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The North Shore Classic Half Marathon & 5K is headed back to Chicago’s North Shore! Enjoy a beautiful course running through the Highland Park most scenic spots while sporting your premium goodie bag.
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    Duma FIRST-TIMER '15

    I typically don't run road races anymore, but I found out I was going to Chicago and looked on RaceRaves to see if there happened to be any races for … MORE

    I typically don’t run road races anymore, but I found out I was going to Chicago and looked on RaceRaves to see if there happened to be any races for the same weekend and found the North Shore Classic. It’s about 30 minutes North of Chicago in the suburbs. The course was very flat, and the tree-line streets were pleasant. I had anticipated some running along the SHORE, but alas, there are only two brief glimpses of the shore during the run, which I found somewhat disappointing. The race wasn’t overcrowded, and we were started in waves about 3 minutes apart, so the runners were pretty spread out. Plenty of refreshments along the way and lots of cheering and support from the locals. It was an enjoyable race, but definitely not something I would fly to Chicago to do (unless I can get RaceRaves founder, Mike, to do it with me next time!). The tank shirt had a cool design but was rather snug. This may be more my issue than the shirt’s issue, but it is definitely a bit smaller than my other race shirts. And the finisher’s medal was impressively large, leaving me feeling a bit like Flavor Flav as I walked back to the car. All in all, a pleasant run with some nice swag at the end!

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