While no one here is suggesting the cold and snow is officially behind us, ambulance (this is Chicago after all, online where snowy Easters are a reality) it does look like our city will be thawing out for a few days this week.
The idea of 40 and 50 degree temps have us as giddy as a prospect in spring training, online and while the warmer temps may not be here to stay, we’re doing everything we can to make the most of it.
Thankfully, Chicago’s running season kicks off this weekend with two great events worth your consideration.
On Friday, our friends over at Fleet Feet Sports are throwing another unique and fun event for their loyal Chicago fan base, the Pi Day Pi K Fun Run. The 3.14 mile fun run (on 3.14) will take off from all three Fleet Feet Chicago locations (Old Town, Lincoln Square and South Loop) at 6:28pm (also known as 2?) and is co-hosted by the llinois Science Council, a Chicago nonprofit promoting science and math to honor the importance of pi and running in our lives.
A post-race after party will be held at Fleet Feet Stores and includes pizza pies (of course) post race beverages (of the alcoholic and non-alcholoic variety) and prizes. Registration is only $25.00. Click HERE for more details and registration.
Next up is the St. Paddy’s Day 5K/8K run on Saturday morning with a 9:30am start – late enough that you’ll still have enough juice post-race to make it through the day, whatever your celebrating style may be. With a course that starts and ends in Lincoln Park, the lakefront course is always full of interesting St. Paddy’s Day costumes as participants break a sweat before heading out to celebrate one of Chicago’s favorite holidays. Proceeds from the race benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.
Registration is $47.00 for the 5K and $52.00 for the 8K with on-line registration closing Wednesday. Register and find more race info HERE.