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Stephanie Melone of Naperville and Trevor Hanson of Chicago Photo by: Ali Engin


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Preparing to train

14. Scoop

The Importance of Base Building

22. High School Highlights 24. Athlete of the Month


It’s More than the Miles

26. Everyday Athlete

Training for a marathon? You’ll want to spend some

28. Active Kids

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“Smart training can get anyone to the start and finish line of his or her first, second or 50th marathon.”

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EDITORIAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Bethany Stripp | x208 editor@mychicagoathlete.com


fter running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last year, I found a fair number of my acquaintances had a similar reaction: “I can’t believe you did that! I could never run a marathon!” While I certainly understood why they would feel this way—26.2 miles is a long way to run, after all—I almost always had the same response for them: “If I can do it, you can do it.” I firmly believe that to be true. I’m far from being an elite athlete. I don’t spend the majority of my waking hours running—not even close. But yet I still completed a marathon a mere two years after I picked up running. How? Through training. Diligent, smart training can get anyone to the start and finish line of his or her first, second or 50th marathon. Though it does take a lot of dedication, if you’re willing to carve out time in your life to consistently run farther and farther for four to five months, you, too, can run a marathon. It helps to have a base to begin your training. On page 32, Will Wagner writes on the importance of base building. Right now is the ideal time to start preparing your body and mind for the task of marathon training. No matter what kind of mileage you currently run, using this time to prepare for the task ahead will have major benefits once marathon training gets underway. Marathon training isn’t just about running, however. Cross training provides important physical benefits that both complement your running and help stave off every runner’s worst fear: injuries. Kate Bongiovanni introduces us to the specific benefits of several cross training options on page 36. Though marathon training certainly can cut into your social life, it also provides you with the unique opportunity to get to know other runners. Long runs, unsurprisingly, take a long time to complete, but having company can make the time fly by. Many local running groups organize long runs for fall marathon training. If you’re looking for a running buddy, be sure to check out page 40. Be sure to stick with Chicago Athlete throughout the summer for continued updates on marathon preparation. I’ll be sharing a bit of my journey to this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon here and on www.mychicagoathlete.com, and I hope you’ll join me!

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on the WEB Stay up to date on the Chicago endurance sports scene between issues at mychicagoathlete.com. Haven’t been to the site lately? Here’s a quick look at what you might have missed:

POLL What’s your favorite spring running weather?

Mild, but warm temps. I’m done with the cold Heat it up! The hotter the better after this winter Morning chills. Always easier to add an extra layer Soft warm rain. Keeps the body at the right level for workouts

Transamerica Chicago Triathlon To Host Open Water Swim Clinics


nterested in competing in triathlons this summer but not confident about your swimming abilities outside of a pool? Registration opens May 1 for the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon’s summer open water swim clinics. Additional details will follow throughout the summer and will be available on the event’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ChicagoTriathlon), but organizers have already announced the following preliminary schedule:

Tuesday, July 8 Open Water Swim Clinic #3 Tuesday, July 22 Open Water Swim Clinic #4

Friday, June 13 Tri Season Kickoff Day/Open Water Swim Clinic #1

All events will take place at Ohio Street Beach save for the Tri Season Kickoff, which will occur at Millennium Park. Events are complimentary, though swim clinics do benefit the race’s official charities through opt-in charitable donations. For more information on the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon, visit www.chicagotriathlon.com.

Tuesday, June 24 Open Water Swim Clinic #2


Tuesday, August 5 Open Water Swim Clinic #5 Tuesday, August 19 Open Water Swim Clinic #6


The third annual National Bike to School Day, organized by the National Center for Safe Routes to School in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists, will take place on May 7. The day encourages schools and students around the country to celebrate National Bike Month by biking all the way to school, biking from a school-established designated starting point or providing biking opportunities during the school day. In 2013, over 1,700 locations hosted events for National Bike to School Day, including nearly 50 in Illinois alone.


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Y O U S A I D I T… We asked on Facebook where you complete your long runs during marathon training. Here are a few of your responses (and be sure to see the rest of our list on page 40).

“Libertyville Running Club – we meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 a.m.” - Mike Brunette “CrossTown Fitness’ Run Club!” - MJPR Inc. “Run either with the Evanston Running Club and/or Precision Multisport out of Plaza del Lago in Wilmette. Saturday and Sunday mornings.” - Tovi Monllor. “Summer Sundays with The Fitness Pursuit in Grayslake ‘Light & Long’ coaches and aid station set up.” - Matt Petersen “The Western Cook Running Club – we meet in LaGrange at Aracely’s Bakery and run to Downers Grove and back.” - Kelly Janowksi

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT RECOVERING FROM THE BRUTAL WINTER As the mercury rises, runners will move their workouts from the treadmill and indoor tracks to sidewalks and trails. Meg Sullivan of CARA offers tips on how to stay safe and uninjured as you transition to outdoor running. City Announces New Bike Lanes The City of Chicago will add 20 miles of bike lanes to roads around the city this summer. Five miles of protected lanes will come to Broadway, Harrison and Lake, while California, Stony Island and Halsted will see buffer-protected lanes added.

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NoN-elite ruNNers The International Association of Athletics Federations launched a new website in late March designed to show runners how they compare to others around the globe. World Running uses a grassroots ranking system that factors times, race conditions, age and number of races completed into an individual’s rank. Users can input their own times into the site after each race and watch their rankings change according to their performance. In addition to global rankings, World Running also provides training plans, nutrition and injury advice and up-to-date running news. Users can also browse a variety of both IAAF and communityuploaded photos. For more information, visit www.worldrunning.com.

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spiring or current triathletes looking for a low-key alternative to traditional multisport retailers have a new option in Live Grit, a store that hopes to be the “most comfortable bike-swim-run store you’ve ever seen.” The idea for Live Grit came from owner Gillian Fealy’s own experience as a recreational triathlete. Fealy felt unnerved by the competitive atmosphere she noticed at other multisport stores and resorted to purchasing her gear online in order to avoid feeling out of place. “I didn’t feel comfortable going into triathlon stores and asking questions,” Fealy says. “I felt like my questions were stupid, like how to fix a flat tire for the fifth time.” Live Grit, located at 1010 W. Monroe, intends to be a beginner-friendly, non-intimidating location. It has the markings of a traditional multisport store, with a wide range of gear and equipment, but labels its prod16

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ucts with “Learn,” “Train,” or “Achieve” tags in addition to normal markings to help shoppers understand what gear they need for their experience and competitiveness levels. Fealy hopes this user-friendly labeling, along with special events hosted by the store, will set Live Grit apart as an entirely different multisport shopping experience. “There is more to life than triathlons, so we have events that have nothing to do with triathlons: happy hour, art exhibits, brunches after rides,” Fealy says. “It’s a community of like-minded people and a lifestyle. That’s what we’re trying to sell here and the community we’re trying to create.” Live Grit is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, tuesdays, thursdays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information on the store, visit www.livegrit.com.


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dUAThlon rAce SerieS USA Triathlon will once again put on the USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series, with 11 events across USAT’s 10 regions hosting series races. Athletes who compete in at least two run-bikerun events will be eligible for a series score, and winners of each event and the series will be presented with awards to commemorate their achievements. Locally, the Tri Indy Duathlon was chosen as the Mideast Region’s series duathlon. The race takes place on August 3 and features a two mile run, 20K bike and a 5K run. Other area duathlons in the series include the Sartell Apple Duathlon in Sartell, Minn. on May 24 and the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships, which will take place in St. Paul, Minn. on July 19.

For more information on series races, visit www.usatriathlon.org/duseries.

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he Michigan-based Hansons-Brooks Distance Project put forth a strong showing at the 35th Bank of America Shamrock Shuff le 8K on March 30, taking first in both the men’s and women’s races. Jacob Riley of Rochester, Mich., last year’s runnerup, broke the tape in 23:06, a mere three seconds before his teammate Brendan Gregg. Dan Lowry of Playmakers Elite took third in the race with a time of 23:17. “After being outkicked last year, it’s nice to come in first place,” Riley said in a press release. “I love this race. It’s got a great energy to it. It’s great for training.” In the women’s race, first-time Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle participant Katie Kellner, also a Hansons-Brooks Distance Project runner, won the event in 27:13. Evanston Running Club’s Laura Batternick finished second in the race with a time of 27:30, and Danna Herrick of Urbandale, Iowa rounded out the top three in 27:37.


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“This was my first time racing in Chicago,” Kellner said in a press release. “It’s a cool city and it was an incredible experience. The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle was a great way to start my outdoor training season and I hope to be back next year.” The Chicago area had a strong showing in the wheelchair division of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, with Bobby Swanson of Round Lake Beach winning the men’s competition in 25:38 and Kendall Gretsch of Downers Grove winning the women’s competition in 26:33. The USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships took place during the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle for the second year in a row with 47 elite clubs competing. Playmakers Elite of Lansing, Mich. won the men’s team title with a combined finish time of 1:35:08 among its top four finishers while Hansons-Brooks Distance Project took the women’s title with a 1:24:38 combined time from its top three finishers.

Divvy Bikes

AvAilABle for TrAnsAmericA chicAgo TriAThlon If not owning a bike was the only thing stopping you from registering for the SuperSprint Triathlon during Chicago Triathlon weekend, Divvy took away your excuse. Organizers announced in mid-April that 100 participants in the Aug. 23 SuperSprint Triathlon will be allowed to use Divvy bikes on the course. The bikes will have their own transition area at the race, and those competing with Divvy bikes will be timed against each other, with awards going to the fastest Divvy-using participants. Bikes are available on a first come, first served basis. The SuperSprint Triathlon consists of a 375-meter swim, a 10K bike and a 2.5K run. To register for the event and to reserve a Divvy bike, visit www.chicagotriathlon.com.

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Didn’t get into the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Consider one of these other fall options, all within five hours of Chicago. Last Change BQ.2 Marathon www.fv26.com/LCBQ Geneva, Ill. Saturday, Sept. 13

Indianapolis Marathon www.indianapolismarathon.com Indianapolis, Ind. Saturday, Oct. 18

Air Force Marathon www.usafmarathon.com Dayton, Ohio Saturday, Sept. 20

Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon www.freepmarathon.com Detroit, Mich. Sunday, Oct. 19

Community First Fox Cities Marathon www.foxcitiesmarathon.org Appleton, Wis. Sunday, Sept. 21

Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon www.grandrapidsmarathon.com Grand Rapids, Mich. Sunday, Oct. 19

Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon www.foxvalleymarathon.com St. Charles, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 21

Summit Credit Union Haunted Hustle Marathon www.capitolviewevents.com/hheventinfo.html Middleton, Wis. Sunday, Oct. 26

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Oktoberfest Marathon www.oktoberfestmarathon.com Spring Lake, Mich. Saturday, Sept. 27 Grand Lake Marathon www.grandlakemarathon.com Celina, Ohio Saturday, Sept. 27 Mill Race Marathon www.millracemarathon.com Columbus, Ind. Saturday, Sept. 27 Quad Cities Marathon www.qcmarathon.org Moline, Ill. Sunday, Sept. 28 YMCA Stone Bridge Marathon www.ymcastonebridgemarathon.org Belvidere, Ill. Saturday, Oct. 11 20

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Veterans Marathon www.veteransmarathon.com Columbia City, Ind. Saturday, Nov. 8 Madison Marathon www.madisonmarathon.org Madison, Wis. Sunday, Nov. 9 Naperville Marathon www.naperville26.com Naperville, Ill. Sunday, Nov. 9

the Michigan-based hansons-Brooks Distance Project, one of the most successful released its half marathon training method in the new book, hansons half-Marathon Method. the book caters to runners of all abilities with Beginner, advanced and Just head coach of hansons Coaching Services and a professional runner on the hansons-Brooks Distance Project, explores the differences between the hansons method and other popular half marathon training programs. the book includes information on how to set race finish time goals, pace a half marathon and find the best pace for speed, strength, tempo, long and easy runs. Keith and Kevin hanson also contribute their expertise with tops on avoiding common problems during race week and take a science-based approach to pacing, nutrition and hydration. hansons half-Marathon Method can be found in bookstores, running stores and online.

CHICAGO'S NEWEST RACE SERIES IS A HOT COMMODITY. Our first race sold out in record time, but there's still plenty of opportunity to toe the line. As an added incentive, complete two out of three events and qualify for the 26.2 Challenge—earning yourself a commemorative medal, priority packet pickup and more. Those lucky enough to secure a spot in the Chicago Spring Half Marathon presented by Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute are on their way to the 39.3 Challenge. For more information on the events and the Chicagoland Half Marathon series, check out 131marathon.com/chicago and chicagohalfmarathon.com. Register today.


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igh School track and field athletes from around the state descended on Illinois Wesleyan University during the last weekend of March for the Illinois Top Times High School Track & Field Indoor Championship. The meet, designed to produce a premier indoor championship experience for Illinois athletes and coaches, saw several top performances by Chicago area high schoolers. Aurora Christian’s Peyton Wade was the lone local 1A top three finisher, taking second in the girls 60 meter hurdles, third in the girls high jump and third in the girls long jump. Though she recorded a 5-04” leap in the meet’s high jump, earlier in the season Wade cleared 5-08.75”: the best high jump of any girl in the state all season. Aurora Christian’s 4x200 meter relay team of Natasha Brown, Meghan Hagerty, Hope Montalbano and Becca Wert took third at the meet. In boys 1A competition, Theodore Hopkins of Leo Catholic High School in Chicago finished second in the 60 meter dash. Hopkins also ran for Leo’s 22

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winning 4x200 meter relay team along with Zuriel Cook, David Frye and Riley McClendon. Three local girls walked away from the 2A competition on March 29 as champions. Ebony McClendon of Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep won both the 60 meter dash and the 200 meter dash, setting the top 2014 times in each event in the process with a 7.45 in the 60 and a 24.58 in the 200. Karina Liz from Aurora Central Catholic took first in the 400 meter dash with a 58.87, and Jaimie Robinson of De La Salle won the triple jump with a leap of 37-06.5. Chicagoland athletes claimed first place in a wide range of events during the 3A meet. Antoinette Broughton (Homewood-Flossmoor), Briyahna DesRosories (North Lawndale Charter), Lauren VanVlierbergen (Jacobs), Skyler Bollinger (Yorkville), Lindsay Graham (Glenbard West) and Emma Spagnola (Aurora West) all took top honors in running events, while Jes Skudlared (Prospect), Allison Chmelik (St. Charles East) and Banke Oginni (Hoffman Estates) won the high jump, triple jump and shot put, respectively. Lo-

cal girls also swept the relay titles, with Jayla Steward, Broughton, Aliyah Mickens and Amari Windom of Homewood-Flossmoor winning the 4x200, Casey McNichols, Chmelik, Corrin Adams and Jordan Shead of St. Charles East winning the 4x400 and Alondra Aguierre, Meagan Biddle, Elsabet Haile and Solome Haile of Hoffman Estates winning the 4x800. 3A boys also saw several area champions, including St. Charles East’s Jordan Duncan in the 200 meter dash, North Lawndale Charter’s Terry McGee in the 400 meter dash, Evanston Township’s Carl Klamm in the 800 meter run, Yorkville’s Jake Hoffert in the 1600 meter run and Thornton’s Tifonte Hunt in the 60 meter hurdles. Hunt was also a member of Thornton’s winning 4x200 meter relay team with Martise Craig, Jauan Wesley and Cavion Clanton. Hoffert contributed to Yorkville’s win in the 4x800 meter relay with teammates Luke Hoffert, Richard Skogsberg and Nolan Tweedy. In field event competition, Mike Monroe of Providence Catholic won the high jump with Luke Winder of Plainfield Central and Marcus Jegede of Lake Park won the pole vault and triple jump, respectively.

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Running became Eric Wallor’s athletic focus in his junior year of high school and since then his focus has paid off. Wallor fought through wintery conditions and a hilly course at the March Madness Half Marathon in Cary on his way to a more than two-minute victory. Wallor trains and competes every year at a number of distances but says he concentrates on marathons. The Palatine resident traveled to Boston to compete in his first ever Boston Marathon in April where he aimed for a sub-2:24 finish. His preparation for Boston consisted of the win in Cary and the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Despite not feeling his best, Wallor set a personal record at that distance by 17 seconds and had the third fastest time of any Illinois runner. After Boston, Wallor says he will turn his focus to his next marathon, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. He also hopes to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2016.

Maria Lindberg

As a runner at York High School, Maria Lindberg set records and was a state champion. As a collegiate athlete at Boston College, she was a four-year AllAmerican. After taking some time off from running after the birth of her son, Lindberg has returned to the road with impressive numbers. Lindberg attacked the course at the March Madness Half Marathon and finished in second place. The 31-year-old then won The Race That’s Good For Life 5K in 17:24. Lindberg says she went out just to run her own race and it wasn’t until the race was over that she realized the gap she had put between her and the field. Both races come in training for her return to the marathon at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon in Champaign, where she hopes to PR with a sub-2:50 time. With a 15-month-old son, Lindberg often trains on the treadmill or takes him along in a stroller. Lindberg says she wouldn’t be able to return with the success she has had without the support of her husband, parents and in-laws.


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heroes helping kids “When we went on the tour to meet with them and talk with them about running for them specifically we were blown away,” Lauren says. “The people there are amazing. They love what they do and love the kids but they also live their mission statement. Every person we’ve met and continue to meet is phenomenal.” Lauren credits running for Mercy Home as one of the things that helped her push through tough workouts, even when uncontrollable elements presented her with tough challenges. “It kept me going through every single training run,” Lauren says. “The 18 mile run, it rained the entire time. It was in the 50s or 60s, freezing cold rain the entire run. There are moments where you want to quit and say, ‘I’m done,’ but thinking about running for Mercy Home and the challenges and obstacles the kids who come out of there overcome: if they can live through those things and be positive, I can finish these last couple miles. It sounds very cliché, but it’s so true. You really have that in your mind as you’re going through.” Altogether, the Bells raised over $5,000 for Mercy Home through their charity running.

Jeff and Lauren Bell charity: MerCy hoMe heroes

a little more than 10 years ago, Jeff and lauren Bell traveled to italy and switzerland with a couple of close friends, one of which ran the rome Marathon during the trip.

on doing it ever. I like to run, but I don’t love it. I’m not a fast runner. It’s nothing I excelled at, but I was looking for something new and different to challenge myself and thought, ‘What the heck?’”

“I kept thinking the whole time that if [my friend] could do it on vacation, I need to get off my lazy butt and do something for myself,” Jeff says. “I ran my first 5K that spring.”

Though it was Lauren’s first time taking on a marathon, Jeff, having run one before, found training to be familiar territory.

Jeff connected with Chicago Endurance Sports after his first 5K and quickly ramped up his mileage, completing a few half marathons and eventually running the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in 2003. Lauren, looking for a new challenge, joined CES as well and trained with the group for a couple years. In 2004, Jeff began to take on new responsibilities at work and the Bells had their first child, leading to a nine-year hiatus from running. Instead of easing back into the sport in 2013, the Bells returned to the roads with the marathon. “We started up with [CES] again and I decided to do the marathon,” Lauren says. “I had never planned 26

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“It’s been a lot like riding a bike in getting used to it and retraining my body but I’ve found in running, age has helped a lot,” Jeff says. “Having gone through the experience a decade ago and teaching myself the mental aspect and being more patient has helped a lot.” For the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Bells committed to raising funds for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, a residential, aftercare, referral and community-based mentoring program for young men and women in Chicago. Both Lauren and Jeff felt strongly about Mercy Home’s mission and found it to be an ideal match for their desire to run for charity.

“It was really rewarding to do what we wanted and as a family get that in, but also know that we were able to help a great organization at the same time,” Jeff says. The Bells will once again don green singlets this fall as they take on the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as Mercy Home Heroes. “I have to say I had a very ideal experience [in 2013],” Lauren says. “I don’t know if I could do that with a second one, but I thought we’ll try and hopefully raise some more money for Mercy Home even if it doesn’t go quite as well.” In addition to running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Jeff also hopes to someday go beyond the 26.2 mile mark with a 50 mile race sometime before he turns 45 in 2016. In the mean time, though, both he and Lauren will focus on training for this year’s marathon: a goal Jeff says is attainable for anyone. “For people who are wanting to raise money but unsure of whether or not they can do a marathon, with the training CARA and CES provide, anybody can do it,” Jeff says. “Understanding how to do it: that has already been figured out. It’s just a method of working it. Having the groups to provide the motivation is so different than I’m sure it was 15 or 20 years ago. To that end, I think it’s something anyone can do if they budget the time to do it.”



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Summer Youth Triathlon Preview If your kids are like mine, they love running, biking, swimming or a combination of all three. Kids also enjoy the challenge of navigating through all three of those sports plus transitions in a youth triathlon. Over the last decade, I’ve seen hundreds of kids do their first triathlon, and I would estimate 99 percent of them could not wait to do another. Triathlon can be a fun summer adventure for any kid, but as always, it is very important to follow a few guidelines to ensure a successful and happy experience. What is the right age and skill level? Most kids are ready to do their first triathlon once they are about 7 or older and possess the bike skills and swimming ability to navigate the course safely. Young cyclists must be able to mount and dismount their bikes easily and corner and brake competently. Wait until the training wheels are long gone before your kids start triathlons. Young swimmers should be able to swim 100-200 yards without fear. If you are considering a race with an open water swim, be sure to practice that first with your child. What equipment do we need? Your child will need swim goggles, bike shoes, a tunedup bike (fit for your child), a good bike helmet and running shoes. You may want to consider a running race belt which will make wearing the race number for the bike and run much easier than putting a t-shirt on over wet arms and head in transition. How do we find the right race? Look for a youth-specific race for young triathletes. Good youth-specific races should off er a safe course

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with loads of course volunteers to keep the athletes on the right path. Youth-specific races also off er age appropriate distances. For young athletes aged 7-10, the swim should be 50-200 yards, the bike should be 2-4 miles and the run should be .25 miles to 1 km. For athletes 11 and older, swims should be 100-300 yards, bikes should be 4-8 miles and runs should be 1 km to 2 miles long. I recommend looking for USA Triathlon sanctioned races for good events, but my kids have also had some wonderful race experiences at races that are not USAT sanctioned. It is always good to ask around to fi nd out how safe and wellorganized a race has been in past years. Check out the online calendar at www.mychicagoathlete.com for options. The Tower Tri and the MMTT Youth Triathlon are two good races in May. More events are available in July and August. Splash and Dash events are USAT sanctioned swimrun races. These are fun swim-run sprints that don’t require the logistics of a bike course. Events will be held in Batavia, Oswego and Geneva (MMTT Splash and Dash) in June and July. For a complete list of Splash and Dash races, see http://www.usatriathlon. org/events/youth-aquathlon-series.aspx.


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Samantha Rankin

at Geneva Middle School South. She has been a member of the Bullets Academy Swim Club since

2007. This past March she qualified to swim four individual events (500 free, 100 IM, 200 IM and

100 fly) and two relays at the Illinois Age Group State Championships. Her other passion is horseback riding. She is a member of the Illinois American Saddlebred Plea-


sure Horse Association and participates in several horse shows annually while riding American Sad-


dlebred horses in saddle seat events. This summer she will not only swim but ride at least four times a week and attend several horse camps. She plans



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Chris is the Head Coach of the MMTT Youth Development Triathlon Team based in Geneva. Her kids have participated in youth triathlons for nine years.

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1. Proud tutu-clad runners make their way up LaSalle during the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. Photo by ali engin

2. Mike O’Connell takes on


the Dash of Color 5K in Tinley Park with one of the youngest competitors. Photo by luke Vernam

3. Participants run and roll towards the finish line at the Dash of Color 5K. Photo by luke Vernam

4. Adrian Rico and Michelle Rubino make their way down the street at the Dash of Color 5K. Photo by luke Vernam

5. Christy Pearson adds a dash of yellow to her ensemble at the Dash of Color 5K. Photo by luke Vernam



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In about five months, runners from around the world will descend on Chicago for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. If you’ve been through this marathon thing before, you know exactly what that means: it’s time to build up your base before your training begins in earnest.

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Buildin gB Base building is a six- to nine-week low-key version of actual marathon training. The specific routine varies depending on the experience level of the runner, but all have some commonalities. Foremost among them is to build up your base in a manner that staves off injuries and wear and tear. It’s a long journey to the start line of a marathon, and you want to take great care to have a healthy body when you arrive there. “You want nice, easy miles at a conversational pace [during the base-building period],” Ryan Caturan, the sports training program coordinator for Chicago Endurance Sports, says. “You really just want to get your activity level up—get your legs moving and your feet underneath you. You don’t necessarily have to worry too much about the number of miles you’re doing, and you want to avoid doing too many hard hill workouts. Your focus should be more on your feet. You want to get used to being on your feet quite a bit.”


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How you move your feet, as well as the rest of your body, will go a long way in determining your readiness for official training. Longtime Chicago-area running coach Bill Leach stresses that focusing on developing efficient, fluid form in the base-building stage. “The most important thing is to get a core program in place, and the next-most-important thing is the correct running gait,” Leach, who has served as director of gait analysis for the Chicago Area Runners Association since 1999, says. “You’re not likely to become injured if you’re running in an efficient manner, and if you’re not running at a duration that causes you to become inefficient. “Someone might go out the door and run seven miles, but if their core is not strong enough yet and they’re generally not fit enough yet, then the efficiency goes down and the injury risk goes up dramatically. You want to incrementally increase mileage while also attending to the issue of gait.” Monotony can also become a factor, even in the earliest stages of preparing for a marathon. Meg Sullivan, the training program manager for CARA, recommends mixing up your workouts to keep things interesting. This might include entering the occasional 5K. 34

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“A lot of people compete in races throughout their training,” Sullivan says. “For me, I do like to add one faster workout during the week, just to keep your legs fresh and not get bored, because at some point you’re going to have to really start ramping it up. It’s good to keep doing a little bit of speed work [during the early stages]. But if you’re starting from scratch, you just want a lot of easy running and easy mileage.” Cross training also figures into the base-building equation, and not simply to beat the boredom. These exercises range from low-weight, high-repetition weightlifting (such as squats) to swimming and biking. Yoga has also become popular because of the way it keeps the body limber. “A lot of runners don’t want to cross train—they don’t like it as much,” Sullivan says. “But I try to stress that even if you don’t feel like it, you should really hop on the bike once a week. It takes away from the pounding that running does to your body. Either that or take a complete day off. I’m a fan of yoga as well, and I would suggest doing it once or twice a week. Yoga helps for injury prevention and making sure you’re properly stretched. I’m really becoming more of a fan of cross training in general because it helps to prevent injuries.”

Base Building for everyone Marathons showcase runners of all experience levels. The same holds true for the training leading up to marathons. “You’re going to see basically every walk of life doing a marathon, especially with the Chicago Marathon, which is so popular,” Caturan says. “Training also varies from person to person. There are so many factors.” Below are some base-building tips for runners based on their weekly mileage outputs: 0–10 Miles These are typically people who have a sedentary lifestyle and are new to the marathon experience. If you’re at this level, Caturan suggests doing timed intervals for the first month, such as three minutes running/two minutes walking and then progressing to five minutes running/one minute walking. The running should be easy and conversational, while the walking should be brisk.

Adds Leach, “If someone is having a low tolerance to running, then cycling and swimming are good examples of activities where cardiovascular development can occur. They provide a reduced-load, reducedimpact workout.” Nevertheless, it stands to reason that racking up the running miles remains the key to base building. “There’s really nothing quite as effective as running for building up the base,” Leach says. The average person should aim to log between 20 and 25 miles per week during the base-building phase and should be able to do a six-mile run with relative ease. This will ensure that your body can withstand the rigors of your true training regimen, which will start around mid-June. “You don’t want to go full-out where you’re using 95 percent of your maximum heart rate,” Caturan says. “You really just want to work on form and efficiency, and you’re working on strengthening the entire body. Base building focuses on your overall core so that you have as injury-free a marathon training experience as possible.”

10–20 Miles These are also runners in the novice area, and the key remains to avoid injury risks. An interval of eight minutes running/one minute walking is recommended here. You’ll start at lower miles initially and gradually build up. Move at a reasonable pace; you want to feel like you could run another mile or two when you’ve finished a workout. 20–30 Miles More experienced runners—those who likely have participated in half or full marathons—work in this base-building zone. They’ll steadily increase their workouts and potentially be at 40 miles per week by official training. 30–40 Miles Hills and speedwork are part of the workout routine for these active runners. When they enter marathon training, they’ll have an extremely solid base and will transition right into hard workouts. MyChiCagoathlete.CoM

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elite marathon runners often log 100 to 120 miles during peak training weeks: perfect when your job is to run day-in and day-out. But if the rest of us ran those massive miles, we’d likely find ourselves on the disabled list before we even had the chance to toe the start line at our target marathon. 36

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Cross training allows runners of all abilities to reach their peak performance levels and helps ward off those pesky injuries that can often accompany marathon training. “Cross training is absolutely necessary for runners to stay healthy and run successfully for many years,” Meg sullivan, training program manager at the Chicago area Runners association, says. Why cross training aids runners depends on the method used, as each cross training option, whether it be swimming, using the elliptical or lifting weights, has its own set of benefits: strengthening bones and joints, firing slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers or being a low impact alternative to other forms of training. But the underlying factor is simple: cross training can make your running better.

“What athletes will ultimately get out of these types of training is less chance of injury, more leg—and body ‘core’—strength, power, and endurance to help the runner keep good form throughout the run, power and speed, as well as endurance to last through the whole race.”

— erik Marthaler

“What athletes will ultimately get out of these types of training is less chance of injury, more leg—and body ‘core’—strength, power, and endurance to help the runner keep good form throughout the run, power and speed, as well as endurance to last through the whole race,” erik Marthaler, personal trainer, triathlon and running coach and co-owner of lateral Fitness, says. Unfortunately, runners often wait to use this secret weapon in the marathon training arsenal until they’re injured. “i would encourage runners to plan cross training, such as biking, swimming and elliptical, into their schedule before they are hurting,” sullivan says. sullivan’s suggestion: cross train on easier training days. “Just aim to get the major running workouts in during the week,” she says. “For example, the runner should make sure they can complete the weekend long run, one speed workout and one tempo run. the rest of the week should be easy running and one day of cross training.” sometimes that’s easier said than done. to help encourage runners to complete their cross training, marathon training plans like CaRa’s emphasize the importance of non-running workouts. “CaRa coaches absolutely advise runners to cross train and we provide them with many opportunities and discounts to do so,” sullivan says. “We are determined to keep our runners safe, healthy and strong and so have been creating partnerships with places such as Corepower yoga, FlyWheel, aiR aerial Fitness and shred 415 among others. We want to keep our runners motivated and excited about training. everyone should switch things up a bit to keep training fun.” What one person finds fun may not entice another runner, but with cross training, there are plenty of options, even during the height of marathon training.

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“These rides can actually be much more challenging than riding outside seeing as you can push yourself continuously with no interruptions,” Angela Park, a triathlon coach at Spark Multisport, says. Spin sessions increase fitness and anaerobic threshold, allowing you to run longer and faster. Cycling workouts also afford the opportunity to train your aerobic base, work muscles that don’t see much action when you’re running and get an intense workout without being too hard on the body. “Biking helps runners keep an endurance base and even work on speed while preventing too much pounding,” Sullivan says.

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Yoga is a prime example of low-impact movement that won’t compromise recovery from that long run you had over the weekend, with benefits that go beyond stretching sore muscles and warding off injury. Yoga also teaches breathing techniques and focuses the mind: two practices useful on race day when you need your head and body to work together. “Yoga and strength training are two great ways to complement a marathoner’s training and offset any imbalances,” Sullivan says. Classes like Chicago Endurance Sports’ Yoga for Runners cater to runners’ needs and help to improve performance in sports as a result of increased flexibility, strength and mental focus.

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Recently, Equinox partnered with UClA for a 12-week study that showed that Equinox’s three-cycle system—laying the foundation, balance and coordination and advanced training—worked. The study found increases in lean body mass, muscle strength, muscle power and Vo2 Max, all key components to improving fitness.

“When you’re strength training, you can do rotational movement, you can do frontal plane movement, lateral movement and side-toside movement,” Pezzullo says. “it’s going to make the body more well-rounded than just going in that forwards and backwards plane.” Where you are in your training program affects what kind of strength training you want to do. “At the beginning of the program it is best to add a lot more weight training,” Marthaler says. “Weight training helps strengthen the bones and joints, as well as burn calories and fat.” While weights will help fire the slow-twitch muscles, Marthaler likes to employ plyometrics—moves like jump squats, box jumps and speed skaters—to hit the fast-twitch muscle fibers and build muscular strength, endurance and power. “This is also a great way to work the heart as well as blood flow to the muscular system,” he says. “Building capillaries and working on blood flow to the muscles helps eliminate lactic acid buildup, helps from cramping from lack of oxygen to the muscles and even recover faster after a hard run.” Here’s where a personal trainer becomes invaluable. “Hiring a trainer or coach who knows about running and program design is also a smart investment to make sure the athlete has a successful and efficient race,” Marthaler says.

“Taking the client through these stages through something as simple as a squat will give them a great foundation, will decrease injuries and will increase strength,” Amanda Pezzullo, personal training manager at Equinox gold Coast, says.

Your trainer can keep you on your toes and hold you accountable, but finding a trainer who understands running can help you get the endurance, flexibility, increased stabilizer muscles and increased power you want to take your running to the next level.

increasing strength can also help you only improve your overall performance.

“We know that the strength training is going to be secondary to their runs,” Pezzullo says. “We want to do something that’s going to supplement it and make their runs more positive and make their runs easier for them versus tougher.”

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when preparing for a marathon, a weekly long run is both one of the most important and one of the most intimidating elements of training. why not conquer the distance with some company? a wide range of groups throughout illinois host weekly long runs to help you prepare to run 26.2 this fall. don’t see your training buddies on the list? Tell us about your group on Facebook or Twitter. we’d love to spread the word!

Alpine RunneRs Training Begins: June 14 (Lake Zurich); June 15 (schaumBurg) • Lake Zurich Saturdays, 7 a.m. | Lake Zurich High School (lower parking lot) • Schaumburg Sundays, 7 a.m. | Busse Woods Contact: Beth Onines, beth@alpinerunners.com Cost: $20 for club members, $50 for non-members

ChiCAgo AReA RunneRs AssoCiAtion Training Begins: June 14

• Chicago (Beverly) Saturdays, 6:30 a.m | Running Excels, 10328 S. Western Ave. • Chicago (lakeshore east) Saturdays, 6 a.m. | Universal Sole, 333 E. Benton Pl. • Chicago (hyde park) Saturdays, 6 a.m. | LaRabida Hospital, southeast parking lot • Chicago (Montrose Beach) Saturdays, 6 a.m. | Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. | Sundays, 6:30 a.m. East of Montrose (Cricket) Hill by the brick concession building • Darien Saturdays, 7 a.m. | Waterfall Glen, trailhead lot on Cass Ave., south of I-55 • libertyville Saturdays, 6:45 a.m. | Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter C parking lot off St. Mary’s Rd. • niles Saturdays, 7 a.m. | Bunker Hill Forest Preserve Grove 4 • oak Forest Saturdays, 6:50 a.m. | Yankee Woods Picnic Area on Central Ave. between 163rd and 167th • schaumburg Saturdays, 6:45 a.m. | Busse Woods near Groves 26-27 • Wheaton Saturdays, 6:45 a.m. | Caribou Coffee, 390 W. Front St. Contact: Meg Sullivan, megan@cararuns.org Cost: $75 for CARA members who have participated in five or more summer marathon training programs, $125 for CARA members who are previous participants in the summer marathon training program, $170 for CARA members, $210 for non-members

ChiCAgo enDuRAnCe spoRts Training Begins: MAy 31 (OLd TOwn and sOuTh LOOp); June 1 (LincOLn square) • Fleet Feet sports old town Saturdays, 6 a.m. (run/walk) | Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. (run) 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago

• Fleet Feet sports south loop Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. (run) | 150 W. Roosevelt, Chicago • Fleet Feet sports lincoln square Sundays, 6:30 a.m. | 4762 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Contact: info@chicagoendurancesports.com | 866-237-7861 Cost: $204 for CES alumni, $229 for new members

CloCktoWeR RunneRs Training Begins: MiD-June

• Waveland Clocktower Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. | 3600 N. Recreation Dr. in Chicago Contact: clocktowerrunners@gmail.com Cost: Free with a suggested donation of $20 to cover training expenses

CoACh BRenDAn Running Training Begins: MAy 31

• Road Runner sports Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. (6 a.m. starting in July) 1435 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago Contact: Brendan Cournane, coach@coachbrendan.com, 312-287-5321 Cost: $175 for alumni, $195 for new participants

CoACh MARk BuCiAk enDuRAnCe tRAining Training Begins: MAy 17

• oz park Saturdays, 7 a.m. | corner of Dickens and Larrabee Contact: Coach Mark Buciak, 773-307-0033, theroadtoboston@rcn.com Cost: $220

CReW Runs the WoRlD

• Road Runner sports Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. | 1435 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago Contact: thecrewruns@gmail.com

Cu RACing teAM Training Begins: July 20

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• Dick Pond carol Stream Saturdays, 8 a.m. (earlier as mileage increases) | 26W515 St. Charles Rd., Carol Stream contact: 630-665-3316

elmhurSt running club Training Begins: June 7

Saturdays, 6 a.m. contact: info@elmhurst-runners.com Cost: $20 for individuals, $30 for families

Fox river trail runnerS Training Begins: may 24

• Fabyan east Forest Preserve Saturdays, 7 a.m. | Geneva contact: president@foxrivertrailrunners.org cost: $65-$75

FrankFort-new lenox running club Training Begins: June 14

• old Plank trail & Schoolhouse road in new lenox Saturdays, 7 a.m. • old Plank trail & cedar road in new lenox Sundays, 7 a.m. contact: fnrunningclub@gmail.com

FrontrunnerS/FrontwalkerS Training Begins: July 6

• totem Pole Sundays, 9 a.m. | Addison and Lake Shore Drive on the Lakefront Trail contact: Corbin Woodling, info@frfwchicago.org cost: Free with $20 club membership

glen ellyn runnerS Training Begins: June 15

• Prairie Path Sundays, 6:30 a.m. | Glen Ellyn Near the gazebo, directly across the tracks from the Glen Ellyn Metra station contact: membership@glenellynrunners.org cost: $52 for year-round group membership

go! city runnerS Training Begins: June 14

• life time Fitness Tuesdays, 6 p.m. | Saturdays, 7 a.m. | 451 Rolls Dr., Algonquin, IL 60102 contact: Karie Stringer, kstringer@lifetimefitness.com | 224-623-2852 cost: $26.20 register: lifetimerun.com

liFe time FitneSS burr riDge Training Begins: June 24

• life time Fitness Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. | Saturdays, 8 a.m. | 601 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Contact: Deborah Barnat, DBarnat@lifetimerun.com, 630-341-8312 Cost: $26.20 Register: lifetimerun.com

liFe time FitneSS romeoville Training Begins: July 20 (TargeT race: naperville MaraThon)

• road runner Sports Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. | Saturdays, 8 a.m. | 2555 W. 75th St., Naperville, IL 60540 Contact: Deborah Barnat, DBarnat@lifetimerun.com, 630-341-8312 Cost: $26.20 Register: lifetimerun.com

northern illinoiS trail runnerS organization (nitro) Training Begins: may 18

• Sycamore Park Shelter Saturdays, 7 a.m. | 1245 Hillside Rd., Sycamore Contact: president@nitroruns.org Cost: Free with NITRO club membership ($25 for individuals, $30 for families)

north Shore DiStance running club Training Begins: June 14

• old School Forest Preserve Saturdays, 6:45 a.m. | Libertyville, parking lot of Shelter C (Sled Hill) Contact: bill.pierce@comcast.net, www.nsdrc.net Cost: $50, $40 for current CARA members

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Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K

March4Meg 5K

Mar c h 2 9 | EvE r gr E E n Pa r k More than 1,500 runners and walkers gathered in south suburban Evergreen Park for the second annual March4Meg. For the second time the women’s crown has gone to Oak Lawn’s Elizabeth Lemrise and she did it in nearly the exact same time as her 2013 mark. Lemrise held the title after winning by more than a minute and a half over the rest of the crowd and finished in the top ten overall. Men’s Results 1. Anthony Briante 2. Andy Wodziak 3. Michael Schmidt 4. Janek Wasag 5. David Hickley 6. Bill Corrano 7. Francisco Montes 8. Matt Herrmann 9. Mark Catania 10. Matthew Zuber

18 49 26 18 42 54 48 24 21 11

17:51 19:12 19:32 19:58 20:17 20:38 20:44 20:54 21:49 21:51

Women’s Results 1. Elizabeth Lemrise 2. Cara O’Shea 3. Amanda Jacobs 4. Jenny Harkins 5. Hilary Gansauer 6. Jackie Sobczak

30 37 36 39 37 34

19:43 21:17 22:04 22:55 23:01 23:10



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7. Elisa Montes 8. Aileen Orourke 9. Emily Radgowski 10. Karen Duggan

12 46 16 38

23:31 23:32 24:04 24:16

Roadrunner Dash 5K

M a r ch 3 0 | L a gran gE Park The top four runners at the Roadrunner Dash may have come from all over the country but they were tightly packed at the finish line. David Pawlowski was able to hold off Las Vegas resident James Harrington and win by 25 seconds as all four runners recorded sub-20 times and finished within 1:30 of the top spot. Men’s Results 1. David Pawlowski 2. James Harrington 3. Dan Hartzler 4. Michael Valenta 5. David Stock 6. Joe Wejman 7. Connor Uphues 8. Christopher Roleck 9. Andrew Hayes 10. Greg Wilder

37 38 32 23 51 32 11 36 28 48

Western Springs 18:22 Las Vegas, Nev. 18:47 19:09 Burr Ridge 19:49 Burr Ridge 21:18 Forest Park 21:23 Berwyn 21:59 Carol Stream 22:09 22:12 Tinley Park 22:31

Women’s Results 1. Annie Mugg 15 2. Noriko Valenta 54 3. Debbie Pawlowski 39

Bolingbrook 22:18 Burr Ridge 23:32 Western Springs 24:41





4. Oyla Cholewick 5. Erin Vondrasek 6. Molly McAuliffe 7. Gianna Levato 8. Lauren Kaiser 9. Kerri Bielewicz 10. Kim Santoro

23 25 16 16 27 43 35

Burr Ridge Chicago Burr Ridge Willow Springs Brookfield Oak Forest Plainfield

24:48 25:37 25:42 25:43 25:47 25:54 26:51

Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

aP ri L 5 | SP ri n gfiELd This half marathon in the state’s capital may offer an impressive scenic route with plenty of eyecatching sites along the way, but the winners were focused only on one thing and it showed. On the men’s side Bryan Glass dominated the field winning by nearly five minutes. The women’s winner, Emily Kurian, won by more than three minutes and had almost five minutes on the third place finisher. Men’s Results 1. Bryan Glass 2. Jacob Klug 3. Ryan Jaskiewicz 4. Alake Kashyap 5. Matt Segebart 6. Brad Walwer 7. Joe Kurian 8. Mike Wendel 9. Kevin Martin 10. Logan Jaggie Name

Springfield Chatham North Riverside Springfield Washington Springfield Madison, Wis. Chatham St. Louis, Mo. Age


1:11:48 1:16:43 1:17:30 1:18:47 1:20:41 1:20:47 1:20:58 1:21:09 1:21:47 1:21:52 Time

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Madison, Wis. Glen Carbon Mt. Zion Springfield Taylorville Springfield Chicago Springfield Carlinville

1:20:58 1:24:13 1:25:50 1:27:49 1:29:15 1:31:39 1:33:03 1:36:00 1:36:52 1:37:26

Chicago Quarter Marathon

Raider Run 5K

a p r i l 5 | pal o s he i ghts The Raider Run 5K saw a large age range in its top finishers on both the men’s and women’s side. The top ten of the two divisions saw an age differential of more than four decades ranging from pre-teen to Baby Boomers. Chicago’s Andrew Sutherland was able to hold of Matt Wagner despite Wagner being half Sutherland’s age. All told there were five finishers combined in the men’s and women’s top ten under the age of 15.

ap ril 5 | C hi Cag o The inaugural running of the Chicago Quarter Marathon offered runners a blend of the best parts of Chicago running along with a new twist offered at no other area race. The course was the unusual distance of 6.55 miles and ran along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Brandon Gittelman and Kristie Hawkins took the men’s and women’s titles in the first-year event.

Men’s Results 1. Andrew Sutherland 2. Matt Wagner 3. Rich Matula 4. David Casillas 5. Steve Amann 6. John Belcik 7. Michael Burns 8. David Rafter 9. Daniel Ryan 10. James Green

Men’s Results 1. Brandon Gittelman 24 2. Christopher Mallard 23 3. Matthew Becker 34 4. Tim Truesdale 40 5. Yuta Ishizuka 29 6. David Tovalin 31 7. Mark Agulnik 39 8. Roger Bashore 48 9. Clifford Massie 51 10. Reid Selvik 28

38:40 39:59 40:28 43:21 44:07 44:31 45:16 45:19 45:25 45:29

Women’s Results 1. Kathleen Hall 2. Nicole Ricardini 3. Isabela Marquez 4. Brigid Englehart 5. Elizabeth Gildea 6. Jillian Borza 7. Nicole Micklin 8. Susan Nathan 9. Christina Flores 10. Jackie Jasper

Women’s Results 1. Kristie Hawkins 2. Susannah Hufstader 3. Hailey Krzyston 4. Shannon Sullivan 5. Jane Glatz 6. Elana Abraham 7. Denise Varga 8. Alison Gannon 9. Melissa Corniel 10. Stephanie Schneider

43:03 44:06 44:50 49:33 50:41 51:05 51:24 51:26 51:31 51:40

33 23 21 50 18 24 44 39 40 30

30 14 49 57 50 55 37 36 35

Chicago Palos Heights Homewood Oak Forest

37 32 9 11 12 13

Oak Lawn

34 29 26

Palos Heights Palos Heights Orland Park Tinley Park Palos Hills

Palos Palos Palos Palos

Palos Heights Homer Glen




21:53 25:12 26:35 26:41 26:42 27:59 28:15 28:26 28:39 28:48

Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K

a p r i l 6 | Chi Cago All four winners at the Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K pushed the pace. In the half marathon, Trevor Howard and Althea Gatto beat the second place finishers by roughly five minutes while 10K winners Cyril Willemin and Janet Franco had a combined six minute win. Runners traced through the Lincoln Park neighborhood both along the lake and through the park on the flat, fast course. Men’s Half Marathon Results 1. Trevor Howard 23 2. Mark Dolgin 31


Park Heights Park Heights

18:20 19:46 20:20 20:44 21:15 21:56 22:24 22:34 23:09 24:59



1:12:13 1:17:06 City


3. Zack McCormick 4. Koji Murakami 5. Dana Riederer 6. Ryan Berba 7. Sean Apfelbaum 8. Michael Margolis 9. Gardner Yost 10. Evan Wood Women’s Half Results 1. Althea Gatto 2. Amanda Marek 3. Susan Puteau 4. Tiffany Cruickshank 5. Stephanie Miller 6. Kaytlin St. Clair 7. Megan Delonge 8. Cerise Fritsch 9. Julie Rogers 10. Emily Streit

29 33 32 28 25 27 23 27

1:17:22 1:18:11 1:18:56 1:19:18 1:19:43 1:20:31 1:21:14 1:22:42


1:29:01 1:34:34 1:35:02 1:34:58 1:35:47 1:36:06 1:37:45 1:37:45 1:37:47 1:38:53

50 43 30 20 31 30 29 32

Chi Town Half Marathon & 10K

Men’s 10K Results 1. Cryil Willemin 2. Leonid Yermakov 3. Adam Kelley 4. David Estrada 5. Rob Price 6. Eamonn Kearns 7. Steve Depalma 8. Kenvar Puige 9. Nicholas Reierson 10. Olivier Crene

39 36 29 33 41 30 53 34 27 46

36:27 40:25 40:59 41:10 41:39 41:48 43:19 43:23 43:55 43:58

Women’s 10K Results 1. Janet Franco 2. Emily Hawkins 3. Marina Bashneva 4. Molly Kepler 5. Liz Lebreton 6. Lynn Rogers 7. Ashley Estep 8. Maggie Jenkins 9. Dani Armstrong 10. Caroline Maxwell

23 27 30 31 31 37 18 33 52 25

42:47 44:23 45:13 46:22 46:50 47:04 47:12 47:15 47:49 48:41






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The Race That’s Good For Life 5K

Ap ril 6 | OAk pAr k The annual Oak Park race brought out some of Chicagoland’s best and fastest runners and the finish times did not disappoint. All 20 of the men’s and women’s top finishers came in below the 20 minute mark. James Akita held off the pressing field of Ryan Giuliano and Emisael Favela to take home the narrow victory at a blistering 15:17. On the women’s side, May’s Clif Bar Athlete of the Month Maria Lindberg bested a host of former award winners to come in at 17:24. Men’s Results 1. James Akita 2. Ryan Giuliano 3. Emisael Favela 4. Jason Ream 5. Jeremy Ruston 6. Todd Quednau 7. Michael Wehrley 8. Gedion Yitref 9. Matthew Jeromin 10. Sean Choate

33 29 37 32 33 32 32 24 33 22

15:17 15:32 15:48 16:02 16:03 16:17 16:19 16:24 16:28 16:32

Women’s Results 1. Maria Lindberg 2. Pamela Staton 3. Wendy Jaehn 4. Diana Davis 5. Kate Deprosperis 6. Lauren Garrigues 7. Kate Lueders 8. Denise Hefferin 9. Aneta Ziemianska 10. Meg Sullivan

31 27 39 28 35 13 24 32 33 34

17:24 17:51 17:52 18:09 18:15 18:47 18:53 18:55 19:02 19:10

Race NIjUdicata: NIU College of Law 5K

Ap ril 1 2 | D ek Al b As the weather warmed the times quickened at this DeKalb 5K. While the men’s race featured fast times, the most astounding time of the day may have been the women’s champ. Olivia Zalackyj, 12, beat the field and finished in just 20:22 narrowly holding off the next two finishers. Men’s Results 1. Nathan Eagen 2. Rob Hanauer Name


mAy 2014

33 29 Age

DeKalb Peoria City


17:27 17:29 Time

3. Logan Block 24 4. Mark Fry 56 5. Ben Mueller 32 6. Robert Jones 47 7. Alexander Geocaris 28 8. Dan Kegl 28 9. Christopher Warmbold 29 10. Cole Becker 9

DeKalb Poplar Grove Sycamore Rockford Lincolnshire Naperville Marengo Naperville

18:24 18:32 19:35 19:57 20:21 20:56 22:09 22:11

Women’s Results 1. Olivia Zalackyj 2. Mallory Sanzeri 3. Kate Guensburg 4. Jessica Maveus 5. Britt Anderson 6. Bailey Standish 7. Jacki Kliment 8. Carmel Huseman 9. Kristin Strupp 10. Zoe Slagstad

Belvidere Carol Stream Rockford Rockford Rochelle Aurora Chicago Aurora DeKalb DeKalb

20:22 20:42 21:00 23:35 23:39 23:55 24:00 24:24 25:17 25:18

12 26 25 33 24 25 26 33 23 28

Rockdale Ramblin Run 10K

A p r i l 1 2 | rO ck DAl e More than 600 runners took to the hilly course, billed as the toughest 10K in the Midwest. While the course lived up to its expectations, runners took the challenge to heart and posted some impressive finishes. The men’s side came down to a final push as Bob Kczyszlot hedged Marc O’Neal by only eight seconds to take the title. On the women’s side, Amy Van Hal enjoyed a bit more distance between her closest competitor with her finish time of 41:46. Men’s Results 1. Bob Kczyszlot 2. Marc O’Neal 3. Evan Sather 4. Brent Cunningham 5. Jason Midlock 6. Jonathan Cain 7. Raymond Palacios 8. Clark Anderson Name

33 35 28 29 29 32 45 44 Age

Melrose Park Lockport Joliet Homer Glen Plainfield Des Plaines Plainfield Romeoville City

34:40 35:48 36:05 36:12 37:08 37:19 38:00 38:19 Time

9. Andrew Sutherland 30 10. Bryan March 28

Chicago Chicago

39:16 39:26

Women’s Results 1. Amy Van Hal 2. Sharon Dillon 3. Erica Agran 4. Blanca Spence 5. Olivia Castellini 6. Nicole Fritz 7. Shannon Booher 8. Jen Steele 9. Kylie Plese 10. Sally Giegerich

Palos Hills Joliet Chicago Joliet Chicago Manhattan Urbana Chicago Minooka Joliet

41:46 44:11 44:42 44:49 45:33 45:38 45:51 46:17 46:27 46:29

25 30 42 33 36 31 29 31 24 45

Arbor Day 10K

Ap ri l 1 3 | li sl e Participants ran one of the most beautiful courses in Chicagoland at the Arbor Day 10K in the Morton Arboretum. A pair of Naperville residents took the tape as Matt Lindgren won the men’s side and Kate Lueders finished first on the women’s side. Both divisions had close races with the 10 fastest men finishing within five minutes of each other. Less than seven minutes separated the first and 10th place women. Men’s Results 1. Matt Lindgren 2. Matthew McDonough 3. Todd Byers 4. Christian Evans 5. Charles Perkins 6. Dave Stevenson 7. Wes Schoenfeldt 8. Scott Pahl 9. Dennis Cobb 10. Gary Moneysmith

25 33 32 56 54 50 28 56 48 42

Naperville Chicago Naperville Glen Ellyn

Women’s Results 1. Kate Lueders 2. Jessica Mueller 3. Denise Parejko 4. Tricia Marks 5. Gretchen Gilbert 6. Veronika Tylova 7. Amber Miller 8. Christine Bell 9. Luke Crumley 10. Karyn Polak

24 30 30 46 40 30 29 46 31 43

Naperville Bolingbrook Clarendon Hills Chicago Glen Ellyn Palatine Westchester Naperville Franklin Park Morton Grove



37:24 37:57 38:45 38:50 Arlington Heights 39:21 Elmhurst 39:57 Naperville 40:09 Lisle 40:29 Niles 41:22 Wheaton 41:41


40:31 43:30 44:23 44:51 44:52 44:57 46:34 46:36 47:02 47:22 Time

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Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Top Illinois Finishers mar c h 3 0 | c hi c a g o Men’s Results 1 Kevin Havel 2 Thomas Frazer 3 Eric Wallor 4 Andrew Nelson 5 Matthew Blume 6 Austin Hendrix 7 Chris Fallon 8 Jeff Bailey 9 Ronald Lavaire 10 Jacob Phillips 11 James Akita 12 Roger Pinon 13 Lionel Montenegro 14 Jared Rothlauf Name

Arlington Heights 0:24:12

Lake Forest Palatine Geneva Chicago Chicago Chicago Villa Park Urbana Chicago Elmhurst Chicago Chicago Palatine Age


0:24:12 0:24:39 0:24:51 0:24:53 0:24:55 0:24:58 0:25:10 0:25:12 0:25:12 0:25:18 0:25:34 0:25:34 0:25:37 Time

15 Daniel Glaz 16 Brandon Gittelman 17 Peter Mone 18 Richard Heffron 19 Patrick Austin 20 Steven Bugarin 21 Jeff Purdom 22 Jeremy Ruston 23 Cam Rieger 24 Todd Quednau 25 Kyle Larson

Chicago Naperville Winnetka Chicago Vernon Hills Chicago New Lenox Algonquin Chicago Chicago Chicago

0:25:42 0:25:44 0:25:49 0:25:53 0:25:54 0:25:54 0:25:56 0:26:00 0:26:11 0:26:16 0:26:20

Women’s Results 1 Laura Batterink 2 Kristen Heckert 3 Amanda Mirochna 4 Kylen Cieslak 5 Christy Peterson 6 Kristine Burgess

Evanston Lisle Naperville Chicago Chicago Mundelein

0:27:30 0:28:09 0:28:10 0:28:36 0:29:07 0:29:11





7 Elizabeth Bailey 8 Heather Prekop 9 Diana Davis 10 Wendy Jaehn 11 Bess Ritter 12 Pamela Staton 13 Kate Deprosperis 14 Sarah Lundine 15 Jill Czarnik 16 Lisa Phillips 17 Lauren Sykora 18 Lana Macnider Lazaridis 19 Allie Walters 20 Karrie Hamstra Wright 21 Elizabeth Panke 22 Meg Sullivan 23 Marron Burke 24 Caylin Howell 25 Audrey Ernst Name


Villa Park Chicago Evanston Chicago Chicago Chicago Downers Grove Chicago Chicago Montgomery Naperville Schaumburg Chicago Chicago Chicago Oak Park Chicago Lombard South Elgin City


0:29:16 0:29:21 0:29:28 0:29:31 0:29:35 0:29:45 0:29:52 0:30:02 0:30:04 0:30:10 0:30:26 0:30:37 0:30:40 0:30:45 0:30:49 0:30:54 0:30:56 0:30:56 0:31:08 Time

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Clinton Lake Ultra

Mar c h 2 9 | D eWi tt Runners from around the Midwest came to Clinton Lake near DeWitt on the last weekend in March to take on the trails at the Clinton Lake Ultra. Joel Lammers won the 30 mile race, finishing about three and a half minutes before James Roche, the top Illinois finisher. Illinois residents swept the top five in the women’s race, with Jen Burton of Urbana taking top honors with a time of 4:47:52.

Chicago Lakefront 50K George Cheung Memorial Race

a p r i l 5 | chi cago Ultra runners took an extended tour of Chicago’s lakefront at the annual Chicago Lakefront 50K George Cheung Memorial Race on April 5. Matthew Brooks of Bourbonnais broke the tape, finishing the 31.1-mile course in 3:29:08. In the women’s race, Sycamore’s Sarah Garman won the event in 4:36:34, four minutes before second place Jennifer Aradi.

Women’s Results 1. Sarah Garman 2. Jennifer Aradi 3. Greta Kauffman 4. Katie Rutkowski 5. Natalie Hildebrandt 6. Amy Kerrigan 7. Ashley Pryor 8. Samantha Turco 9. Michelle Gallagher 10. Martha Steele

36 39 32 33 26 30 24 48 51

Sycamore Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Downers Grove Laurie, Mo. Chicago

4:36:34 4:40:37 4:45:13 4:45:13 4:45:36 4:50:58 4:54:21 4:58:55 Arlington Heights 5:01:36 Naperville 5:04:05

Hustle 4 Health 5K

ap ri l 1 2 | B o l i n gBrook Runners gathered to raise funds for the Bolingbrook Christian Health Center on a warm Saturday in April. Mike Egle of Glenview dominated the field, clocking in at 18:03 for a three-minute win over second place finisher Ryan Criss. The top three, Heather Zeigler, Kristi Vaske and Stephanie Kliethermes, put forth a strong effort, all finishing within the overall top 10 with an almost three-minute lead on the fourth place finisher, Rachel Mieritz.

Clinton Lake Ultra photo by regina hieser

Men’s Results 1. Joel Lammers 2. James Roche 3. Matthew Moody 4. Brent Fiegel 5. Jeff Vander Kooi 6. Steve Jones 7. Ryan Kelly 8. Dave Caldwell 9. Alex Leon 10. Adam Shaw Women’s Results 1. Jen Burton 2. Barbara Roman 3. Tanya Eggert 4. Susana Ochoa 5. Kristy Powell 6. Stephanie Suvak 7. Jaime Hardgrove 8. Brenda Hixson 9. Trina McCarty 10. Joyce Kortze Name


May 2014

51 26 34 35 38 52 33 35 38 27

39 23 44 40 35 41 34 43 38 53 Age

4:09:28 Charleston 4:12:57 Carmel, Ind. 4:13:42 Buffalo, Iowa 4:46:00 Zeeland, Mich. 4:49:32 Chatham 4:50:32 St. Charles, Mo. 4:53:19 Chicago 4:53:29 Chicago 4:54:45 Springfield 5:10:19 Oconomowoc, Wis.

Urbana Chicago Machesney Park Chicago White Heath Carmel, Ind.

4:47:52 4:52:04 5:10:58 5:18:36 5:38:13 5:52:36 Milwaukee, Wis. 6:09:25 Urbana 6:13:04 Bloomington 6:18:38 Rockford 6:20:57 City



Clinton Lake Ultra photo by regina hieser

Men’s Results 1. Matthew Brooks 2. Josh Rogowski 3. Mark Walsh 4. Michael Gorman 5. Stephen DiSanto 6. Vic Ciancetta 7. Jeff Phillips 8. Chuck Templeton 9. Rene Leal 10. Jon Foss Name

31 28 45 28 26 24 43 46 24 24 Age

Bourbonnais Braceville Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Montgomery, Ohio

Chicago Evanston Lake Forest City

3:29:08 3:30:33 3:43:20 3:49:39 3:51:05 3:51:06 3:52:11 3:56:00 4:05:59 4:06:40 Time

Men’s Results 1. Mike Egle 2. Ryan Criss 3. Steven Jackson 4. Scott Lefsky 5. Sheldon Harris 6. Saverio Conca 7. Mark Carlson 8. Allan Sievert 9. Jordan Taylor 10. Brian Gavan

52 27 37 47 28 28 22 39 16 29

Women’s Results 1. Heather Zeigler 33 2. Kristi Vaske 33 3. Stephanie Kliethermes 28 4. Rachel Mieritz 15 5. Nicki Monson 42 6. Elizabeth Buchholz 51 7. Sravya Aluri 28 8. Susan Buckley 33 9. Kacie Cathey 21 10. Lynn Terpin



Glenview Chicago Lombard Bolingbrook Chicago Chicago Bolingbrook Bolingbrook Bolingbrook Hinsdale

18:03 21:10 21:45 22:29 22:40 22:47 23:49 24:19 25:47 25:49

Downers Grove Bolingbrook Oak Park Aurora Naperville Romeoville Chicago Bolingbrook Aurora Naperville

22:17 22:26 23:48 26:38 26:47 26:53 28:57 29:29 29:54 30:42



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Tech teeshirt and goodie bag | Kids Races go off before the adult race! Course water stations and finish line refreshments | Costumes encouraged Awards to top three overall M/F and top three in five year age divisions Family Registation Discounts for familes of 4-6

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Entry Fee: $20 if received on or before May 12 $25 if received May 13-June 11 Registration closed June 12-13 • $30 day of race

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Calendar 05/03/14 Wisconsin Marathon Kenosha/WI 847-675-0200 x210 05/03/14 7th annual 7K Run/ Walk sponsored by Community Action Partnership of Lake County Waukegan/IL 847-249-4330 05/03/14 RC2, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Ripon/WI 920-748-0528 05/03/14 The Glo Run Chicago/IL 05/03/14 2014 Shelter, Inc. 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz Elk Grove Village/IL 847-590-6188

subMit your event: www.MyChiCagathlete.CoM 05/03/14 Lansing Marathon 5K and Free 1.5K Kids Race Lansing/MI 517-303-6173 05/03/14 11th Annual Run for the Kids: Superhero Hustle Villa Park/IL 05/03/14 The Troll Ada/MI 616-260-2669 05/03/14 Joliet Junior College Foundation 5K Run/ Walk and Wolves’ Run 1 Mile Kid’s Race Joliet/IL 05/03/14 Big Hollow PTO 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Ingleside/IL

05/03/14 The Rainbow Run 5k Kankakee/IL 815-802-8919

05/03/14 SCADaddle for Research Warrenville/IL

05/03/14 EmpoweRun 5K Libertyville/IL 847-731-7165 ext. 10

05/04/14 We Go Run West Chicago/IL 630-933-8415

05/03/14 Moonlight Marathon at Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield/IL 217-341-1309

05/04/14 Great Western Half Marathon St. Charles/IL

05/03/14 Bark in the Park Chicago/IL 312-645-8006 05/03/14 10th Annual Run to Remember Chicago/IL 05/03/14 17th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer Chicago/IL 312-226-9410 05/03/14 Fischer Family Fun Run Aurora/IL 630-862-3839 05/03/14 The Biggest Loser RunWalk Beaumont Half Marathon/5K/Kids One Mile Fun Run Beaumont/IL 815-464-1265 05/03/14 Live United 5K Wheaton/IL 630-645-6339

Run Like A Mother 5K hinsdale, il | sunday, May 11

Celebrate Mom with a suburban 5K. the tree-lined course offers views of some of the most beautiful areas of hinsdale, and the post-race celebration has a variety of family-friendly activities.


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05/03/14 Color Blaze 5K Springfield/IL 05/03/14 Tiger Trot Owego/IL 630-636-2670

05/04/14 Bob Blazier Run for the Arts Crystal Lake/IL 815-356-9212 05/04/14 Deer Dash 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile Fun Run Deerfield/IL 847-572-2626 05/04/14 Kalamazoo Marathon Kalamazoo/MI 1-877-255-2447 05/04/14 360 Spring Ahead Run Naperville/IL 630-961-2992 05/04/14 Equestrian Connection Trail Race Lake Forest/IL 847-615-8696 05/04/14 Lansing Marathon, Half Marathon and Ekiden Relay Lansing/MI 517-303-6173 05/04/14 Supermanny Shuffle and Superkids Miler Romeoville/IL 630-267-3557 05/04/14 Cinco de Miler Chicago/IL

05/04/14 First Midwest Bank Half Marathon & 10K Palos Heights/IL 05/04/14 Run for Your Life Safety Tinley Park/IL 708-444-5200 05/04/14 LTHS Foundation 5K Run/Walk Lockport/IL 815-588-8121 05/04/14 Family Marathon Chicago/IL 05/04/14 Race to the Plate Joliet/IL 05/04/14 Walk for Wellness House Hinsdale/IL 630-654-5112 05/08/14 Polish Constitution Day Hash Chicago/IL 773-772-2633 05/08/14 Universal Sole Four Mile Classic Chicago/IL 05/08/14 March to College Chicago/IL 312-661-1010 05/10/14 Groovin in the Grove 5K Race & Fun Walk Downers Grove/IL 630-971-6401 05/10/14 Spring Family 5K Run/Walk Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742

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Calendar 05/10/14 Run in a Dress for MS Teutopolis/IL

05/10/14 5K Run For Education Geneva/IL 815-847-0656

05/10/14 Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone Nashville/IN 734-929-9027

05/10/14 Young Life Access 10K/5K Wheaton/IL 757-617-2809

05/10/14 Literacy Half Marathon 2014 Rockford/IL 815-963-2171

05/10/14 Not Your Average Joe 5K and 5 Mile Champaign/IL

05/10/14 Journeys Marathon Eagle River/WI 800-359-6315 05/10/14 It’s Glow Time 5K - Madison Madison/WI 608-316-5755 05/10/14 Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk Northbrook/IL 847-400-8900 05/10/14 Quarryman Challenge 10 Mile & 5K Lemont/IL 708-705-6791 05/10/14 The Pink 5K Oak Brook Park District Oak Brook/IL 630-645-9542 05/10/14 Rose Run Indianapolis/IN 05/10/14 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K Chicago/IL 312-939-8622 x209 05/10/14 Bobcat Blitz 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk Palatine/IL 847-772-3404 54

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05/10/14 Starved Rock Country Marathon Ottawa/IL 05/10/14 Spartan 5K Run/Walk Melrose Park/IL 708-681-0240 05/10/14 Holy Family Westside 5K & Trojan Stampede South Bend/IN 05/10/14 Great Steps 4NF 5K Run Middleton/IL 630-945-3562 05/10/14 Together Forever 5k Park Ridge/IL 05/11/14 Embrace the Race... Think Pink Feel Teal 5 k/10k Highland Park/IL 05/11/14 The Second Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure® on Mother’s Day Chicago/IL 05/11/14 Mom’s Day 5K Racine/WI 877-651-2440


Tower Tri Niles, il | saturday, May 17

take part in the 29th annual leaning tower yMCa triathlon. Participants will swim 450 yards in the pool before a 20K bike on a closed course and a 5K run, also on a closed course. 05/11/14 Mother’s Day 5K Barrington/IL 224-757-5425

5/16 thru 5/18 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Green Bay/WI

05/11/14 TheraCORE’s Race For A Cure 5k Darien/IL 815-838-5070

05/17/14 Got2Run For Education, 2.62 Micro-Marathon Run/Walk & 8K Run Arlington Hts./IL 847-882-2010

05/11/14 AshleyCan Pediatric Cancer Foundation Mother’s Day 5K Run/2 Mile Walk Bourbonnais/IL 05/11/14 Run Like A Mother 5k and Kid’s 1 Mile Hinsdale/IL 05/11/14 Mother’s Day Half Marathon, 5k & Kids’ 1k Porter/IN 2193954503

05/17/14 Syttende Mai 20 Mile Run - 42nd Annual Madison/WI 608-873-7912 05/17/14 The Lilac Mutt Strut 5K Run & 1 mile Puppy Path Lombard/IL 630-620-7322

05/17/14 Anti Cruelty Society Chicago Marathon Kick Off Training Run Chicago/IL 773-307-0033 05/17/14 Dick Pond Athletics/ Carol Stream Park District JUST RUN 5K Carol Stream/IL 630-665-3316 05/17/14 Devil Dash 5k Peotone/IL 708-258-3236 05/17/14 Peak Run Against Hunger 5K Loves Park/IL 05/17/14 Chicago Marathon: Kick Off Training Run Chicago/IL 773-307-0033

SWIM TO FIGHT CANCER IN CHICAGO Join the Swim Across America Family for the 21st Annual Chicago Open Water Swim. At Swim Across America, the money you raise stays in our community, supporting early-stage cancer research at Rush University Cancer Center. Swim with us and help make a tangible impact in our city.

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05/17/14 Tryon Farm Trail 5/10/50K RUN Michigan City/IN 219-872-3276

05/17/14 Syttende Mai 10 Mile Run - 5th Annual Madison/WI 608-873-7912

05/17/14 Wild Core Wildman 5k/10k Mud and Obstacle Run Morrison/IL 630-945-2076

05/17/14 Lake Geneva 2nd Annual 5K & 10K Touchdown Run/ Walk Lake Geneva/WI

05/17/14 Midland Community Center’s Dow Run/Walk Midland/MI 989-832-7937 x 2221

05/17/14 Juda Hill Climb Juda/WI 608-732-7363

05/17/14 Marion Arts Festival Half Marathon & 5K Run Marion/IA 319-373-0741 05/17/14 For Kids 5k Winnetka/IL 05/17/14 Oaklawn Hospital Hospitality Classic Marshall/MI

05/17/14 SMI 5K 2014 Plainfield/IL 630-935-3889 05/17/14 Stagg Chargers 5K Run/Walk Palos Hills/IL 708-974-7785 05/17/14 Boulevard Bolt, 5K Chicago/IL 773-486-1334

05/17/14 History Hustle 5K Chicago/IL 312-642-4600 05/17/14 HOH 5k Northbrook/IL 847-530-5135 05/18/14 Annie Ryan Run Elmhurst/IL 05/18/14 Feets of Strength 5K Run/Walk for Child Abuse Awareness Mooseheart/IL 630-742-4393 05/18/14 Promise Walk & 5K Run for Preeclampsia Elk Grove Village/IL 630-975-0541 05/18/14 14th Road Scholars 5K Run / Walk at Rosary High School Aurora/IL 630-896-0831 ext 19 05/18/14 Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Chicago/IL 773-404-2281 05/18/14 Run For Hope 5k Run/Walk Downers Grove/IL 773-456-3835

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Western Springs Tower Trot western springs, il | saturday, May 24

run the 37th annual western springs tower trot 10K and 5K. the race starts and finishes at Forest hills school, and donations made on the registration form go to Bear necessities pediatric Cancer Foundation.


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05/18/14 Break for the Lake Trail 5k Palos Heights/IL 708-361-1873 05/18/14 Annual Paint Edgebrook Pink 5K Fun Run & Walk for Breast Cancer Chicago/IL 773-401-5898

05/18/14 Great Lakes Bay Marathons Midland/MI 989-832-7937 x 4434 05/18/14 Chicagoland Spring Marathon & Half Marathon Schaumburg/IL 224-757-5425 05/18/14 14th Annual Darien Dash 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run Darien/IL 630-968-0004 05/18/14 5K Run Fur Shelter South Elgin/IL 05/18/14 Oriole Park Sunshine Run 5K and Kids Dash Chicago/IL 773-319-1060 05/18/14 Move for the Kids Chicago/IL 312-227-7296 05/18/14 New Balance Run River City Marathon Peoria/IL 05/18/14 Answers for Emmett 5K and Youth Runs Geneva/IL 630-360-5779 05/18/14 Chocoholic Frolic Appleton/WI 507-664-9438 05/18/14 Cooley Run 5K Huntley/IL 847-802-0840 05/20/14 History Hustle 5K Chicago/IL 312-642-4600

05/24/14 Two Rivers Meet Elkhart/IN 574-293-1683 05/24/14 Dick Pond Athletics Marathon Training Carol Stream/IL 630-665-3316 05/24/14 37th Annual Fox Valley Elgin Fox Trot Elgin/IL 847-531-7056 05/24/14 Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile Chicago/IL 05/24/14 3rd Annual Operation Welcome You Home, NFP Wounded Warriors 5K Run Plainfield/IL 630-341-1222 05/24/14 Bay de Noc Home Run 10k/5k Escanaba/MI 906-786-1477 05/24/14 Western Springs Tower Trot Western Springs/IL 708-246-9070 x426 05/24/14 Run/Walk For Ruth 5K Libertyville/IL 847-417-9098 05/25/14 Rockford Half Marathon and 10k Rockford/IL 773-584-6638 05/25/14 Salute, Inc. got freedom? 5K/10K run & 5K walk Arlington Heights/IL 847-359-8811

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Calendar 05/26/14 Ridge Run Chicago/IL 773-233-3100

05/31/14 The Patrick Mizwicki Strive for Five 5K Frankfort/IL

06/06/14 LaGrange Rocks 5K La Grange/IL 708-579-5898

05/26/14 Run to Climax 2014 Climax/MI

05/31/14 Surviving the Color Terre Haute/IN

05/26/14 St. Jude Race to the Flag 5K Westmont/IL 630-878-4507

05/31/14 Cougars 5K Run/Walk Geneva/IL 630-232-8811

06/06/14 Ragnar Relay Chicago Madison/WI to Chicago/IL

05/26/14 Run4Red 5K Belleville/IL

05/31/14 Animal House Shelter’s 4th Annual Dash for the Dogs 5K Run/Walk Barrington/IL 847-961-5541

05/29/14 5K Spring Shuffle Addison/IL 630-889-2150 05/30/14 MidNight Mayhem #4 Trail Race Brimfield/IL 309-550-4081 05/31/14 Zero Prostate Cancer Run- Chicago Joliet/IL 815-409-4930 05/31/14 Dick Pond Athletics Carol Stream:Walk 2 Run Session Two w/ Walk N Talk option Carol Stream/IL 630-665-3316 05/31/14 Humboldt Dream Run 5k/10k Chicago/IL 773-384-2200 05/31/14 KishHealth Physical Therapy 5K run/walk Sycamore/IL 815-748-8900 x 6064 05/31/14 2014 Run the Ridge 5K & 1K Run/Walk Burr Ridge/IL 630-850-4050 58

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05/31/14 Mudderella Richmond/IL 877-773-0848 06/01/14 Run For The Soul 5K Whitewater/WI 608-302-7088 06/01/14 2nd Annual River Grove Police FOP 5K River Grove/IL 708-337-7677 06/01/14 North Shore Classic Half Marathon & 5K Highland Park/IL 06/01/14 Roselle Run for the Roses & Youth Run - Steinberg Lighting 20th Annual Roselle/IL 630-529-3400 06/05/14 Indianapolis Monumental Mile Indianapolis/IN 06/05/14 The Totally Awesome 80’s 5k Chicago/IL


06/07/14 St Norbert Block Party 5K Run Northbrook/IL 847-272-7090 06/07/14 Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Funds Glow 5K Run For Reading Naperville/IL

Blackhawk Country Roads 2014 Photo by: Eddie’s Photography roCkton, il saturday, May 24 and sunday, May 25

ride 10, 30, 45 or 60 miles at this picturesque event. Choose to ride on saturday, sunday or both while you help celebrate the Blackhawk Bicycle and ski Club’s 40th year.

06/07/14 Summertime Stride 5K Run & Walk Mokena/IL 708-390-2401

06/07/14 Lilac Festival 10K Run & Walk Mackinac Island/MI 810-487-0954

06/07/14 Munster Rotary Club 26th Aniversary Run-A-Round Munster/IN 219-836-8286

06/07/14 Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1 Marathon Chicago/IL 773-404-2281

06/07/14 Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals Wheaton/IL 630-510-4989

06/07/14 Chicago Bacon Chase Chicago/IL 773-687-4595

06/07/14 Bacon Chase 5K & 0.05K Chicago/IL

06/07/14 5K Tractor Trot Malta/IL 847-495-2278

06/07/14 Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon Indianapolis/IN 317-407-8489

06/07/14 9th Annual Kendall County Sweetness Run Yorkville/IL

06/07/14 Mazon United Methodist 5K Mazon/IL 815-493-9343

06/07/14 Joggin’ for the Noggin St. Charles/IL 630-513-5664

06/07/14 Hustle 4 Hungary 5K Palatine/IL 224-764-4047 06/07/14 Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World Chicago/IL 06/07/14 Runnin’ With The Horses 5k 6th Annual Crete/IL 708-672-1414 06/08/14 Sterling Park District Brad Onken Memorial SMART Summer Sizzler 5K Sterling/IL 815-622-6063 06/08/14 Donuts for Dads 5K Run and Kids Fun Runs East Dundee/IL 06/08/14 Aspire 5k Run Joliet/IL 773-315-8416

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Calendar 06/08/14 GiGi’s Playhouse 5K Run, 1 Mile Inspirational Walk & Kids Dash for Down syndrome Hoffman Esates/IL 847-278-8509 06/08/14 Gina’s Gallop Arlington Heights/IL 847-309-5675 06/08/14 Loyola’s Health, Hope & Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Hero Hustle Maywood/IL 708-216-4328 06/12/14 20th Annual ABC 7 5K Run and 3K Walk Honoring Jim Gibbons Chicago/IL 847-424-0600 06/14/14 Brian Diemer Amerikam 5K Grand Rapids/MI 616-295-1073

SuBMit your event: www.MyChiCagathLete.CoM 06/14/14 Conserve School 20K Trail Run Land O Lakes/WI 715-701-0360

06/14/14 Necktie 5K Walk & Run Beverly Shores/IN 219-840-2800

06/14/14 Lincoln-Tallman Fun Dash 5K/10K Janesville/WI 608-756-4509 x2

06/14/14 Strive for 5 5K Run Mount Prospect/IL 847-640-1000 ext. 25

06/14/14 Trot Against Trafficking 5K Run/ Walk and Kids Dash Park Ridge/IL 312-919-0257 06/14/14 Waffle 5k Shuffle Wood Dale/IL 630-595-9333 06/14/14 Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run Milwaukee/WI 800-837-3378 06/14/14 Tool Run Indianapolis/IN

06/14/14 Run for the STARS 5k Wheaton/IL 630-668-0878 06/14/14 Canton Liberty Run Canton/MI 734-929-9027 06/14/14 Lake Mingo Trail Run Danville/IL 06/14/14 Streamwood Stride Streamwood/IL 630-483-3015 06/14/14 Devil’s Elbow 5K & 10K Sunset Trail Run Arbor Vitae/WI 715-385-2709 06/14/14 Rock N’ Run 5K Elk Grove Village/IL 847-718-4418 06/15/14 PrairieFest 5K and One Mile Prairie Dog Jog Oswego/IL 630-554-4425 06/15/14 Father’s Day 5K Kickin’ Grass Park Ridge/IL 630-660-7390

Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile ChiCago, iL | Saturday, May 24

Finish on the 50 at this classic 10 mile race. runners will take a tour of the lakefront south of Soldier Field, and kids can run in their very own Kids Blitz as well.


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06/15/14 Byrdsong Race Against Hate Evanston/IL 847-864-8445

06/15/14 Daisy Dash 5K and Kids Run Clarendon Hills/IL 06/15/14 15th Annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate Evanston/IL 847-864-8445 x121 06/18/14 Short Run on a Long Day 5K Frankfort/IL 815-469-9400 06/21/14 15th Annual Courthouse Classic 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run LaGrange/IN 260-463-4962 (101) 06/21/14 The Remembering Lauren 5K Run/Walk Villa Park/IL 630-782-3144 06/21/14 7th Annual Sesser Homecoming 5K Sesser/IL 618-218-9145 06/21/14 Charlevoix Marathon Charlevoix/MI 248-921-2720 06/21/14 The Micro Brew Mile & 6K Road Race Moline/IL 309-236-9573 06/21/14 PAWS Run for Their Lives Chicago/IL 06/21/14 The Micro Brew Mile and 6K Road Race Moline/IL 309-236-9573

06/21/14 Clothing Optional Run Union City/MI 866-321-4710 06/21/14 Indy Niner 15K Endurance Trail Race Marquette Heights/IL 309-550-4081 06/22/14 One Step at a Time 5k Winnetka/IL 06/22/14 Youth Make a Difference 5K Glenview/IL 847-724-2620 ext. 12 06/22/14 McHenry County Patriot Run Crystal Lake/IL 8154591773 ext 300 06/22/14 37th DG 5 Miler Downers Grove/IL 630-963-1304 06/24/14 Zeeland Zoom 5K Foot Race & Walk Zeeland/MI 616-772-6400 x2252 06/26/14 4th Annual Disco Dash Chicago/IL 773-290-0430 06/26/14 2nd Annual Reach Out for Outreach 5k Lombard/IL 630-629-2630 ext 16 06/28/14 Bud’s Run 5K Celebrating Life Run/Walk Carol Stream/IL 630-466-0809

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Calendar 06/28/14 Concord Classic 5K Concord/MI 517-524-6995 06/28/14 6th Annual Joshua Kurby Charge for CHARGE 5K Warrenville/IL 630-231-3505 06/28/14 Proud To Run 2014 Chicago/IL 312-650-9788 06/28/14 13th Annual Raider Classic 5K/10K Quincy/IL 217-257-6227

06/29/14 WaucondaFest 5k/10 Challenge Wauconda/IL 847-526-3610

05/24/14 Lake Andrea Open Water Swim Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742

SWim 05/06/14 Crew U - Adult learn to crew on racing sailboats class Chicago/IL 312-861-7777

05/31/14 Lake Andrea Open Water Swim Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742

05/17/14 Lake Andrea Open Water Swim Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742 05/17/14 Root River Challenge Part 1 Caledonia/WI 877-651-2440

TRiATHLOn 05/17/14 Galena Triathlon & Duathlon Galena/IL 815-777-3557 ext. 11 05/17/14 Thunder in The Valley / Terre Haute Triathlon Terre Haute/IN

05/17/14 Tower Tri Niles/IL 847-563-8304

06/01/14 Pigman Sprint Triathlon Palo/IA

05/18/14 3 Disciplines Gateway Triathlons Carlyle/IL 231-546-2229

06/07/14 Elkhart Lake Sprint Triathlon Elkhart Lake/WI 847-359-7374

05/21/14 Fleet Feet madison Aquathon #1 Madison/WI 608-316-5755

06/07/14 Elkhart Lake Olympic Distance Triathlon Elkhart Lake/WI 847-359-7374

05/25/14 3 Disciplines - 24th Seahorse Challenge Kalamazoo/MI

06/07/14 Elkhart Lake Elite Olympic Distance Triathlon Elkhart Lake/WI

05/25/14 mmTT Youth Triathlon Geneva/IL 847-909-3200 05/25/14 mmTT mixed Team Triathlon Relay Geneva/IL 847-909-3200 05/29/14 Fleet Feet milwaukee Aquathon #1 Menomonee Falls/WI 608-316-5755

MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive ChiCago, iL | Sunday, May 25

Tour Lake Shore drive on two wheels at this annual ride. Participants can cycle any distance they choose between Bryn Mawr avenue and the Museum of Science and industry during this car-free event. 62

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06/07/14 Tin-man Triathlon Deerfield/IL 847-572-2626 06/07/14 The Prairie Triathlon at northPointe Roscoe/IL 815-525-4040 06/08/14 3 Disciplines - Big Fish Triathlon Hadley Township/MI

05/31/14 Tri-Shark Triathlon/ Duathlon Hudson/IL 309-827-2272

06/08/14 Grand Rapids Triathlon Ada/MI 616-805-3059

06/01/14 Aurora BayCare Green Bay Triathlon and Kids’ Triathlon Green Bay/WI

06/08/14 Esprit de She Triathlon Naperville/IL 773-404-2281

06/01/14 Leon’s World’s Fastest Triathlon Hammond/IN

06/08/14 ET Batavia Triathlon Batavia/IL 630-430-9006

06/01/14 Lake mills Triathlon Lake Mills/WI 608-316-5755

06/08/14 ET Batavia Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Batavia/IL 630-430-9006

For more calendar listings: www.mychicagathlete.com 06/08/14 Elkhart Lake KidZ Triathlon Elkhart Lake/WI 847-359-7374

06/19/14 Fleet Feet Milwaukee Aquathon #2 Menomonee Falls/WI 608-316-5755

06/08/14 Conquer the Open Water Swim Clinic Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742

06/21/14 Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlon Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742

06/11/14 Fleet Feet Madison Aquathon #2 Madison/WI 608-316-5755

06/22/14 3 Disciplines Illinios Triathlon Championships Crystal Lake/IL 231-546-2229

06/14/14 Sprint Triathlon #1 Indianapolis/IN 317-733-3300

06/22/14 Big Foot Triathlon Lake Geneva/WI

06/14/14 Aurora Bay Care High Cliff Triathlon Sherwood/WI 920-574-2972

06/22/14 Pleasant Prairie Triathlons Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742

06/14/14 Rail Splitter Intermediate Triathlon Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site/IL 217-341-1309

06/27/14 XTERRA Dairyland Sheboygan/WI 877-262-8148

06/14/14 Stovepipe Sprint Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site/IL 217-341-1309 06/14/14 The Rockford Triathlon Rockford/IL 815-222-2374 06/15/14 Lake in the Hills Triathlon Lake in the Hills/IL 847-960-7460 06/15/14 3 Disciplines Motor City Triathlon Detroit/MI 231-546-2229

06/27/14 QuarryMan Off-Road Triathlon Sheboygan/WI 877-262-8148 06/28/14 Wisconsin Triterium Triathlon Verona/WI 608-316-5755 06/28/14 3 Disciplines Lumberman Triathlon Festival of Races Cadillac/MI 231-546-2229 06/28/14 21st Annual Warsaw Optimist Triathlon Winona Lake/IN 574-265-5699

CARA Runners Choice Circuit Races of the Month: QUARRyMAn 10 MILE | may 10 | lemont, il ELGIn VALLEy FOX TROT 10 MILE | may 24 | elgin, il

06/29/14 3 Disciplines Anyone Can Tri Mount Clemens/MI 231-546-2229

05/04/14 Pleasant Prairie Triathlon Training Pleasant Prairie/WI 262-925-6742

06/29/14 4th Annual Krueger Pool Triathlon Beloit/WI 608-364-2890 x2

05/06/14 Chicago Marathon: Tips to Get Started Chicago/IL 773-307-0033

06/29/14 ITU World Triathlon Chicago Chicago/IL

05/07/14 Masters Swim Workout Glenview/IL 847-502-0630

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ChiCago ChiropraCtiC & SportS injury CenterS

Holistic HealtHcare for everyone from Professional atHletes to soccer moms

Dr. alden clendenin | Dr. Josh Hover | Dr. chris Bocci | Dr. Drew Danielson Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians / Acupuncture / Physical Therapy & Rehab Spinal Decompression / Active Release Technique / Graston / Rolfing / Custom Orthotics

Loop Clinic: Lincoln Park: Skokie Clinic: West Loop Clinic:

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Our Certified Sports Physicians (CCSP) are also Certified Power-Taping Practioners (CPTP), Our clinics provide care for patients ranging from professional athletes to soccer moms. As avid hockey players/athletes themselves, Dr. Clendenin, Dr. Bocci, Dr. Hover, Dr. Danielson all know first hand the need for chiropractic specialty techniques and physical therapy for any athlete. Our practices specialize in the correction of biomechanical disorders rather than treating just the pain symptoms. We provide comprehensive treatment programs for, but not limited to: Ligament/Muscle Injury & Tendonitis | Spinal Decompression | Podiatry Acupuncture | Therapeutic Sports Massage | Rolfing | Kinesio-Taping Naturopathy | Sciatica/Disc Problems | Physical Therapy Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Rehabilitation | Back/Neck Pain | Headaches Custom Foot Orthotics | Rotator Cuff Syndrome | Knee/Hip Pain Foot/Ankle Pain | Extremity Conditions

ChiCago area rehabilitation expertS, inC. C.a.r.e phySiCal therapy Theresa Eiden, MPT • Sally O’Hare, MPT Pamela Johnson, MSPT • Lindsay Lindquist, PT, DPT Alicia Bien, LMT 2533 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60614 773.472.2731 C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy’s mission is to provide the highest quality physical therapy services. We are individually owned and operated, and feature one on one treatment sessions lasting 45 minutes to one hour exclusively with a physical therapist. Having personal experience participating in marathons and triathlons, we specialize in running injuries, but treat all orthopedic, neck, back and sports related injuries. Our services include a comprehensive biomechanical analysis of gait and running form as well as posture, strength and flexibility assessments. We emphasize manual therapy (soft tissue mobilization/myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques) and individualized exercise instruction, but also utilize therapeutic modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc.) Call us today for a free consultation or gait video analysis. Now offering Massage Therapy.

Sports Chiropractors for several professional teams www.SportsinjuryCenters.com

SiDDharth taMbar, MD

WWW.ChiCagoarthritiS.CoM At Chicago Arthritis we offer cutting edge and novel treatments for athletes of all abilities. Focusing on the most advanced natural and regenerative treatments available.

388 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815.459.FOOT (3668) Board certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Jantz is also a marathoner, ultramarathoner and duathlete. Providing comprehensive treatment for sports-related foot and ankle problems. Biomechanical examination, gait and stance evaluation and custom, sport specific, prescription orthotics. Conservative care of heel pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves, stress fractures, sprains, bunions, hammertoes. Surgical treatment as a last resort. Treadmill gait analysis, x-ray on site. On staff at Northern Illinois Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center. Evening hours are available.


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dr.michael@dcwellness.org www.dcwellness.org

3350 Salt Creek Lane Suite 109 Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847-368-3200 DC Wellness Center is a comprehensive family health facility that offers gentle chiropractic adjustments, adjunctive physiotherapy, functional nutrition with lab studies, structural postural care, exercise reabilitation, performance care with Active Release Technique (ART). Dr. Michael Davenport has been involved in the Chicago area running community for over 20 years. He presently still competes in endurance events such as Ironman Triathlons, marathons and ultramarathons. He has been a member of several local organizations which promote healthy lifestyles through training and competition. Dr. Davenport has run over 20 100 mile races including the Western States 100 mile endurance race 8 times and the Leadville Trail 100 4 times. He has also completed 6 Ironman Triathlons and hopes to complete his 7th this year in Lake Tahoe. Additionally, he has run 85 marathons. He hopes to break 3 hours again at this years Chicago Marathon, his 23rd Chicago Marathon. Dr. Davenport has treated many local athletes. He stresses living healthy with the synergy of quality nutrition, proper core muscle balance, adequate rest, and correct structual biomechanics. He incorporates specific stretching, strengthening and stabilty exercises for successful and injury free sport performances.


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Dr. MiChael p. Davenport

For orthopedic/musculoskeletal injuries we offer platelet rich plasma and Stem cell treatments. We are an official provider of the regenexx procedures. For athletes requiring quicker recovery after intense training sessions and competitions, we use Intravenous vitamin treatments. For more information: WWW.ChiCagoarthritiS.CoM 773.348.7171

He also offers gait analysis, postural care as a Certified Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP), coaching, radiology, lab studies, body compositioning and acupuncture. Experience a safe and natural approach to whole body health without the use of medication or surgery!

Dr. Lisa M. Schoene GURNEE PODIATRY & SPORTS MEDICINE ASSOCIATES: 351 S. GREENLEAF ST. #C PARK CITY, IL 60085 847-263-6073 401 W. ONTARIO ST. #240 CHICAGO IL 60654 312-642-6020 Dr. Lisa Schoene is a sports medicine specialist who is triple board certified in Surgery, Orthopedics, and Primary Podiatric medicine, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery and the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine. She is also a licensed certified Athletic Trainer as well. She has been practicing Podiatric Sports medicine for over 22 years. She has treated and worked with numerous Olympic, Professional, Semi-professional, and Elite athletes of many sports, including runners, triathletes, and dancers. Dr. Schoene has supervised and covered numerous sporting events and races, and lectures nationally and internationally on many sports medicine topics. Dr. Schoene trains Medical and Podiatry students, residents and fellows. She was one of 17 Podiatrist’s to work at the Olympic Games in 1996 and has worked at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and with the World Cup Games. She has been a Podiatric consultant for the DePaul University athletic department for over 20 years, and has worked with many professional dance companies in the Chicagoland area, including the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, Ballet Chicago, Inaside Chicago Dance as well as many others. Dr. Schoene will thoroughly evaluate overall posture, and functional abilities, she will examine the complete lower extremity, for strength, flexibility, biomechanical alignment, functional capacity and shoe gear. Emphasis will be placed on quick recovery from the current injury, and proactive preventative treatments for the future. This may include physical therapy treatments, strength, and flexibility work, orthotics for biomechanical control, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and alternative therapies including acupuncture, homeopathic, or magnetic therapy.

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PODIATRY & SPORTS CENTER, LTD. DR. DAVID O’BRIAN AND ASSOCIATES 10 N. Roselle Rd., Suite 300, Roselle, IL 60172 630.529.6634 www.runningsportsdoc.com

We are leading sports medicine specialists whose patients include world class and Olympic athletes, collegiate and high school champions, dancers, as well as recreational and fitness athletes. Our goal is to keep you active by treating the cause of your pain. Treatment begins with biomechanical and form analysis. We use sports specific orthotics, massage and exercise therapy for musculoskeletal problems. If treatment requires surgery, Dr O’Brian is Board Certified in foot and ankle surgery. Dr O’Brian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Physicians Plus -Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation 1700 W. Diversey Pkwy. Chicago, IL. 60614 www.TheSportDocs.com • 773-FIT-0033 Dr. Paul A. Marando D.C., C.C.S.P. (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) Dr. Tim P. Marando D.C., N.D. Physicians Plus is a progressive physical medicine and sports rehabilitation center that treats musculoskeletal injuries from the feet to the head. Dr. Paul Marando and Dr. Tim Marando emphasize thorough, comprehensive evaluations to provide individualized rapid treatment programs that keep our patients doing what they love. When combining detailed patient education, our patients learn to take care of themselves and see us less often. No therapist referrals will be necessary as we are your doctors and rehabilitative therapists in one. Our goal in working with you is to quickly eliminate pain and provide you with quick, easy access to care. For years, Physicians Plus has enjoyed treating professional and Olympic athletes, as well as providing the same standard of care to all our patients. Physicians Plus provides performance care to athletes looking to get an edge on the competition. We are part of the ART Ironman Performance Care Team and can be found on the Ironman Provider Network. Performance care is a system of treatment which helps lengthen and strengthen muscles before they become injured which results in improved athletic performance. Therapies: • Active Release Techniques® (ART®) • McKenzie Method® • Functional Rehabilitation • Naturopathic Medicine

• Graston Technique® • Kinesio Taping® • Custom Foot Orthotics • Massage

Commonly Treated Conditions: Back/Neck Pain • Headaches • Disc herniations • Shoulder pain • Lateral epicondylitis • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Bursitis • Hip/knee pain • Tendon injuries • Ankle Sprains • Plantar fasciitis • Foot/ankle pain

Massage Envy Spa - Streeterville 345 E. Ohio Street (between McClurg Court & Fairbanks) Chicago, IL 60611 • 312-222-0808 Validated discounted parking up to 3 hours Massage Envy Spa - Lincoln Park South 1845 N. Clybourn (across from Trader Joe’s) Chicago, IL 60614 • 773-904-1100 Free 90 minute parking available with validation OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: 8am-10pm Coming Soon: Old Town / Gold Coast 201 W. Scott (Corner of Wells & Scott across from Plum Market) ADD MASSAGE THERAPY TO YOUR MARATHON OR TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM AND ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE. ABOUT MASSAGE ENVY SPA Massage Envy Spa offers convenience, affordability, and professionalism. With convenient locations in the Streeterville and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, Massage Envy is the perfect place to go for your therapeutic massage therapy & Murad Facial services. Our licensed massage therapists & estheticians are trained to provide each of our guests with a customized experience. With our focus on wellness, we offer the following services: • Deep tissue massage • Relaxation / Swedish massage • Pre-natal massage • Reflexology • Sports massage • Hot Stone Therapy • Enhancements include AromaTherapy & Deep Muscle Therapy & Sugar Foot Scrubs • Murad Healthy Skin Facials For first time guests, book your 1-hour (50 minute hands on) massage today at the member rate of $49.99 or book a 1 ½-hour massage session (80 minutes hands on) at the $74.99 member rate. That’s a 50% savings off the regular rates. We also offer first time guests a $59.99 Murad Healthy Skin Facial. ABOUT OUR MEMBERSHIP Join over 1,300,000 members nationwide! If you seek the benefits of therapeutic massage & Murad Healthy Skin facials on a regular basis, our membership program is a great value! Chicago Area Runner’s Association members receive a discount when they enroll in our 12-month program (see clinic for details): Here’s how the membership works: • $59.99 monthly dues includes a 1-hour customized massage each month • All additional services at the discounted member rates ($49.99 one hour/$59.99 Murad facial) • Monthly member massages can be rolled over to the next month, gifted to others, or used in 30 minute increments • Valid at over 950 locations in 49 states. MASSAGE FOR TEAM PAWS We are the official partner for TEAM PAWS and the Run For Their Lives 8K. Join us on Wednesday, July 9 and September 10 for Massage For Team PAWS. For every massage or facial booked on these dates, a $10 donation will be made to TEAM PAWS. This event is only the city locations. Also, visit with rescue pets at each of the city clinics on these dates. Enjoy a relaxing massage or facial and support a great cause! Massage Envy Spa is the official sponsor of: *See clinic for full details, restrictions and member rules apply.


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SAUGANASH WELLNESS CENTER 6160 N. Cicero Avenue Suite 214 Chicago, IL 60646

773.283.4470 773.283.4473, fax info@sauganashwellness.com www.sauganashwellness.com Sauganash Wellness Center provides quality chiropractic care and massage therapy — treatments that reduce pain and enhance your health. Whether you are an athlete in training or looking to maintain optimum performance, our non-invasive treatments will fit you and your family’s active lifestyle and individual needs. Conditions we treat at Sauganash Wellness Center include arthritis, back or neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, disc herniations, headaches, muscular pain or injury, sciatica, sports-related injuries, whiplash and more. The Sauganash Wellness Center has been recognized as a Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Lincolnwood Chamber of Commerce because they exemplify what the chamber represents – business, service and community. Founded in 2006 by Dr. Deanna Minkler and Rachel Shaffer, the center has become an important part of the community. Minkler and Shaffer have participated in and donated their services to Lincolnwood’s Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Turkey Trot and annual summer Fest, as well as many other events in Greater Chicago including the WTTW Family Walk and Fun Run, the Edison Park Turkey Trot and the Chicago Police Memorial Fund Run to Remember 5K Walk/Run. A licensed Chiropractic for more than 10 years, Dr. Deanna Minkler, D.C., CHt, specializes in sports rehabilitation and pediatric chiropractic. To assist athletes recover from injuries at a quicker pace, Minkler has become certified in Kinesiotaping, the treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction, and the Graston Technique, which treats acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. “Becoming a successful chiropractor has been my ambition since I was nine years old,” Dr. Minkler shares. “Being a part of a person’s transition from discomfort and impaired movement to pain free mobility is my greatest reward. My profession is challenging and stimulating and it inspires me every day!” Rachel Shaffer is a licensed and certified massage therapist who has been in practice for more than 9 years. Specializing in assisting professional athletes, Shaffer has become an expert in deep tissue and sports massage. She also excels at prenatal and geriatric therapy. Enhance your current health... and your future health with care from our certified and licensed doctors and practitioners. Sauganash Wellness Center is conveniently located at 6160 N. Cicero Avenue, just one block east of the Eden’s Expressway (I-94) and one block north of Peterson Avenue on Chicago’s North Side. Many insurance plans accepted. Now accepting new patients.

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Dr. Akin is the Chiropractic Physician for the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. Contact us to find out how Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine can help you with your recovery from an injury, treatments to manage your acute or chronic pain or a program to improve your performance and prevent injuries.

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TrAininG SiTe coorDinATor AT WATerfAll Glen foreST PreServe in DArien to know each other. I will call on runners who are now in their second year to tell the first timers how successful their first year was and why they are back for more. I will ask runners recently back from a race to talk about that and we always feature our “Charity Runner of the Week.” CARA partners with more than 60 charities. Charity runners are a pillar of marathoning and are a big reason the sport enjoys such widespread support (who else can effectively shut down large portions of a city and throngs come out and cheer?). Charity runners get the opportunity to address the group, explain which charity they are supporting and why. I will then forward by email a link to the runner’s fundraising page to everyone. After the run, there are always fluids and snacks that the groups take turns bringing out, which allows runners to get to know each other, even if they are not in the same pace group. When all that is over, I (and the other two or three Group Leaders handling water stops) pick up my water stop, bring it home, clean all the jugs, dry them out and put them away until next week. I get a little breakfast when I prepare the jugs and try to get a little lunch when I am putting them all away. Q When did you become the site coordinator? A I first ran with CARA’s marathon training pro-

gram in 2005. I was a volunteer Group Leader for a few years and then became the Site Coordinator in 2010. This will be my fifth year.

Jim Murphy

Q Do you usually train with the group at Darien, or do you run on your own? A Oh, yeah, I both train with the groups and run on my own. Like other Group Leaders I usually run with the same group but will fill in for others when a Group Leader is out sick or on vacation. As long as my usual group is covered by another Group Leader, sometimes I run with groups just to get to know the runners. I can’t remember all the names, but I try to get to know the runners.

Q Walk me through a typical Saturday morning during marathon training. What do you as the site coordinator for cArA’s Darien long runs? A The runs generally start at 7 a.m., but I am working by 5 a.m., checking emails to see if any Group Leaders will be out on short notice, calculating the wet bulb temperature to compare it to the heat and humidity safety guidelines, perhaps looking at weather radar for storms, grabbing a little to eat, making gallons of Gatorade, filling up jugs of ice water, loading up the SUV and setting up one of the water stops on the course all before getting to the start line by 6:30 or so. Two or three other Group Leaders are also getting

Q What do you enjoy the most about being a site coordinator? A Guiding runners through a tough training program, supporting them when they doubt themselves or falter and sharing in their joy when they conquer difficult goals. With perseverance, people can overcome what seem like impossible obstacles and accomplish amazing things. It is great to be there when they do so and rewarding to play a small role in their success. As I have learned in other contexts (swinging a hammer for Habitat for Humanity or tutoring a student in a struggling public school) many of life’s greatest pleasures come when you help others with no expectation of pay or reward. The bonus for me is that at the same time I stay in shape and get to run a few marathons a year.

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their water stops set up on the course. I won’t be home most Saturdays until about 11 a.m. My SUV is the collection point for snacks runners have brought to share at the end of the run. A Group Leader from one of the fast groups will take the car key and set up the snacks because they will be the first group finished. Before the run I will have some short announcements on logistical or training topics, describe the course (how many miles, any turnaround points, etc.) and identify where the water stops and bathrooms are located. I also find a way for people to get




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