CHICAGO

October 6th | Cherry Avenue Bridge, Goose Island | 8pm

This Friday we bring unsanctioned racing to the Windy City!  Join us in cheering on this #fastasfuck field on Goose Island and its bridges!

Cheer squads can head to the check in table @ race headquarters (Chicago Kayak) for complimentary confetti cannons, noise makers, and cow bells! 


SCHEDULE

Friday, October 6th, 2017

 

7:00 PM       *MANDATORY CHECKIN / BAG DROP OPEN

7:45 PM       CHECKIN / BAG DROP CLOSES

8:00 PM       MEN'S RACE

8:30 PM       WOMEN'S RACE

9:30 PM        AFTERPARTY

10:30 PM     AWARDS

All runners must check in with race staff at the Start to receive a race packet with race bracelets and hip tags. Please bring photo ID.  
Race bracelets + hip tags will be strictly enforced at the start and finish.   Please pack light. Bag check is limited. 
**Race is rain or shine.  Schedule subject to change

COURSE

YES!  Chicago DOES have bridges . . . they just happen to be short!  

We will do TWO loops of approximately 1.3 miles each. The loop starts on the Cherry Avenue Bridge -- this will be site for the start, finish and prime checkpoint.

You'll head north over the North Avenue Bridge, and hug the river as you run south on Magnolia and Elston Avenues. You'll then cross the Division Street Bridge to Goose Island (there is a mandatory checkpoint here), and finally choose your path back to the Cherry Avenue Bridge. 

Again, we do this loop TWICE, for a total distance of around 2.6 miles.  First runner to complete the first lap wins the PRIME prize (provided they finish the race)!

HEADQUARTERS check-in + baggage |  N. Magnolia Ave (across from Kayak Chicago)

START + FINISH |  Cherry Avenue Bridge

CHECK-POINT 1 |  NE corner of Division St + Elston Ave

CHECK POINT 2 (PRIME) |  Cherry Avenue Bridge

AFTERPARTY |  Goose Island CrossFit (1700 N Kingsbury St) 

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CHEERSQUADS!

CHEER SQUADS make this race exciting.  SO, invite your friends to grab a spot along the course.  They can pick up complimentary confetti cannons & cow bells at check-in. Remember, our route is not closed to the public; we urge spectators and photographers to take the same caution that you should take on the course :)

AFTER PARTY

We will lead a short cool down jog to the after party at Goose Island CrossFit right after the race.  The party goes from 9:30pm until 11:30pm. We will have an informal award ceremony and celebrate! Beer for all athletes, race crew, cheer squads and photographers is on us!  Supplies are limited, so feel free to bring your beer of choice as well.


INDIVIDUAL PRIZES

This is a championship race for marathon weekend, so we've doubled our cash prizes! All top overall M/F finishers will receive:.

1ST PLACE     $400

2ND PLACE     $200

3RD PLACE     $100

**PRIME     $100