Latest reviews by Lisa

(2014)
"Great run and great way to prepare for the Chicago Marathn"
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This race, from start to finish, is amazing. The run really prepared me not only physically, but mentally for the Chicago Marathon, as there were aid stations, people cheering us runners on, the camaraderie of each other, the race is just a darn good one. The only change I would hope to see made if possible, which is unlikely as its run on the Chicago Lakefront Path, is trying to have the bikers detoured. The path is already small and crowded and all of the runners I saw were running 2x2 or all the way to the right (proper path etiquette) but there are those rogue bikers who feel the path is the Tour de Chicago and make it unsafe. The party at jackson park is always a treat, the beer tastes soooo good and the goodies are plentiful! I also appreciate the ride back to my car at Wilson/start line (FREE PARKING if you get there early and get a spot on simmonds drive). As a CARA member, I always look forward to this race and will run it for training.

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(2014)
"Glad I paced this race and didn't have to pay for it"
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I was chosen to pace the Half Marathon for the 10:30 pace group. I was glad i did not pay to enter this race. The race management that morning didn't know their butts from their heads, didnt have proper signs ready, didnt have any water at the starting line, not enough portapotties, just a bad way to start the morning. I did like that they had shuttle buses to and from the race sight that departed from downtown, as they told us there wouldn't be parking (and there was plenty of parking!). The race itself was in and out and then in and out again, i enjoyed the wine at the end (don't judge I had plenty as there was NO water at the end either!) and did i mention, I am glad i didnt pay for the entry to this?

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