With all the great neighborhood runs in Chicago, I’ve always been a little bit jealous of the people who can stand out on their front porch drinking coffee and watch the run go by, and of the runners who live in that neighborhood and can roll out of bed and be at the run minutes before it starts. (I realize I can’t do both at the same run, but my heart has room for plenty of jealousy.)
This year, I finally got to live at least one of those fantasies. Edgewater now has a 5K race and I rolled out of bed at 7:15 am for an 8:00 am race and made it up to Granville with plenty of time to spare. The route goes down a closed-off Sheridan road and then loops around on the lakefront path, so not ideal for porch-standing anyway. I’m trying to manage my marathon taper, so I didn’t want to push it, but running with Shaun and Jin got me a sub-30:00 time anyway.
There were more runners than the 81 reflected in my results, but there was a non-timed option and it seems like a few hundred people went for that.
Place: 33 / 81
Place in Gender: 19 / 31
Place in Age Group (M18+): 18 / 29