The list of fitness events for the year is here. This might be the first year you give it a go, or you may be a seasoned Runner. The time to sign up is NOW, as most races sell out quickly. Sign up for an endurance race, take on a new challenge, support a good cause or Run/Walk/Roll for the health of it! Be certain to select an event within your range of conditioning and consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. Check back in future issues of Suburban Family for monthly updates. And, don’t forget, you can always find us online at www.subfam.com
March Chicago Polar Plunge – Sun. 3/1 at 10 a.m. North Avenue Beach, Chicago. Benefits Special Olympics Chicago. 312-527-3743. Midwest Indoor Sprint Triathlon – Sun. 3/1. 10 min. swim, 15 min. bike, 15 min. Run. Oak Brook. 630-990-4233.
CNB Oak Forest Fleadh 5K Sat. 3/7 at 8:30 a.m. Cicero Avenue in Oak Forest USATF certified, chip timing Come for the race, stay for the family parade 708-687-4600 www.oak-forest.org Punk the Monk Trail Race – Sat. 3/7 at 10 a.m. 5K trail Run. Wauconda. Benefits PraderWilli Syndrom Assoc.. 773-270-1561. Queen of Martyrs Celtic Run – Sat. 3/7 at 9 a.m. 5K USATF certified Run, 2K Walk. Chicago. Fight for Air Climb - Sun. 3/8 at 7 a.m. 180 floors + 2,340 steps! Benefits the American Lung Ass. Presidential Towers, Chicago. 312781-1100 Running O’ The Green – Sun. 3/8 at 8 a.m. 8K Run/Walk. USATF certified. Tinley Park. 708-342-4200. Deer Park St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk – Sat. 3/14 at 8:30 a.m. 5K & Kids’ dash. USATF certified. Benefits Young at Heart Senior Pet Rescue. Deer Park. 224-757-5425. 32 fitness first
Run Fur Fun Sun. 3/8 9am 2-mile family fun run with pet Hickory Knolls Discovery Center 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles 630-513-6200 www.stcparks.org Indoor Women’s Triathalon - Sat. 3/14 at 2 p.m. Novice level swim/bike/run. Aurora. 630-907-9600. 5th Annual McHenry Shamrock Shuffle 5K & Kids’ Dash - Sat. 3/14 at 8 a.m. USATF certified. McHenry. 815-861-5074. St. Paddy’s Day 5K – Sat. 3/14 at 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk. Benefits health services for those in need. Naperville. Run@napervillesunrise.org suburban family | subfam.com
St. Paddy’s Day 5K & 8K Run/Walk – Sat. 3/14 at 9:30 a.m. USATF certified. Benefits Greater Chicago Food Depository. Lincoln Park, Chicago. 312-925-9200. Hillstrider’s March Madness Half Marathon– Sun. 3/15 at 8:35 a.m. Cary. 847-8772874. Chicago Lakefront 50K George Cheung Memorial Race – Sat. 3/21 at 8:30 a.m. USATF certified. Chicago. 847-648-8843. Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Race #3 – Sat. 3/21 at 10 a.m. 10K Trail Run. Fabyan East Forest Preserve, Geneva. Run2succeed@gmail.com. Green Beer 5K – Sat. 3/21 at 9 a.m. Soldier Field, Chicago. info@greenbeer5K.com. Lisle Chamber Spring Sprint – Sun. 3/22 at 9 a.m. 5K/10K Run. USATF certified. Lisle. 630-964-0052. March/April 2015
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