I have a confession… I want to run ALL the races. Seriously. Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that whenever they mention they’re thinking of running a race, I almost always respond with “Oh, that sounds like fun, I want to do it too!” but then guess what? I rarely end up doing the race. There are many reasons why I skip out, mostly legit (hello race entry fees -$$), but it’s resulted in me having a 3 page-long bucket list of Chicago races.
One of the races that I’ve always wanted to run but haven’t gotten to yet (I will run it this fall) is the Chicago Half Marathon in September. It starts and finishes in Jackson Park, just south of the Museum Campus, and provides the opportunity to run down Lake Shore Drive. The course is flat and fast (so I’ve heard) and all finishers receive a finisher’s certificate, a tech tee, and a medal (!!).
I’m also incredibly excited to run this race because I haven’t raced a half marathon since 2010. Isn’t that crazy? I’m obviously going to be conscientious of my marathon training, but I can’t say that I’m not anxious to get out there and see what I can do.
If you would like to win a free entry to the Chicago Half Marathon and Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K, please leave a comment explaining why you want to run this race. A winner will be picked using a random number generator and posted next Monday.
Disclosure: I am being provided a free entry to this race.