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Lung Run Chicago
Did you know that lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women worldwide? Support lung cancer research at the upcoming Thirteenth Annual Chicago Lung Run in Montrose Harbor on Sunday, August 27. Runners of all abilities and ages are welcome to participate in the 10K, 5K and 1-mile courses. All proceeds benefit the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization focused solely on lung cancer research. 

Get all of the details at www.lungrun.org!



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Naperville Last Fling
The Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling is a family-friendly community festival which takes place over Labor Day Weekend in and around Downtown Naperville and, for many, is a fun way to say farewell to summer! The Last Fling offers a wide variety of attractions for all ages to enjoy including: national and local musicians on two stages, Family Fun Land, a carnival, unique special events, a business expo, a parade and a few running events.  

On Monday, there is the Fling Mile that starts at 8:45am and the 5K starts at 9:00am.  

This year on the main stage, we are bringing Emily Ann Roberts and LANCO Friday night, Cinderella's Tom Keifer and Bret Michaels Saturday night, and Soul Asylum and Barenaked Ladies Sunday night.  Sunday afternoon, from 3-5pm, we have a Meet and Greet with Miranda "Lou" May of Disney Channel's "Bunk'd." Tickets are now available for purchase at LastFling.org.



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August/September 2017
Official Transamerica Chicago Triathlon Program


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How to Get a Rental Wetsuit for the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
Gain a competitive edge at the 2017 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon with a wetsuit from Fleet Feet Sports-Chicago. Starting Monday, Aug. 21st, they are renting out wetsuits specifically for triathletes at the Chicago Triathlon on Aug. 27th.

The online wetsuit rental portal opens at 10 a.m. Once you reserve and pay for your wetsuit online, it will be available for pick up any time during the week at Fleet Feet Sports in  Old Town. Wetsuits can only be reserved for the Chicago Triathlon through the online portal. Rental suits are available for seven days for $50.

The wetsuit fleet includes full-sleeve and sleeveless models. You'll be able to reserve your suit and size through the online portal.  Click here to review the size chart and find your size. 

Why wear a wetsuit? Find out here
 
Chicago Marathon Announces Elite Athlete Field
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced Wednesday that several international running stars are joining its 40th anniversary elite athlete field. Leading the charge are defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat. Their strongest challengers are current marathon and course record-holder Dennis Kimetto; current half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese; and three-time Olympic gold medalist, current 5000m world record-holder, and the third-fastest woman in history over 42K, Tirunesh Dibaba.

"We wanted to put together a field this year that combined some of the best international and American athletes competing on the global stage today," said Bank of America Chicago Marathon Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski. "We have our defending champions back, the marathon and half marathon world record-holders, and a woman who has stood on top of more podiums than anyone else in the field."

See the full field here
 

"DIAMONDS FOR THE DECADE" Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Chicago Hot Chocolate 15k/5k
Ten exclusive diamond-trimmed golden race medals, valued at over $1000.00 a piece, and another 500 diamond keychains are at stake for runners signing up for the MB Chicago Hot Chocolate 15k/5k according to RAM Racing, the event's owner and leading race producer in the United States.
"We're 'Blinging' in our 10th Anniversary in a sparkling and memorable way," assured Steve Ginsburg, RAM's CEO.

The traditional Hot Chocolate 15k race medal that looks like a foil-wrapped chocolate bar now has 150 single-cut accent diamonds added to it for the special give-away.  The glitzy anniversary medals will go to ten runners randomly selected by Make-A-Wish after registration closes in October. 

A random draw from both 5k and 15k registrants also determines who receives one of the 500 super premium key chains shaped like Chicago's iconic "Bean' sculpture that feature one diamond embedded in each of the gifts.
 
Local Triathlete Profile: Dee Palagi
In honor of the 35th Annual Chicago Triathlon this month, we spoke with four different local triathletes about their stories, and each week leading up to it we'll share a new one. 
 
This week, read about Dee Palagi from Dare2Tri. Palagi's injury and participation to the club is fairly new, and will be completing the Chicago Triathlon as her first full triathlon next weekend.

"I think sports gives you the independence and self-confidence you need to move forward, so do it and just don't look back. I really recommend doing sports, because being a part of a community will help you a lot too," Palagi says. 

How to Execute a Proper Taper
The taper is a very important part of an athlete's training program.  Some people look forward to the taper yet others find themselves going crazy when taper time arrives.  

It is not uncommon to be irritable or feel sluggish during your taper phase.  Everyone reacts just a little differently.  There are definitely some tried and true strategies in regards to tapering for your big event.


Race Results from August 10 to August 16
View all past race results online

August 10
Firefly 5K - Channahon, IL

August 12
Stan's Donuts 5K - Chicago, IL
CARA 'Go Runs - Chicago, IL
Shopping Cart Shuffle 5K - Bloomingdale, IL
We Fight for Bubba 5K - St. Charles, IL
ECFA Run4Kids 5K - Wheaton, IL
Rotolo Run 5K - Batavia, IL
Cornapalooza 5k/10k - Mendota, IL
Graham's Sundae Run - Geneva, IL

August 13
Woodbridge Mini Tri - Woodbridge, IL
Grant Township 5K - Ingleside, IL

    
Calendar of Events from August 17 to August 23
Full calendar available at myracepal.com.

August 18
Waupaca Kids Triathlon - Waupaca, WI

August 19
Watermelon Stampede - Muscatine, IA
Elburn Railside 4/7 - Elburn, IL
Charge On 5K - Oak Lawn, IL
Cori's Kids Triathlon - Riverside, IL
Xterra-Lockport Rugged - Alpena, MI
Madison Mini Marathon - Madison, WI
Night Crawlers Trail Adventure - Silver Lake, WI
Waupaca Area Triathlon - Waupaca, WI
CARA 'Go Run - Humboldt, Warren and Washington Parks

August 20
Aurora Duathlon - Aurora, IL
Chicago Cinder Classic - Chicago, IL
Super Rockin' Run 5K - Plano, IL
Michigan Titanium Triathlon - Grand Rapids, MI
Ludington Lighthouse Tri - Ludington, MI


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