The absolute best way to keep yourself running is to find a race in the 2019 Annual Race Guide. Just sign up, pay for it, and put it on your calendar. A fixed race date will help you stay focused, and keep you on a regular running schedule. Nothing feels better than crossing the finish line. A beginner can run any race — you just need to allow enough time to train for it. Check back for race updates in each bi-monthly edition.
MARCH SATURDAY, MARCH 2
Oak Forest Fleadh 5K Run/Walk. Oak Forest. oak-forest.org. Broken Oar’s Shiver Run 5K Run/Walk and Kids 5K. Barrington. runsignup.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
The CORE Indoor Triathlon Timed Swim, Bike and Run. Lemont. active.com. 38 fitness first
Running o’ the Green 8K Run. Tinley Park. tinleyparkdistrict.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Dublindee Kilted 5K Run. East Dundee. dundeestpats.com. Shamrock Beer Run 5K Novelty Run/Walk. Arlington Heights. shamrockbeerrun.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
American Lung Association Fight for Air Climbing event. Chicago. 312-940-7007.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Naperville. stpaddysday5k.org. Deer Park St. Paddy’s Day 5K, 10K, and Kids’ Dash. Deer Park. allcommunityevents.com. Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Race 10K Run. Geneva. raceroster.com. suburban family | subfam.com
McHenry Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash. McHenry. mchenrykiwanis.org. Chicago St. Paddy’s Day 5K and 8K Run/Walk. Chicago. chicagoevents.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Amita Health St. Paddy’s Half Marathon and 5K. Bolingbrook. allcommunityevents.com. March Madness Half Marathon. Cary. hillstriders.com. St. Patrick’s Day Ride 16, 20 and 36-Mile Bike Rides. Wheeling. wheelmen.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
MeltFest 5K Run/Walk. Rockford. runsignup.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Run and 2-Mile Walk. Chicago. shamrockshuffle.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 March/April 2019
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