Soldier Field 10 Mile

Soldier Field 10 Mile

Soldier Field 10 Mile

( 82 reviews )
96% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Chicago,
    United States
  • May
  • 10 miles, Virtual Race
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Kim Maves

Chicago, Illinois, United States
69 44
"Soldier Field 10"
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Kim Maves's thoughts:

Soldier Field 10 as mentioned in my reviews before is one of my favorite races here in Chicago (not much has changed since the past three reviews except one thing (see cons).

+ multiple packet pick up locations
+ inside Fleet Feet, they were having a huge sale so runners could stock up past season's gear & shoes
+ free parking at Soldier Field
+ registration starts around $50 in the fall
+ corrals were well organized
+ aid stations were great, long, well staffed, and had NUUN! (although I could have used another aid station after mile 6, it felt like there were less on the way back)
+ post race party is always big and people stay around for it
+ free skin cancer screenings!
+ banana, clif bars, & chips post race
+ cold wet towel post race
+ Free photos
+ results up right away
+ if you are into medals, this one is nice. I like that it is clean and doesn't have a tacky bottle opener

Cons (Not many)
- In a city that has banned plastic bags I find it weird that they handed out plastic bags instead of the reusable bags to runners this year. I was really looking forward to another useful bag. I was kind of bummed about not having it.
- I kind of liked the course alteration, maybe because it was so hot I was able to be in the shade for the end. Although it felt like I was going for ages.
- The bottle neck at the beginning is horrible including McCormick place, but it does cause me to slow down at the start which is good.
- The shirt fit me pretty well, some of my friends said they ran too big or too small

There is one minor hill coming north
I'm not sure if you got to see yourself finish on the big screen this year
I felt like there was something missing at the post race party. maybe not

I PR'ed by 25 seconds! I was pretty happy after a year of set backs, come backs, set backs.

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