If you love the rush of pumping endorphins through your body as you run long distances in the great outdoors, Chicago will certainly keep you satisfied. Here are five upcoming runs in the city through November.
$53 as of publication
$55 through July 30, $60 through August 5
Running through the streets of Chicago is something every serious runner should have on their bucket list. The Chicago 10k allows you to do that, with a starting point at Grant Park. Goodie bags include a sweet "Finisher" shirt and medal so you can feel like a boss.
$30 through August 15, $35-40 through race day
It's hard to find a run more fun than one that celebrates drinking when all is said and done. So in addition to the usual goodies you can expect from any run mentioned here (like a performance tech t-shirt), registration for this run also includes a beer mug and beverage at the official after party. Don't forget your lederhosen - dressing up is encouraged.
$50 through August 27, $55 until the event sells out
Another option for October? You could run the Chicago Marathon.
$64 for 15k through August 16, $74-79 until registration closes
It's impossible to walk down the streets of Chicago in the colder months without spotting someone donning a Hot Chocolate run hoodie. Like the Oktoberfest 5k, the Hot Chocolate run rewards your fitness efforts at the finish line with some indulgences, in this case - hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, and more. The finisher "medal" is literally a chocolate bar. Where do I sign up?
There are so many fun runs going on the next few months, it's hard to choose where to focus your efforts. But with options as good as these, you can't go wrong!
What fun runs are you participating in this year?