Despite weather predictions of snow and below freezing temperatures, the inaugural Pulaski 10K race is still scheduled to occur as planned Saturday morning at 9 AM, with Race Day Packet Pickup starting at 7:45 and Gear Check beginning at 8:00 AM.
Preliminary weather reports indicate snow flurries with a high of 25°, probably 18-20° around race time.
"The race will be on as scheduled," said Derek S. Sprau, President/Marketing Director of F3 Events LLC. "we have made some alterations to the course due to ice patches however the race will go on."
From an email F3 Events sent to registered race participants:
THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE LAKEFRONT PATH HAVE BEEN DEEMED UNSAFE FOR RACING CONDITIONS. IN AN EFFORT TO MAXIMIZE PARTICIPANT SAFETY WE HAVE ALTERED OUR COURSE AND OMITTED THE NORTHERN SECTIONS.
I like running in the snow and as long as it isn't bone chilling cold like it has been this week, I'm okay with this decision.
Avid runners, especially Chicagoans are a hearty bunch and it takes a lot to keep us away. In fact, we'd be more upset if the race were rescheduled like the Polar Dash did a few years ago, leaving many in a pickle because of plans for the following weekend.
"There will be no warming tents but parking is easy and close to the start," Sprau added.