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Wisconsin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k
May 5, 2018
Motivate yourself this winter and celebrate with us in the spring!

The Wisconsin Marathon is celebrating its tenth year of running in Kenosha and we want you to party with us. 

Come run our marathon, half marathon, or 5k. Each course is almost completely flat and runs along Lake Michigan, giving you great temperatures and great scenery. 

Marathon and half marathon finishers get our Big Cheese Medal when they cross the finish line and you can celebrate with friends at our post-race party with a beer, brat, and live music. 

NEW FOR 2018: Race day packet pick-up is available! (And we don't charge you for it like some races do.)

Register today for our race on Saturday, May 5th. 

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5 Healthy Holiday Recipes
With the holidays approaching. temptations will be running high to eat unhealthy.  But that doesn't have to be the case. It is possible to eat healthy during the holiday.  But it doesn't mean only fruits and vegetables - you can indulge in a healthy way!

Here are five healthy holiday recipes - one for each course - that you can make and share with family and friends.
Revealed: How Much Exercise You Need to do to Burn Off Your Favorite Christmas Drinks
Christmas is on its way - and to get caffeine junkies in the mood, every major coffee shop in the UK has launched its festive drinks menu.
But if you're trying not to put on too much weight before the big day itself, you might want to avoid some of the most calorific coffees and hot chocolates on offer this season.

Experts have revealed just how long it would take to burn off festive drinks from popular cafes - and enjoying the majority of the indulgent tipples would require more than a hour's hard graft in the gym.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon Selects 2018 Field
Runners who entered the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon non-guaranteed entry drawing were notified of their status on Tuesday. A record 44,341 individuals crossed the finish line in 2017, and a similar size field is expected to run through Chicago's 29 neighborhoods on October 7, 2018. 
Runners who did not receive an entry through the drawing can still sign up through a limited number of charity entries available through the marathon's official Charity Program. Runners who register to run with an official charity at this time will be required to raise a minimum of $1,500.

"The increased interest seen during the application window demonstrates the enduring popularity of our iconic event. We recently celebrated our 40th anniversary and we look forward to beginning the next 40 years of success," race director Carey Pinkowski says.

Holiday Run in the Woods at Morton Arboretum
Runners of all abilities are welcome to join Coach Mark this Saturday for a social run on paved roads in the beautiful Morton Arboretum. Wear colors and bells of the season!

Time: 8:30 a.m. Check-in; 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Warm-ups; 9:00 a.m. run
Date: Saturday, Dec. 16
Location: The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
Distance: 20 to 70 minutes at a social pace
Meeting Point: The annex building just to the right of the visitor's center. Park in the main parking lot
Cost: The run is free to all! 
RSVP: Please e-mail Coach Mark at  theroadtoboston@rcn.com
There is free admission to the arboretum to all Morton Members. If you are not a member, please contact Coach Mark for details and possible discount

There will be a post-run meet and greet in the warm and cozy Visitor's Center with hot soup, tea, coffee and healthy breakfast.

Wheel & Sprocket Creates Chicago's First Mobile Bike Shop
Beeline Bikes, a full-service mobile bike shop, announced the launch of Beeline Bikes Powered by Wheel & Sprocket, its first Illinois location. This new mobile bike shop is owned and operated by Wheel & Sprocket, led by Noel Kegel, and offers expert bike service and advice with a fully stocked mobile bike repair shop that travels to the customer at the location, day and time of their choosing.

Beeline Bikes Powered by Wheel & Sprocket will deliver any new bike purchased on the Raleigh Bikes USA and Diamondback Bikes websites in Chicagoland assembled and ready-to-ride for no additional cost. Through its unmatched convenience and personal service, Beeline is reinventing how people interact with bike shops.
2017 Clif Bar Athlete of the Year Contest
Over the past year, we've introduced a diverse set of outstanding athletes who were 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 survey will close on Feb. 1, 2018, and the winners will be announced in our March/April 2018 issue.  Vote online now !

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

Race Results from Dec. 7 to Dec 13
View all past race results online

December 9
Jingle Bell Run - Chicago, IL

Local Discounts, Deals and Price Increase Alerts  
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