Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4
What Are The Courses Like? The 50 Mile course (Start Time: 6:30 AM) consists of four 12.5 mile out-and-back loops. The 50K course (Start Time: 7:30 AM) consists of three 10.33 mile loops. Both courses are USAT&F Certified. Both courses start & finish at the Foster Ave Beach House and … MORE
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    pollygolightly2 FIRST-TIMER '17

    The race is along the Lakefront in Chicago, the scenery is great. It's 3 out and backs of a little more than 5 miles each. It was nice to see … MORE

    The race is along the Lakefront in Chicago, the scenery is great. It’s 3 out and backs of a little more than 5 miles each. It was nice to see people over and over again, very helpful when running alone. The aid stations were well stocked and everyone was very friendly. The shirt is nice, and the medal is great. It’s a small operation, but they know what they are doing. I only wish there was food left at the end for the slowpokes.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    M_Sohaskey Nov 27, 2017 at 2:04pm

    Congrats, Polly! Sounds like you picked the perfect race for your first 50K, and glad the weather behaved. I was considering this race this year, but opted for the Tecumseh… MORE

    Congrats, Polly! Sounds like you picked the perfect race for your first 50K, and glad the weather behaved. I was considering this race this year, but opted for the Tecumseh Trail Marathon in Indiana instead. I'm hoping to return to chase my 50K PR in the next year or two. Great job, and look forward to seeing what you do for an encore! :) LESS

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    dansolera FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is likely the flattest 50k you will ever find. Run on Chicago's lake front path, the course is three 10.35-mile out-and-back segments with three stations. Runners can expect Chicago's … MORE

    This is likely the flattest 50k you will ever find. Run on Chicago’s lake front path, the course is three 10.35-mile out-and-back segments with three stations. Runners can expect Chicago’s beautiful autumn, cool temperatures, plenty of non-racers on the path (the course is not closed), friendly volunteers at aid stations, and an excellent tech shirt. It’s a very quiet operation and for $55, it’s one the cheapest races ($/mile) that you will encounter.

    Also, did I mention it’s super flat? Given it’s late October date, the only reason this race shouldn’t be your 50k PR is that you haven’t signed up yet.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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