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5k schedules?

Anybody here know where to find a schedule for the 5k's in Chicago? I want to start running them this year with my girl (for the first one I'll have to go hella slow for her (not that I'm fast at all, just faster than her (long as I don't come in last I'll go slow for her))).

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p.s.: Where's the best place around here to buy shoes? I saw Fleet Feet downtown, and thought it was cool because guys were trying out the shoes on the street a bit. I also don't want to go to a "sports store," because I want somebody who knows what the best shoes are for me.

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here is a good resource for all the CARA certified races: http://www.cararuns.org/race_calendar/index.html

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I'm doing the Race to Wrigley at the end of March and the Ravenswood Run as well in April.

Probably the 4 on the 4th in July also.

Ran my first sub 30 minute 5k yesterday On the treadmill...
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here is a good resource for all the CARA certified races: http://www.cararuns.org/race_calendar/index.html
Damn, can't access that site at work because it's filtered under the category of "Sports." I'll check it when I get home, thanks!

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I'm doing the Race to Wrigley at the end of March and the Ravenswood Run as well in April.

Ran my first sub 30 minute 5k yesterday On the treadmill...
I'm guessing those are both 5k's? Do you know the dates of those, cause I'll go there! Haha, I did my first sub 30 5k in December, since my best is like 28 minutes, but I haven't been training that hard. For my first race, I just want to run the entire race without having to stop, and build up from there.
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I use this for checking races :
Chicago Amateur Athlete http://www.chicagoaa.com/calendar/smu.html

Its cool because its a national listing (handy if you're interested in running a race somewhere outside of IL)

Ravenswood Run (5K) is always fun to do and it seems faster than the Elvis is Alive or Pumpkins in the Park race,
not sure why, but it just feels quicker.
(oh, right, it feels quicker its because its a morning race. The Elvis and Pumpkins races are held in the early evening)

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I'm guessing those are both 5k's? Do you know the dates of those, cause I'll go there!

Race to Wrigley is March 31 - http://www.chicagoevents.com/event_display.cfm?id=4904

Ravenswood Run is April 29 - http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/htm/...ces_ravens.asp
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Race to Wrigley is March 31 - [url]
Ravenswood Run is April 29 -
Damn, can't go to Wrigley b/c it's a Saturday, but I can definately make the Ravenswood Run. Where's it at? Is there a registration date?
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Raveswood Registration:

Registration and Packet Pick-up
Pre-Registration Fee:

$25 before 4/29/07. $30 on Race Day
$4 Discount for CARA members (membership number required)
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable
By Mail: A printable entry form will be available soon.

Online: Click here to register online beginning January 31, 2007. http://www.signmeup.com/56186

Walk-in Registration & Packet Pick-Up: If you register on-line, please allow 24 hours before picking up your packet. Registration and packet pick-up is available on the following days:

Date Time Location Address Phone

SAT, 4/21 10AM - 6PM Elmhurst 124 E. Schiller St., Elmhurst 630.559.3338
SUN, 4/22 12PM - 5PM Elmhurst 124 E. Schiller St., Elmhurst 630.559.3338
TUE, 4/24 10AM - 8PM Piper's Alley 210 W. North Ave., Chicago 312.587.3338
WED, 4/25 10AM - 8PM Piper's Alley 210 W. North Ave., Chicago 312.587.3338
THU, 4/26 10AM - 8PM Lincoln Square 4555 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773.271.3338
FRI, 4/27 10AM - 8PM Lincoln Square 4555 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773.271.3338
SAT, 4/28 10AM - 6PM Lincoln Square 4555 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773.271.3338
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Raveswood Registration:

Registration and Packet Pick-up
Pre-Registration Fee:

$25 before 4/29/07. $30 on Race Day
$4 Discount for CARA members (membership number required)
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable
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Online: Click here to register online beginning January 31, 2007. http://www.signmeup.com/56186

Walk-in Registration & Packet Pick-Up: If you register on-line, please allow 24 hours before picking up your packet. Registration and packet pick-up is available on the following days:

Date Time Location Address Phone

SAT, 4/21 10AM - 6PM Elmhurst 124 E. Schiller St., Elmhurst 630.559.3338
SUN, 4/22 12PM - 5PM Elmhurst 124 E. Schiller St., Elmhurst 630.559.3338
TUE, 4/24 10AM - 8PM Piper's Alley 210 W. North Ave., Chicago 312.587.3338
WED, 4/25 10AM - 8PM Piper's Alley 210 W. North Ave., Chicago 312.587.3338
THU, 4/26 10AM - 8PM Lincoln Square 4555 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773.271.3338
FRI, 4/27 10AM - 8PM Lincoln Square 4555 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773.271.3338
SAT, 4/28 10AM - 6PM Lincoln Square 4555 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773.271.3338
Nice, thanks, I'm definately going to be there
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Talked to my g/f, and she is going to do it with me. Just wondering, how many people are usually at this type of race? Also, she's worried about coming in last just because she hasn't done one before, but I'm fairly confident she can run one in less than 30, which I said should be more than enough to not be last, right?
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I'm doing the Race to Wrigley at the end of March and the Ravenswood Run as well in April.

Probably the 4 on the 4th in July also.

Ran my first sub 30 minute 5k yesterday On the treadmill...
Haha, just ran my first full 5k outside yesterday...I've been up to 6 miles on the treadmill, but never outside, so I'm happy. I'm doing a 5k in Tinley Park next month, as well as the Ravenswood Run, so that should get me pumped up...That and my new pair of Brooks Adrenaline I picked up last night
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Talked to my g/f, and she is going to do it with me. Just wondering, how many people are usually at this type of race? Also, she's worried about coming in last just because she hasn't done one before, but I'm fairly confident she can run one in less than 30, which I said should be more than enough to not be last, right?
I finish right at 30 usually and I'm hardly last. I did a rainy first annual 5k in geneva last year, the turnout was horrible, conditions were shit, it was hilly, I pounded out a miserable 32minute run, and came in 2nd in my age class.

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Anything under 32-34 minutes is pretty good for a hack IMO.
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I finish right at 30 usually and I'm hardly last. I did a rainy first annual 5k in geneva last year, the turnout was horrible, conditions were shit, it was hilly, I pounded out a miserable 32minute run, and came in 2nd in my age class.
Nice, well she'll be happy to know that. It's cool she's gotten into it more because we're both on a health kick, and I've lost 33 pounds and she's gotten nice and small
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Congrats on the weight loss! Me and my girl have been on the same type of health kick all winter. I'm down 66lbs since last October and I'm a new man

I remember when I first started running I would do 60 seconds run and 90 seconds walk and I could barely finish 20 minutes of that. Now I knock out 30 minutes very easily.

Oh another benefit to the weight loss is that my bike is faster and handles better...and I did not even have to buy any mods
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