Posts in category "Races"

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 »

Registration Open for the Peanut Tillman 5K

Registration Open for the Peanut Tillman 5K
First there was The Ditka Dash, now the Peanut Tillman 5k run and walk!  Chicago we are finally getting it, races in Chicago about Chicago, not covered in chocolate, but honest to goodness Sweet Home Chicago!       What better guy to host a race than Charles Peanut Tillman, good ol’ number 33(no I... Read more »

Only 79 more days until the 2014 Shamrock Shuffle

Only 79 more days until the 2014 Shamrock Shuffle
It’s January 10th and it has already been a hard year!  Record snow, record cold, record amount of people posting boiling water turning into snow on Facebook, it’s enough to make the most positive person (Lauren Erbach from Team Challenge) into a pessimist. Here’s something to keep you warm and get you motivated.  Registration for... Read more »
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Register for the New Year’s Day 5K and win free shoes

Register for the New Year’s Day 5K and win free shoes
Today only if you register for the New Year’s Day 5k, you are entered to win a free pair of running shoes from Universal Sole. It’s a great way to start the New Year with a race under your belt and they don’t start it at a ridiculously early time, giving you the opportunity to... Read more »

2014 Chicago Marathon Registration Moved to March

2014 Chicago Marathon Registration Moved to March
The Chicago Marathon announced Thursday that the registration for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be pushed to March 2014.  Normally registration is in February. The actual date of the 2014 race will be Sunday, October 12. More details about registration and how it will play out will be released in January through... Read more »

25-cent Race Entry! Today Only: November 25

25-cent Race Entry!  Today Only: November 25
Registration opens today for the Chicago Quarter Marathon at 2:25 and as a way to entice runners to register, the first 225 people to register will only have to pay 25 cents! In a time where races are funding everything but a race, a 25 cent entry fee is a great way to start the... Read more »
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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 »

How safe are you at the Chicago Hot Chocolate 15/5K

How safe are you at the Chicago Hot Chocolate 15/5K
It’s an unfortunate fact that major running events have become the target of terrorists.  Since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon race directors have had to step up security measures to make sure that both runners and spectators are safe. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon sent out press releases and alerts to all runners... Read more »

How to deal with post marathon depression

How to deal with post marathon depression
Sunday morning, you stood with 40,000 other athletes all with the same goal of completing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  Monday morning you are all alone, tired, sore and not sure what’s next. Many of you may feel depressed, angry, tired and completely confused.  It’s ok, post marathon depression is common and can slowly... Read more »
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It's Time to Run The 2013 Chicago Marathon

It's Time to Run The 2013 Chicago Marathon
The wait is over.  It’s time to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  Those are the words anxious runners have been dreaming about for a long time.  No more training, no more early mornings, no more thinking about what will be? It’s time to run. Your day is here and the marathon is a celebration of all... Read more »