Hello everyone. Fall is finally here and it is now time to get back on the RD horse and give you guys an update. After we paid all of our expenses this past spring (shirts, medals, food etc) we were able to donate $2,000 towards the scholarship fund. This is amazing to me. Around two weeks before the race I wasn’t sure that we would break even. What put us over the top were the 14 people that showed up on race day and signed up. This was a real blessing for sure.
I filled out the paperwork for the race permit, and turned in all the appropriate insurance info last month. I am expecting to get all the paperwork back any day now. TENATIVE DATE: APRIL 28TH, 2012 8:00 AM.
The course will be very similar to last year. It will have a few minor tweaks in order to make it less confusing, and have better flow. One change that was suggested was to run the hiking trails first due to them being much wider and easier to pass for the first 6.1 miles. Second, I will be moving the one aid station from the old orange road (the middle of nowhere) to closer to the cemetery where the A/S will have road access and the availability of bathrooms on the back loop of the course. Over the next few weeks I am intending to get out there with GPS to map it out exactly.
Check back here often as the race picks up new sponsors and I continue to post up more pictures. We will also be adding a FB page in the near future.
Good luck to all the runners at the Chicago marathon this coming weekend!
As always, you guys can reach me at any of these email addresses if you have questions, suggestions or want to gripe about something race related.