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“Events become less common as many athletes move indoors due to the cold. But falling temperatures don’t have to coincide with less activity.” While endurance races take place in the Chicago area year round, the season, once again, has begun to slow down for the year. With the exception of Thanksgiving, one of the most popular days of the year to hold an event, races become less common as many athletes move indoors due to the cold, snow and reduced daylight. Falling temperatures don’t have to coincide with less activity, though. As Melissa Silverberg shows on page 33, spinning has taken off in popularity and provides athletes from a variety of sport backgrounds with an exhilarating way to stay in shape without needing to brave the elements. With many spin studios throughout the city and suburbs, Chicago-area fitness enthusiasts can easily find a studio that fits their style and schedule. This time of year also, of course, brings the holidays. If you need ideas for what to get the active lifestyle enthusiast in your life, be sure to check out pages 36-39. We rounded up nearly two dozen different products ideal for runners, cyclists, fitness aficionados and outdoor activity lovers. With most products available at local specialty stores, you can feel good about supporting local business while surprising the athlete in your life with great gear to keep them motivated during the winter. And if you’re not quite ready to let race season go, we have a complete recap of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on page 40. Think you did well compared to your fellow Illinoisans? The top 100 male and female finishers from the state are all listed on page 42.

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Syndicate Track Club BY MANON BLACKMAN

The Syndicate Track Club has one major goal: to help runners find the best versions of themselves. Started unofficially three years ago by Dave Coligado, the Syndicate Track Club entered Chicago’s running scene in earnest last January with a handful of members. Since then, the group has grown to include several dozen runners all training together for the same race voted on by club members. This fall, runners targeted the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon or Bank of America Chicago Marathons. “This isn’t for someone who wants to run and just finish,” Coligado says. “This is for people who have a couple under their belts and have a goal.” Coligado emphasizes that each runner’s particular goal matters less than the fact that they aim to better their performance on race day. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a 4:30 runner looking for a 4:15 or a 3:20 runner looking for a 3:10,” Coligado says. “We just want people to improve from where they were previously.” To achieve that, Coligado, who has taken a variety of strength and conditioning and running courses online, provides members with free workouts through TrainingPeaks, an online training plan platform. Each week features one track workout, one tempo workout and one Saturday long run along with weekly strength and conditioning designed to improve running performance.

“A lot of people are PRing, getting faster, their mile times are dropping,” Coligado says. “There’s a sense of camaraderie. Everyone’s suffering and getting better at the same time.” Colidago’s drive to improve himself and others comes from his past experience. He has lost over half his body weight since changing his diet and lifestyle along with incorporating running and fitness into his life. He ran his first half marathon in 2008, and, while watching the Bank of America Chicago Marathon that same year with his father, who was hospitalized due to a brain tumor, signed up for a 50K less than one month later. Coligado finished the 50K in 4:47 and gave his medal to his father the following day. Two days later, his father passed away. After that, he decided to stop smoking and intensely dedicated himself to running, completing his first official marathon in January 2009 while fundraising for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. “I never thought I could get to where I am now,” Coligado says. “A lot of people get in this mindset of, ‘This is the best I’m going to be.’ Everyone should give themselves the opportunity to be the best version of themselves. People are afraid to get out of their comfort zone and give themselves a chance to be awesome. I think sometimes people need a push or need to see that other people can do it. We want to give that person the tools and the opportunity to do it and do it for free.





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Data and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Students and professor Karen Smilowitz from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering partnered with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to harness the power of the race’s data to assist with race management. This work plays an important role in helping mass participation events operate and make adjustments throughout the day in case of changing situations.

Women for Tri




omen for Tri, an initiative launched last year with the support of Ironman and Life Time, recently announced two programs designed to financially support female triathletes. The 2016 Women for Tri Triathlon Club Grant and Collegiate Scholarship Programs will assist both clubs and college athletes in their pursuit to develop their skills in the sport.

The Women for Tri 2016 Triathlon Club Grant Program will award two rounds of grants of up to $2,500 per club to develop programming and activities that encourage female participation in triathlon. The first round of applications closed on Oct. 31, but the second round of applications remains open until April 30, 2016. All formally organized clubs can apply, and funds can go towards clinics, recruitment, education and networking/social gatherings.

“The Women For Tri initiative was started to help further female participation in the sport of triathlon – while also providing a platform for female triathletes to share, educate and learn,” Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer for IRONMAN, said in a press release. “We are thrilled to kick off the Women For Tri™ Triathlon Club Grant and Collegiate Scholarship Programs. This is the first actionable step Women For Tri is taking towards increasing female participation and we are excited to provide these scholarship and grants to help fund female triathletes at all stages and abilities.”

The Women for Tri 2016 Collegiate Scholarship Program will provide five scholarships of $5,000 each to full-time undergraduate or graduate school students who are active members of their school’s triathlon team. Applications for the scholarship are due by Nov. 30.



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CNN Correspondent Releases Running Memoir

Tom Foreman, a CNN correspondent since 2004, visited the Chicago area in mid-October to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and promote his newlyreleased memoir, My Year of Running Dangerously. In it, Foreman discusses his return to running and his introduction to ultra running.

I’m Not Sore, What Gives?

While delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, may feel familiar to many endurance athletes, not every workout forces you to hobble around the next day. Though you may sometimes experience soreness, it isn’t the best measure of effectiveness. Training logs provide a better representation of your progress over time.

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USA Triathlon released the dates and locations of its 2016 USA Triathlon National Championships in early October. While the Paratriathlon National Championships and Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship dates and locations have yet to be announced, so far two events will take place in the Mideast region. The Clydesdale & Athena National Championships will return to Grand Rapids, Mich., on June 12, and the Youth & Junior National Championships will once again take place in West Chester, Ohio on July 30-31. The full lineup of announced championships is as follows: Winter Triathlon National Championships Jan. 31 | St. Paul, Minn. Collegiate Club National Championships april 22-23 | Clemson, S.C. Off-Road National Championships May 1 | arkadelphia, ark. Long Course Duathlon National Championships May 14 | Cary, n.C.

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merman Angels presented its Angel Award for Community Outreach to Fleet Feet Sports Chicago on Sept. 12 during its annual Wings of Hope Gala. The event, which took place at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, raised funds for the organization’s mission to provide one-on-one cancer support to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

The Angel Award for Community Outreach recognizes an individual or group that has supported the work of Imerman Angels. Fleet Feet Sports Chicago works with the organization’s charity team, Team Imerman Angels, in a variety of ways, providing gear and training to the team along with assisting with the production of the inaugural Brunch Run 5K. Dave Zimmer, owner of Fleet Feet Sports Chicago, accepted the award on behalf of the store.

Clydesdale & Athena National Championships June 12 | Grand Rapids, Mich. Duathlon National Championships June 25 | Bend, Ore. Club National Championships June 25 | Loveland, Colo. Youth & Junior National Championships July 30-31 | West Chester, Ohio Olympic-Distance National Championships aug. 13 | Omaha, neb.

check It out Sproing Sport LauncheS Video WorkoutS Sproing Sport, a fitness studio in Old Town that features unique soft-surface Sproing machines designed to lessen impact to reduce injury risk, recently launched a video workout series that brings unique workouts from Sproing trainers to anyone with access to the Internet. The videos, posted on Sproing Sport’s Facebook page, feature a trainer to explain the workout along with demonstration of the moves required for the workout. Though the exercises work well on a Sproing machine, those without access to one can perform the workouts on any surface. To view the videos, visit www.facebook.com/sproingsport. 18

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rossTown Fitness, a high intensity interval training fitness studio currently located in the West Loop (1031 W. Madison), will open its first location on Chicago’s north side this fall. The new studio, located at 3600 N. Halsted, will bring the gym’s signature style to Lakeview.

we don’t have in the West Loop. It has a different footprint, a different layout as well. There will be reasons for people who want to travel to either spot to experience some added features.”

Graff says the north location will be about 90 percent the same as the West Loop location, with the same branding and finishes, but will includes its own unique elements as well.

The 3,000-square-foot facility will host more than 80 training programs per week, each of which lasts 50 minutes and features a combination of strength and cardiovascular training. Staff and trainers that currently work in the West Loop will also work at the Lakeview location along with additional trainers brought on to handle the expanded clientele base. The north studio will include highlights from the West Loop, including The Daily Feed, CrossTown Fitness’s on-site café and child care. CrossTown Fitness members can train at either location.

“It’s a 2.0 version of the West Loop,” Graff says. “There will be some new equipment there that

For more information, visit crosstownfitness.com.

“It’s the perfect location,” CrossTown Fitness owner Charlie Graff says. “It’s a great neighborhood and there’s a great mini community right around there as well, so it was a no-brainer for us to open up there.”

Gannett company FormS Marathon SerieS Gannett Company, the publishing company that owns a variety of news outlets around the United States, including USA Today, has created a new marathon series that will aim to promote its races around the country using USA Today and other Gannett-owned publications. The USA Today Active Sports Alliance, the name of the series, currently includes 14 20

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races. The Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon, the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, the Go! St. Louis Marathon, the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon and the RiteAid Cleveland Marathon, along with other events around the country, will make up the series. While these events form the series, none will be owned or operated by the USA Today Sports Active Alliance.


“We think of a song as analogous to an exercise and a workout as analogous to a playlist,” Coleman says. “You can customize a playlist any way you want, and you can customize a workout any way you want.” Users open the app, select which type of workout they’d like to complete that day, select how much time they have available for the workout and click begin. From there, the app guides users through exercises, none of which require gym equipment, demonstrating how to perform the exercise through videos and allowing users to skip exercises they find too challenging. Users can also select from over 200 exercises available in the app’s library to create their own custom workout which they can share with others if they so choose. “The people who tend to be the most die hard are people who want to be fit but need fitness that’s going to adapt to their lifestyle,” Coleman says. “They have a lot of demands, can’t always make it to the gym or don’t always have the same amount of time every day.”

The series, which plans to add more races by the start of 2016, will allow participating events to expand their national advertising through Gannett publications and hopes to secure national sponsorship as well.

While the app features bodyweight exercises for the moment, Coleman says it plans to expand to small equipment exercises including kettlebells and dumbbells in the near future and eventually feature more complex gym equipment as well.

To learn more about the series, visit idaremeto.com.

Earlier this year, the University of Florida compared 30 popular iPhone fitness apps to activity guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine and found Sworkit Lite ranked the highest out of the apps studied.



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Columba Montes came to the United States from Mexico when she was 20 years old and began running the following year at the prompting of her brother, who told her she’d become overweight if she didn’t run. She started running for 12 minutes and eventually worked up to 40 minutes. After having her daughters, she began to suffer from depression and found running with her oldest daughter in a stroller along the lakefront helped alleviate her symptoms. Friends she met through Chicago United Running invited her to sign up for a half marathon, which she finished in 1:35. She began to train with coach Roberto Alverez five months later and since then has gone on to become one of the top female runners in the area. She won the CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit in 2012 and had a solid lead in this year’s competition through mid-October. Montes aimed to break one hour in the 10 miler this year, but a rock in her shoe caused a blister and kept her from achieving that by 45 seconds. Next year, she wants to improve her 5K time and continue her coaching role with the Mini Chicago Road Runners.

bob laRue

What began as a bucket list item turned into a lifestyle for Bob LaRue. After completing his first Bank of America Chicago Marathon with his siblings in 2009 and his first Chicago Triathlon the same year, LaRue continued competing, increasing his distance in triathlon in particular to the full Ironman. In September, LaRue finished fifth at Ironman Wisconsin, taking second in the 30-34 age group with a 9:34:59 time that qualified him for the Ironman World Championships in Kona next year. Nine days later, he defended his title in the Conway Park Autumn Classic, winning the race for the sixth consecutive year with a blistering 15:30 5K. LaRue ran the New York City Marathon on Nov. 1, which he says is his favorite marathon, and plans to focus on triathlons next year in preparation for competing in Kona.

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t just 15 years old, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Jr. of Chicago’s Southwest Side will compete in this year’s XTERRA World Championships race on Nov. 1 in Maui, Hawaii. He has already achieved his two main goals going into the race by first making the event, as well as being race’s youngest competitor, battling from the bottom of his 1519 age group. Carlos’s road to Hawaii was not a paved one, and rightfully so. As a hybrid sport, the XTERRA series, created in 1996, is considered the premier offroad triathlon series in the world. Consisting of an open water ocean swim, mountain bike and trail running legs, it is a fight from start to finish. After meeting Carlos and his parents at Palmisano Park before he got in a late evening working, I could tell he was up for it. Soft but well spoken, Carlos has more of a wrestler’s build from his time in the pool as a water polo player for Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Triathlon racing is also in his blood, as his father, Juan Carlos 24

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Sr., was once a professional triathlete in his home country of Mexico. Riding BMX bikes from the age of 3, Carlos latched onto triathlons while spectating at his father’s triathlon races. Also drawn to mountain biking at an early age, it was a natural progression toward the off road XTERRA racing series. Along his path to qualifying for this year’s championship race, he competed in his first ever XTERRA race in 2012 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, taking second overall. The following year, he would do one better by winning the event. In his first-ever Olympic distance XTERRA in Pelham, Alabama this past summer, he finished second in his age group. Besides training for the XTERRA by racing the series’s events, Carlos also races cyclocross for the Heritage Club team out of Lincoln Park. He usually doubles up events by competing in both the Category 3 and Juniors 15-18 age group races. Also in preparation for the race, Carlos has simulated the high heat and humidity of Hawaii’s climate by training with extra

layers when possible. These things, coupled with his supportive parents, teammates, and family friends, have enabled Carlos to stay motivated even through the most difficult of days. Exactly one year ago, Carlos was selected as Kid Athlete of the Month by Chicago Athlete, where he mentioned his goal of qualifying for this year’s National Championship race, which has now come to fruition. By staying on course and continuing his hard work both in school and training, Carlos has been able to achieve many of his lofty goals while being a role model for other younger athletes on his triathlon team, the Tri-Builders. None of this personal sacrifice comes without monetary obligations though, which is why Juan Ortega, a family friend, helped set up a gofundme.com webpage (https://www.gofundme.com/zy6pfz84) to help with the costs of getting to Hawaii. Any additional help to reach their goal of covering Carlo’s costs for the championship race will be greatly appreciated.





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At mile 32, however, things changed for Rice. “I was like a new person,” she says. “I was 1:30-2:00 minutes per mile faster over the last 18 and finished third in my age group.” Rice runs on behalf of Team Eisenberg, the endurance sports team that benefits the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation and its mission to support gastrointestinal cancer research. The foundation, headquartered in Northfield, works with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University to develop prevention and treatment of the full spectrum of GI cancers. Rice found out about Team Eisenberg through work and has raised over $16,000 for the organization during her involvement with the team. “I did not expect the amount of response I got [after sending out an email blast for donations],” Rice says. “So many people said that their dad or mom or sister or aunt has passed away from GI cancer, which made it more personal very quickly. All these people I knew: I had no idea they had lost people to GI cancer.” Thinking about those who benefit from the work done by the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation helps motivate Rice during particularly tough moments in running. “[During my] 50 miles, I had no control over what my body was doing that day,” she says. “I thought, ‘You should still be smiling through this, because I know other people who have smiled through much worse.’ Sometimes the only control we have is over our attitudes and not our bodies. All the people I know definitely inspired me to finish my 50 miler and finish strong.”

Kelley Rice charity: team eisenberg


ltramarathoner Kelley Rice can run incredible distances today, but that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, when Rice began her fitness journey, she couldn’t run one block. “Throughout my childhood I was very heavy, and heavy off and on again throughout high school and college,” Rice says. “I maxed out at 220 pounds.” Rice began walking the Lakefront Trail, progressed to jogging and ran her first half marathon in 2004. Now at a healthy weight, as of September, Rice had run four full marathons, three 50K 26

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races and a 50-mile race, along with dozens of shorter races. Rice completed her first 50 miler in September at the Hennepin Hundred in Sterling, and though the race didn’t get off to the best start, by the end Rice described it as “one of the best days of my life.” “My legs just weren’t cooperating,” Rice says. “I was pushing as hard as I could. I’d look at my watch and wasn’t picking up any speed—not that you’re going to run 50 miles speedily—but the effort did not match what was displaying on my watch.”

This year, Team Eisenberg participated in the Cinco de Miler in May, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon in July and will take part in the Hot Chocolate 15K in November, but it also allows runners to pick any race and use it for fundraising. Many of the races Rice has run haven’t been official Team Eisenberg events, but she always gets a call the day before the race regardless, wishing her luck and following up afterwards to see how the race went. “You don’t have to be a big runner to get involved with Team Eisenberg,” Rice says. “At the end of the day, it’s about raising awareness for a cancer that doesn’t get enough publicity even though it’s one of the most deadly cancers. If you want to do a 5K walk or run/walk: it doesn’t have to be a half marathon, marathon or 50 miler. You don’t have to be a speedy runner. At the end of the day, it’s about raising awareness for GI cancer and raising money if possible.”

1971 Brian Sobczak, 2:36:02 / Kathy Miller, 3:47 1972 Wally Rodriquez, 2:27:06 / Rose Thomas, 3:35 1973 Sid Sink, 2:32 / Sigrid Nadon, 3:18 1974 Jason Lindsey, 2:27:49 / Sigrid Nadon, 3:12 1975 Don Slusser III, 2:28:19 / Rose Thomas, 3:38:54 1976 Don Slusser III, 2:26:44 / Alexa Kraft, 3:01:56 1977 Matt McGowan, 2:27:17 / Kitty Consolo, 3:15 1978 David McDonald, 2:23:36 / Gina Zambrano 3:14 1979 Bob McOmber, 2:24:44 / Iris Black 3:04 1980 Don Slusser III, 2:22:36 / Lynn Fuda Fudala, 2:59:49 1981 Gary Bryan, 2:30:51 / Leslie Cohen, 3:09:51 1982 Mark Lohman, 2:25:46 / Lorna Ritchey, 3:20:42 1983 Bob Franklin, 2:25:39 / Mary Hanudel, 3:04:10 1990 Gary Bryan, 2:29:31 / Sarah Davis, 2:54:50 1994 Glenn Miller, 2:36:27 / Susan Hickey, 3:06:21 1992 Tom Wilhelm, 2:32:02 / Penny Grandstaff, 3:05:27 1993 Bill Valenzano, 2:34:11 / Marybeth Dillen, 2:59:22 1994 Tom Fries, 2:28:17 / Jill Ortman 3:04:15 1995 Gary Purse, 2:33:36 / Cindy Shipman, 2:57:33 1996 Jim Yeomans, 2:39:03 / Serena Fraser, 3:10:47 1997 Jeffrey Martin, 2:32:14 / Rebecca Hayward, 3:13:16 1998 Andrew Jones, 2:33:25 / Karen McCracken, 3:10:52 1999 Barry Lewis, 2:40:35 / Karen McCracken, 3:09:54 2000 Patrick Benedict, 2:38:14 / Laura Bell, 2:57:44 2001 Patrick Benedict, 2:39:36 / Monica Joyce, 3:08:04 2002 Henry Maldonado, 2:34:53 / Nancy Schubring, 3:12:45 2003 Robert Mitchell, 2:23:38 / Cheryl Klotkowski, 3:01:29 2004 Aaron Ushur, 2:34:48 / Katie Drumm, 3:24:52 2005 Oskar Martin, 2:31:33 / Connie Gardner, 3:14:05 2006 Ryan Des Desgrange, 2:27:51 / Lisa Veneziano, 3:11:50 2007 Chris Siemers, 2:21:22 / Meghan Lout, 3:04:38 2008 Paul Riley, 2:38:36 / Tammy Lyberg, 3:16:09 2009 Matthew Folk, 2:31:04 / Sarah Plaxton, 3:03:01 2010 Matthew Folk, 2:28:23 / Beth Wood Woodward, 3:01:42 2011 R.P. White, 2:27:49 / Shanna Ailes Istnick, 2:59:15 2012 Mat Matthew Folk, 2:26:27 / Jessica Odorcic, 2:51:52 2013 Evan Gaynor, 2:21:20 / Laura Gillette, 3:04:01 2014 Geoffrey Kiprotich, 2:24:03 / Katie Kay, 2:56:27 2015 Peter Chebet, 2:21:06 / Samantha Bluske, 2:47:20 2016 #RunToledo, You

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* Winter Ways to Stay Outside Believe it or not, some of us are “winter people.” My family, including teenagers, looks forward to the season because we love to cross country ski, hike and snowshoe together. But winter can be tough. Chicagoans tend stay indoors and eat more than we should, creating environments for everything from cabin fever to depression. Getting involved in organized inside sports like swim teams, basketball and indoor soccer can help you remain active during the winter, but you should also go outdoors every day to thrive during this season. Having fun with your family outside can turn a dark, cold day into beautiful, fresh fun. The Cook County Forest Preserve offers a wide variety of outdoor activities all winter long. You and your kids can go on an Owl Prowl at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook or study hawks at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center in Willow Springs. You can take Archery 101 at the Dan Ryan Woods in Chicago, courses on native plants at the Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in Lemont and a Turkey Trot Hike at the Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest. In December, Caldwell Woods in Chicago hosts a Family Night Out with Stars, Stories and S’mores. What could be more fun? The Chicago Park District’s North Park Village Nature Center offers classes on making rope from Illinois plants, collecting seeds to plant next year, turtles and storytelling. You can take an outdoor class on urban forestry at Grand Crossing Park or 28

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go on a Wild Poets Hike at Palmer Park. You can welcome in the Winter Solstice at North Park and learn Wild Crafting at West Lawn Park.

Kenya Pérez is a 9-year-old fourth grader at

The special destination activities above can pepper your winter weekends with active fun, but you should also get outside on weekdays. One way to do this could be to have a family winter walking contest. Put up a chart marked with “Minutes of Walking.” As a family, come up with some agreed upon incentives to reward each milestone. Set a goal for the winter, for example, walking for 15 minutes per day, six days per week for ten weeks, or see who can walk 1,000 minutes first in the family. Plan a celebration for the end of winter to commemorate everyone’s efforts. Parents, set positive examples. Walk together when possible and make it fun! Think of the conversations you’ll have.

tory basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and yoga

Encourage outside play whenever possible. Build those snowmen; have those snowball fights. Invite friends over to play outside. Teach your kids how to dress properly for the weather so that they are comfortable and can have fun.

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Gather up the hats, mittens and warm layers, prepare the soup in the slow cooker and find the hot chocolate. Winter can offer as much outdoor adventure as any season. And regular doses of activity, fresh air and family time together can brighten everyone’s mood. Enjoy!

ies with her dad and reading comic books.

Eliza Chappell Elementary School who loves sports. Over the last year, she has tried introducprograms at her school. During the summer, she trains for triathlon by running and biking with


her mom and swimming at Chase Park. This past August, she raced in her third Lifetime Kids


Triathlon with her best time so far. “She is very enthusiastic and shows her determination,” says her mom, Veronica Laureano. Kenya is an hon-


ors student at her school and just started playing saxophone in the school band. This year, she is competing in the CARA Youth Circuit. She won Shuffle 1K races and competed in the Park Ridge Charity Classic 5K for the first time. Next year, she wants to run cross country and track for her fifth grade class. Her hobbies are watching mov-

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indoor cycling StudioS rise in PoPularity

By Melissa silverBerg

it’S dark and Someone at the front of the room iS Screaming at you. you’re pedaling aS faSt aS you can aS Sweat pourS down your face. You aren’t having a nightmare. In fact, you signed up for this. And if you believe the hype, you’ll soon be addicted to the rush of the spin class: a craze that has grown in the fitness world for years and shows no signs of slowing down. As spin classes continue to grow in popularity and more studios pop up around the Chicago area, regular athletes and newcomers alike are trying the high-intensity workout and sticking with it. “It is addicting because it gets your endorphins and happy juices flowing and it just makes you feel so good that you keep coming back for more,” Jennifer Solberg, co-owner of Spynergy Cycling Studio in Winnetka for more than 15 years, says. While studios differ slightly, the general idea is the same: set up lines of bikes with an instructor in the front encouraging riders who pedal, jump and twist to the beat of loudly pulsating music for an energetic and exhausting workout. “There’s nothing like keeping pace with the beat,” Patty Norcross, co-owner of Cycle Cross in Park Ridge, says. “It almost feels like you are in a nightclub dancing.”

“it is addicting because it gets your endorphins and happy juices flowing and it just makes you feel so good that you keep coming back for more.” — Jennifer solberg MyChiCagoathlete.CoM

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take it for a Spin Norcross has done marathons, triathlons and half Ironman races, but says no matter what she trained for, spin classes have always been a part of her regimen. “Everyone can do it. It has a lower impact on your joints,” Norcross says. “Being a runner, as I’ve gotten older I’ve had to cut down on my long runs because of my joints, but with cycling I’ve never had any issues.” Cycle Cross has a large screen taking up one of its walls that guides riders through 140 different destinations from the hills of Europe to the roads of New York during class. From seeing the snow in the mountains to watching the sunrise in the plains, Norcross says the screen makes time pass faster as riders pedal through real life scenery. “I’ve always worked out because mentally it gave me strength,” Norcross says. “You put your body through a strenuous workout and it releases a lot of pent up energy and calms you down. You can get that in a quick spin class.” Kevin Teborek opened his studio, E-Town Cycle, in Evanston in June, which joins the intensity of spin with a number of other workouts. His classes include one that combines 40 minutes of spinning with 20 minutes of yoga, one that splits an hour between the spin bike and CrossFit, and a two-hour class where riders race to get to 50 miles as fast as they can. “It’s a really nice hybrid of things,” he says. “We want to work the entire body. Diversification is huge. We can’t just live off one thing.” Though spinning takes place in a group setting, studio owners say it is still a personal experience. Each rider controls the resistance on his or her bike, so while it may look like two people next to one another get the same workout, they likely have differences. “Everyone is feeding off each other,” Solberg said. “Being part of the group motivates you to push yourself.” Solberg admits that spinning may intimidate newcomers who think they can’t keep up with the class, but she encourages everyone to try it.


It’s also a great way to keep in shape during Chicago’s prolonged winter season when only the bravest runners and cyclists venture outdoors, Cennamano says.

— Donna Cennamano

Some studios pit riders against riders for a more competitive atmosphere. At Flywheel Chicago’s Gold Coast and Old Town studios, nearly 50 riders try to pedal their way to the top of the leader board during each class.

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Flywheel is an international chain of more than 30 studios where spin classes are choreographed to the music and tech savvy tablets on each bike record and store the rider’s metrics, whether they opt in or out of the competition.

“it’s really challenging experience, but it’s as challenging as the rider sets out for it to be. it adds that extra spark, that extra motivation to have a good, fun competition amongst each other.”

“You can make it easy or you can make it hard,” Solberg says, “which means this is something everyone can do.”


“It’s a really challenging experience, but it’s as challenging as the rider sets out for it to be,” Donna Cennamano, master instructor, says. “It adds that extra spark, that extra motivation to have a good, fun competition amongst each other.”

While the exercise benefits the body and mind, most spinning enthusiasts say the craze is popular because of what happens when people get off their bikes. “It’s more about the people. You are making new friends and sharing an hour together in a kind of intimate space. People start breaking down all the walls they’ve put up and it becomes very empowering,” Teborek says. Nowhere is that more evident than at SoulCycle’s locations in the Loop and Old Town. At $30 a class, SoulCycle costs more than many other spinning options in the city, but participating means you get to be part of the community that everyone from Oprah to Lady Gaga has embraced. “What SoulCycle has managed to pinpoint is that it’s not just about the workout. You go to see friends, hang out, share a common experience and also to work out and feel good,” Chicago instructor Anthony McClain says. “We try to cultivate an experience that we’re all in this together. It’s not just about sweating. It’s a lifestyle.” The “sanctuary,” as SoulCycle calls its studios, have anywhere between 40 and 70 bikes in a room lit by a few candles near the instructor’s bike.

“For people who are new you don’t feel like everyone is looking at you,” McClain says. “But, also when the lights are down and I ask you to focus on the sound of my voice you can close your eyes, feel your body and appreciate the moment.” While spinning has been in the spotlight for a while now, frequent riders say the craze isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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LocaL StudioS Most studios have deals for newcomers or pricing packages based on the number of classes you buy. Prices listed below are for one drop-in class.

+ Soul CyCle Cost: $30

The Loop: 111 W. Wacker, Chicago | 312-337-7685 Old Town: 1225 N. Wells St., Chicago

+ e-Town CyCle Cost: $20

2121 Ashland Ave., Evanston | 874-859-2148

+ CyCle CroSS Cost: $15

636 Busse Highway, Park Ridge | 847-720-4409

+ Flywheel SporTS Cost: $28

Gold Coast: 710 N. State St., Chicago | 312-624-8485 Old Town: 1653 N. Wells St., Chicago | 312-724-7554

+ Spynergy

CyCling STudio Cost: $20

813 Oak St., Winnetka | 847-441-8024

+ Full pSyCle Cost: $24

2121 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago | 312-685-2289

+ go CyCle STudio Cost: $23

525 W. North Ave., Chicago | 312-878-4999 35

Unsure of what to get the athlete in your life for the holidays? Let out gift guide help you out! With a variety of products from a range of price points all available at local retailers, you’re sure to find something that fits your loved one’s needs and your budget.

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Orcas Active Fit Wireless Earbuds | $99.95 Why you want it: Take your music on the go without the hassle of cords. Orcas Active Fit Wireless Earbuds are sweatproof, waterproof and feature a built-in microphone along with a volume/song toggle. Where you can find it: REI, Burton

Injinji EX-CELERATOR Compression 2.0 | $49 Why you want it: If you love the unique five-toe design Injinji socks use but also crave the benefits of compression, these socks provide you with the best of both worlds. With graduated compression, these socks help promote circulation both for performance and recovery. Where you can find it: REI, Uncle Dan’s, Dick Pond Athletics, Peak Running Company

Zensah Smart Running Gloves | $29.99 Why you want it: Maintain full access to your smartphone without freezing your fingers while out on the run. These gloves feature touch screen technology that allows wearers to use their phone while wearing the gloves and include silicon gripping to keep your phone in your hand. With fabric designed for breathability and a micro suede thumb to made for nose-wiping, these gloves have everything you need to stay comfortable and connected while out and about during the winter. Where you can find it: REI, Road Runner Sports, Lively Running

Bedgear Dri-Tec® Performance Sheets | $195-$285, depending on size Why you want it: With Dri-Tec fabric and Air-X mesh sidewalls and hems to regulate your body temperature, these sheets will help you sleep well to optimize recovery from your day’s activities. Moisture-wicking properties help you stay comfortable, much like the tech gear you may wear during a workout. Where you can find it: www.bedgear.com 36



Zackees Turn Signal Gloves | $69.95 Why you want it: Alert motorists to your intentions using signals they should immediately recognize with Zackees Turn Signal gloves. These cycling gloves feature battery-powered flashing LED lights in an arrow design that acts like a vehicle’s turn signal. Where you can find it: zackees.com

Zensah Fit & Firm Tight

149.99 (FULL TIGHTS); $129.99 (CAPRIS) Why you want it: Available in full and capri lengths, will keep you comfortable and supported with graduated compression for your muscles and an adjustable, foldable waistband to increase or decrease midriff coverage. The sides of the tights feature open mesh side panels to increase breathability Where you can find it: REI, Road Runner Sports, Lively Running

SPIbelt Performance Series | $25.99 Why you want it: Stash your gear—yes, even your large smartphone—around your waist on the run. The SPIbelt Performance Series features four gel loops to hold you over on long runs and the pocket expands to hold a phone, keys, cash or other items you may need to bring along. Where you can find it: Running Away Multisport, DNA Athletics, Lively Running, The Runner’s Soul

Momentum Evolve Wrap

Yogasmoga Sunday Tee | $64

Why you want it: Features black or brown leather bands and a non-tarnishing plaque with an inspirational message. Plaques come with pre-made or custom sayings and are interchangeable.

Why you want it: This is the shirt you’ll want to live in. It (almost) feels too nice to work out in! It performed well through an intense yoga class, an easy run and a gym workout. You might want more than one color of this model. It’s that good.

Where you can find it: Lively Running

Where you can find it: yogasmoga.com

$27.99 ($9.99 for additional plaques)

Lululemon Men Surge Warm 1/2 Zip | $118 Why you want it: Featuring Lululemon’s Silverescent technology, this pullover will stay stink-free while you stay active. Reflective details increase your visibility and thumb loops make sure the sleeves don’t ride up. Where you can find it: Lululemon




Lululemon Men Surge Jacket | $118 Why you want it: With ventilation, storage and reflectivity, this jacket serves all of your outdoor active needs once the temperature drops. It also includes a storable hood, allowing you to cover your head when necessary or tuck it away for more favorable conditions. Where you can find it: Lululemon

Balega Blister Resist No Show Socks | $13 Why you want it: Specifically designed for running, these socks feature a hand linked toe seam and a Drynamix Mohair footbed to help protect against blisters. Socks come in a variety of colors to match every runner’s personal sense of style. Where you can find it: Most local running specialty stores

Zoot Diego Shoes | $150 Why you want it: Cushioning fans, this shoe’s for you. As Zoot’s maximum cushioning offering, this shoe combines comfort and responsiveness in one lightweight package, checking in at 10.8 oz. for women and 12.5 oz. for men. The shoe’s construction makes transitioning from mid-food to toe-off easy with Progressive Forward Roll design. Where you can find it: Fleet Feet Sports, Element Multisport, Running Away Multisport, Runner’s Edge, Urban Tri Gear, Dick Pond Athletics, Amphibian Multisport, Barrington Running Company, Naperville Running Company, Endure It! Sports

Pearl Izumi Fly Thermal Tight | $80 Why you want it: Part of Pearl Izumi’s BioViz™ RUN line, these tights will keep you warm through winter. BioViz™ products allow runners to be visible from 70 meters away, using fluorescent colors and reflective markers to accomplish this goal. Where you can find it: Element Multisport, Fleet Feet Sports Chicago, Geneva Running Outfitters, Moosejaw, Naperville Running Company, REI, Run Chicago, Runner’s High ‘n Tri

Jabra Sport Coach | $149.99 Why you want it: Jabra Sport Coach puts a personalized coach in your ears. These wireless headphones pair with Jabra’s Sport Life app to provide coaching through cross training and indoor workouts and also include a motion sensor that will record your distance, pace, steps, cadence and calories burned on a run. On top of that, the headphones feature Dolby™ Sound Enhancement to provide you with high-quality audio during your workout. Where you can find it: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy

Petzl TIKKA Headlamp | $29.95 Why you want it: Don’t let limited daylight hours keep you from your dreams of outdoor winter running. The Petzl TIKKA headlamp features a wide beam and 100 lumen brightness to light your way in the dark. Where you can find it: Moosejaw, Erewhon Mountain Outfitters 38



Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody | $185 Why you want it: This lightly insulated jacket features Polartec® Alpha® insulation to keep you warm even in adverse conditions. With a moisture-wicking hood, sleeves and back panel, the jacket stays dry and breathes and has a flattering fit to keep you comfortable and stylish at the same time. Where you can find it: Uncle Dan’s, Erehwon Mountain Outfitters, REI

Amphipod Hydraform Flash HydraStrobe Water Bottle $29.95 (12 oz.); $34.95 (20 oz.) Why you want it: Stay hydrated and visible on the run with this unique handheld water bottle. The ergonomic design fits to the curve of your hand and features an integrated LED sleeve with a red flashing light. The bottle also includes a pocket for storing nutrition, cash, keys or all of the above. Where you can find it: Most local specialty retailers

Swrve Cotton/Modal Henley | $50 Why you want it: This functional shirt works just as well on a bike commute as it does on a night out. The inclusion of Modal, a natural fiber derived from beechwood trees, makes the shirt naturally odor resistant. Where you can find it: Cycle Smithy, roll: Clybourn, Rapid Transit Cycle Shop, On the Route

YOGASMOGA Run Jump Play Capri | $88 Why you want it: These pants were made to move, and they passed the sheer test with flying colors. The quality construction can’t be beat. These pants would be perfect for yoga, running, gym, and high intensity classes – very versatile! Where you can find it: This newer company hasn’t made it into our local retailers yet, so for now www.yogasmoga.com.

Tasc Performance Bywater Hi-Lo | $68 Why you want it: The Tasc Performance’s Bywater Hi-Lo top comfortable is enough for lounging around but warm enough to keep you comfortable on a casual outdoor workout. Where you can find it: Endure It! Life, Fitness Formula Clubs, KRU Strength and Fitness, Northerly Outfitters, Ltd., Midtown Athletic Club, Dick Pond Athletics, Edward Health & Fitness Center, Erehwon Mountain Outfitters, Lake Forest Health & Fitness, Peak Running, Run Today, Lively Running, Moosejaw

Ibex Woolies 2 Crew | $110 Why you want them: The Ibex Woolies 2 Crew baselayer features Merino wool to keep you warm without harboring odor-causing bacteria. The shirt works well for activities like skiing or just being out and about on a cold day. Where you can find it: Uncle Dan’s, Overland, Camp Willow, King Keyser, Endure It! Life MYCHICAGOATHLETE.COM



kastor SETS AMERICAN MASTER’S RECORD On the hottest race day since 2011, over 37,000 runners filled the streets of Chicago for the 38th Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 11, where Deena Kastor celebrated the 10th anniversary of her victory in Chicago by setting a new American master’s record. Kastor, who set the world master’s half marathon record last year, finished seventh overall in 2:27:47, almost a full minute faster than the previous master’s marathon record set by Colleen De Reuck in Chicago in 2005. BY BETHANY STRIPP | PHOTOS BY ALI ENGIN

Perennial wheelchair champion McFadden continued her winning streak at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, besting her own course record in the process. McFadden crossed the finish line in 1:41:10 with a solid lead on second place finisher Manuela Schaer of Switzerland, who finished in 1:41:56.

seconds ahead of Yebrugal Melese. Birhane Dibaba’s 2:24:24 was good for third at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but the Abbott World Marathon Majors points she picked up as a result of that finish moved her into second place in this year’s AWMM competition.

Dickson Chumba of Kenya won the first pacer-free Bank of America Chicago Marathon in over 20 years in 2:09:25: the slowest winning time since the infamous 2007 race, when heat and humidity forced the race to close the course after about three and a half hours. Chumba, Sammy Kitwara and Abera Kuma broke away from the lead pack at mile 20, with Chumba establishing a 20-second lead by mile 24. Chumba, who finished third at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last year, ended up winning by 25 seconds, with Kitwara finishing second in 2:09:50 and Sammy Ndungu taking third in 2:10:06.

Kastor was the top American woman at the race this year as well, followed by Sara Hall (2:31:14) and Sarah Crouch (2:32:51). Luke Puskedra was the first American male finisher, taking five minutes off his PR with a 2:10:24, followed by Elkanah Kibet (2:11:31) and Fernando Cabada (2:15:36).

In the women’s race, half marathon world record holder Florence Kiplagat, also of Kenya, broke the tape in 2:23:33. Kiplagat pulled ahead near the 40K mark and finished 10




Kurt Fearnley of Australia won the men’s wheelchair race, improving on his second place finish from last year. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon served as the U.S. Paralympic Trials, and McFadden, Chelsea McClammer, Joshua George and Aaron Pike all earned a spot on the U. S. Paralympic Team for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Full results from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon are available at www.chicagomarathon.com.


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Yerkes, Patrick (USA) Leonard, Dan (USA) Harris, Chris (USA) Rosendahl, Evan (USA) Wennblom, Martin (USA) Welch, Sam (USA) Wood, Samuel (USA) Contreras, Jonathan (USA) Dockemeyer, Kevin (USA) Brunette, Mike (USA) Calvario, Rich (USA) Herman, Jeffrey (USA) Dubow, Jordan (USA) Castady, Greg (USA) Gunby, Craig (USA) Quaranto, Michael (USA) King, Aaron (USA) Oliver, Kevin (USA) Mathis, Pete (USA) Kopelow, Dan (USA) Sather, Evan (USA) Hopper, Ryan (USA) Antczak, Devan (USA) Butler, Brad (USA) Hansen, David (USA) Clark, Sean (USA) Clark, Steven (USA) Hernandez, Daniel (USA) Jr. Stanton, Daniel (USA) Curry, Ryan (USA) Woods, Dan (USA) Zavalishin, Joseph (USA) Apfelbaum, Sean (USA) Harrington, James (USA) McDonough, Matthew (USA) Martino, Thomas (USA) Fritsch, Patrick (USA) Gill, Sean (USA) Labelle, Ian (USA) Keller, Reuben (USA) Hlavin, Steve (USA) Shannon, Matthew (USA) Yelsey, Josh (USA) Dettloff, Matt (USA) Stehling, Michael (USA) Villicana, Matt (USA) Engel, Stephen (USA) Sieja, John (USA) Reay, Mason (USA) Laumann, Scott (USA)



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02:47:15 02:47:34 02:47:40 02:47:56 02:47:56 02:48:01 02:48:15 02:48:17 02:48:18 02:48:18 02:48:22 02:48:27 02:48:29 02:48:53 02:49:21 02:49:27 02:49:28 02:49:40 02:49:49 02:49:57 02:49:59 02:50:18 02:50:29 02:50:38 02:50:59 02:51:15 02:52:09 02:52:12 02:52:19 02:52:24 02:52:27 02:52:34 02:52:44 02:52:52 02:52:55 02:53:00 02:53:04 02:53:17 02:53:32 02:53:36 02:53:37 02:53:43 02:54:08 02:54:11 02:54:13 02:54:40 02:54:54 02:55:01 02:55:01 02:55:08




Kersjes, Lauren (USA) Snyder, Kati (USA) Cieslak, Kylen (USA) Kromrey, Loryn (USA) Panke, Elizabeth (USA) Kurian, Emily (USA) Crutchfield, Julie (USA) Manaois, Claire (USA) Ballas, Elissa (USA) Manley, Pamela (USA) Teunissen, Shannon (USA) Bailey, Elizabeth (USA) Baliga, Sr. Stephanie (USA) Eynon, Adrienne (USA) Lederer, Krista (USA) Van Otterloo, Jen (USA) Link, Laura (USA) Guertin, Valere (USA) Lee, Brittany (USA) Wallen, Jessica (USA) Kretz, Jamie (USA) Campbell, Amy (USA) Mahaney, Sarah (USA) Weinberg, Jill (USA) Parker, Allison (USA) Montag, Julia (USA) Alvarez, Lucia (USA) Buford, Julia (USA) Crowe, Heather (USA) Walters, Allie (USA) Pfaff, Jennifer (USA) Wichmann, Katherine (USA) Williams, Brooke (USA) Lindberg, Maria (USA) Summins, Samantha (USA) Janezic, Megan (USA) Clark, Alyvia (USA) Cook, Amanda (USA) Ritter, Bess (USA) Petry, Kati (USA) Cruickshank, Tiffany (USA) Buckleitner, Katie (USA) Plaskota, Jennifer (USA) Bugg, Caroline (USA) Mullen, Rachel (USA) Koren, Katie (USA) Neuschel, Lauren (USA) Schmidt, Stephanie (USA) Page, Janet (USA) Hufstader, Susannah (USA)





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TIME 02:44:28 02:49:37 02:52:08 02:53:17 02:53:33 02:54:02 02:54:02 02:54:13 02:55:11 02:55:47 02:56:02 02:56:15 02:56:23 02:58:17 02:58:18 02:58:41 02:59:38 03:00:02 03:00:51 03:03:14 03:03:26 03:03:45 03:04:06 03:05:10 03:05:27 03:05:38 03:05:49 03:05:50 03:05:56 03:06:08 03:07:31 03:07:45 03:07:56 03:08:16 03:08:51 03:09:10 03:09:10 03:09:25 03:09:29 03:10:04 03:11:02 03:12:34 03:12:55 03:12:58 03:13:04 03:14:12 03:14:17 03:14:27 03:14:32 03:14:34






Clark, Samantha (USA) Kotara, Kristin (USA) Hughes, Stephanie (USA) Papageorgiou, Laura (USA) Cozzi, Rebecca (USA) Nichols, Leah (USA) Anderson, Megan (USA) Brannigan, Jessica (USA) Beahan, Kelly (USA) Poremba, Alyssa (USA) Crane, Ellen (USA) Porter, Amanda (USA) Wilhoit, Mary (USA) Schaefer, Patricia (USA) Wlezien, Kristin (USA) Kukla, Agnieszka (USA) Roth, Kayla (USA) Arriaga, Yesenia (USA) Rodriguez, Jacqueline (USA) Schneider, Katie (USA) Castner, Kimberly (USA) Langer, Nora (USA) Blackman, Manon (USA) Szklany, Kelly (USA) Ruffolo, Sherry (USA) Olsen, Lindsay (USA) Newell, Jaclyn (USA) Sampson, Syndy (USA) Ellison, Kimberly (USA) Adler, Ashley (USA) Northup, Natalie (USA) Devereux, Lisa (USA) Altshuler, Hannah (USA) Franco, Janet (USA) Layden, Jen (USA) Arundel, Maggie (USA) Weisman, Jill (USA) McCardel, Morgan (USA) Wong, Sammy (USA) Steigerwald, Cristina (USA) Pierce, Lauren (USA) Frydryk, Kate (USA) Lane, Sarah (USA) Williams, Melissa (USA) Pantanapichet, Monica (USA) Baumgart, Leigh (USA) Gardino, Shauna (USA) Koniuch, Katherine (USA) Schaffer, Stephanie (USA) Healy, Kaileen (USA)





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03:14:35 03:14:39 03:14:49 03:15:40 03:16:12 03:16:14 03:16:18 03:17:09 03:17:17 03:17:31 03:17:49 03:17:51 03:17:52 03:17:54 03:17:57 03:17:57 03:18:02 03:18:04 03:19:21 03:19:39 03:19:43 03:19:45 03:19:54 03:19:55 03:19:56 03:19:57 03:20:00 03:20:17 03:20:20 03:20:44 03:20:48 03:21:03 03:21:16 03:21:28 03:21:36 03:21:37 03:21:39 03:21:40 03:21:51 03:21:59 03:22:31 03:22:42 03:22:49 03:22:59 03:23:13 03:23:18 03:23:19 03:23:39 03:23:53 03:24:09





Chicago Half Marathon and 5K Photo by: Ali Engin

The Magnificent Mile ® Chicago Women’s Half Marathon and 5K SEP T. 6, 2 0 1 5 | C H I CA G O , I L

The Magnificent Mile ® Chicago Women’s Half Marathon and 5K once again featured steamy conditions, but the sticky weather didn’t keep thousands of women from running up and down Michigan Ave. on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Elite athlete Lauren Fleshman came to town for the second year in a row and interacted with race participants throughout the weekend. 5K Results Stephanie Hughes Kaylee Rasmussen Elizabeth Williamson Emily Ryan Erica Agran Alyssa Hui Elizabeth Fournier Taylor Feehley Christine Centeno Stacy Roberts

26 29 32 31 43 17 22 25 25 40

Naperville Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Oak Park Chicago Oak Park Chicago

19:27 19:38 20:03 20:48 21:03 21:19 21:31 21:40 22:02 22:05

Half Marathon Results Danelle Beeson 26 Mel Lawrence 26 Alyvia Clark 23 Elizabeth Panke 25 Collier Lawrence 28 Katelyn Draths 27 Megan Janezic 23 Kierann Toth 31

Evanston Bend, Ore. Chicago Chicago Bend, Ore. Chicago Libertyville

1:19:59 1:21:07 1:22:32 1:23:13 1:23:27 1:24:28 1:25:04 1:26:42





Colorado Springs, Colo.




Loryn Kromrey Krista Lederer

31 35

Chicago Chicago

1:27:05 1:27:41

Buffalo Grove Stampede

S E P T. 6 , 2 0 1 5 | B UF FAL O GRO VE , I L

The annual Buffalo Grove Stampede offered a 5K and 10K, with the 10K serving as the 13th race on this year’s CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit. Elite athlete Tera Moody handily won the women’s race in both the 5K and 10K, finishing more than a minute before second place Lauren Delafeld in the 5K and nearly three minutes ahead of Jacqui Giuliano in the 10K. Men’s 5K Results Nicholas Bowerman Steven Bugarin Peter Jaros Nate McPherson Carleton Smith

32 29 23 30 29

Arlington Heights 16:08 Chicago 16:29 Homewood 16:34 Elmhurst 16:45 Chicago 17:20

Women’s 5K Results Tera Moody Lauren Delafeld Marli April Sue Engebretson Maryclare McQuade

34 26 37 38 45

Chicago 18:36 Mundelein 19:44 Buffalo Grove 21:13 Geneva 21:51 Chesapeake, Va. 22:37

Men’s 10K Results Ryan Giuliano James Akita Emisael Favela Jeremy Ruston Robert Wiegand

30 35 38 35 38

Cary Elmhurst Berwyn East Dundee Chicago




33:13 33:20 33:38 33:49 34:59 Time

Women’s 10K Results Tera Moody Jacqui Giuliano Meg Sullivan Kate Lueders Elizabeth Chenoweth

34 29 35 25 40

Chicago Cary Oak Park Naperville Chicago

36:58 39:37 40:17 40:33 41:06

Oak Brook Half Marathon SE P T. 7 , 2 0 1 5 | OAK BROOK, IL

The eighth annual Oak Brook Half Marathon took place on Labor Day and brought nearly 850 runners to the suburb for an active start to the holiday. Ryan and Jacqui Giuliano wrapped up an impressively active weekend at the race, having both won their division at the half-Ironman distance Great Illini Triathlon on Sept. 5, followed by a win for Ryan and a second-place finish for Jacqui at the Buffalo Grove Stampede 10K on Sept. 6 and finishing third at Oak Brook for Ryan with a victory for Jacqui at the same race. Men’s Results William Cross Mitch Gilbert Ryan Giuliano Fredric Nielsen Yonny Mascote Jake Christiansen Zack McCormick Daniel Kittaka Eiichiro Kamikawa James Akita


22 23 30 38 26 26 30 27 32 35


Elmhurst Naperville Oakwood Hills Orland Park Naperville Oak Lawn Chicago Chicago Chicago Elmhurst


1:12:48 1:13:49 1:15:29 1:16:05 1:18:23 1:18:30 1:19:03 1:19:21 1:19:44 1:19:52


Women’s Results Jacqui Giuliano Elissa Ballas Sr. Stephanie Baliga Alyson Kern Maria Lindberg Kaileen Healy Kristen Comment Tiffany Cruickshank Madison Hiedemann Ashley Tucker

29 35 27 24 32 23 41 45 28 27

Oakwood Hills 1:24:33 Downers Grove 1:25:07 Chicago 1:25:55 Indianapolis 1:27:08 Elmhurst 1:28:52 Oak Brook 1:33:25 Kansas City, Mo. 1:35:55 Burr Ridge 1:36:50 Chicago 1:37:01 Villa Park 1:37:11

Super Bears Shuffle

SEP T. 10 , 2 0 1 5 | CH I CA G O , I L

Over 2,500 runners and Bears fans came to Soldier Field to kick off the 2015-2016 NFL season with a festive 5K. The race featured a variety of fun football elements, including tackle dummies, step-over pads and appearances by Staley the Bear. Men’s Results Emil Bojanov Matt Villicana Eiichiro Kamikawa Marc Lemmons Billy Falotico Alexander Gonzalez Tony Clavio Matthew Abitbol Andrew Murray Ed Novak

31 30 32 31 27 28 31 32 38 38

Chicago 16:48 Western Springs 17:22 Chicago 17:28 Chicago 17:31 Chicago 17:59 Chicago 18:35 Chicago 18:39 Chicago 18:44 Chicago 19:02 Chicago 19:12

Women’s Results Katelyn Draths Valere Guertin Madison Heidemann Alina Carrillo Maggie McTeague Summer Cardenas Olivia Syftestad Reese Crowley Tracey Gessner Martha Truby

27 23 28 28 27 12 12 10 37 38

Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Oak Forest Chicago Chicago Chicago Milwaukee Chicago

19:04 19:56 20:23 20:30 20:46 20:54 21:02 21:39 21:55 21:59

Race Judicata

SEP T. 10 , 2 0 1 5 | CH I CA G O , I L

Race Judicata, an annual event that benefits the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation, which provides free legal services to low-income Chicagoans, brought nearly 3,400 runners to the lakefront in mid-September. Former Clif Bar Athlete of the Month Jared Reynolds took top honors at the event. Men’s Results Jared Reynolds Dan Marks Tom Proctor John Craig Ian Wolfe Ben Mahon Name

24 51 48 32 33 28 Age

17:42 17:46 18:10 18:11 18:18 18:23 City


Carlo Arabian Christopher Willis Grayson Walker Matthew Martin

47 33 30 31

18:32 18:34 18:43 18:55

Women’s Results Fiona Carlon Liz Grammer Ursula Taylor Constance Barlas Kimberly Berkowski Jessica Levitt Rebecca Remington Debrorah Bone Kristina White Kara Esbaum

30 30 35 30 38 28 32 31 31 29

20:10 20:22 21:00 21:04 21:38 21:39 21:44 21:54 21:55 22:21

Men’s 100 Mile Results Christian Wagner 29 Peter Witucki 34 Ed Scheer 42 Wil Kidnew 27 Luis Miral 41

14:47:59 16:42:59 17:25:10 18:11:38 18:14:17

Women’s 100 Mile Results Jennifer Lockrem 39 Michelle Bischof 36 Wendy Foote 50 Michele Schueler 42 Beiyi Zheng 51 Lara Urtuzuastegui 46

17:48:37 20:55:21 21:50:03 23:47:16 24:23:18 24:51:10

Alpine Races

SE P T. 1 3 , 2 0 1 5 | LAKE Z URIC H , IL

The Alpine Runners, a popular running club in the northwest suburbs, hosted its 37th annual Alpine Races in mid-September. The event featured kiddie fun runs, a youth mile, a 5K and a half marathon, and the half marathon was a part of this year’s CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit.

Oak Brook Half Marathon Photo by: Elaine Villaflores

Hennepin Hundred

S E P T. 1 2 , 2 0 1 5 | STE RL I N G, I L

The inaugural Hennepin Hundred featured 50- and 100-mile distance options that followed the Hennepin Canal in western Illinois. Runners traveled west along the Rock River, finishing either in Wyanet or Colona, depending on the race they selected. Men’s 50 Mile Results Tom Rauen Ted Niemann Andrew Goates Trent Koplinski Ryan Grady

32 52 26 44 25

6:57:11 7:53:18 8:01:56 8:14:00 8:16:14

Women’s 50 Mile Results Allyson Zoller 41 Robyn Roemer 41 Nancy McCarty 49 Gail Zielinski 47 Debi Haas 33

8:13:35 8:35:11 8:41:50 8:57:36 9:07:12





Men’s 5K Results Carleton Smith Tonativh Chavez Patrick Hart Grant Epstein John Gates Ryan O’Neill David Lebovic Scott Kozak Michael Kersjes Pawel Wozniak

29 13 13 40 59 45 47 47 56 39

18:17 18:45 19:54 20:30 20:36 21:40 22:24 22:35 23:04 23:09

Women’s 5K Results Linda Pelczynski Melissa Goldberg Louann Tollefson Katie Karecki Dana Wells Tina Engel Jillian Price Shanon Strahl Bonnie Kipperman Iben Laquian

47 17 44 11 45 41 11 42 45 40

24:15 25:00 25:18 25:23 25:44 26:02 26:07 26:17 26:37 26:40

Men’s Half Marathon Results Kevin Havel 25 Eric Wallor 32 James Akita 35 Jeff Bailey 30 Jared Rothlauf 29 Christopher Schmidt 41 Jeremy Ruston 35 Rich Heffron 32 Robert Wiegand 38 Dan Regalado 28




1:06:14 1:09:55 1:10:47 1:11:39 1:12:23 1:14:21 1:15:30 1:15:56 1:16:10 1:16:22







Chicago Half Marathon and 5K Photo by: Ali Engin

Women’s Half Marathon Results Lauren Kersjes 23 Elizabeth Bailey 29 Pamela Manley 37 Alyssa Poremba 24 Jill Weinberg 35 Colleen Baker 24 Veronica Laureano 30 Stephanie Hughes 26 Elizabeth Chenoweth 40 Christina Trapani 32

1:17:11 1:20:15 1:21:11 1:21:16 1:23:21 1:25:23 1:27:22 1:27:33 1:29:12 1:29:30

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

SEP T. 16 - 1 9 , 2 0 1 5 | CH I CA G O , I L

Triathletes from around the world came to Chicago during September to compete in 20 different events, ranging from aquathlon to Olympic-distance triathlons. While Mario Mola won the elite men’s competition, his victory wasn’t enough to surpass Javier Gomez’s point total in the overall standings, providing Gomez with his fifth world championship. Powerhouse Gwen Jorgensen repeated as women’s champion and maintained her undefeated streak in the process. Aquathlon Men’s Elite Results Richard Varga SVK Igor Polyanskiy RUS Matthew Mcelroy USA Tommy Zaferes USA Nick Karwoski USA Aquathlon Women’s Elite Results Anastasia Abrosimova RUS Name





25:42 25:49 25:58 26:48 27:13

29:07 Time


Elena Danilova Long Hoi Joselyn Brea Laurel Wassner


Age Group Sprint World Championships Men’s Results Gonzalo Tavera MEX Luis Octavio Oliveros MEX Colin Riley USA Leonardo Daniel Ramirez MEX Timothy Winslow USA Age Group Sprint World Championships Women’s Results Severine Bouchez CAN Kirsten Sass USA Kirstie Kniaziew CAN Elizabeth Bullivant GBR Kate Bramley AUS

29:57 30:08 30:28 30:31

59:29 59:38 1:00:19 1:00:25 1:00:33

1:05:54 1:06:00 1:06:10 1:07:16 1:07:32

Elite Paratriathlon World Championships Men’s Results Bill Chaffey AUS Stefan Daniel CAN Krige Schabort USA Martin Schulz GER Jetze Plat NED

58:38 59:27 59:55 59:57 1:00:32

Elite Paratriathlon World Championships Women’s Results Lauren Steadman GBR Katie Kelley AUS Alison Patrick GBR

1:08:19 1:08:51 1:09:20





Grace Norman Kate Doughty


1:09:48 1:11:18

Age Group Standard World Championships Men’s Results Frederic Tete FRA Shane Arters USA Barry Phelps USA Craig Lanza USA Chris Walker GIB

1:47:26 1:48:03 1:48:06 1:49:21 1:50:33

Age Group Standard World Championships Women’s Results Tracy Kellner USA Anne Hegvold NOR Steph Popelar USA Christine Kachinsky USA Heather Gollnick USA

2:00:49 2:01:39 2:02:26 2:02:51 2:03:18

World Triathlon Grand Final Men’s Results Mario Mola ESP Javier Gomez Noya ESP Richard Murray RSA Crisanto Grajales MEX Vincent Luis FRA

1:44:53 1:44:57 1:45:35 1:45:40 1:45:44

World Triathlon Grand Final Women’s Results Gwen Jorgensen USA 1:55:36 Non Stanford GBR 1:56:05 Vicky Holland GBR 1:56:20 Andrew Hewitt, NZL 1:56:44 Rachel Klamer NED 1:56:50





Fox Valley Marathon Races SEP T. 20 , 2 0 1 5 | S T. CH A R LE S , I L

On a perfect fall day, runners came out to St. Charles for a marathon, 20 miler or half marathon along the Fox River. The Fall Final 20, though timed, served as a training run for those planning to complete a marathon later this fall. Men’s Half Marathon Results John Collet 48 Verona Jim Akita 35 Lombard Josh Peck 31 Lombard Grzegorz Dziubek 37 Bridgeview Matthew Becker 35 Chicago

1:17:05 1:17:24 1:17:35 1:24:34 1:24:47

Men’s Marathon Results Andrew Dorgan 29 Steve Menovcik 46 Mike Moore 32 Mieczyslaw Swiatkowski 31 Nathan McPherson 30 Women’s Marathon Results Julie Ulery 34 Lauren Jackson 35 Kathryn Krouse 27 Erin Zerth 34 Lexie Kaknes 29

Glen Ellyn Grand Ledge, Mich.

Chicago Orland Park Elmhurst

2:50:22 2:55:59 2:56:00 2:57:40 2:58:09

Brentwood, Tenn. 3:07:20 Augusta, N.J. 3:10:19 Chicago 3:16:26 Downers Grove 3:21:25 South Burlington, Vt. 3:23:19

Park Ridge Charity Classic

S E P T. 2 6 , 2 0 1 5 | PARK RI DGE , I L

Known for its fast course, the Park Ridge Charity Classic once again hosted CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit competition this year. Competitors turned in blazing times, with all of the top 10 men finishing in under 17 minutes and all of the top 10 women finishing in 19 minutes or less.

Park Ridge Charity Classic

Women’s Half Marathon Results Tera Moody 34 Chicago, 1:17:20 Amber White 30 Naperville 1:19:01 Marisa Tompkins 38 Downers Grove 1:28:13 Kimberly Castner 52 Naperville 1:31:31 Abby Ludwig 28 North Aurora 1:33:48 Fall Final 20 Men’s Results Patrick Dorgan 34 Matt Villicana 30 James Harrington 39 Daniel Sotiroff 32 Edward Fisk 36

Wheaton Western Springs Bolingbrook Naperville

2:03:52 2:05:04 2:05:59 2:09:57 Fort Wayne, Ind. 2:17:33

Fall Final 20 Women’s Results Sarah Mahaney 33 Montgomery Lisa Guscott-Trout 43 Geneva Marcy Sacks 45 Albion, Mich. Sadie Smith 36 Kirkwood, Mo. Lisa Rodriguez 44 Oak Park Name



2:20:31 2:32:48 2:34:17 2:39:52 2:43:21 Time

Men’s Results Shawn Ferguson Rich Heffron Peter Richard Gardiner Rynne Tony Teunissen Jason Rush Leo Jimenez Michael Martineau Matthew Jeromin Jason Ream

24 32 25 39 38 42 34 40 35 33

Rockford 15:58 Chicago 16:03 Chicago 16:10 Rockford 16:17 Belvidere 16:25 Libertyville 16:30 Hoffman Estates 16:38 Libertyville 16:41 Schaumburg 16:44 Chicago 16:49

Women’s Results Bess Ritter Columba Montes Jill Weinberg Veronica Laureano Valeria Benitez Elizabeth Hickman Debbie Ackerman Stephanie Hughes Elizabeth Chenoweth Annabelle Winters

28 36 35 30 32 40 47 26 40 33

Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Elmhurst Wilmette Chicago Chicago Chicago

17:46 17:59 18:25 18:43 18:45 18:48 18:49 18:54 18:59 19:00

Healthy Driven Plainfield Harvest 5K Run

S E P T. 2 7 , 2 0 1 5 | P L AI N F I E L D, I L

Over 800 runners sent out September with the Healthy Driven Plainfield Harvest 5K. The race primarily took runners along the DuPage River and supported a variety of local organizations. In the race’s 16 years, it has donated almost $300,000 to area charities. Men’s Results Robert Duncan Jeff Palmer Kiel Fitzgerald Name

33 46 28 Age

17:08 18:29 19:19 City


Clark Anderson Joshua Colvin Rob Buzzell Scott Tanaka Dave Maseman Matt Laboe Javier Velazquez

46 17 45 42 44 48 47

19:22 19:25 19:35 19:59 20:01 20:10 20:11

Women’s Results Mary Keough Kristy Miller Maxine Franck-Palmer Sydney Cangilla Rachel Bryla Kelly Chapman Eileen Skisak Kerry Behr Jenna Vogen Tyler Slowinski

27 37 48 13 30 36 56 39 12 33

20:21 21:42 22:04 22:09 22:09 22:25 22:32 22:37 22:44 22:51

Chicago Half Marathon and 5K SE P T. 2 7 , 2 0 1 5 | C H IC AGO, IL

The Chicago Half Marathon returned for its 19th year along the lakefront. The race, newly moved to the last weekend in September, brought over 9,000 athletes to Lake Shore Drive. Kristina Aubert made her local debut at the race, winning in 1:17:40 and leading the way for a successful showing from the New Balance Chicago women. Fleet Feet Sports/Nike Racing’s men took the top two awards in the men’s race, with Ian La Belle claiming the overall victory and Lionel Montenegro crossing the finish line less than 20 seconds later. Men’s Half Marathon Results Ian La Belle Chicago 1:13:09 Lionel Montenegro Chicago 1:13:23 Matt Dahl New Brunswick, N.J. 1:13:46 Josh Kaplan Seattle 1:14:59 Touseef Bhatti Lombard 1:15:55 Women’s Half Marathon Results Kristina Aubert Cyrstal Lake Kristen Heckert Bolingbrook Meshelle Rich Chicago Krista Moylan Palos Park Karrie Hamstra-Wright Chicago

1:17:40 1:19:32 1:21:51 1:22:20 1:22:45

Men’s 5K Results Daniel Lindbloom Carleton Smith Graham Severance Casey Jergenson Derek Chaput

Evergreen Park 16:36 Chicago 16:47 Chicago 16:52 Chicago 17:23 Crest Hill 17:44

Women’s Results Ilana Miller Leslie McSpadden Kaele Leonard Rachel Parks Carol Coady

Chicago 19:14 Chicago 19:57 Chicago 19:58 Madison, Wis. 20:59 Chicago 22:00








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Itasca Oktoberfast 5K Oc t. 3, 2 0 1 5 | I tas ca , I L

The Itasca Runner’s Club held its seventh annual Itasca Oktoberfast on Oct. 3, and nearly 500 runners came out for the run held on area neighborhood streets. The race benefits local organizations and ends in Usher Park where runners enjoyed beer and brats. Men’s Results Brett Lustgarten Michael Lifson Damian Bednorz Stephen Ellenbecker Troy Cunningham Christopher Desilva Alexander Manaois Nathan Kennedy Jim Scheidhauer Chris Mielto Women’s Results Christy Kennedy


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16:04 16:34 16:58 17:02 17:22 17:32 17:55 18:27 18:38 19:11






Veronika Tylova Anastasia Netzel Julie Bruns Rumbi Chidavaenzi Jen Leskis Grace Wasielewski Eileen Skisak Donna Finnegan Antoinette Valenta

32 28 45 38 40 62 56 50 25

20:30 20:59 21:12 21:45 21:58 22:09 22:17 22:49 22:54

Fall Color 5K Run and Walk O ct. 4 , 2 0 1 5 | L I sL e , I L

The Fall Color 5K Run & Walk brought nearly 1,700 runners to Morton Arboretum in Lisle as part of the Fall Color Festival. AJ Freeman won the event, finishing in 16:29, while Kate Leuders had a big victory in the women’s division with a 19:18: almost two full minutes before second place finisher Melissa Garlough. Men’s Results AJ Freeman Damian Bednorz Name

North Aurora Bensenville Age


Jonathan Cain James Robertson Eric Erspamer Corey Klein Nathan Probst Ethan Krauspe Andrew Chico Bradley Heibert-Treuer

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11/15/15 Chicago Time Trial Cup - Race#2 -20k indoor draft legal road race Chicago IL www.eventbrite.com

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11/01/15 Hot Chocolate 15K and 3K Walk (simon) Chicago IL www.hotchocolate15k.com 11/01/15 Milwaukee Running Festival Milwaukee WI www.milwaukeerunningfestival.com 11/07/15 Warrior 5k... through the park West Allis WI www.wlcsports.com

11/01/15 9th annual Panting for Paws 5K Run/ Walk/1 Mile Fun Run Crystal Lake IL www.pantingforpaws.com

11/07/15 Cantigny 5K Run/Walk Wheaton IL www.Cantigny.org

11/01/15 Bourbonnais Turkey Trot Bourbonnais IL

11/07/15 st. Francis Falcon 5k Run/Walk La Grange Park IL

11/01/15 Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago IL www.hotchocolate15k.com

11/07/15 Purple shiver 5K Libertyville IL www.EpilepsyChicago.org

11/07/15 indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k & Kids Run Indianapolis IN www.monumentalmarathon.com 11/07/15 st Clair River Turkey Trot 5K Run St Clair MI scturkeytrot.weebly.com 11/07/15 galena lead Rush Half Marathon Galena IL www.galena.org/leadrush 11/07/15 Madison navy league all uniformed services 5K Honor Run/Walk Madison WI www.runreg.com 11/08/15 Ooh la la Chocolate 5K Geneva IL www.allchocolatekitchen.com

Thanksgiving Races • Oswegoland Park District gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile oswego | nov. 15 • Cold Turkey Trot – nicasa 5K Run/Walk | libertyville | nov. 22 • lisle area Chamber Turkey Trot Tune-up 5K | lisle | nov. 22 • long grove Turkey Trot | long grove | nov. 26 • evanston subaru Flying Turkey 5K presented by northShore University healthSystem evanston | nov. 26 • The Fox and The Turkey | Batavia | nov. 26 • Belleville Thanksgiving Day 5K Run | Belleveille | nov. 26 • 38th annual life Time Turkey Day 5K/8K | Chicago | nov. 26 • Riis Park striders Thanksgiving Races-Cross Country 1 mile +/ or 5000 meters | Chicago | nov. 26 • nH givingThanks 5K Run | deKalb | nov. 26 • Bonfield express 5K Run/Walk | downers grove | nov. 26 • edison Park Turkey Trot | edison Park | nov. 26 • Rotary Run 3.14 Pie | lagrange | nov. 26 • Henry’s Thanksgiving Day Hustle 5K/Kids Dash | lake in the hills | nov. 26 • naperville noon lions 5K Turkey Trot | naperville | nov. 26 • Village of Orland Park Turkey Trot | orland Park | nov. 26 • Roselle exploding Turkey Trot | roselle | nov. 26 • grant Park Turkey Trot | Chicago | nov. 28 • schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon & 5K | schaumburg | nov. 28 50

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11/08/15 6th annual northwest Trail Run Crystal Lake IL healthbridgefitness.com 11/08/15 Madison Marathon (Full & Half) Madison WI madisonmarathon.org 11/14/15 Paleozoic Trail Runs Permian Fall 50-Km, 25-Km Willow Springs IL runrace.net/paleozoic 11/14/15 Chicago’s Perfect 10, benefitting the gateway for Cancer Research Chicago IL 11/14/15 eCHO Turkey Trot Janesville WI echojanesville.org/News.htm 11/14/15 DinO Trail Run McCormick’s Creek Spencer IN www.dinoseries.com/trail-running 11/14/15 Breathe Deep Busse Woods Elk Groove Village IL lungevity.donordrive.com 11/14/15 ugly sweater Run Manitowoc WI autismlakeshore.org 11/15/15 Oswegoland Park District gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile Oswego IL www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org 11/20/15 Outrun Obesity 5K St. Charles IL outrunobesity5k.itsyourrace.com

11/21/15 Outback scramble Indianapolis IN www.tuxbro.com 11/21/15 Village of Orland Hills 22nd annual Turkey Trot Race Orland Hills IL ohrecreation.org 11/21/15 Jingle Bell 5K Run/ Walk For arthritis Rockford/Loves Park IL www.jbr.org/rockford 11/21/15 22nd annual Orland Hills Turkey Trot Race Orland Hills IL ohrecreation.org 11/22/15 Cold Turkey Trot nicasa 5K Run/Walk Libertyville IL www.nicasa.org/5k 11/22/15 Prospect arlington Fall Haul 5 Mile & 5k Mount Prospect IL www.fallhaulrun.com 11/22/15 lisle area Chamber Turkey Trot Tune-up 5K Lisle IL www.lislechamber.com 11/26/15 18th annual Turkey Trot Logansport IN www.casscountyymca.org 11/26/15 Old st. Pat’s 31st annual Turkey Trot Chicago IL www.theroadtoboston.info 11/26/15 Drumstick Dash Indianapolis IN www.tuxbro.com

11/26/15 The Fox and The Turkey Batavia IL www.foxrivertrailrunners.org 11/26/15 Evanston Subaru Flying Turkey 5K presented by NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston IL www.evanstonflying5k.com 11/26/15 Mayor’s Turkey Day Run Kenosha WI www.kenosharunningclub.org 11/26/15 Galloping Gobbler Thanksgiving Day 4 Mile / 15K Runs and Walks Fort Wayne IN VeepRaces.com 11/26/15 Terre Haute Turkey Trot Terre Haute IN cross-roads-events.com/turkeytrot 11/26/15 Riis Park Striders Thanksgiving RacesCross Country 1 mile +/or 5000 meters Chicago IL www.rpstriders.org 11/26/1 Bonfield Express 5K Run/Walk Downers Grove IL www.bonfieldexpress.com/Home.html 11/26/15 Naperville Noon Lions 5K Turkey Trot Naperville IL www.napervilleturkeytrot.com 11/26/15 Roselle Exploding Turkey Trot Roselle IL www.roselle5k.com

11/26/15 Henry’s Thanksgiving Day Hustle 5K & Kids Dash Lake In The Hills IL www.kopfrunning.com/henryshustle

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11/26/15 NH GivingThanks 5K Run DeKalb IL www.NeighborsHouse.org 11/26/15 Edison Park Turkey Trot Edison Park IL www.epturkeytrot.com 11/26/15 Long Grove Turkey Trot Long Grove IL allcommunityevents.com 11/26/15 38th Annual Life Time Turkey Day 5K/8K Chicago IL www.turkeyday-run.com 11/26/15 Village of Orland Park Turkey Trot Orland Park IL www.orland-park.il.us 11/26/15 Turkey Stampede Elkhart IN www.stonesouppromotions.com 11/26/15 Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Ann Arbor MI www.theturkeytrot.com


Join thousands of other Santas in this annual holiday race, where runners wear Santa hats, beards and themed race shirts for a fun 5K along the lakefront. The course includes some of the most festive aid stations you’ll ever see, with cookies and candy along the course. 11/26/15 Gobble Wobble Pendleton IN 11/28/15 Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon & 5K Schaumburg IL allcommunityevents.com 11/28/15 Grant Park Turkey Trot Chicago IL allcommunityevents.com 11/29/15 Noodleini 15K/5K Run/Walk DePere WI www.dutrirun.com

11/26/15 Rotary Run 3.14 Pie LaGrange IL run314pie.com/race-info

11/29/15 Chicago Gaelic Park Carraig Challenge Cross Country 5k Run /1.5m walk Oak Forest IL chicagogaelicpark.org

11/26/15 Belleville Thanksgiving Day 5K Run Belleville IL bellevillethanksgiving5krun.com

12/05/15 Boston 2016: Kick Off Run Lisle IL www.theroadtoboston.info

12/05/15 Jackson County 5050 Ultra-marathon Brownstown IN www.dinoseries.com 12/05/15 Arctic Frog Endurance Runs 15k/25k/50k Libertyville IL 12/05/15 Greater LaGrange YMCA 6th Annual Reindeer Run 5K and Kids Dash Brookfield IL greaterlagrangeymca.org 12/06/15 Kiwanis Santa Run for Kids Crystal Lake IL www.kiwanissantarunforkids.org 12/12/15 Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis Indianapolis IN www.indyjinglebellrun.com 12/12/15 Gingerbread Pursuit 4 Miler Fort Wayne IN VeepRaces.com

12/12/15 Hateya Trail Run Kenosha WI www.xcthrillogy.com 12/12/1 Caribbean Christmas Half Marathon and 5K Carmel IN caribbeanchristmashalf.com 12/13/15 Rudolph Ramble 8K Chicago IL www.RudolphRamble.com 12/19/15 The HUFF 50K Trail Run & Relay Albion IN VeepRaces.com 12/19/15 Riis Park Striders Christmas Classic 1.2mi or 6Mi Road Races Chicago IL www.RPStriders.org 12/19/15 Half Moon Half Terre Haute IN halfmoonhalf.itsyourrace.com


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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

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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 Sports Chiropractors for several professional teams




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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THE PROBLEM Repetitive motions of day-to-day life cause muscles to contract and relax. Over time, these contractions become shorter. As they become shorter, muscles and fascia become chronically contracted, forming knots, congested tissue, and muscle tightness leading to dysfunction, disability and pain.

Locations: 1847 Oak St, Northfield (located in Chicago Sports Institute) 1325 W. Randolph St, Chicago

The health of muscles is directly affected by tightness in the muscles. Blood and lymph volume is drastically reduced in hyper-contracted muscle tissue. Tremendous congestion and inflammation accumulates in the tissue from cellular metabolic wastes, all due to ineffective circulation. As this stagnation progresses, the tissue suffers increasingly destructive pathological changes. DELOS THERAPY Delos Therapy involves applied systematic pressure to the entire length of the muscle to stretch muscular fibrils, leading to elevated vascular and lymphatic circulation, improving the vital health of the affected tissue, eliminating pain and restoring function. HOW WE DIFFER FROM... Physical Therapy Conventional techniques of stretching and strengthening are ineffective for hyper-contracted muscle tissue. Delos Therapy addresses the root cause of the pain by micro-stretching muscles and fascia. Chiropractic Rather than manipulating bones that may be out of alignment, Delos therapy addresses the muscle tissue, which is the force that is causing the skeletal misalignment in the first place. Massage Compared to Delos, regular massage is a superficial technique that doesn’t optimally address muscular tightness. Even deep tissue and sports massage don’t hold tissue in a stretched position long enough to be fully effective. Conventional Stretching Tight tissue doesn’t stretch, so during conventional stretching, only healthy fibers are stretched. As a result, flexibility often increases, but pain and stiffness don’t diminish. CONDITIONS TREATED BY DELOS • Headaches/migraines • Back/neck pain • Shoulder pain • Arthritis • Sciatica • IT band syndrome • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Tennis/golfer’s elbow • Hip pain • Plantar fasciitis • Tendonitis • TMJ • Bursitis • Fibromyalgia • Knee pain • Shin splints BENEFITS OF DELOS • Prevention of surgeries • Reduced rehabilitation time • Restored function • Increased range of motion

• Elimination of pain symptoms • Reduced treatment costs • Reduced stiffness

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Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine specializes in helping athletes and active individuals achieve optimal performance in sports, as well as body balance for every day activities. Our board certified doctors work with you to design an individualized and comprehensive treatment program – combining body-work, education and exercise – that accelerates your performance and recovery. Services Offered: • Chiropractic Care • Active Release Technique (ART) • Massage Therapy • Functional Rehabilitation • Trigger Point Needling • Kinesio Taping • Cupping Therapy • Graston Technique • Instrument Adhesion Release • Nutritional IV Therapy • Orthotics • Oxygen Therapy

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. CHICAGO SPORTS INSTITUTE 847-881-2861 | chicagosportsinstitute.com 1847 Oak St. Northfield, IL Chicago Sports Institute, www.chicagosportsinstitute.com, is Chicagoland’s premier sports training facility, dedicated to providing the ultimate in performance training, sports medicine and integrative health. With a passion for helping clients achieve their health and wellness goals, the experts at Chicago Sports Institute have an ongoing commitment to assist athletes at any level in achieving optimal performance in their sports and activities. SERVICES OFFERED: - Performance Training • One-On-One • Athlete Development • Youth • Program Design • Strongwoman & Strongman - Sports Medicine (Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine) - Integrative Health chicagosportsinstitute.com info@chicagosportsinstitute.com

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773.283.4470 | FAX: 773.283.4473 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. For more information, visit the center’s web site at www.sauganashwellness.com.

215 S. Northwest Hwy., Ste. 102A, Barrington, IL 60010 847-842-8070 | info@vannesschiro.com | vannesschiro.com Do You Keep Running Into Problems? Runners often experience a number of seemingly unrelated problems that come and go creating pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Those problems could be: • Plantar Fasciitis, Patellar Tendonitis • Shin Splints, IT-Band Syndrome • Piriformis Syndrome, Hip Tightness • Low Back pain, Neck/Shoulder Pain • Chronic Hamstring Tightness Are these different names for the same problem? The overlooked fact is that these problems often have the same underlying cause—a foot-knee-hip imbalance. Running involves a repeated weight transfer from one leg to the other that requires the foot, knee and hip to maintain consistent alignment. During the single leg stance, if the arch or knee collapses or if the hips tilt to one side, there will be repetitive stress transmitted throughout the body that can cause any of the symptoms listed above. Readiness to Run Assessment The Step-Down Assessment determines if the problem is at the feet, knees or hips and predicts the likelihood that a running injury or symptom will occur. When performing this assessment, concentrate on one area at a time (foot, knee, hip). It is useful to have someone take a picture or video of you performing this assessment. Stand on a slightly elevated surface with your feet under your hips. The knee of the stance leg will bend slightly as you reach the foot of the non-weight bearing leg down towards the ground. The foot of the reaching leg will point down, hovering above the ground. It is best to perform this assessment barefoot to observe the position of the foot. Here is what you should look for: 1 FOOT: The foot of the stance leg should be pointing straight forward. Note if the arch collapses in or rolls out during the assessment.


# 2 KNEE: Note your ability to keep the knee of the stance leg directly over the foot as you step down. Note if the knee collapses in or out. # 3 HIP: Note your ability to keep your hips level, torso upright, and shoulders level as you reach the foot forward.

If you were unable to maintain a neutral arch, keep the knee in line with the foot and maintain level hips throughout the full movement—your foot-knee-hip alignment is off and running is likely to produce symptoms. Injury Free Running Foot-knee-hip weakness or misalignment is responsible for many conditions that can be chronic and difficult to manage clinically without a full understanding of the factors involved. This explains why just treating plantar fasciitis or IT- band syndrome doesn’t fully address the causative factors. Free Running Assessment Dr. Van Ness, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and his team have been helping Barrington area runners stay active for more than 18 years with chiropractic care, corrective exercise, sports massage, assisted stretching, digital gait analysis and custom sport orthotics. Dr. Van Ness employs a certified running specialist who offers flexibility assessments and movement screens as part of the integrative services at Van Ness Chiropractic. For a free introductory running assessment, call 847-842-8070 to schedule today.

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Tera Moody


Q It’s been a little while since you’ve competed in a big marathon. What prompted you to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this year? A I have struggled a lot with injury and illness the past couple of years. I was very fit in March of 2014 when I got two major fractures. I was doing a lot of downhill training for Boston, which was probably a bad idea. I also had a huge vitamin D and calcium deficiency. They took a really long time to heal. I came back very slowly and even then it was too soon. I had really hoped to run Chicago last year but it still wasn’t resolved. I took some more time off. I did a ton of physical therapy and supplemented calcium and vitamin D. I have only been training at full volume since July. It will take me awhile to get back to my A game but I hope to be really fit for the Olympic Trials in February. Q How did the race go for you? A It went really well. I didn’t quite get the time I wanted to, I hit a wall at 12 and

lost my pack and was completely by myself, so once I didn’t have anyone blocking the wind I really felt it. I made a little bit of a rookie mistake in going out too hard. It’s so hard not to. There’s so much excitement, but I’m thrilled that I crossed the finish line with a huge smile. I finished a marathon, I didn’t hurt myself, I’ll be able to recover well for the trials, and I got to do it in Chicago, and it was just a very, very, very special day for me. Very challenging one, but I think that’s only going to help me in the future. I know I can battle that hard in the end, finishing a marathon is a really amazing feeling. A couple years ago I would’ve beat myself up about it—“Oh, 2:39 sucks,”—but this injury gave me such a better perspective and I really tried to enjoy the whole experience. Q Do you plan to compete in the Olympic Marathon Trials in February, then? A I have two qualifiers now. I had a B qualifier already. I didn’t get the A, but

I got another B qualifier. B is 2:43 and I ran 2:39 so I got a little time bonus money wise, and as the fourth American, I got some financial incentive there as well, so that certainly helps pay the physical therapy bills. I don’t run for money, I run for joy. My parents were out there and several of my friends. It 54

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was a tough, tough last 14 miles. That’s a long way to feel pretty bad, but I’m really so thrilled to get to that line and have complete a marathon. Q Do you expect to stay involved in the Chicago racing scene in 2016? A Absolutely! My main focus will be the trials in LA in February but I love

the local racing scene. Chicago has so many great events. The running community here is one of the main reasons I came back. Q How do you train during the winter? Do you run all year round, or do you focus on other aspects of fitness when it turns cold? A Well I used to run a ton on the treadmill. But I think that was causing a lot of my injury issues so I’ve been running mostly outside now. I do incorporate cross training and think it’s very useful. I only run six days a week so the other day I will elliptical or bike. I recently got an ElliptiGO and it’s awesome. I will be riding that until it starts getting icy. I also may visit my parents in Florida to get in some warm weather training to prep for LA.     Q If you had to pick one piece of advice you’d offer to any runner, regardless of competitive ability, what would it be? A Take your easy days easy! Save your hard efforts for workouts and especially races. So many runners run way too fast on recovery days. I’m not afraid to run as slow as my body tells me. There are days I run 9:00 miles. My long runs and workout days are often 6:00 pace or faster and I make sure I’m ready for those.

I feel like as runners we’re so hard on ourselves: “I should’ve done this, I could’ve done this,” and I used to be that way, and now I’m like, “Focus on the things you did right. You were healthy enough to be out there and run a marathon,” and I think it’s so important to not take that for granted. Everyone has off days. It’s really unfortunate if it comes on Marathon Sunday because I know how much work everyone puts in, but it’s 100 percent worth it [to be able to run the race].

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2015 November/December Chicago Athlete Magazine  

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2015 November/December Chicago Athlete Magazine  

Swim, Bike, Run, Triathlon, Spinning Studios, 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon recap

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