As a lifelong Cubs fan, nothing – including a pandemic – was going to stop me from running this race! I’ve been wanting to run the Race to Wrigley for a number of years, but the scheduled dates never worked out for me. The virtual option offered a range of dates, which took away the problem of not being available on race day.
Just as with most of the virtual races I’ve done, I received my finisher’s shirt, race medal, and some extra swag in advance of the race. I was so surprised by the quality of the race shirt – probably one of the highest quality shirts I have ever received! The material was thick and very much like a regular baseball jersey. I will definitely be wearing this shirt in the future. And the medal? Oh. My. Goddess. It was huge, and marked to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the race. I almost felt guilty receiving it, not having run this race in prior years. Other race swag included a Race to Wrigley neck gaiter, a Cubs-themed drawstring bag, and a personalized race bib.
I decided to run the race on the first day of the virtual schedule. I headed into the city early in the morning and ran the distance around Lakeview (known by many as Wrigleyville), starting and ending at Wrigley Field. It was fun to see so many other people, adults and kids alike, sporting their race medals and taking photos around the ballpark.
Overall, I loved everything about this race. It’s a great race for families to participate in together, and I know mine will definitely be signing up for the in-person version of this race next year!