Welcome to Getting Fit at Fifty

My name is Art Davis and I started running in 2007 to lose weight. Check out my before and after photos at the bottom of the page. I ran my first 5K and 10K in 2007 I went on to run my first half Marathon and full Marathon in 2008.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Southern Illinois Spring Classic

The Southern Illinois Spring Classic Half Marathon and 5k supports Kids Shopping Day in Lawrence County. The race starts at the Parkside Elementary School and runs into Lawrenceville around the square back out to the Elementary School at that point the 5k veers off and finishes on the track around the football field, while the half marathon takes off to Bridgeport.

It was a cold morning 26˚ at race time, I really did not start feeling warm until the 4 mile marker, where I handed a sweatshirt off to volunteers.  The course is fairly flat and is a nice run in the country from Lawrenceville to Bridgeport and back.

Waiting for the race to start.

Here I am closing in on the 3 mile mark.

Getting close to the end!

The race ends on Ed Loeb Field.

Crossing the finish line!

At the end of the race with my medal and a bottle of water.

With Scott Bosecker, the overall winner.

Coming soon The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival 1/2 Marathon.


  1. Congratulations Art, on another "Southern Illinois Spring Classic!" It helps so many kids and you are an inspiration.

  2. Thanks Rose, it was a good race just a little cold!