Posts in category "Charity"

Registration Open for the Chicago Polar Plunge

Registration Open for the Chicago Polar Plunge
You know all those cool pictures  floating around Facebook of icy, cold, miserable looking Lake Michigan?  Well in just a few short weeks you can join thousands of other people as they get their shot at jumping into that exact same water for the 14th annual Polar Plunge. If it was just a bunch of... Read more »

Help make a difference in the Foodie 5k

Help make a difference in the Foodie 5k
January is the time when races roll out and hope to attract the attention of runners and their dollars.   The Foodie 5k is a new race with a great mission, helping the Northern Illinois Food Bank. For 30 years, Northern Illinois Food Bank  has led the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious... Read more »

Get your gobble on at the Turkey Day 5k

Get your gobble on at the Turkey Day 5k
There are a lot of Turkey Trots in the Chicago area each year.  In its 36th year the Fleet Fleet Sports Turkey Day 5k has runners watering at the mouth to register and be a part of this Thanksgiving tradition. Part running race, part costume party 100% fun, this is a fun and healthy way... Read more »
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Marathon Runners Show Your Support with Laces for Boston

Marathon Runners Show Your Support with Laces for Boston
Each year the Bank of America Chicago Marathon helps raise millions of dollars for charity as well has a positive impact on the economy of Chicago, through tourism, food and beverage, cabs, you name it the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is adding to the cash flow of our city. This year they are reaching... Read more »

Moms Who Drink and Swear and Run and Swear and Zooma and Swear and Swear

Moms Who Drink and Swear and Run and Swear and Zooma and Swear and Swear
The inaugural Zooma Women’s Race Series is coming to Chicago this weekend, kicking off what should be a great weekend of girl power and running.         There are a lot of women’s branded races, what makes Zooma different and worth the time, is Zooma isn’t owned and operated by a mega company... Read more »

Run 10K Feed 10 Hungry Children in Chicagoland

Run 10K Feed 10 Hungry Children in Chicagoland
                    Nearly I million Chicagoans are struggling to put food on the table (and that’s not including bloggersJ  Roughly 50 million Americans are going hungry—they don’t know when they will get their next meal. On Sunday, October 6th Women’s Health will host Run 10 Feed 10,... Read more »
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Hit LIKE If You Poop

Hit LIKE If You Poop
Team Challenge, the half marathon training program benefitting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, is getting ready to kick off their Vegas season here in Chicago. Join with three experienced coaches and a fun team to train for your first, second, or fiftieth half marathon. The program has runners of all shapes, sizes, and... Read more »

The Best Post Race Party In Chicago

The Best Post Race Party In Chicago
It’s not from who you think, as a matter of fact it has nothing to do with chocolate at all and chances are most of you would never be able to guess the organizer. Thinking… Thinking… Thinking… OK, that’s enough thinking.  The best post race party in Chicago is organized and hosted by Todd Ricketts. ... Read more »

Chicago Area Runner Raises Over $43,000 for Marathon Charity

Chicago Area Runner Raises Over $43,000 for Marathon Charity
John Nichols ran his fourth Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2012 with a personal best time of 4:32:08, a good time. For Nichols crossing the finish line was the end of several amazing journeys.  In 1993 Nichols was paralyzed from the neck down after a water skiing injury. For many people that is the... Read more »
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9 Summer Cycling Tips Everyone Should Know

9 Summer Cycling Tips Everyone Should Know
The folks at People for Bikes put together some useful tips and information for Summer cycling. If you’re heading out make sure to check these out first, they will keep you safe and moving forward. For more cycling tips, much more information, and a chance to sign their very cool “biking pledge” check out People for Bikes by... Read more »