On Saturday, Could 15, All Neighborhood Occasions held their annual Chicagoland half and marathon race. It was moved again to Could this yr, having been held later within the yr as a result of pandemic final yr.
I at all times really feel as if that is my celebration because it generally falls on my birthday and at all times falls round my birthday. This yr, my good friend Lynn Crim shocked me with a birthday cupcake earlier than the race!
Race day temperatures have been within the 60’s and cloud cowl was pretty robust. Humidity was fairly excessive which made the morning really feel hotter than it truly was, and for Chicagoans, who are usually not utterly warmth acclimated but, it felt extraordinarily heat.
This race passed off in Schaumburg and showcased the business space of Woodfield and a number of other close by trails. Hundreds of runners come out to sort out this flat course and check out for a BQ.
Each the half and full started at 7:15 AM and the vitality was excessive initially line. Peter Starykowicz, proprietor of All Neighborhood Occasions is the proper DJ to ramp up runners earlier than the race begin. Runners love when he will get on the mic and pumps us up simply minutes earlier than begin time. It’s such a private contact and I actually recognize that he takes the time to do that at practically all the races.
We started proper at 7:15 AM and headed out on Martingale Highway for the primary 3 miles. Runners then changed into a path system the place they wove via a number of tree coated path miles earlier than splitting primarily based on distance. The half marathon runners have been routed away from the marathon runners between miles 5 and 6.
Half marathon runners have been taken on one other loop earlier than heading again to the Begin/End. All runners acquired a brief sleeved or lengthy sleeved T-shirt primarily based upon their choice and a finishers metallic. There was additionally an enormous number of publish race meals.
Full marathon runners continued their route circling out and in of path techniques and residential streets. The final 3 miles circled again on Martingale Highway once more earlier than heading again to the beginning/end line.
This can be a spring fan favourite for runners all through the realm. It’s A flat course and gives a lot of assist stations and sharing sections to maintain vitality excessive. The All Neighborhood Occasions does an unimaginable job with mile marker placement and an ever-changing course.
You’ll be able to try all the All Neighborhood Occasions races right here.