ELDORADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and UNITY POINT SCHOOL.

Congratulations and keep up the good work!



Thursday, May 9, 2013



1st Annual 
June 9, 2013
2-5 PM
SIU Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex
Carbondale, Ilinois

FREE - No entry fee

Presented by the River to River Runners Club
along with major sponsor
Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)

Additional information:
(618) 435-2362


Wednesday, May 8, 2013


The adult-child RELAY is FULL.
A "waiting list" has been started, and we trying to add additional slots.

All other FUN RUNS (100m, 400m, 1600m) remain OPEN.