Back On My Feet Mardi Gras Chaser

Back On My Feet Mardi Gras Chaser

Back On My Feet Mardi Gras Chaser

( 12 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Chicago,
    United States
  • February
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

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The good times will then continue at the post-race party at Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway. When you’re done flashing your speed, join us post-race starting at 10:30am to enjoy a free beer, indulge in a signature libation benefiting Back on My Feet, dig into NOLA style brunch specials including Chicken and Waffles (Fried Chicken Breast with Banana Fosters Waffle) for $15 and Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomato Po’Boy (Fried green tomatoes, Cajun remoulade, lettuce, pimento cheese, served with house cut fries) for $11. Opportunity to earn more beads buying raffle tickets for a chance to win jazzy prizes!

Kim Maves

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Kim Maves's thoughts:

Back On My Feet is an amazing organization

Overall the race was good.

What I Liked
+Packet Pick up was easy - originally supposed to be at FFOT, but with the renovation it wasn't open in time. There was ample email information letting participants know the change of location.
+Parking was easy and Free!
+Long sleeve tech shirt (mine is quite big for a small, but will be nice to layer)
+Race management was great, lots of communication
+Volunteers course marshaling were great, they were so enthusiastic and were cheering on runners.
+Post race, tons of food, I didn't grab it all since I eat a restricted diet. But you could have stocked up on treats for a week here! Bananas, mini clif bars, apples, bagels (2-3 options), other options for desserts, muffins, etc.
+Post race stretching (I did my cool down and they were still taking runners when I got back, so thankful for that. I was actually the last one they stretched)
+Gear check was easy
+flat and fast. Out and back, I wish they wouldn't use the section on the path near the start that is all torn up it makes me nervous
+Medals for 10K finishers, they were on Mardi Gras beads, which was unique
+Fleet Feet, Starbucks, Ragner, and Access PT at the post race area.
+Post Race party at Fat Cat, I did not attend, but it had one free beer for runners amongst other things
+Looked like plenty of port-o-potties I didn't use them though, can't comment on line.
+start of the race was done in waves.
+turn arounds marked.
+5k started after the 10K

What can be improved
-Aid Stations were kind of a mess. First one had gatorade on one side of the path, water on the other. I wasn't going to cross the path to grab water. Second aid station got it down with both on both sides. They didn't seem prepared for the race though. At one of the last aid stations I tried to grab a cup from a girl and she dropped it before I could grab. Such is life, I'm glad they were having fun volunteering, but they didn't seem to be paying attention to passing out water / gatorade. I think there were 3-4 aid stations.
-Mile markers were marked, except mile 4, but they were definitely off. .2 off on the whole race is a lot. Myself and others finished with 6 flat. First one was slightly long then they were consistently short.
-Waveland parking lot needs to have a marshall for next year, the drivers who were pulling out of the lot not watching / caring about runners.
Those are my only gripes.

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