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Support your fellow Athletes! Join us on Sunday, October 29th for our 2 Mile Walk at the always fun Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. Enjoy the beautiful views as you walk along the lakefront in the untimed walk which features a new stroller friendly division. It's sure to be a wonderful day for walkers of all ages.  Don't delay reserve your spot today! 

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October 2017
Special Marathon Edition

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2017 Clif Bar Athlete of the Year Contest
Over the past year, we've introduced to you a diverse set of outstanding athletes who have been named Clif Bar Athletes of the Month. They're all worthy in their own way, but only one man and one woman will be named the 2017 Clif Bar Athlete of the Year.

The Clif Bar Athlete of the Year winners will recieve a fantastic Clif Bar prize package. The announcement will be made in our March/April 2018 issue.  Vote online now !

Need a refresher on who the athletes are? Meet them here

Meet Olympian Evan Jager at Dick Pond Tonight
Dick Pond Athletics' Carol Stream store will be hosting a meet and greet with Evan Jager on tonight at 6:30 pm.  

Stop by to meet the local Olympic silver medalist, get an autograph and hear about his professional career and what all he has learned. You won't want to miss this!

CDOT Will Convert a Lane of Lower LSD to Bike/Ped Path During Flyover Work
The Chicago Department of Transportation announced that the Navy Pier Flyover completion will be delayed by another six months, to mid-2019. In response, the Active Transportation Alliance called on CDOT to convert the lane of Lower Lake Shore Drive nearest to the Lakefront Trail to a temporary bike/ped path, separated from traffic by a physical barrier.

The department is actually planning on doing this, closing the easternmost northbound lane of Lower LSD in order to accommodate foot and bike traffic while a segment of the Lakefront Trail is closed for Phase III of construction. This stage of the project, which involves b uilding a new wider, cantilevered trail across the Chicago River, is currently slated to begin in spring 2018.

2018 Tour Route: Froome Faces Steep Challenge
Chris Froome could face his toughest Tour de France challenge so far in 2018 after organizers on Tuesday unveiled a route and format that is potentially unfavorable to the reigning champion.

The race, which starts on the island of Noirmoutier off the Vendee coast on July 7, lacks a long, flat individual time trial where four-time winner Froome often pulverizes opponents.

Six mountain stages and four hilly stages are packed into the latter part of the Tour before it ends on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on July 29.

"It's different every year and it's difficult every year," Froome said.

November/December Athletes of the Month: Vachee Loughran and Alyssa Schneider 
We know it's not quite November yet, but we couldn't wait to share these athlete's amazing stories

You may recognize Vachee as the winner of the 2017 Chicago Triathlon, with a time of 2:01:12. However, his triathlon journey started in 1995 when he was the janitor at an athletic club. 

Alyssa was her high school cross country star at Bartlett, and just finished her first marathon at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She was the third overall female Illinois finisher! 

Think Vachee and Alyssa deserve to be nominated for the Athlete of the Year? Vote for them online here

Race Results from October 12 to October 18
View all past race results online

October 14
Damian Dash 5K - Oak Forest, IL 
ECHO Family Run - South Holland, IL
St. Christopher Run 5K - Midlothian, IL
St. George Spooky Sprint 5K - Tinley Park, IL
DPR Trail Races - Vernon Hills, IL

October 15
Hairy Buzz 10K Run - Dixon, IL
BStrong 5K - Barrington, IL
Duncan Dash 5K - Ingleside, IL
This Run's for Jack - Glen Ellyn, IL

Calendar of Events from October 19  to October 25
Full calendar available at

October 21
Chicago Monster Dash - Chicago, IL
Resurrection Mary 5K Run - Justice, IL
Country Sole - Chicago, IL
Pumpkins in the Park 5K - Chicago, IL
Naperville Kids Marathon - Naperville, IL
Haunted Hustle - Middleton, WI 

October 22
AAPLD Library Loop 5K - Algonquin, IL
Pumpkin Spice 5K - Chicago, IL
Frank Lloyd Wright 5K/10K - Oak Park, IL

October 24
CARA Six Series - Chicago, IL

Local Discounts, Deals and Price Increase Alerts  
Race Directors: Have a discount code or price increase for your upcoming event? We encourage you to submit them to to provide to subscribers! 

Evanston Subaru Flying Turkey 5K (Race Date: Nov. 23)
-Save $3 with code CANEWS

Universal Sole Trail Races (Race Dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 11 & Dec. 9)
-Save $5 with code USOLE5

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