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realize this opinion may make me unpopular with many in and around Chicago, but I’ve loved this year’s weather. As an enthusiastic lover of cool temperatures and equally enthusiastic hater of heat and humidity, nearly all of 2014 has catered exactly to my weather preferences. On one surprisingly-but-wonderfully crisp morning in July, I thought on my way to work, “It feels like it’s time for the marathon!” Of course, most of us preparing to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon had yet to hit the halfway points in our training programs, but nevertheless the 60-degree morning couldn’t help but spark my excitement for October. And here we are! After months of training, 45,000 runners will fill the streets this month to take on one of the greatest endurance events in the area: the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Watching the culmination of all that hard work inspires me every year, and personally, I can’t wait to get back out on the racecourse and take part in the event once again. If you plan to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this year as well, this issue has all the content you need to get excited for Oct. 12. From pages 34 to 48, we have your complete guide to the event with all the information you could want to know. With runner profiles, tips on spectating and calming your nerves and advice for making the most of your time in Chicago, you’ll definitely want to keep this guide on hand to make the most of your marathon experience. Feel free to stop by and say hi to Chicago Athlete at the Health and Fitness Expo and Participant Packet Pickup. We’d love to meet you!
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s Brian and Robyn LaLonde moved forward in their endurance sports careers, progressing from cycling and triathlons to Ironmans and ultramarathons, they developed a passion for the industry. They also developed stubborn aches and pains. “We were always riding the line of injuries and seeking treatment, constantly scared of what was around the corner,” Robyn says. When researching professional athlete training methods, the LaLondes realized many pros had access to recovery tools amateurs would avoid due to prohibitive costs. To bring that arsenal to the masses, the LaLondes opened Edge Athlete Lounge. Edge, located at 1747 N. Elston, aims to provide a complete experience for everyday athletes. “We named it ‘Lounge’ for a reason,” Robyn says. “We have warm light and a big fireplace. People want to spend time here. They come to recover and stay to work on their laptops.” Edge features state-of-the-art recovery tools, including RecoveryPump boots, cold and hot water therapy, electrical stimulation, handheld laser therapy and inhouse medical services, including physical therapy, sports chiropractic care and sports massage. 16
Beyond that, Edge also offers training options, including a Wahoo Kickr bike studio, Woodway treadmills and a group fitness area to work on functional movement. “We’re all about creating a well-rounded athlete,” Robyn says.
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Those looking to take advantage of Edge’s off erings can either purchase a day pass, which allows access to the facility, or monthly memberships, which provides a host of opportunities including the ability to make reservations, warm up and cool down sessions at races where the Edge Mobile Athlete Lounge makes stops, free indoor parking and free coff ee.
Introducing children to running at a young age can set the stage for a lifetime of wellness and activity, but training programs should cater to a child’s unique needs. Pacing and injury recovery in particular take on a different significance for youngsters. Professional consultation can help children run and heal safely.
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“We want to keep it as local and micro as possible,” Robyn says. “It’s integral to who we see Edge being.” For more information on Edge, visit www.edgeathletelounge.com.
The nation’s top age group triathletes competed in August at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. Jennifer Garrison of Naperville won the 35-39 International distance age group. Elizabeth Brackett of Chicago, David Roadhouse of Wilmette, Graciela Val of Evanston and Bob Scott of Naperville also won their individual age groups.
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ively Running, one of the newest local specialty stores geared specifically towards women, opened its doors in Oak Park this past summer, combining boutique shopping with athletic gear. “We’re more towards Anthropologie than your typical athletic store,” co-owner Kate Pezalla says. Pezalla and her sister Anne, who also co-owns the store, grew up in Oak Park and wanted to bring a women’s-specific athletic store to the town that fit the area’s commitment to supporting small businesses. In addition to being its own independent business, the store features products from smaller companies and boutique brands to provide shoppers with alternatives to what they may usually find in bigger stores. While Lively focuses on apparel, customers can also find accessories including shoes from Newton, On Running, Hoka One One, Pearl Izumi, Altra and Merrell along with fuel, foam rollers and yoga mats at the store.
Lively works to make its shopping experience inclusive to all women, and to that end features a play space for children with a rug, coloring books and crayons to make shopping simple for moms. “A key part of our mission is that we’re family friendly,” Pezalla says. “We want moms to feel welcome shopping here. They can bring their kids in, put them in the play area and shop with their hands totally free.” The store also hosts weekly Thursday night fun runs at 7 p.m. and hopes to add more recurring events as time goes on. Both Kate and Anne hold RRCA running coach certifications as well, making them a convenient resource for local runners with questions about training. Lively Running is located at 109 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park. For more information on the store, visit www.livelyrunning.com, and to stay up to date on Lively’s events, visit www.facebook.com/livelyrunning.
Better Boys Foundation Receives cycle Kids Grant The Better Boys Foundation, a North Lawndale-based organization that aims to provide youth and their families with experiences that enhance emotional, social, academic and career development, recently received the Fit Kids are Happy Kids National Grant from CYCLE Kids. The grant provides a CYCLE Kids program to organizations unable to purchase the program outright to help educate students on bike skills, safety and nutrition. “I am overjoyed to kick off a CYCLE Kids program at the Better Boys Foundation in Chicago,” CYCLE KIDS founder and executive director Julianne Idlet said in a press release. “It’s very exciting to see such enthusiasm from the community and I’m thrilled to add them to the CYCLE Kids family.” CYCLE Kids partnered with Johnny Sprockets to implement the program, which uses bicycles as a way of teaching children and their families how to adopt healthy and active lifestyles. The curriculum teaches riding skills, bike maintenance and road safety in addition to providing practical nutritional skills, including portion control and meal balancing. 18
equinox’s gold Coast and loop locations recently began to offer Precision Running classes, a treadmill-based workout that combines speed, incline and recovery to increase strength and fitness. Precision Running classes use the Balanced interval training experience developed by running coach David Siik to train runners of all abilities, which he describes as a balanced version of high intensity interval training. “you still get the same burn with less impact on the body,” Siik says. “When you do hiit, those max sprints and incline put force on your body. this softens that impact found on bigger speed and inclines.” the hour-long class features movement prep and ramp up/run periods followed by 30-40 minutes of the precision run intervals. Class concludes with a brief core work session. “Fully realized, it’s like track practice,” Siik, a former collegiate 800-meter runner, says. though the class tends to attract fitness runners, Siik says competitive runners, particularly those that focus on shorter distance races such as 5Ks and 10Ks, benefit from the work as well due to its interval-training format. Precision Running classes take place at equinox gold Coast, 900 N. Michigan, on tuesdays, thursdays and Saturdays, while the classes take place at equinox the loop, 200 W. Monroe, on Mondays, tuesdays and thursdays. a complete class schedule can be found at www. equinox.com.
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laUnChes In ChICago Market The local fitness market has seen a boom in boutique and studio gyms recently, with locations popping up all around the city that offer everything from boot camp to barre workouts. With so many options, the cost of trying out different workouts can quickly add up over the course of a month. ClassPass, a startup based in New York City, seeks to solve that problem. “ClassPass is a monthly fitness membership program that lets you take classes across different studios and boutiques in your area,” Payal Kadakia, founder of ClassPass, says. “It lets you keep up the variety that people are seeking in a fitness routine.” For $99 a month, ClassPass members can visit attend unlimited classes at any studio within the ClassPass network, visiting each studio up to three times per month. Locally, over 40 studios participate in the ClassPass program, including Flywheel, The Dailey Method, Sweat on State and Moksha Yoga. “On average, these classes operate at 60 percent capacity,” Kadakia says. “We’re here to help them fill those spots and grow even bigger.”
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hicagoans looking for a way to shake up their outdoor workouts have new option with Youtside Fitness Club, a year-round, outdoor-based fitness company that combines high intensity interval training and group exercises in an effective workout. Youtside, whose name combines “you” and “outside,” follows three primary principles: social fitness, variety and multiple levels. Partner and group exercises change with each class, and participants can choose among beginner, intermediate and advanced levels at any class. “So many people in Chicago go from their ‘work box’ to their ‘gym box’ and don’t get to take advantage of the beauty and motivation that outdoor workouts provide,” Patrick Kuehn, founder of Youtside, says. “By getting people out in the parks, the Youtside fitness formula takes full advantage of 20
the outdoors, caters to all fitness levels and, most of all, uses innovative group and partner exercises to make the workout fun.” Youtside currently meets on the south side of Lincoln Park (157 W. North Ave.), Montrose Beach, Oz Park and Wing Park in Elgin, with plans to expand to the western suburbs and the north side of Lincoln Park (330 W. Diversey). The full-body workouts last one hour and take place on varying days of the week at different times based on location. Class packages come in five- or 10-class bundles, four classes per month or one, three or six month unlimited packages. First time participants can try Youtside for free, though they will need to register online prior to the class. For more information on Youtside, visit youtsidefitness.com.
While some ClassPass members go on to join the studio they visited with ClassPass, Kadakia says the company particularly caters to those looking to mix up their workouts. “Eighty percent are variety seekers who want constant variety,” Kadakia says. “They just never had a tool to do it.”
ClassPass began its Chicago operation in September. To learn more about the program, visit classpass.com.
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outdoor retailer Rei recently released its fall class schedule that provides local residents with a variety of ways to enjoy the natural resources available both within Cook County and a short drive away. While outdoor recreation may not immediately come to mind when thinking about Chicago, according to theresa Salus, an Rei outdoor program and outreach market manager, the area has an abundance of opportunities.
ou finished the marathon! Now what? You’re likely sore and in pain. Walk backwards carefully down those steps with pride, but remember to recover properly. • Post-race, day 0: Drink water and start to take stock of how you feel. Commit to giving your body time to recover and heal. Notice what parts of your body hurt and to what degree on a scale from one to 10. Don’t just focus on your lower body. How are your shoulders, neck and hands? Write it down so you can track your recovery. Many people like to celebrate after a race, but alcohol consumption could disrupt a smooth recovery. • Day 1-2: Avoid any type of exercise, as your body is, in a sense, still exercising for 48 hours after the marathon. Continue to rest, get a massage, drink two to three liters of water, sleep more and eat lean protein like chicken or egg whites to help your muscles repair. Review your list from race day and make updates to the degree of soreness or pain you feel. • Day 3-7: Toward the end of the first week, if your soreness has significantly diminished, you can incorporate a light cross-training exercise. Swimming or light resistance training will help activate your muscles safely.
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• Day 8-14: By the end of this week, you can start a light run. Novice runners should do no more than three or four runs. Start with an easy two miles and slowly build up to no more than eight miles at the end of the week while continuing to cross train. If you have soreness, pain or you fatigue more quickly, your body is still recovering. Pushing through the pain could lead to serious and long-lasting injury. • Day 15 and beyond: Now that you have let your body heal correctly, you can start thinking about your next race. Incorporate resistance training into your workout to improve performance. Running works the same muscles in same way. Resistance training helps keep the body in balance. Peter Stoepker is a coach at GhFitlab, with locations in Bucktown and Glenview. By tracking up to 40 measures for each client and incorporating the science of behavior change, GhFitlab creates a custom-tailored workout like no one else. Stoepker has his master’s degree in sport coaching performance and is an avid marathoner and triathlete. Helping his clients reach their goals encourages him in his own pursuits.
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“We have the most public green space in Cook County of any metro area,” Salus says. “the forest preserves have over 69,000 acres of green space where you can bike, paddle, run or play sports.” to help encourage Chicagoans to take advantage of these resources, Rei plans classes in areas where people may not immediately think to go, with classes such as backcountry navigation with a gPS and a fall colors hike designed for those 55 and older at the Palos Forest Preserve on oct. 5. another fall color hike open to all and a fall color outdoor photography class will take place at the Sag Valley Forest Preserve on oct. 11. “one thing people comment on often, especially when we get out to the Palos Forest Preserve, is that they can’t believe it exists, because it does feel like you’re out of Chicago and away,” Salus says. “it feels remote and in the woods.” For those looking for something a little more adventurous, Rei offers a hikes and hops class, where participants travel to Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks to explore the parks and cap off the day with dinner at a local establishment. Rei also has classes within the Chicago city limits, including educational courses on how to ride a bike at gompers Park and a kayak tour of the Chicago River.
For a full list of REI fall class offerings, visit www.rei.com/learn.
Peter Mone came to running later in life but since diving in has found his niche and has gone from casual runner to marathon runner to coach for Fleet Feet’s Boston Bound program. Mone has raced more this year than ever before. He had top ten finishes in both the BTN Big 10K and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon in July along with two overall victories this year at the Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 and the Chicago Spring 10K. Mone particularly likes races from 10 miles to a half marathon, but he tries to keep a variety in his schedule. After a busy spring and summer, Mone plans to focus on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Last year the Winnetka resident finished in 2:28 and hopes to beat that this year, shooting for a 2:25.
Running started as a social event for Hailey Krzyston in fifth grade. Now 22 years old, Krzyston said she used this year between her undergraduate education and graduate school to focus on running and traveling alongthesouthshore.com alongthesouthshore.com to destination races. Krzyston finished third amongst women at the Saturday Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K and quickly turned around to compete in the half marathon the next alongthesouthshore.com day. She also finished fifth at the Zooma Chicago Half Marathon and seventh at the Michelob ULTRA Chicago 13.1 Marathon. Earlier this year, Krzyston traveled to California for the Big Sur International Marathon. In addition to calling it her favorite race she’s ever done, Krzyston finished seventh in the women’s division. The Burr Ridge resident ran the Chicago Half Marathon in September and plans to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Marathon later this month.
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“It was the first time I had ever gotten sick, but I kept going,” Pedroza says. “I had never pushed myself that hard before. It was a culmination of my college experience.” After college, Pedroza decided to conquer her fear of the marathon, once again in part thanks to the Big Shoulders Fund. “I signed up for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2013,” Pedroza says. “I got the courage to sign up for a full marathon because Big Shoulders had a marathon fundraising team. It was their first year hosting a charity marathon team ever.” Big Shoulders marathon runners needed to raise $500 last year, and though Pedroza says she found that sum daunting at first, she far surpassed that goal, raising over $1,700 for the organization. Pedroza trained for the marathon with Viento, a running club Little Village, and the Chicago Area Runners Association, which provided her with help both during training with her 10:00 mile pace group and after an unexpected roadblock three weeks before the marathon when she developed tendinitis in her foot. “I felt defeated,” Pedroza says. “I felt I did everything right. The CARA trainers told me I could still do the marathon; I just couldn’t do anything else except the marathon.” Pedroza felt the support from her fellow running partners those few weeks like never before. “For people whom I see just once a week, I felt really brave and empowered,” Pedroza says. “I got so many emails of support from my CARA group.”
Gabriela Pedroza CharIty: Big ShoulderS Fund
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Gabriela Pedroza came to running during her junior year of high school when she joined the track team at Saint Ignatius College Prep, a school she attended in part thanks to a scholarship she received through the Big Shoulders Fund, which works to support inner-city Chicago Catholic schools. as a Gallagher Scholar, Pedroza received financial aid from fifth through 12th grades that helped make Catholic education affordable.
Pedroza attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and decided to run the Christie Clinic Illinois Half marathon with no training leading up to race day despite having no formal racing experience.
“I thought I was going to be a star,” Pedroza says of her time on Saint Ignatius’s team. “I had hoped to be an awesome long-distance runner or sprinter, but my coach kindly recommended that I try shot put.” Though not thrilled about the event change at the time, Pedroza says she still takes pride in her strength at shot put.
After completing her first half marathon, which didn’t go as well as she had hoped, Pedroza looked into training programs. With the help of a structured plan, Pedroza shaved 30 minutes off her time the next year. Pedroza had a goal to beat two hours by her senior year of college and missed the time by just a few minutes.
“My first race ever was a 5K when I was in third or fourth grade, and I am pretty sure I walked the whole way,” Pedroza says.
Pedroza’s family also stood behind her in her training, even if the thought of her running a marathon seemed unthinkable to them at first. “When I told my mom I signed up for marathon, she was scared,” Pedroza says. “She couldn’t imagine a human running for 26.2 miles straight, but she quickly developed faith in me. She has always supported me, and even accepted all of the grocery list changes I made to ensure I was getting enough protein, calcium, all that good stuff.” Pedroza plans to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon once again this month in support of the Big Shoulders Foundation.“My education was invaluable,” Pedroza says. “I need to pay it forward to Big Shoulders and hope to make some sort of an impact because of them and for them.”
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Autumn Fall Treasure Hunting Fall has arrived and with it comes Chicago’s best weather with clear air and beautiful scenery. Chicago offers so many ways for families to enjoy autumn outside. Here are a just a few ideas. Forest Preserves and State Parks The many parks and forest preserves in our region each have elements that make them unique. Discover their features by exploring them one by one. Northeast Illinois has 18 state parks, ranging from Illinois Beach to Goose Lake Prairie to Chain O’Lakes to the Kankakee River State Park. Check out the DNR’s website (www.dnr.illinois.gov/recreation) for information on all of the state natural areas. Take a hike with a picnic, rent canoes, learn from a nature center, go fi shing, ride a trail and see some wildlife. Family adventures like these give our children critical outdoor time and result in wonderful memories. Orienteering If your family enjoys walking in the woods, you might want to add the challenge of participating in an orienteering meet with your kids. The Chicago Area Orienteering Club has a long history of hosting quality meets. Events cost about $10 and provide courses for beginner through advanced competitors with a free beginner’s clinic at each event. Kids love orienteering because it seems like a treasure hunt in the woods. This sport involves map reading, decision making and walking or running as participants attempt to find all of the required “controls” in the shortest possible time. Look
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at chicago-orienteering.org for information on how to participate and a schedule of events. Cyclocross If your child aged 10 or older loves leaping over obstacles and riding around trees, across grass and up hills, you might want to introduce them to cyclocross. The wildly popular Chicago Cross Cup starts on Sept. 28 at Caldwell Woods and goes weekly until the state championships at Montrose Harbor on Dec. 7. Check out www. chicrosscup.com for all information. Juniors race for free but must have a USA Cycling license (one day licenses are $15 and annual junior licenses are $35). Kids can race on mountain bikes or cross bikes. Good natured heckling is an honored tradition at cyclocross races but your kids will only hear encouraging cheers from the fun cross crowd.
Cross Country Youth cross country season takes place in October and several youth teams call Chicagoland home. Race distances vary by age. Kids race 2000 – 4000 meters based on their age (ages 6 and up). Meets hosted by the Belvidere Tornadoes, the Accelerators, the Elgin Sharks and the Rockford Wildcats occur every Saturday in October. More races follow in November. Contact any of these teams to join in on practices and races. If your child loves to run, they will feel welcome at these races no matter their running ability.
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1. Participants from the Chicago Athletic Club pose for a photo at Swim Across America on July 26. 2. Chicago Fire Academy students salute before the beginning of the Chicago Firefighters Run for the Kids on July 31.
3. Melchor Orduna of Waukegan competes at the Gurnee Days 10K on August 9. 4. Matthew Message, Jonathan Downs and Doneda Downs smile at the Gurnee Days 10K. 5. A swimmer is all smiles as she heads into the water at Swim Across America. 6. Swimmers congratulate each other at Swim Across America on July 26. Photos by emily Stone
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VIEWING AREAS FOR BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON
BY EMILY STONE
THE BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON COURSE COVERS 29 NEIGHBORHOODS OVER 26.2 MILES, GIVING THE 1.7 MILLION SPECTATORS NUMEROUS OPTIONS FOR VIEWING THE EVENT. LOOKING FOR THE INSIDE SCOOP ON WHERE TO CATCH THE RACE? CHECK OUT THESE TIPS FROM AID STATION CAPTAINS ALONG THE COURSE. LAKEVIEW Lakeview showcases its diversity and energy each year for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with three stages of entertainment featuring the R.O.T.C—the Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps—drag dancers and (mostly) male cheerleaders coordinated by Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago, an LGBT running/walking club. “The runners love it, as do the spectators,” David Reithoffer, Aid Station 5 captain from Chicago Frontrunners/Frontwalkers, says. “Some of the runners even stop to take photos and jump on stage. The whole area is energized.”
OLD TOWN “We refer to Old Town as the Fleet Feet neighborhood,” Mark Colpoys of Fleet Feet Sports Chicago and Aid Station 7 captain says. “Old Town is one of the louder spots on the course because of the spectators.” The Elvis impersonator, who sings, gives high fives, pumps up the crowd and encourages runners on North Avenue, makes an impression on runners and spectators in Old Town. In Old Town, spectators can see their runner twice on the course without having to walk more than a block. After cheering on participants as they run north on LaSalle, walk one block west and see them again around Mile 10.5 on Wells Street.
PILSEN Pilsen offers another classic Chicago neighborhood to watch the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Some spectators come to Pilsen year after year for the mariachis, clowns, jugglers, Mexican Ballet or high school dance groups that participate every year.
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“The camaraderie and energy of passing through the Mexican-American community is infectious,” Alicia Gonzales of Chicago Run and captain of Aid Station 15 says. “The majority of our volunteers are Mexican and we are so family-oriented that it is contagious. We really encourage all the runners and want them all to make it through; and that translates into how we support our runners and our volunteers.”
CHINATOWN Chinatown’s beautiful architecture makes it one of the most memorable locations on the course for many runners. “By the time the runners pass through the Gateway to Chinatown, two or three lions are dancing to celebrate and cheer,” Ricky Lam of the Chinese American Service League and Aid Station 17 captain says. Volunteers from the aid station play music, display signs and cheer on the runners. The atmosphere and excitement from the spectators, plus the runners knowing they are only a few miles from the finish line contribute to Chinatown’s unique marathon spectacle. Many spectators have their own special routes that they take each year. John Vance, a Chicagoan and longtime Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant and spectator chooses his route carefully. “I find watching the Marathon a very emotional and very motivating event and the spectators are really an important part,” Vance says.
“Dreams are realized and broken on that wonderful event called the Marathon.” He recommends three particular viewing locations: MILE 3, close to the Former Michael Jordan’s Restaurant (now Gino’s East) on the west side of LaSalle. “This area is not too crowded with spectators so you have a clear view of the action,” Vance says. “You get a good view of the elites and, because it is early in the race, there is not that long of a delay between the elites and the specific person for whom you are cheering. It is also a good landmark for your runner to look for you.” MILE 12 on the east side of Orleans Street, south of Hubbard and north of the Merchandise Mart. “Because of its proximity to LaSalle, it is a short walk from your last viewing area so you can see the elites at Mile 12 without needing to cross the line of runners,” Vance says. “This is one of the key parts of the race because your runner is starting to feel a little tired and you need to pump him or her up before they make that long run west on Adams and even longer run back east along Jackson.” MILE 23, north of US Cellular Field, east of the highway under the Metra tracks bridge. “Most people go to Chinatown because it is one “L” stop earlier, but I find Chinatown just too crowded and your runner can’t find you,” Vance says. “At this Mile 23 mark, your runner is tired and for some, this is the critical part of the race to achieving his or her time. While it’s fairly crowded, your runner can still find you and really needs your support for that last push.”
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FINDING YOUR RUNNER WITH 45,000 RUNNERS FILLING THE STREETS OF CHICAGO, FINDING A LOVED ONE ON AND OFF THE COURSE MAY FEEL LIKE LOOKING FOR A NEEDLE IN A NEON, SWEATY HAYSTACK. NEW TO THE ROLE OF CHEERLEADER OR MARATHONER? READ ON FOR TIPS TO MAKE MARATHON DAY A BREEZE! ON THE COURSE Have a plan. You know that carefully structured, meticulously followed plan that determined your every move for the past four months while training? Take that Type A approach and formulate a strategy for your spectators. Pick intersections or landmarks along the course and, using your expected pace, estimate a time when they can expect to see you at those locations. Know your outfit. You likely picked out your race day outfit well ahead of time to make sure it wouldn’t cause any undue discomfort on the run. Take a picture of yourself in your marathoning garb and send it to your fans, especially if they haven’t seen you before or after your long runs. Use technology. Encourage your spectators to take advantage of runner tracking options, such as texting, McDonald’s Runner Update Centers or the Bank of America Chicago Marathon app. If you plan to run with your phone, you could also consider using apps such as Glympse or the RoadID eCrumb feature, both of which allow those you choose to track your location in real time. Don’t panic. Seeing your spectators will give you a boost on the course, but place the burden on them to find you while running, not the other way around. You already have a monumental task: running 26.2 miles. You don’t need the added stress of finding a handful of your biggest fans among the estimated 1.7 million spectators lining the course.
OFF THE COURSE Have a plan. Before race day, talk to your fan club about reuniting. Many runners find their friends and families in the runner reunite area, located in Butler Field north of Jackson Drive between Columbus Drive and Lake Shore Drive. The runner reunite area includes signage that makes it easy to meet up. Consider alternatives. Do you have a common last name? Do you have a common first letter to your last name? You may want to pick a different letter by which to meet your friends and family after the race to avoid congestion. Consider alternative alternatives. While you can reunite on Butler Field, you don’t have to reunite there. Charities often have designated areas either in charity village or in close-by hotels, as do many training programs. If your charity or training program allows guests, consider meeting your party at that location. 36
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MAKE THE ROTARY RUN 3.14 PIE A THANKSGIVING DAY
NOVEMBER 27 8:30am La Grange FAST SCENIC USATF CERFIFIED COURSE | CHIP TIMED | CUSTOM TECH TEE | SARA LEE PIE FOR THE FIRST 2000 REGISTRANTS | NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
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MARATHONER’S GUIDE TO CHICAGO FOR THE OUT-OF-TOWNER
BY KATE BONGIOVANNI
YOU CAN HANDLE A 26.2-MILE TOUR AROUND CHICAGO, BUT YOU’RE LOST WHEN IT COMES TO FILLING IN THE REST OF YOUR MARATHON WEEKEND. WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK. Sifting your way through Chicago’s highlights, especially when you don’t have as much time for sightseeing as you usually would, may seem a little daunting. Where do I eat? What should I see? Where can I celebrate? You’ve got restaurants with options for whatever your palate craves. You’ve got the nightlife—for celebrating after you’ve run your marathon, of course. You’ve got the attractions from the historic buildings and museums to Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile, where crowds flock regardless of the season. Have no fear. We’ll help take the guesswork out of everything to do in Chicago.
CARB ON Fueling up on starches before race day easily tops your mustdo list. Doing so is no problem in Chicago with perennial pasta favorites like Rosebud and Maggiano’s. Cross off two goals you might have marathon weekend—carbo-loading and hitting the city’s hottest restaurants—by snagging a reservation at RPM Italian, Nico Osteria, Piccolo Sogno or the recently renovated Spiaggia. After the race, when pasta and quinoa are the last foods you want to stuff into your stomach, go for a slice of Chicago-style pizza at Giordano’s or head over to Randolph Street’s restaurant row where you’ll find some of the city’s top tables. Or try River North’s Three Dots and a Dash, the tiki lounge serving tropical cocktails that make it easy to forget about those sore legs.
CELEBRATE The Bank of America Chicago Marathon technically ends once you cross the finish line, but the partying has only just begun. The 27th Mile Post-Race Party in Butler Field at Grant
Park is not only the area to reunite with your family and friends, but also where you can start celebrating your marathon accomplishment with beer, music and a soft spot to rest your tired legs. If you want to celebrate after you’ve had a chance to shower, stretch and maybe even snack, you don’t have to venture too far from the marathon’s start line. From a pre-race pep rally that typically happens the Thursday before to selling the official marathon merchandise including finisher gear, you can’t go wrong stopping at Nike Chicago (669 N. Michigan Ave.).
PLAY TOURIST Moving the body after an endurance event helps with recovery—it gets the blood flowing and kick-starts tissue repair— so if you’re not in rough shape, hobble around the city to see some of Chicago’s famous sights. Favorites include the Skydeck at Willis Tower; 360 Chicago, formerly known as the John Hancock Observatory, which recently opened the Tilt experience unlike any other city view; the Art Institute and the Field Museum; the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise, which highlights several Chicago buildings; and Cloud Gate, the kidney-bean sculpture anchoring Millennium Park. And who wouldn’t want a medal-holding selfie by “The Bean”? You can’t get more Chicago than that.
WHERE TO FIND… We’ve named the places, now here’s where you can learn more about them:
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WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE WHILE THE RACE ITSELF HIGHLIGHTS THE WEEKEND, THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON HAVE PLENTY TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED AS WELL. KEEP THIS GUIDE HANDY FROM FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY TO MAKE SURE YOU STAY ON TOP OF ALL THE EVENTS. FRIDAY, OCT. 10 Health & Fitness Expo and Participant Packet Pickup McCormick Place Convention Center 2300 S. Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL 60616 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 11 Health & Fitness Expo and Participant Packet Pickup McCormick Place Convention Center 2300 S. Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL 60616 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCT. 12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Grant Park, Chicago 7:30 a.m. 27th Mile Post-Race Party Butler Field, Grant Park 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Follow all the race day action even if you canâ€™t make it to the course.
NBC 5 Chicago and nbcchicago.com will provide live TV and online coverage of the race from 7 to 11 a.m. 670 The Score Sports Radio will provide live radio coverage from 6 to 10 a.m. For more information on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend go to: www.chicagomarathon.com
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CALMING YOUR PRE-MARATHON NERVES TOP TEN TIPS
BY COACH MARK BUCIAK, QCC
THE LAST WEEK OR TWO BEFORE THE MARATHON CAN BE THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF TRAINING. THE MILES DECREASE DURING THE TAPER, BUT THE NERVES INCREASE. I STILL HAVE THESE FEELINGS EVEN AFTER COMPLETING 58 CAREER MARATHONS. THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS MAY HELP YOU DEAL WITH PRE-RACE JITTERS.
“THE CAKE IS IN THE OVEN!”
YOUR RUNNING LOGBOOK
WRITE YOUR RACE GOALS
You can’t make up for lost time and miles at this point. Rest is key. Yes, you still should do some easy miles, but no more long runs. Enjoy your taper. You deserve it!
Do not try anything new in the last weeks before the race. This includes everything from your shoes, diet and clothes to what you consume before and during your runs.
If you’ve kept a running log, read through it. Remind yourself of all the hard work you have done. This will build up your confidence. If you have not kept one, start now by putting your thoughts in writing. Recap your key runs. This will help calm your nerves.
A massage can help you relax. Make sure you go to someone who has experience working with runners and book it for two to five days before the marathon. Schedule your appointment early to avoid conflicts during this busy time of year.
A gentle or beginner’s class is another way to relax.
Include several goals that you would like to accomplish, such as getting to the finish line safely and with a big smile on your face. Contemplate alternate time goals (“A” and “B”) to avoid unnecessary pressure that could negatively impact your race day performance.
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PACK FOR MARATHON DAY.
GO TO THE EXPO ON FRIDAY.
A week or ten days before the race, start thinking and gathering everything you need or might need for the event. Don’t wait until the day before to do this.
Friday is less crowded and more enjoyable than Saturday. Sleep in on Saturday and relax at home. Stay off your feet.
If possible, eat this meal at home. You can decide what to eat, but I will make two important suggestions. Have this meal about 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon so that you will not be going to sleep on a full stomach. Remember that you’ll be waking up around 4 a.m. on Sunday. After your meal, go for a five- to 10-minute relaxed walk around the block. This helps digest the food and gives your mind some fresh air to relax.
PLAN HOW TO GET TO THE START LINE:
Don’t overlook this important piece of the puzzle, and don’t count on finding a taxi at 5 a.m. on Sunday morning. You could take the CTA, but I suggest that you ask your most dependable friend or a family member to drive you to the starting area and drop you off. Additionally, I will offer a free final tips seminar for the race on Monday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. at REI, 1466 N. Halsted. I look forward to seeing you on marathon day at the 13.2-mile mark near Old St. Pat’s Church. I will give a shout out: just run on the right side of the street and have your name on your shirt. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable marathon.
Mark Buciak (PB:2:30:25) is the coach and program director of THE ROAD TO BOSTON Training Program and Running Camps. Runners of all abilities are welcome at his year round program. Find more information and contact Coach Mark at theroadtoboston.info.
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Left to right: Ron Williams Andy Praxmarer Dan Skrzypczynski George Mueller Carey Pinkowski Joe Antonini Larry Moon Henry Kozlowski Randy Burt
LAST MEN STANDING
THE EIGHT MEN WHO HAVE FINISHED EVERY CHICAGO MARATHON
BY MYLES DANNHAUSEN
JUST 4,200 RUNNERS CROSSED THE FIRST STARTING LINE OF THE THEN-MAYOR DALEY MARATHON IN 1977. ONLY HALF OF THEM FINISHED. IN THE 37 YEARS SINCE, THE BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON HAS HAD FIVE DIFFERENT NAMES, THREE SPONSORS, AND ONE CANCELLATION (1987, WHEN NOBODY STEPPED UP TO SPONSOR THE RACE). EIGHT MEN HAVE SEEN THEM ALL, AND THEY ALL EXPECT TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE FOR THE 37TH TIME ON OCT. 12. HERE’S A LOOK AT THE CHICAGO EIGHT. DANIEL SKRZYPCZYNSKI Lives in: Brighton Park | First Bank of America Chicago Marathon time: 4:20 | 2013 time: 10:18 | Best time: 3:04 Favorite marathon experience: Running the first with my brother Paul, hitting the 20-mile mark with my brother John, and when I was 60, walking the course with my daughter after having meniscus surgery in August. Advice for first-timers: Truly listen to your body and pay attention to what it’s telling you.
RON WILLIAMS Lives in: Downers Grove | First Bank of America Chicago Marathon time: 4:45 | 2013 time: 6:09 | Best time: 3:59:33 Favorite marathon experience: Running with my Team in Training teammates and my daughter Abby. What do you miss about the early years of the race? I could keep track of the number of female runners ahead of me. There were only six or seven then.
HENRY KOZLOWSKI Lives in: Wilmette | First Bank of America Chicago Marathon time: 5:02 | 2013 time: 5:19 | Best time: 3:50 Favorite marathon experience: My parents meeting me at the finish line after my first marathon. They were glad that I finished but they wondered if their son had gone soft in the head to subject himself to such an ordeal. Worst experience: My slowest was 5:51 in 1999, basically a fast limp after a fall off of a ladder. I wasn’t sure I would finish. How long will you keep running? I’d like to do at least 14 more to get to 50. Then I plan on running as long as I can. 44
ANDREW PRAXMARER Lives in: Burr Ridge | First Bank of America Chicago Marathon time: 3:12:17 | 2013 time: 6:30:28 | Best time: 2:53:30 Worst experience: In 2007, the hot year. I told my wife at the 11 mile mark that I had never seen so many runners walking so early in the race. Is there anything you miss about the early days of the race? I miss some of my old running partners who hung up their running shoes. Favorite marathon experience: Running with my wife in her first marathon in 2004.
GEORGE MUELLER Lives in: Bloomingdale | First Bank of America Chicago Marathon time: 4:50 | 2013 time: 5:12:53 | Best time: 3:17 Advice for first-timers: Start slow. You already have your personal best in sight! What do you miss about the early years of the race? I miss the innocence of it all and feeling immortal. Favorite marathon experience: Seeing the finish line in 2007. I ran after breaking my leg and going through two months of home IV treatments. This was also the toughest year, as I finished and didnâ€™t know it had closed because of the heat.
RANDY BURT Lives in: Antioch | First Bank of America Chicago Marathon time: 3:36 | 2013 time: 4:02 | Best time: 3:07 Favorite part of the course: Seeing my family on Halsted at Adams, and seeing my granddaughters at Halsted and Jackson usually brings a tear to my eye. Advice for first-timers: It is almost never too cold for a good marathon performance, but heat will rob you of your goals. How long will you keep running? At least the next 20 years. Favorite marathon experience: Seeing Steve Jones running in the opposite direction along Lake Shore Drive the year he set the world record (1984).
LARRY MOON Lives in: Chicago, near Millennium Park | First Bank of America Chicago Marathon time: 4:21 | 2013 time: 7:32 | Best time: 3:15 Worst experience: I believe it was the 1979 race that was extremely hot. I finished OK, but was then crawling on all fours, and I could not see. I was totally dehydrated, and no one ever came to my aid. I finally managed to reach a water station and hydrate myself. Advice for first-timers: Go through your marathon checklist the day before. Even pin your bib number on your shirt. When you grab water, crease the cup for easy drinking. Favorite memory: The first one. I had never run farther than 20 km and did all my training on the Chicago Park District cinder track at Chicago Ave. and Lake Shore Drive. The half mark and finish were both on Lake Shore Drive by Buckingham Fountain. I reached the half mark just in time to see Dan Cloeter, the winner, crossing the finish line! Seeing Cloeter inspired me to finish and to continue running to this day.
JOSEPH ANTONINI Lives in: Chicago | First Bank of America Chicago Marathon time: 4:05:58 | 2013 time: 10:18:12 | Best time: 3:36:19 Favorite part of the course: At my age, the finish line. What do you miss about the early years of the race? Back then it was run on the lakefront, which is beautiful. Today itâ€™s enjoyable in a different way. Favorite memory: The first. Not knowing what to expect, not knowing if I was going to be able to finish it. Approaching Soldier Field on the running path there were people sitting or laying on both sides of the road, some resting, others ready to give up. Of those still on their feet most were walking or limping toward the finish. When we crossed the finish line, everybody was congratulating and hugging each other. MYCHICAGOATHLETE.COM
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E L I TE ATH L E T E S E T T IN G C OURS E REC O RD S
BY SARA SCHUMACHER | PHOTOS BY AIMEE GOTTLIEB
SPINA BIFIDA DIDN’T STOP TATYANA MCFADDEN FROM BECOMING THE FIRST PERSON, ABLE-BODIED OR OTHERWISE, TO WIN FOUR MAJOR MARATHONS IN THE SAME YEAR. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia with an underdeveloped spinal cord and below-the-waist paralysis, McFadden grew up in an orphanage that could not afford a wheelchair for her. To get around, McFadden walked on her hands for the first six years of her life, developing early the strength she would later use in racing. Racing became a part of her life after she was adopted by Deborah McFadden, who worked as the commissioner of disabilities for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Deborah enrolled Tatyana, anemic and underweight, in youth sports groups, including the Bennet Blazers, a Baltimore-area program for physically challenged athletes. “It was just a way for me to gain strength and independence, to learn how to live life every day,” McFadden says. “But I really found a love for wheelchair racing and I knew that was something I wanted to do every day.”
“IT WAS JUST A WAY FOR ME TO GAIN STRENGTH AND INDEPENDENCE, TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE LIFE EVERY DAY. BUT I REALLY FOUND A LOVE FOR WHEELCHAIR RACING AND I KNEW THAT WAS SOMETHING I WANTED TO DO EVERY DAY.” —TATYANA MCFADDEN
McFadden took her passion to the Athens Paralympics at 15 as the youngest member ever on the U.S. team, where she won a silver medal in the 100 meters and a bronze in the 200 meters. She specialized in sprints at several other international competitions before her first marathon, the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. To her great surprise, she won the race. Her performance also earned her the nickname “Beast” after she climbed a hill near the end of the race to grab her first-place finish. “At first I thought it seemed a little masculine,” McFadden says with a laugh. “But [University of Illinois coach Adam Bleakney] said no, it’s what you are.” McFadden trains between two and four hours each day, usually over two sessions, and records more than 100 miles per week. As a student, she would often have a track training session at about 6 a.m., go to class, then train more in the afternoon before settling in to do homework.
The rigorous schedule allowed her to set a new course record of 1:42:35 at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, even while healing from a rib injury.
Schaer finished two seconds behind McFadden at the 2013 race, while McGrory came in 18 seconds after Schaer. The fourth-place finisher, Shirley Reilly, didn’t cross the line until about six and a half minutes later.
McFadden says she wants to place in the top three at this year’s race. “I hope to [decrease] my time, but it’s also a very strategic race,” she says. While the flat course at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon often yields fast times, weather can always present a challenge. McFadden says the race really comes down to the sprint. The arm power that earned McFadden her nickname makes the hill at the end of the course play to her strengths, but she expects tough competition from last year’s second-place finisher, Manuela Schaer of Switzerland, as well as her former teammate at the University of Illinois and 2013 third-place finisher Amanda McGrory.
McFadden recently graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in human development and family studies. She’s also involved in charity as a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America and as a Paralympics supporter. McFadden says she enjoys how wheelchair racing allows her to help local sports programs for the physically challenged get up and running. “When I first started sports, I had no idea what the Paralympics were about,” she says. “Educating and helping programs get started could be a life-changer for someone.”
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FLEET FEET SPORTS • Sunday, Sept. 28: Breaking Through the Wall, 10 a.m., Old Town (Up Theater) • Monday, Oct. 6: Official marathon gear goes on sale, 10 a.m. • Saturday, Oct. 11: Shake out run, 10 a.m., Old Town Photo by: Ali Engin
FAMOUS FACES AT THE RACE IF YOU RUN THE BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON THIS YEAR, YOU JUST MAY FIND YOURSELF NEXT TO A LOCAL CELEBRITY. CHECK OUT A FEW OF THE AREA’S NOTABLE PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED FOR THIS YEAR’S RACE: GRAHAM ELLIOT Chef behind Graham Elliot Bistro (841 W. Randolph), James Beard Award nominee, MasterChef and Junior MasterChef judge, Iron Chef America and
• Monday, Oct. 13: Recovery Monday featuring medal engraving, official finisher gear and massages, 10 a.m., city locations
LIVELY RUNNING • Friday, Oct. 10: Pre-race jitters meditation clinic, 7 p.m. • Post Race: Custom jewelry engraving (date and times to be determined)
Top Chef Masters competitor.
RUNNING FOR KICKS DAVE BERAN Executive chef at Next (953 W. Fulton Market).
• On-course water table for customers between mile 18 and 19
THE RUNNER’S EDGE ALPANA SINGH
Master Sommelier, former “Check, Please!” host, Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Sommelier
• Brooks Run Happy Hour: Sept.
of the Year Wine Star award recipient, one of Food & Wine’s 2013 Sommeliers of
30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
the Year, proprietor of The Boarding House (720 N. Wells – on your right one block south of Chicago Ave. in the 11th mile of the race).
UNIVERSAL SOLE (Lakeview Location)
JERRY AZUMAH Chicago Bears cornerback from 1999-2005.
• Sunday, Oct. 12: Medal engraving, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Monday, Oct. 13: Medal engraving, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
post race pancakes
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Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 Noon to 6 p.m. - Food Truck Rally 4 p.m. - 5K 5 p.m. - 100-Yard Chaps Dash Join us for a memorable sunset race! All proceeds benefit the College of DuPage Foundation Student Emergency Fund. From noon to 6 p.m. you can savor the flavors of popular Chicago and DuPage mobile eateries at the first-ever Food Truck Rally in DuPage County!
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CYCLOCROSS ATHLETE PROFILES B Y
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Cyclocross riders come from all walks of life. This month, Chicago Athlete profiles two riders in the sport from different backgrounds with different goals for the season ahead. Lindsay Knight is a seasoned veteran, having raced across the country at nationally ranked competitions and looks to achieve even bigger goals. Ella Neurohr is a young third-year rider and hopes to race much of the Chicago Cross Cup series. Hopefully their stories about cyclocross will inspire and motivate you to give this growing sport a try!
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LINDSAY KNIGHT Age: 30 Category: 2 Team: Heritage Race Club Years racing cyclocross: 5 Favorite race venue: Anything hilly, single-track, muddy or preferably all three. Top goal for the 2014 season: More podiums than last year. How did you first hear about the sport of cyclocross? Five years ago I decided I really wanted to race road, and I joined a team in late July. Since I had no idea how or when the racing seasons worked (I missed the road season) I ended up competing in the relay cyclocross race and had an absolute blast and raced the entire CCC series that year. If you have a sporting or fitness background, what is it? I did gymnastics and soccer when I was younger, but took a hiatus from organized sports in high school. Starting in college, I had a bike for commuting and I also got really into yoga and running, but I kept getting stress fractures, so I turned to the bike more seriously when I started grad school. What was your biggest fear about getting into cyclocross? I was so afraid of coming in dead last—I almost backed out of doing my first race because of it. But then I realized that was silly and had an awesome time (…and did not come in dead last). How did you overcome this fear and learn from it? Talking myself out of excuses. For me, racing and training is mental, and I’ve found if I can shut off that fear-mongering part of my brain, then (mostly) all will be well. What is your motivation to race and train in less than ideal weather? I actually really like the structure and discipline that training provides, and knowing what I ‘have’ to do on any given day allows me to space out that day’s conditions during the workout. When it’s really horrid out, I just tell myself to suck it up and get on with it. How do you describe cyclocross to others that aren’t familiar with it? I describe CX as an off-road race on a road bike, which generally involves obstacles, running, and terrible weather. I’ve yet to convince any of my friends who were not already cyclists to try the sport.
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What do you like most about cyclocross? Redlining for 45-50 minutes. There’s something kind of great about knowing exactly where your threshold is and then pushing yourself a bit past it for a not-so-comfortable time frame. Plus, I’m super-competitive and CX has been a much-needed outlet for me on that score. The people and mud are also pretty great.
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ELLA NEUROHR Age: 14 Category: Women’s 4/Juniors 15-18 Team: Chicago Cuttin Crew Years Racing Cyclocross: 2 Favorite Race Venue: Montrose Harbor Top Goal for the 2014 Season: Get muddy. How did you first hear about the sport of cyclocross? My dad got me into cyclocross, as he does most things bike related in our house. If you have a sporting or fitness background, what is it? I swam for a few years, as well as running cross country, track and playing a little basketball and soccer. I had always done some bike racing, but started doing full cyclocross seasons two years ago. What was your biggest fear about getting into cyclocross? I was mostly afraid of the cold when I started. I love racing in the mud, snow and ice. Anything below 10 degrees isn’t quite my thing, but I’ve learned to deal with it. How did you overcome this fear and learn from it? Wear the right clothes. Other than that, there isn’t much to do, so just deal with it. What is your motivation to race and train in less than ideal weather? I actually love racing in bad weather. I love the mud and the snow as long as I’m not way too cold. It makes it more fun and technical, and you crash more.
What do you like most about cyclocross? I’m really excited to hang out and race with all of my friends this year. I’m also looking forward to being able to race twice a day, in both the juniors and women’s fields, for the first time. But most importantly, get muddy!
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How do you describe cyclocross to others that aren’t familiar with it? It’s the best kind of bike racing. It’s in the grass, mud, dirt and snow. There’s technical stuff, like turns and icy parts, and fast straightaways. Sometimes you have to get off and carry your bike. The people are all so nice and supportive (plus they hand out candy while you race). Basically, it’s awesome.
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Fall Shoe Guide RUGGERO LODA The fall season is, for many runners, personal best season. Whether you are looking to start running, increasing your mileage for a fall race, or in it for fun and fitness, running shoes coming out this season have one thing in common: they are lighter than ever. We have run in, and tested, most of the newest editions hitting the market this season. Here is a list of the models we strongly recommend to runners of all shapes, sizes and abilities. As always, if you have questions about the make and model that’s right for you, be sure and visit your local specialty running store for guidance.
Hoka One One CLIFTON
CATEGORY: NEUTRAL CUSHIONING WEIGHT: MEN’S 7.7 OZ. | WOMEN’S 6.6 OZ. PRICE: $130 WWW.HOKAONEONE.COM
GEL NIMBUS 16
CATEGORY: CUSHIONING WEIGHT: MEN’S 11.4 OZ. | WOMEN’S 9.4 OZ. PRICE: $150 WWW.ASICS.COM
GORUN ULTRA EXTREME
VALUE FALL 2014
CATEGORY: CUSHIONING WEIGHT: MEN’S 9.3 OZ | WOMEN’S 7.3 OZ. PRICE: $85 WWW.SKECHERS.COM
The Hoka One One Clifton is an all purpose running shoe that can be used for a variety of different runs. It combines an ultra-lightweight frame with maximum cushioning, delivering a shoe that is useful for both racing and training. The shoes feels very lightweight, and its rockered profile seemingly propels the runner forward. The Clifton is a good choice for (neutral) runners of all abilities and those looking for a shoe that has the comfort of a daily trainer but is also light enough for racing.
Asics’ popular high-end cushioned neutral trainer, the GEL-Nimbus, returns in a 16th version. The FluidRide midsole continues to provide exceptional cushioning while the updated Guidance Trusstic System provides a smooth transition. Increased gel has also been added to rearfoot to help further enhance the already smooth ride while providing a springy resiliency. The FluidFit upper has been altered to help better the overall fit from that of the preceding model. Wear testers enjoyed the ride that allowed them to comfortably log many miles right out of the box. Many were also pleasantly surprised at the shoe’s flexibility and reasonably quick transition.
CATEGORY: NEUTRAL WEIGHT: MEN’S 8 OZ. | WOMEN’S 6.6 OZ. PRICE: $120 WWW.MIZUNOUSA.COM/RUNNING
CATEGORY: NEUTRAL WEIGHT: MEN’S 11 OZ. | WOMEN’S 9 OZ. PRICE: $100 WWW.NIKE.COM
CATEGORY: RACING WEIGHT: MEN’S 7.7 OZ. | WOMEN’S 6.5 OZ. PRICE: $140 WWW.ADIDAS.COM
The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 is a lightweight neutral offering for competitive runners racing the half marathon to marathon distance, or for recreational runners who enjoy a shoe that simply feels fast. The Wave Sayonara 2 provides adequate cushioning for long runs, but the firmness of the out-sole may be too rigid for runners used to a softer platform. Except for a few minor changes to the upper, Mizuno maintained the same package as the original Sayonara.
Lighter and faster than ever before, the Nike FALL 2014 Pegasus 31 celebrates one of the longest-standing shoe traditions in the industry. The soft upper will accommodate a wide variety of foot shapes, and the plush, neutral ride feels great on the road. Backed by the likes of Olympic Gold Medalist Mo Farah, this new installment to the Pegasus legacy is sure to please, whether this is your first pair or your thirty-first pair. FALL 2014
Adidas combines two of its most popular running shoe offerings into one great package with the Adios Boost 2. The Boost foam provides a protective ride for longer races and workouts, while the Adios platform maintains the speed and responsiveness of this original classic. Competitive runners will be pleased with the no-frills upper on top of the brand’s latest cushioning technology. The toe-box is a bit narrow, so runners with wider feet may need to size-up for maximum comfort.
WAVE SAYONARA 2
While the Skechers GOrun Ultra - Extreme may FALL 2014 look bulky at first glance, this shoe, despite the high-volume cushioning underfoot, is actually quite light. Trending towards “maximalism” in the protection department, the shoe feels much lower to the ground than it seems and the ride is very pleasant. At home on the road or trail, the GOrun Ultra - Extreme features an all-weather upper that repels water and keeps the foot dry in wet conditions. While perhaps not optimal in warm weather, runners will appreciate this offering when the weather turns in the months ahead.
ADIZERO ADIOS BOOST 2
LocaL Running StoReS Barrington Running Co. Barrington, 847-702-7867, barringtonrunco.com
Dick Pond Athletics
Brooks GHOST 7
CATEGORY: NEUTRAL WEIGHT: MEN’S 10.4 OZ. | WOMEN’S 8.6 OZ. PRICE: $120 WWW.BROOKSRUNNING.COM
CATEGORY: RACING WEIGHT: MEN’S 5.5 OZ. | WOMEN’S 4.6 OZ. PRICE: $110 WWW.NEWBALANCE.COM
The New Balance 1600v2 is a light, fast racing option for the 5K-10K distance all the way up to the marathon. The upper hugs the foot like a glove, and the ride is very responsive with enough heel cushioning to go the distance as one’s stride mechanics tend to deteriorate. Efficient runners may enjoy this shoe for road workouts and tempo runs, but the NB 1600v2 shines brightest for speed FALL 2014 training and race day.
The Brooks Ghost 7 continues to be an ideal shoe for the runner looking for a quality everyday neutral trainer with plenty of cushioning. The new version comes in slightly lighter than the previous model, however it still retains the overall cushioning that runners have come to expect from heel-to-toe. Brooks keeps things simple year after year, with the main enhancement for the Ghost 7 being the addition of the newly integrated Brooks BioMoGo DNA into the midsole. This allows for ample cushioning and a smooth ride without sacrificing responsiveness, stability or overall performance. The Ghost 7 is a perfect shoe for those runners looking for a shoe capable of handling the demands of higher mileage, yet is adaptable for smooth and fast training runs.
DNA Athletics Crest Hill, 815-588-0908, www.dna-athletics.com
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago Lincoln Square, 773-271-3338, www.fleetfeetchicago.com Old Town, 312-587-3338, www.fleetfeetchicago.com South Loop, 312-788-3338, www.fleetfeetchicago.com Elmhurst, 630-559-3338, www.fleetfeetelmhurst.com
Geneva Running Outfitters Geneva, 331-248-0221, genevarunningoutfitters.com
Golden Legs Mundelein, 847-393-7422, www.goldenlegsrunning.com
Kiddles Lake Forest, 847-234-0025, www.kiddlessports.com
Lively Running Oak Park, 708-358-0605, www.livelyrunning.com
Naperville Running Company
North, 630-357-1900, www.runningcompany.com South, 630-445-8285, www.runningcompany.com
Saucony KINVARA 5
Carol Stream, 630-665-3316, www.dickpondathletics.com Carpentersville, 847-783-0701, www.dickpondathletics.com Lisle, 630-357-6884, www.dickpondathletics.com Park Ridge, 847-720-4083, www.dickpondathletics.com Schaumburg, 847-985-9720, www.dickpondathletics.com St. Charles, 630-587-0745, www.dickpondathletics.com
Road Runner Sports
CATEGORY: NEUTRAL WEIGHT: MEN’S 7.7 OZ. | WOMEN’S 6.7 OZ. PRICE: $100 WWW.SAUCONY.COM
The Kinvara 5 continues the legacy of perhaps the most prolific lightweight neutral running shoe on the market. Designed with minimalist principals, the Kinvara 5 features a great deal of flexibility combined with more than adequate cushioning in both the forefoot and heel. The Kinvara 5 is a shoe that can handle high mileage; and, it can also be worn as an all around trainer capable of faster paced workouts and marathon distance racing. If you’re looking for a lightweight running shoe, the Kinvara 5 is a must-try.
CATEGORY: LIGHTWEIGHT WEIGHT: MEN’S 7 OZ. | WOMEN’S 6.5 OZ. PRICE: $100 WWW.UNDERARMOUR.COM
The Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo is a lightweight shoe looking to inspire runners with a fresh take on fast running shoes. Featuring an upper with manufacturing techniques borrowed from bra design, the shoe holds close to your feet and even has a completely seamless heel cup. The sole, with rubber in the pattern of a foot x-ray, lacks a bit of grip. Although it has such a streamlined and lightweight build, the SpeedForm Apollo holds up well for distance running.
CATEGORY: STABILITY WEIGHT: MEN’S 10 OZ. | WOMEN’S 8.3 OZ. PRICE: $125 WWW.KARHU.COM
Karhu brings to bear their latest stability offering with the Steady3. Using their signature Fulcrum technology on the sole, this shoe boasts a smooth ride and greater efficiency. This is a great entry level shoe for someone looking to start adding on serious miles. Testers enjoyed the roomy fit of the shoe and the innovative design that it brought to the table.
Run Chicago Forest Park, 708-771-7866
Runner’s High ’n Tri
Arlington Heights, 847-670-9255, www.runnershigh-n-tri.com
Running Away Multisport Chicago, 773-248-3274, www.runningawaymultisport.com Deerfield, 847-945-2929, www.runningawaymultisport.com
Running Excels Chicago, 773-629-8587, www.runningexcels.com Frankfort, 779-324-5308, www.runningexcels.com
Running for Kicks Palos Heights, 708-448-9200, www.runningforkicks.com
Running Right Highland Park, 847-432-2884, www.runningright.com
Run Today Glen Ellyn, 630-547-0080, www.run-today.com
The Human Race Sports Orland Park, 708-349-4724, www.humanracesports.com
Chicago, 312-448-2966, www.roadrunnersports.com Kildeer, 847-719-8949, www.roadrunnersports.com Naperville, 630-579-3209, www.roadrunnersports.com Wilmette, 847-251-1900, www.roadrunnersports.com
The Running Depot Crystal Lake, 815-788-9755, www.therunningdepot.com
The Runner’s Edge
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Ruggero Loda and the team of runners at runningshoesguru.com tested the shoes in this buyer’s guide.
The Runner’s Soul Elmhurst, 630-832-7685, www.therunnerssoul.com La Grange, 708-354-7685, therunnerssoul.com
Universal Sole Lakeshore East, 312-600-9707, universalsole.com Lakeview, 773-868-0893, universalsole.com
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Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Fest
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon & 5K
The event brought in a deep field of competitors to Hoffman Estates. Top finishers on both the men’s and women’s side went home with large cash prizes with the top five on each side totaling $10,000. Winners Patrick Cheptoek and Biruktayit Eshetu took $2,500 each.
One of the biggest races during the Chicago summer, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon & 5K tested runners with the difficult winding course. Winner Shalane Flanagan said the course provided some unexpected challenges that made it a great event. A number of runners competed in both the half marathon and the 5K on Saturday including Clif Bar Athlete of the Month female winner Hailey Krzyston.
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Men’s Half Marathon Results 1. Patrick Cheptoek 28 2. Simion Chirchir 30 3. Abraham Chelanga 30 4. Betram Keter 26 5. Julius Koskei 32 6. Fernando Cabada 32 7. Sammy Rotich 27 8. Joseph Amenya 35 9. Arturs Bareikis 28 10. Pablo Ramirez 23
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Women’s Half Marathon Results 1. Biruktayit Eshetu 23 2. Susan Jerotich 27 3. Doreen Kitaka 30 4. Yado Elfneshe 28 5. Cynthia Jerop 19 6. Jebichi Yator 25 7. Lourdes Martinez 44 8. Pasca Myer 27 9. Maria Lindberg 31 10. Athanacia Prokopios 29
1:14:15 1:15:11 1:15:26 1:16:10 1:16:45 1:18:06 1:20:17 1:20:46 1:22:52 1:29:42
Men’s 10K Results 1. Andrew Philipose 2. Connor Williams 3. Omar Flores 4. Kj Whigham 5. Jeffrey Savas
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Women’s 10K Results 1. Emily Savas 2. Alyssa Getta 3. Maggie McTeague 4. Kelly Beahan 5. Brittany Graham
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Men’s 5K Results 1. Ray Stutschek 2. Andy Krodel 3. Samuel Brey 4. Pete Hans 5. Noah Bliss
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Women’s 5K Results 1. Gabrielle Thomson 15 2. Irina Batashki 28 3. Isabella Harton 12 4. Kelly Huss 25 5. Laurel Moneysmith 13
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Men’s Half Marathon Results 1. Andy Wacker Boulder, Colo. 2. Kevin Havel Arlington Heights 3. Tyler Pence Springfield 4. Matt Hensley Boulder, Colo. 5. Matthew Beamer Chicago 6. Peter Mone Winnetka Medellin, Colombia 7. Manuel Agudelo 8. Nathan Troester Mokena 9. Kyle Brady Naperville 10. Braulio Benitez Chicago Women’s Half Marathon Results 1. Shalane Flanagan Boulder, Colo. 2. Lindsey Scherf Chapel Hill, N.C. 3. Jess Peterssen Denmark 4. Karen Lockyer Gonzales, La. 5. Bess Ritter Chicago 6. Angela Moll San Diego, Calif. 7. Elizabeth Panke Chicago 8. Heather Schulz Orlando, Fla. 9. Kristin Sellers Carrboro, N.C. 10. Jessica Monson Burlington, Wis.
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Men’s 5K Results (Saturday) 1. Alexander Itkin Chicago 16:49 2. Gerardo Rabelo Huntington Park, Calif. 17:25 3. Haeden Williams South Jordan, Utah 17:32 4. Adam Holliday Claremont, Calif. 17:54 5. Kenny Miller Maryville, Mo. 18:00 Men’s 5K Results (Sunday) 1. Billy Collins 2. Joshua Warren 3. Francisco Romero 4. Benjamin Rogin 5. Nathaniel Hinds
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Women’s 5K Results (Saturday) 1. Stacy Jantz Bull Valley 2. Jessica Davies Forest Park 3. Hailey Krzyston Burr Ridge 4. Sandy Scott Dixon Ann Arbor, Mich. 5. Kimberly Walker
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Women’s 5K Results (Sunday) 1. Kristin Leclair Manitowoc, Wis. 22:01 2. Michelle Hall Chicago 22:02 Name
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon photo by: Emily Stone
3. Morgan Bailey 4. Tracy Ede 5. Jaime Scholz
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The 2014 Sundowner 5K did not disappoint. The top ten men all finished in less than 18 minutes with less than a minute and a half separating them. Winner Mark Pedziwiatr held off Justin Jones by a slim two seconds and third place finisher Evan Mitchell by only seven seconds. Men’s Results 1. Mark Pedziwiatr 2. Justin Jones 3. Evan Mitchell 4. Zak Hutchinson 5. John Taylor 6. Soren Knudsen 7. Marc O’Neal 8. Evan Sather 9. Jason Moderi 10. Andre Martinez
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New Lenox Kankakee New Lenox New Lenox New Lenox Channahon Lockport Willowbrook Naperville Joliet
16:22 16:24 16:29 16:55 17:00 17:18 17:21 17:35 17:38 17:42
Women’s Results 1. Tamera Munch 2. Kristin Kotara 3. Madison Smith 4. Emily Stoklosa 5. Sharon Dillon 6. Megan Guenther 7. Kristy Dertz 8. Chloe Rigsby 9. Emily Furtek 10. Sarah Moyolt
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Joliet Mokena Mokena Homer Glen Joliet Willowbrook Frankfort New Lenox New Lenox Joliet
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BTN Big 10K
Run for Walk
Chicago became center of the college sports world on this July weekend as the Big 10 conference invaded the lakefront. Runners from across the Midwest and East Coast showed their pride in their favorite schools with customized race shirts. While plenty of Chicagoans took part in the race, runners coming in from Hebron, Kentucky took the top spots in both the men’s and women’s division of the 10K.
With football season around the corner, Northwestern hosted its annual Run for Walk 4.1 mile race honoring the memory of former head football coach Randy Walker. This year’s inclusion on the CARA Runner’s Choice Circuit brought a deep and competitive field. Pamela Staton continued her impressive summer with a win by more than a minute and a half while James Akita took the top spot overall.
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Men’s 10K Results 1. Abraham Chelanga 2. Matthew Blume 3. Daniel Glaz 4. Emil Bojanov 5. Matt Marol 6. Phil Rizzo 7. Austin Hendrix 8. Brett Lustgarten 9. Peter Mone 10. Evan Darm
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Hebron, Ky. Chicago Chicago Chicago Evanston Evergreen Park Chicago Carol Stream Winnetka Ottawa
Women’s 10K Results 1. Ludmila Stepanova 2. Katie McGregor 3. Rachele Schulist 4. Hanna Knurr 5. Alyssa Poremba 6. Elizabeth Panke 7. Amanda Fox 8. Megan Weschler 9. Kailyn Jessel 10. Katelyn Draths
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Hebron, Ky. Savage, Minn. Holland, Mich. Madison, Wis. Bridgeview Chicago Naperville
Men’s 5K Results 1. Jeff Roland 2. Scott Borcher 3. Ryan Delbene 4. Matt Snell 5. Andy Young 6. Jeff Bayers 7. Robert Smolik 8. Paul Anderson 9. Kody Harrison 10. Jeff Harrison
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Women’s 5K Results 1. Sara Kroll 2. Becca Dyson 3. Laura Maibuecher 4. Stacy Schmitz 5. Katie Johnson 6. Mackenzie Davis 7. Erica Agran 8. Tammy Anderson 9. Elizabeth Hutchison 10. Kylee Weber Name
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35:08 35:20 35:48 35:51 36:32 37:40 39:04 Wyandotte, Mich. 39:06 Sobieski, Wis. 39:07 Chicago 39:08
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Men’s 4.1 Mile Run Results 1. James Akita 33 2. Ryan Hopper 31 3. Jeremy Ruston 34 4. Scott Mangum 38 5. Nic Aubert 26 6. Eric Erspamer 25 7. Rob Chenoweth 45 8. Tim Kowols 28 9. Casey Hendrickson 18 10. Craig Gunby 53 Women’s 4.1 Mile Results 1. Pamela Staton 27 2. Stephanie Hughes 25 3. Elizabeth Chenoweth 39 4. Veronika Tylova 30 5. Erika Vazquez 34 6. Lisa Bennatan 18 7. Lauren Garriques 14 8. Natalie Scatena 27 9. Eleanor Brandt 26 10. Savannah Noethlich 14
Elmhurst Chicago Algonquin Barrington Chicago Lisle Chicago Green Bay, Wis. Glenview Palatine
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Ingleside Chicago Chicago Palatine Chicago Lake Forest Lake Forest Buffalo Grove Evanston
24:14 25:53 26:33 27:18 27:29 27:49 28:01 28:12 28:22 28:42
16:18 Pawnee City, Neb. 16:44 Girard, Ohio 17:08 Pewaukee, Wis. 17:11 Bend, Ore. 17:16 Chicago 17:19 Elk Grove Village 17:19 Naperville 17:58 Paxton 19:01 Paxton 19:01
17:19 Shoreview, Minn. 18:26 Arlington Heights 18:48 Chicago 19:42 Wayne 21:18 Thornville, Ohio 21:44 Chicago 22:12 Chicago 22:27 Chicago 22:31 Chicago 23:01
Chicago Firefighters Run for the Kids
East Lansing, Mich.
photo by: Emily Stone
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Chicagoan William Whitmore nearly broke the 15 minute mark with his winning time at this Thursday night race, and all of the top three finishers recorded times of under 16 minutes. Women’s winner Cassidy Wall won by more than a minute over the next finisher. Name
Men’s 5K Results 1. William Whitmore 2. Don O’Keefe 3. Robert Wiegand 4. Bo Muzikowski 5. Timothy Faith 6. Lawrence Levin 7. William Pawelko 8. Danny Ayala 9. Zach Gruber 10. Danny McDonnell Women’s 5K Results 1. Cassidy Wall 2. Beckie Fischer 3. Maggie Scholle 4. Haley Skisak 5. Kate Butterly 6. Alyssa Malley 7. Emili Schultz 8. Rachel Butterfield 9. Linda Mueller 10. Carolyn Riordan
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The women-focused race offered runners a weekend’s worth of events in addition to just running, including an expo both before and after the race, recovery yoga and plenty of refreshments for everyone. While local runner Karrie Hamstra-Wright took the top overall spot in the half marathon, runners from across the country fill the top 10.
Men’s Half Marathon Results 1. Stephen Bernstein 50 Enterprise, Ala. 2. Timothy Longua 44 Chicago 3. Tim Nealt 53 Glenview 4. Pablo Avelar 48 Buffalo Grove 5. David Goodman 50 Evanston 6. Michael Ericksen 30 Oak Park 7. Joseph Dodson 29 Wilmette 8. Christopher Storaker 29 Chicago 9. Paul Bauerschmidt 40 Glenview 10. Eric Landschoot 31 La Grange
1:35:15 1:39:03 1:44:46 1:49:26 1:50:59 1:53:57 1:56:13 1:57:42 1:57:54 1:58:40
Women’s Half Marathon Results 1. Karrie Hamstra-Wright 37 Chicago 2. Sarah Mahaney 32 Montgomery 3. Samantha Kirkham 38 Hinsdale 4. Yanory Hernandez 36 McAllen, Texas 5. Hailey Krzyston 22 Willowbrook 6. Stephanie Schaffer 30 Chicago 7. Rachel Giza 25 Lancaster, N.Y. 8. Judy Chen 38 Washington, D.C. 9. Jamie Blenner 23 Arlington Heights 10. Lauren Stanco 34 Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
1:24:41 1:27:39 1:31:47 1:32:40 1:32:49 1:33:27 1:34:03 1:35:53 1:35:08 1:37:14
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Biggest Loser RunWalk Chicago Half Marathon & 5K Au g u s t 3 | C hi C A g o
While the speedsters in the front of the pack put forth solid times at the Biggest Loser RunWalk in August, PR Director Christina Morlock says seeing those competing while on a weight loss journey was just as moving. “The Biggest Loser RunWalk Chicago was a very inspiring race,” Morlock says. “Seeing them cross the finish line was a beautiful thing.” Men’s Half Marathon Results 1. James Harrington II 38 Chicago 2. Patrick Gavin 29 Long Island City, N.Y. 3. Mauricio Roman 35 Chicago 4. Kapil Chaudhary 34 5. Andy Pereira 46 Chicago 6. Rob Kohen 29 Chicago 7. José Beker 48 Mexico City 8. Blake Kerns 31 Lisle 9. Karl Flener 40 Chicago 10. Josafat Roman 47 Forest View
1:22:01 1:23:01 1:28:23 1:28:24 1:28:57 1:32:19 1:33:59 1:34:15 1:34:39 1:35:11
Women’s Half Marathon Results 1. Amanda Fox 20 Naperville 2. Meaghan Iandolo 28 Chicago 3. Vanessa Day 27 Chicago 4. Rachel Parry 24 Perry, Iowa 5. Anneliese Schrotenboer 27 New York, N.Y. 6. Nicole Calvin 29 Schaumburg 7. Kaitlyn Sendzik 20 Chicago 8. Krista Lewis 28 Willowbrook 9. Nancy Fudacz 48 10. Tania Spiros 40 Chicago
1:26:14 1:32:41 1:39:12 1:41:19 1:42:53 1:44:08 1:44:51 1:44:58 1:45:08 1:45:53
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Channahon provides both a community festival and 5K, two staples of summer in Chicagoland, at the same time as runners can take part in the annual Firefly 5k and then head over to the Three Rivers Festival when they finish. Kids had their own opportunity for fun, too, with a one mile run that took place before the 5k. Men’s Results 1. Gabriel Caballos 2. Jonathan Cain 3. Vince Bazzarone 4. Lumor Williams 5. Clark Anderson Name
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6. Peter Slattery 7. Jack Sullivan 8. Jess Conboy 9. Sergio Arreola 10. Javier Velazquez
57 15 33 42 45
18:45 18:58 19:02 19:04 19:05
Women’s Results 1. Gabrielle Weaver 2. Sharon Dillon 3. Stephanie McCollom 4. Amanda Wilson 5. Emily Kibler 6. Connie Weaver 7. Colleen Zawrazky 8. Rachel Reyes 9. Melissa Brown 10. Emma McSteen
19 30 34 12 19 51 54 26 28 12
19:37 20:29 20:41 22:51 22:57 23:13 23:14 23:38 24:28 24:31
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The Chicago 10K has quickly become a destination race for runners across the country. The top ten men and women saw four out-of-state finishers coming from three different states including Utah and California. Starting and finishing in Grant Park, the race bills itself as the perfect spot for runners of all ability levels. Men’s Results 1. Chris Garcia 2. Cyril Willemin 3. Dan Winder 4. Matthew Hoppe 5. Mieczyslaw Swiatkowski 6. Will Rante 7. Hooper Jones 8. Andrew Lange 9. Sam Stein 10. James Kimball
22 39 31 28 30 25 31 29 33 17
Dana Point, Calif. 35:20
Women’s Results 1. Rachelle Wardle 2. Whitney Laurence 3. Mary Witte 4. Gabrielle Watkins 5. Jennifer Smith 6. Kristin Davanon 7. Kristin Landau 8. Hillary Snyder 9. Hillary Sciarillo 10. Yasmin Sacro
28 27 31 24 18 36 29 24 39 33
Payson, Utah Chicago Chicago Chicago River Forest Schaumburg Chicago Chicago
New Berlin, Wis. 35:35
Chicago Orland Park Chicago Chicago Chicago Volo Matoon
37:15 37:34 38:01 38:13 38:22 38:36 38:59
41:05 41:37 43:16 43:29 45:15 45:46 45:59 46:07 San Rafael, Calif. 46:24 Chicago 46:30
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The Windrunners 10K takes place entirely within the forest preserve, which provided runners with nearly no traffic outside fellow participants. This year’s race saw former Clif Bar Athlete of the Month winner Emil Bojanov hold on to first place by only seven seconds. Name
Men’s Results 1. Emil Bojanov 2. Ryan Hanselman 3. Michael Lifson 4. Damian Bednorz 5. Jack Nugent 6. Radovan Sotak 7. Jason Moderi 8. Joseph Roeges 9. Jake Miller 10. Michael Cramarosso
30 18 24 34 19 42 40 30 21 53
Chicago Naperville Downers Grove Bensenville Wheaton Batavia Naperville Chicago Oswego Chicago
Women’s Results 1. Kelsey Lauren 2. Prativa Pandey 3. Christine Bell 4. Erin Fort 5. Hannah Miller 6. Noriko Valenta 7. Julie Lee 8. Sabina Bednorz-Widelak 9. Lindsey Brems 10. Dawn Dalson
18 28 46 33 20 53 45 41 31 41
Aurora Naperville Naperville
35:39 35:46 35:48 36:14 36:42 38:22 38:38 38:50 40:23 40:46
45:36 46:00 47:11 Western Springs 47:21 Oswego 49:12 Burr Ridge 49:24 South Elgin 49:51 Bensenville 51:11 Geneva 51:47 Naperville 52:01
Rock The Night 5K
August 2 1 | ChiC Ago
More than 5,000 people showed up to the inaugural Rock the Night 5K to enjoy both the lakefront 5K and concert headlined by Big Head Todd and the Monsters. With rain clearing out just in time, the race went off without a hitch. Following the speedy 5K, runners and spectators enjoyed food and drinks under the stars as the concert took over. “It was definitely a night to remember,” CEO and founder of RAM Racing Steve Ginsburg says. Men’s Results 1. Aaron Silver 2. David Strubbe 3. Jeff Hojnacki 4. Todd Vankerkhoff 5. Jonathan Weatherly 6. Cameron Williams 7. Yutaro Seki 8. Mike Panno 9. Charles Wiegand 10. William Werbel
24 32 40 23 46 36 27 24 36 28
Women’s Results 1. Kate Thomas 2. Theresa Peterson 3. Gina Schmidt 4. Vanessa Day 5. Nicole Dougherty 6. Laura Legernes 7. Erika Wetzel 8. Cindy Kuzma 9. Becky Olles 10. Maribeth Yost
33 40 30 27 32 33 34 36 34 32
Chicago Wheaton Chicago Chicago La Grange Chicago
16:09 16:17 16:28 16:53 17:31 18:06 18:10 18:20 18:35 18:42
Chicago Highland Park Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago
20:19 20:34 20:47 20:50 21:04 21:08 21:11 21:14 21:16 21:18
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The course change this year helped opened up the competition and turned up the speed along the bike course. Although race director Scott Hutmacher acknowledges some nerves that came with all the changes, he says the race couldn’t have gone smoother. With this year’s success, Hutmacher said the race will continue with all of its changes in the years going forward and has no plans to return to the old course. The fan-friendly design allowed onlookers to take in more of the event then ever before. Hutmacher also says that changing the transition entry and racking process helped alleviate any waiting issues that may have caused problems in the past. With the success of this year, Hutmacher said he hopes to return the Chicago Triathlon to the top of the multisport world and compete every year with the likes of Kona and New York.
5. Lara Mele 6. Fiona Carlon 7. Darcy Ytterdahl 8. Catharine Carlin 9. Summer Ohlendorf 10. Erika Vazquez Men’s Sprint Results 1. Kai Karlstrom 2. Regis Verliefde 3. Ralph Nurse 4. Michael Passinger 5. James Harrington 6. Drew Schwartz 7. Jahan Culbreath 8. Paul Stanley 9. Garrett Zenner 10. Michael Dean
43 29 45 37 28 35
30 35 37 52 38 17 51 35 19 26
Women’s Sprint Results 1. Ieva Scoggin 40 2. Stacey Kiefer 36 3. Lisa Becharas 24 4. Kathryn Berry 31 5. Bizzy Vega 36 6. Daisy Jane 25 7. Kimberly Earnest 35 8. Kimberly Shah 36 9. Juliana Sublewiski 26 10. Jill Hunt 44
Chicago Chicago Glen Ellyn Chicago Madison Wis. Chicago
1:15:40 1:17:18 Crown Point, Ind. 1:17:26 Dreieich, Germany 1:18:02 Chicago 1:18:06 Wheeling 1:18:50 Centerville, Ohio 1:19:32 Chicago 1:20:32 Waukegan 1:20:42 Chicago 1:20:46
1:21:41 1:22:21 1:22:22 London, England 1:23:38 Antioch 1:25:56 Lafayette, IN 1:26:28 Columbia Mo. 1:28:03 Chicago 1:28:50 Chicago 1:29:05 Woodstock 1:29:30
1:49:02 1:49:11 1:50:15 1:51:11 1:51:21 1:52:09 1:52:37 1:53:50 1:55:24 1:55:51
Women’s Pro International Results 1. Alicia Kaye 31 Clermont, Fla. 2. Radka Vodickova 30 Czech Republic 3. Abby Geurink 30 Hudsonville, Mich. 4. Sara McLarty 31 Clermont, Fla. 5. Jillian Peterson 31 St. Louis, Mo. 6. Lauren Brandon 29 Fort Worth, Texas 7. Nell Rojas 27 Boulder, Colo. 8. Molly Woodford 24 Shorewood, Wis. 9. Samantha Kennedy 27 East Lansing, Mich.
2:01:50 2:04:30 2:05:34 2:06:48 2:07:44 2:08:31 2:11:25 2:13:47 2:17:08
Men’s Super Sprint Results 1. Trevor Croley 42 2. James Harrington 38 3. Kevin Meek 45 4. Louie Caffero 51 5. Regis Verliefde 35 6. Brian Condron 44 7. Michael Passinger 52 8. Matthew Cuttell 33 9. Ryan Pahl 25 10. Samuel Stephenson 45
Men’s Amateur International Results 1. Brett Collins 29 Forest Park 2. Ryan Giuliano 30 Oakwood Hills 3. Thomas Alter 20 Boulder, Colo. 4. Stephen Wright 23 Holliston, Mass. 5. Vant Lammers 26 Madison, Wis. 6. Vachee Loughran 42 Glenview 7. Trent Simmons 30 Richardson, Texas 8. Josh Eaton 29 Estero, Fla. 9. Todd Kennedy 26 East Lansing, Mich. 10. Kyle Serreyn 24 Lakeville, Minn.
1:59:36 2:00:14 2:00:37 2:02:06 2:03:46 2:04:15 2:05:20 2:05:29 2:06:21 2:07:18
Women’s Super Sprint Results 1. Kimberly Shah 36 Chicago 2. Emily Ridgeway 21 Columbia, Mo. 3. Ellen Rothenberg 45 Chicago 4. Kathleen McInnis 46 Glenview 5. Kimberly Earnest 34 Columbia, Mo. 6. Jessica Wehner 26 Columbia, Mo. 7. Tracy Garza 36 Chicago 8. Jennifer Clark 51 Rocheport, Mo. 9. Jennifer Hienton 34 Chicago 10. Stacey Mendez 27 Des Plaines
Women’s Amateur International Results 1. Caitlin Dorgan 26 Red Bank, N.J. 2. Drue Orwig 32 Ada, Mich. 3. Stacy Hague 25 Chicago 4. Pamela Staton 28 Chicago
2:20:22 2:20:44 2:24:21 2:25:14
Springfield, Mo. Chicago Chicago Wood Dale Chicago Chicago
34:46 35:07 35:23 35:36 35:55 36:12 Dreieich, Germany 36:20 Bloomington 36:27 Chicago 36:31 Chicago 36:32
38:17 39:40 41:14 41:38 42:09 42:31 42:34 42:48 43:12 43:35
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The third running of Fort2Base had its highest turnout ever. The big crowds enjoyed plenty of food and drinks, along with special support. As runners climbed the hill Name
affectionately known as “Hero Hill” Navy Chief Selects ran alongside continuously urging them on. “The entire day went better than we could have ever asked for or anticipated,” Fort2Base race director Beth Salinger says. Men’s 3 Nautical Mile Results 1. Michael Connolly 26 Arlington Heights 2. Salvador Orduna 43 Waukegan 3. Flynn Castellanos 18 Beach Park 4. Matthew Roberts 32 Great Lakes 5. Shawn White 31 Evanston 6. Adrian Orduna 32 Waukegan 7. Jorge Lopez 31 Chicago 8. Keith Strom 49 Oak Park 9. Benjamin Garcia 33 Chicago 10. John Melendez 35 Waukegan
18:39 21:16 21:25 21:41 21:57 22:30 22:47 23:42 24:09 24:42
Fort2Base photo by: Diane Cain
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Men’s Pro International Results 1. Greg Bennett 42 Boulder, Colo. 2. Hunter Kemper 38 Colorado Springs, Colo. 3. Ben Collins 31 Seattle, Wash. 4. Jason West 21 Breinigsville, Pa. 5. Timothy O’Donnell 34 Boulder, Colo. 6. Cameron Dye 30 Boulder, Colo. 7. Chris Foster 32 Redondo Beach, Calif. 8. Sam Doublas 23 New York, N.Y. 9. Brooks Cowan 28 Troy, Mich. 10. Kevin Ryan
2:27:32 2:28:17 2:31:24 2:31:35 2:31:47 2:34:35
Women’s 3 Nautical Mile Results 1. Morgan Lesiewicz 28 Chicago 23:34 2. Sonia Bakke 22 Rochester, Minn. 25:20 3. Wendy Custable 38 Arlington Heights 26:08 4. Kari Waller 32 Pingree Grove 27:20 5. Jennifer Hengels 44 Rolling Meadows 27:38 6. Shawnee Van Damme 21 Rio Rancho, N.M. 28:24 7. Christine McGrath 35 Chicago 28:53 8. Jenny King 36 Highland Park 29:16 9. Cathlene Lett 32 Chicago 29:30 10. Valerie Petersen 28 Lindenhurst 29:35 Men’s 10 Nautical Mile Results 1. Emisael Favela 37 Berwyn 2. James Akita 34 Elmhurst 3. Martin Wennblom 35 Winthrop Harbor 4. Todd Quednau 32 Chicago 5. Jeremy Ruston 34 Algonquin 6. Rob Chenoweth 45 Chicago 7. Scott Mangum 38 Barrington 8. Tim Kowols 28 Green Bay, Wis. 9. Jonathan Cain 32 Des Plaines 10. Craig Gunby 53 Palatine
1:02:08 1:02:51 1:03:36 1:04:36 1:06:02 1:06:10 1:06:33 1:08:25 1:09:06 1:10:06
Women’s 10 Nautical Mile Results 1. Lana Lazaridis 31 Schaumburg 2. Wendy Jaehn 39 Chicago 3. Kristine Burgess 29 Mundelein 4. Emily Jurlina 26 Chicago 5. Allison Harris 45 Northbrook 6. Lisa Czepiel 39 Elk Grove Village 7. Katie Klevens 32 Gurnee 8. Katelyn Draths 26 Glenview 9. Laura Kennedy 57 Lake Forest 10. Laura Philipp 25 Madison, WI
1:13:07 1:15:10 1:15:26 1:15:47 1:17:53 1:22:19 1:22:46 1:23:21 1:23:37 1:24:01
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St. Eugene Trot n’ Treat 5K Run/Walk ChiCago, il | Saturday, oCtober 18
Make a trip to the northwest side of Chicago for the third annual St. eugene trot ‘n’ treat 5K. the race takes place entirely on streets and features a Kid’s Monster dash in addition to the 5K, where the top three overall male and females will receive awards while the top three in each age group will receive medals. 10/05/14 Fox Chase Fox River Grove IL www.frgrc.org/foxchase
10/05/14 Scrumpy Skedaddle Flushing MI runscrumpy.com
10/05/14 Betsie valley run Thompsonville MI www.BetsieValleyRun.com
10/05/14 Pant for the Pantry 5K New Lenox IL www.PantforthePantry.com
10/05/14 oral Cancer Foundation Awareness 5K run/Walk Bensenville IL www.oralcancer.org
10/05/14 Cardinal Chase Palos Heights IL www.palos118.org
10/05/14 Heart Health 5K Blood run Joliet IL wp.willgrundymedicalclinic.org 10/05/14 Comer Children’s Hospital rBC race for the Kids 5K run/ Walk, Kids’ dash & Mile Chicago IL www.uchicagokidshospital.org/race 10/05/14 Step up . . . Care now 5K Joliet IL www.willgrundymedicalclinic.org
10/11/14 yMCA Stone Bridge Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K races Belvidere IL www.ymcastonebridgemarathon.org 10/11/14 Beverly HillS 5k trail run Chicago IL 10/11/14 21st Annual St. Joe’s 5K run/Walk Menasha WI pacesettersrun.org 10/11/14 root river Challenge Part 2 5K Racine WI
10/11/14 Prairie State Marathon & Half Marathon Libertyville IL allcommunityevents.com/fall_marathon/psm_home.html 10/11/14 run Scream run Ypsilanti MI runscreamrun.com 10/11/14 oktoberFASt 5K at germanfest Indianapolis IN www.tuxbro.com/calendar.html 10/11/14 Black Hat dash Indianapolis IN 10/11/14 St. george School’s Spooky Sprint 5K run/Walk Tinley Park IL www.stgeorgeschool.org 10/12/14 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Chicago IL www.chicagomarathon.com
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10/18/14 Scarecrow Scramble 5K Run/Walk Lisle IL www.scarecrowscramble.com 10/18/14 4th Annual St. Christopher 5K Run/Walk Midlothian IL www.stchrisschool.org/5k 10/18/14 Des Plaines River Trail Races Lincolnshire IL www.desplainesrivertrailraces.com 10/18/14 Laps with the Chaps 5K Run/Walk Glen Ellyn IL www.cod.edu/5k
10/18/14 3rd Annual St Eugene Trot n’ Treat 5K Run/Walk & Kid’s Monster Dash Chicago IL www.steugene5k.org 10/18/14 Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon and 5K West Lafayette IN www.purduehalf.com 10/18/14 Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2014 Chicago IL www.menshealthurbanathlon.com 10/18/14 Monster Run Milwaukee WI www.visioneventmanagement.com/ pages/monster-run.php 10/18/14 5K Trot-A-Thon Lake In The Hills IL maneinheaven.org 10/18/14 Ghosts vs. Ghouls Faceoff 5K St Charles IL www.theadventurebureau.com/wp/ ghostsandghoulsfaceoff5k 10/18/14 Love The Run Your With 5K Palatine IL www.diabetesscholars.org 10/19/14 IMT Des Moines Marathon Des Moines IA www.desmoinesmarathon.com
This Run’s for Jack Glen ellyn, Il | Sunday, OctOber 19
Support melanoma research and awareness at a suburban 5K. now in its 11th year, this run’s for Jack features a hilly course, long sleeve participant shirts and free skin checks by local dermatologists.
10/19/14 Frank Lloyd Wright Races Oak Park IL www.flwraces.com 10/19/14 This Runs for Jack Glen Ellyn IL www.jacksfund.org
10/19/14 Resurrection Mary 5K Run Justice IL www.rm5k.com 10/19/14 Springfield Clinic Springfield Marathon Springfield IL www.springfieldmarathon.net 10/19/14 RUN 10 FEED 10 Chicago IL run10feed10.com 10/19/14 HERO Half Marathon and 10K Chesterton IN www.herohalf.com 10/19/14 World’s Largest Corn Maze Run Illinois Spring Grove IL allcommunityevents.com/cornmaze/ wlcm_run_home.html 10/23/14 RUN(317) Indianapolis IN www.RUN317.com 10/25/14 Escape the Terror Gaylord MI www.3disciplines.com 10/25/14 Trick or Trot 5K & Little Devil Dash 1K Villa Park IL www.vpjwc.org/TrickorTrot5K 10/25/14 Discovery Dash North Chicago IL www.rosalindfranklin.edu/campuslife/ fitness/DiscoveryDash.aspx 10/25/14 Great Turtle Half Marathon & 5.7 Mile Run/Walk Mackinac Island MI www.runmackinac.com
10/25/14 Monster Dash Chicago IL www.chicagomonster.org/Registration 10/25/14 Pumpkins in the Park Chicago IL www.Pumpkins5K.com 10/25/14 Monster Mile, Frightening 5K & Haunted Hilly Half Marathon Bristol IN www.stonesouppromotions.com 10/25/14 Halloween Hustle 5K Palatine IL www.halloween5k.com 10/25/14 Crime Stoppers Goblin Gallop 5K Walk/ Run Joliet IL www.crimestoppersofwillcounty.org/ goblin_5k_run_walk.htm 10/26/14 Run, Walk & Roll for Marklund 5K/1 Mile Geneva IL www.marklund.org/5k 10/26/14 Dick Pond Cocoa Run and Walk Wheaton IL dickpondathletics.com 10/26/14 Trick or Treat Trot 6k presented by NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston IL www.evanstontrickortreattrot.com 10/26/14 Sycamore Pumpkin Run 10K Road Race Sycamore IL www.sycamorepumpkinrun.com
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Monster Dash chicago, iL | Saturday, october 25
Put on your costumes and head to grant Park for the annual Monster dash. runners can choose to tackle the half marathon, 10K or 5K, and those feeling particularly creative can also enter the costume contest that features individual male, female, girl, boy, couple and group divisions. 11/09/14 Chevy Chase 5K Wheeling IL www.chevychase5k.com 11/09/14 Oswegoland Park District Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile Oswego IL www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org/ Events/Gobbler-Hobbler.htm 11/09/14 iCrush 5K Big Rapids MI www.icrush.org
11/08/14 Run Home Chicago Chicago IL www.runhomechicago2014.org
11/09/14 5th Annual Northwest Trail Run Crystal Lake IL healthbridgefitness.com
11/09/14 Valparaiso Half Marathon Valparaiso IN www.unitedwaypc.org/valpo-half
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11/16/14 St James Farm Allee 5K Warrenville IL 11/16/14 Run For Kelli Western Springs IL tinyurl.com/RunForKelli 11/16/14 Red Eye Run 8k Joliet IL www.jpdrun3.com 11/22/14 Orland Hills 21st Annual 1M/5K Turkey Trot Race Orland Hills IL 11/22/14 8th Annual Waterman Lions Club Gobbler Gallop 5K Walk/Run Waterman IL www.gobblergallop5K.com
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11/27/14 NorthPointe Turkey Trot Roscoe IL www.northpointehealth.org
11/27/14 The Winnetka Turkey Trot 5K Winnetka IL www.winnetkaturkeytrot.com
11/27/14 Chicago 8k Turkey Chase 2014 Chicago IL www.F3running.com
11/27/14 The Fox and The Turkey Batavia IL www.foxrivertrailrunners.org
11/27/14 Bonfield Express 5K Run/Walk Downers Grove IL www.bonfieldexpress.com/Home.html
11/27/14 Evanston Flying Turkey 5K presented by NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston IL www.evanstonflying5k.com
11/27/14 Turkey Trot Addison IL www.addisonparks.org
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ChiCago area rehabilitation expertS, inC. C.a.r.e phySiCal therapy Theresa Eiden, MPT • Sally O’Hare, MPT Pamela Johnson, MSPT • Lindsay Lindquist, PT, DPT Alicia Bien, LMT 2533 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60614 773.472.2731 C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy’s mission is to provide the highest quality physical therapy services. We are individually owned and operated, and feature one on one treatment sessions lasting 45 minutes to one hour exclusively with a physical therapist. Having personal experience participating in marathons and triathlons, we specialize in running injuries, but treat all orthopedic, neck, back and sports related injuries. Our services include a comprehensive biomechanical analysis of gait and running form as well as posture, strength and flexibility assessments. We emphasize manual therapy (soft tissue mobilization/myofascial release and joint mobilization techniques) and individualized exercise instruction, but also utilize therapeutic modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc.) Call us today for a free consultation or gait video analysis. Now offering Massage Therapy.
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Dr. Lisa M. Schoene GURNEE PODIATRY & SPORTS MEDICINE ASSOCIATES: 351 S. GREENLEAF ST. #C PARK CITY, IL 60085 847-263-6073 401 W. ONTARIO ST. #240 CHICAGO IL 60654 312-642-6020 Dr. Lisa Schoene is a sports medicine specialist who is triple board certified in Surgery, Orthopedics, and Primary Podiatric medicine, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery and the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine. She is also a licensed certified Athletic Trainer as well. She has been practicing Podiatric Sports medicine for over 22 years. She has treated and worked with numerous Olympic, Professional, Semi-professional, and Elite athletes of many sports, including runners, triathletes, and dancers. Dr. Schoene has supervised and covered numerous sporting events and races, and lectures nationally and internationally on many sports medicine topics. Dr. Schoene trains Medical and Podiatry students, residents and fellows. She was one of 17 Podiatrist’s to work at the Olympic Games in 1996 and has worked at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and with the World Cup Games. She has been a Podiatric consultant for the DePaul University athletic department for over 20 years, and has worked with many professional dance companies in the Chicagoland area, including the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, Ballet Chicago, Inaside Chicago Dance as well as many others. Dr. Schoene will thoroughly evaluate overall posture, and functional abilities, she will examine the complete lower extremity, for strength, flexibility, biomechanical alignment, functional capacity and shoe gear. Emphasis will be placed on quick recovery from the current injury, and proactive preventative treatments for the future. This may include physical therapy treatments, strength, and flexibility work, orthotics for biomechanical control, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and alternative therapies including acupuncture, homeopathic, or magnetic therapy.
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We are leading sports medicine specialists whose patients include world class and Olympic athletes, collegiate and high school champions, dancers, as well as recreational and fitness athletes. Our goal is to keep you active by treating the cause of your pain. Treatment begins with biomechanical and form analysis. We use sports specific orthotics, massage and exercise therapy for musculoskeletal problems. If treatment requires surgery, Dr O’Brian is Board Certified in foot and ankle surgery. Dr O’Brian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Physicians Plus -Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation 1700 W. Diversey Pkwy. Chicago, IL. 60614 www.TheSportDocs.com • 773-FIT-0033 Dr. Paul A. Marando D.C., C.C.S.P. (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) Dr. Tim P. Marando D.C., N.D. Physicians Plus is a progressive physical medicine and sports rehabilitation center that treats musculoskeletal injuries from the feet to the head. Dr. Paul Marando and Dr. Tim Marando emphasize thorough, comprehensive evaluations to provide individualized rapid treatment programs that keep our patients doing what they love. When combining detailed patient education, our patients learn to take care of themselves and see us less often. No therapist referrals will be necessary as we are your doctors and rehabilitative therapists in one. Our goal in working with you is to quickly eliminate pain and provide you with quick, easy access to care. For years, Physicians Plus has enjoyed treating professional and Olympic athletes, as well as providing the same standard of care to all our patients. Physicians Plus provides performance care to athletes looking to get an edge on the competition. We are part of the ART Ironman Performance Care Team and can be found on the Ironman Provider Network. Performance care is a system of treatment which helps lengthen and strengthen muscles before they become injured which results in improved athletic performance. Therapies: • Active Release Techniques® (ART®) • McKenzie Method® • Functional Rehabilitation • Naturopathic Medicine
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773.283.4470 773.283.4473, fax email@example.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.
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Q What sparked the idea to put on a run to benefit your charity, The Goulden Touch? A I am a huge believer in giving back and I think it is important to start teaching people at a young age its importance and impact. I can never give back to Chicago what this city has done for me.
Through the public charity, The Goulden Touch, we host signature events that are fun and engaging for participants that also give back to the local community. Gouldilocks and the Bears 5K family run/walk was sparked by my friend last year who owns TruCore Pilates as a way for us to create an active event in the northwestern suburbs that raises funds for one of our four Goulden Rules’ partners (Health & Wellness, Social Service, Medical Research and Education). Our partner beneficiary is 78
WITS, Working in the Schools, a 501(c)3 organization that promotes literacy and the love of reading among Chicago’s youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to 2,600 students through the dedication of 1,900 volunteers. WITS delivers programs in 31 Chicago Public Schools where 90 percent or more of the students are from lowincome households.
Q What can runners expect at this year’s Gouldilocks and the Bears 5K? A Tons of fun and excitement. The run is filled with people of all ages, families (we have a Kids Dash too, which I also participate in), and Bears fans. Come dressed in your orange and blue or as your favorite book character. It is one of my favorite annual events that we host.
Q What was the inspiration behind this year’s race theme? A One of the Goulden Rules’ areas of giving of The Goulden Touch is education, which is extremely important to our board of directors and me. With our partner being WITS, we thought it would be fun and different to have runners either dress as their favorite book character, or they can come dressed in their orange and blue.
Q Do you consider yourself to be much of a runner? A I’d like to think of myself as a runner, but I don’t think I’ll be participating in the marathon this year! Q Any early-season predictions for what Bears fans can expect from the team this year? A They can expect a hard working team dedicated to trying to bring a Super Bowl title to Chicago.
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