The Rudolph Ramble

The Rudolph Ramble

The Rudolph Ramble

( 13 reviews )
92% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Chicago,
    United States
  • December
  • 3 miles/5K, 5 miles/8K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Kim Maves

Chicago, Illinois, United States
69 44
"Rudolph Ramble 8k!"
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Kim Maves's thoughts:

Overall this is a great race! I mainly signed up for it to start getting back out racing and running and being back in the community post injury. I've been wanting to run this for the past few years, I finally signed up! I am sure glad I did!

SWAG- Runners receive a really nice beanie hat. I loved getting things other than a shirt.
Aid Stations- 2 along the course, water and gatorade. I only grabbed water from the first aid station. The volunteers were great. I believe the water and gatorade was clearly marked. Not sure about the second station, I wasn't paying attention.

Course- I run this section of the lakefront all the time, but I've never raced it. So it was kind of nice and different. It was muddy and sloppy from the rain the night before. The course is pretty much all of the sandy part of the path, but that is easier on the body. The race goes north and and then south past the start and back north again. Runners almost looked like we were on trails based on all the mud and slop. But it was fun, maybe slowed me down but that's okay.

Packet Pick Up- all three locations of Fleet Feet Chicago at the same time. Super easy and I was in and out.

Parking- I was running behind and parking just wasn't that easy for me. I'm sure there would have been better options had I been more on time.

Race Management- Fleet Feet always puts on a great race!

Post Race- You get a bottle of Gatorade, bottle of water, Clif Kids bar, Mini Clif Mojo (?) bars, bag of chips and fruit snacks. That was at the finish line. Do Rite Donuts was at the finish with VEGAN donuts! and Cider. Big Shoulders was also serving Coffee (not sure if you had to pay or not) Athletico was there stretching, there were area to take pictures (I think Santa was there too)

Gear Check was easy pre and post race
Awards for the top 3 male and female and then age group winners.
Chicago Athlete said they would have pictures coming soon.

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