• Chicago,
    United States
  • July
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Kim Maves

Chicago, Illinois, United States
69 44
"Not a "must run" for me."
Aid Stations
Course Scenery
Expo Quality
Elevation Difficulty
Race Management
Kim Maves's thoughts:

I only ran this race because it fell on my birthday and I really wanted race swag with my birthdate on it.
The organization of the race and expo is fantastic! I wish however there were people monitoring the corrals. I LOVED the sponges and the misting station. The post race food was probably the best I've had. Overall I did have fun, no PR but I cannot complain about my time.

Unfortunately, I think I have more negatives.
I was bummed that there weren't bands on the course. Even though I don't run with music, it would have been a nice motivation when my hips were burning. Also, having the 5k start at the same time is kind of annoying. Course was decent, lots of turns and a few hills. I wish the bridge would have been covered, running over the gates make me nervous. Also, running through McCormick place really made me nauseous. The last three miles on the lakefront path were congested, but it was a straight shot and it made it a little easier when I was in pain. Aid stations were just okay. Some of them were totally understaffed and one had children passing out water, cute, but they were not tall enough to give it to me.

I am a bit critical, but it was fun. I don't think that I will run it again however. I loved seeing the Road Scholars run and finish. That is my marathon charity team.

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