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Race Calendar

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
8:30 AM: Urban Bourban
Distance: Half Marathon
Town: Louisville , KY
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
Half Marathon:Brad Voehringer Daniel Pintar Robert Klawans
(more info)

Race website: http://lscmarathon.com

8:30 AM: Halloween Hustle
Distance: 5K
Town: Palatine, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
5K:Joe Carey
(more info)
Location: Historic Downtown Palatine
Address: N Eric Drive and W Cornell Avenue
Additional information: The Eighth Annual Halloween Hustle 5k Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. This event is held on a fast, fun, and USATF-certified course that runs through historic downtown Palatine. This is the second year being registered on the CARA Circuit. Immediately following the race, runners and spectators alike are invited to partake in a special after party at Durty Nellie's Pub.
Registration Fee: 30.00
Race website: http://www.halloween5k.com/index.html
Online Registration: http://www.halloween5k.com/register.html

9:00 AM: Chicago Monster Dash
Longest Race: Half Marathon
2nd Longest: 10K 
3rd Longest: 5K 
Town: Chicago, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
5K:
10K:Rubirosa Dimalanta
Half Marathon:Emily Moore Theresa McGlone
(more info)


9:30 AM: Monroe County YMCA Illinois Ozarks 10K Bluff Trail Run
Distance: 10K
Town: Valmeyer, IL
(more info)
Location: Borsch Memorial Park
Address: MAR Graphics Drive
Additional information: Course is a 10K starting at the foot of the Illinois Ozark Bluffs at Borsch Park in Valmeyer, IL. The first mile is on pavement with a gradual increase in grade as you pass mine openings quarried decades ago. The ascent up the bluffs begins near Rock City, an industrial park set in the caverns where limestone was once mined. The wide Salt Lick Trail rises rapidly and then settles into a more gradual climb until you come to the plateau where you will begin your descent down Newman Trail. When you reach the bottom of the bluffs, you will follow the flat 1.3 mile Johnson Trail, passing numerous mine openings and dozens of boulders the size of semi trucks. The next leg of the run takes you up the Salt Lick Trail once again, this time from the much more steep western side, where the grade is nearly 40%. You will complete the entire Salt Lick Trail, descending at the point where you began the original climb and ending on the pavement leading back to Borsch Park. The course will have taken you from a little over 300 feet to over 850 feet above sea level.
Registration Fee: $30 until 10/11;$35 after
Race website: http://www.ymcaswil.org/monroe-county-htc-center
Online Registration: http://www.active.com/valmeyer-il/running/trail-run-races/monroe-county-ymca-illinois-ozarks-10k-bluff-trail-run-2014http://www.active.com/valmeyer-il/running/trail-run-races/monroe-county-ymca-illinois-ozarks-10k-bluff-trail-run-2014

10:00 AM: Tecumseh Trail Marathon
Longest Race: Marathon
2nd Longest: 5 Mile 
Town: Bloomington, IN
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
5 Mile:
Marathon:John Brazda Derick Anhalt
(more info)
Location: Yellowwood State Forest
Registration Fee: $70
Race website: http://www.dinoseries.com/tecumseh-trail-marathon/

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
8:30 AM: Dick Pond's Hot Cocoa 8 Mil
Distance: 5K
Town: Wheaton, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
5K:Michael McCahey
(more info)
Location: Wheaton
Race website: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/index.php
Online Registration: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/index.php

9:00 AM: Dick Pond Cocoa Run
Longest Race: 5K
2nd Longest: Volunteer 
Town: Wheaton, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
Volunteer:Carol Kopman Tom Meersman Roland Echague Jennifer Goette Hal Gorenz Guadalupe Machuca Emily Pauli Dan Forde Christina Mendoza Wes Benzon
5K:Amy Burns Kurt Stuart Joe Chytla Tom Pizzo Renee Shear Alicia Rafferty Ryan Berba Sarah Mahaney Susan Tucic Paul Kim George Burns III Carol Kopman Ken Hannah David Kadolph Joe Carey Eric Wallor Guadalupe Machuca Nick Schneigert Ian Rogenski Wes Benzon
(more info)
Location: Danada Forest Preserve

9:35 AM: Sycamore Pumpkin 10k
Distance: 10K
Town: Sycamore, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
10K:Andy Chen
(more info)

Race website: http://www.sycamorepumpkinrun.com/

9:35 AM: Sycamore Pumpkin Run
Distance: 10K
Town: Sycamore, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
10K:Robert Meinig
(more info)
Location: East of the National Guard Armory
Address: 516 East State Street, Sycamore, IL
Registration Fee: $30 or $40 race day
Race website: http://www.sycamorepumpkinrun.com/
Online Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com

9:45 AM: Evanston Trick or Treat Trot
Longest Race: 6 K
2nd Longest: Volunteer 
Town: Evanston, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
Volunteer:
6 K:Barry Brandt Kelly McGovern Scott Mangum Marina Peri Matthew Jeromin Matthew Abbott Mark Przybyla Mick Brown Nikhil Byanna Peter Osenkowski Paul Harris Charles Perkins Rick Tsang Richie Siok Jr Steve Breese Timothy Krentz Timothy Osten Bill Gilmore Liz Ruvalcaba Leslie Kelpsch Lisa Binetti Barb McGovern Christine Bell Diane Cain DJ Moloney Dan Kirchen Donald Ordonez Dave Schaefers Eric Forde John Wall Grace Wasielewski Rich Heffron Jan Krentz Johann Gonzalez Jason Moderi Jeremy Ruston Julie Bergeson Lisa Czepiel Aneta Ziemianska
(more info)
Location: Centennial Park
Address: Sheridan and Church
Additional information: TBD whether Team tent will be setup at the Trick or Treat Trot.

NOTE: The website had not been updated with 2014 details when posting this calendar entry. As such, details like start time and registration fee need to be confirmed. (Please removed this note upon confirming the details with the 2014 info)
Registration Fee: $35. Increases to $40 on 10/22
Race website: http://www.evanstontrickortreattrot.com/
Source(s): CAW

Saturday, November 1st, 2014
6:30 AM: Chicago Lakefront 50/50
Longest Race: 50 Mile
2nd Longest: 50K 
Town: Chicago, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
50K:Edgardo Navarro
50 Mile:
(more info)
Location: Jackson Park Grove 19A
Address: Lake Shore Drive and 63rd Street
Additional information: 100 yards west of the 63rd Street Beach House; 50 M starts at 6:30, 50K starts at 8:30.

63rd Street Beach is located just South of the Museum of Science and Industry, off Lake Shore Drive.
Registration Fee: $65 (50M) $55 (50K)
Race website: http://www.chicagoultra.org/index.html
Online Registration: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/100604https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/100604
Source(s): W, O

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
9:40 AM: New York City Marathon
Distance: Marathon
Town: New York, NY
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
Marathon:Brian Bacon Mick Brown
(more info)


8:00 PM: Gouldilocks and the Bears 5K
Distance: 5K
Town: Hoffman Estates, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
5K:Barb McGovern Jonathan Cain
(more info)

Race website: https://www.gouldentouch.org/
Online Registration: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/102281https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/102281

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
10:00 AM: Mustache Dache 5k Chicago
Distance: 5K
Town: Schaumburg, IL
(more info)
Location: Schaumburg Boomers Stadium
Address: 1999 S. Springinsguth Road
Additional information: Hello,

I'd like to introduce you to the MUSTACHE DACHEĀ®, the world's largest mustache-themed running race series. Great news ā€“ we're coming to the Chicago(Schaumburg) market on November 8th. The 5K race and kids run will take place at the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium. We would really appreciate it if you could post this on your website and inform your runners about this great event.

The Mustache DacheĀ® benefits Movember, the leading charity for raising funds and awareness for men's health and prostate cancer initiatives. The symbol for the men's health movement is the mustache. The month of November is when the world puts a spotlight on the movement and growing the mustache, but the time to start planning and organizing is now.

The Mustache DacheĀ® represents a great opportunity to come out and run for a good cause. Make some new friends, or run with a team of friends, co-workers, classmates or family members. Run in honor of a father, brother, uncle, grandfather or friend. Volunteer to help out with event management on race day. Men are encouraged to grow a 'stache, and women and children can paint one on for the day!

Check out WWW.MUSTACHEDACHE.COM for online registration and all the details. Like us on Facebook for more info, race updates, contests and giveaways. Join us for 3.1 miles of fun, costumes, contests and awards. Every runner receives an official Mustache DacheĀ® t-shirt and finisher medal, and gets an invitation to our Mustache Dache after party!

Here's how you can help and get involved right away:

1. Forward this to your email contacts and invite them to register now.
2. Visit WWW.MUSTACHEDACHE.COM and consider running or volunteering.
3. Like us on Facebook and share the attached announcement with your Facebook friends.
4. Post the attached announcement at your place of business, community bulletin board, local hangout, etc.
5. Contact me directly if you'd like to join our team as a Mustache Dache ambassador or get a group together to run.

And now, I mustache you a question! Are you ready to run Chicago(Schaumburg)?

Regards....
Race website: http://www.mustachedache.com/

10:00 AM: Mustache Dache 5k Chicago
Distance: 5K
Town: Schaumburg, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
5K:Steve Breese
(more info)
Location: Schaumburg Boomers Stadium
Address: 1999 S. Springinsguth Road
Additional information: Hello,

I'd like to introduce you to the MUSTACHE DACHEĀ®, the world's largest mustache-themed running race series. Great news ā€“ we're coming to the Chicago(Schaumburg) market on November 8th. The 5K race and kids run will take place at the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium. We would really appreciate it if you could post this on your website and inform your runners about this great event.

The Mustache DacheĀ® benefits Movember, the leading charity for raising funds and awareness for men's health and prostate cancer initiatives. The symbol for the men's health movement is the mustache. The month of November is when the world puts a spotlight on the movement and growing the mustache, but the time to start planning and organizing is now.

The Mustache DacheĀ® represents a great opportunity to come out and run for a good cause. Make some new friends, or run with a team of friends, co-workers, classmates or family members. Run in honor of a father, brother, uncle, grandfather or friend. Volunteer to help out with event management on race day. Men are encouraged to grow a 'stache, and women and children can paint one on for the day!

Check out WWW.MUSTACHEDACHE.COM for online registration and all the details. Like us on Facebook for more info, race updates, contests and giveaways. Join us for 3.1 miles of fun, costumes, contests and awards. Every runner receives an official Mustache DacheĀ® t-shirt and finisher medal, and gets an invitation to our Mustache Dache after party!

Here's how you can help and get involved right away:

1. Forward this to your email contacts and invite them to register now.
2. Visit WWW.MUSTACHEDACHE.COM and consider running or volunteering.
3. Like us on Facebook and share the attached announcement with your Facebook friends.
4. Post the attached announcement at your place of business, community bulletin board, local hangout, etc.
5. Contact me directly if you'd like to join our team as a Mustache Dache ambassador or get a group together to run.

And now, I mustache you a question! Are you ready to run Chicago(Schaumburg)?

Regards....
Race website: http://www.mustachedache.com/

Sunday, November 9th, 2014
7:00 AM: Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon
Longest Race: Marathon
2nd Longest: Half Marathon 
3rd Longest: Volunteer 
Town: Naperville, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
Volunteer:Joe Carey Alicia Rafferty
Half Marathon:Amit Riswadkar Liz Ruvalcaba Marcin Budzik Brian OConnor Renee Kawecki Ruth Cogswell Ryan Berba Sarah Mahaney Theresa McGlone Kurt Stuart Jason Moderi Christine Bell Denise Hefferin Donna Healy Erika Chermak Steven Gerson Gene Van Camp John Brazda James Robertson Wes Benzon
Marathon:Analy Ponce-Villarreal Veronika Tylova Tracy Goering Susan Tucic Scott Pahl Rubirosa Dimalanta Rick Britton Michael McCahey Kate Lueders George Burns III David Kadolph Dan Forde Brooke Williams Peter Van Gemmeren
(more info)
Location: downtown Naperville
Address: Washigton St. and Chicago Ave.
Additional information: NOTE: Location and other details need confirming once the race website is fully updated
Race website: http://www.naperville26.com/

8:00 AM: Hot Chocolate
Longest Race: 15 K
2nd Longest: 5K 
Town: Chicago, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
5K:Jim Fergus
15 K:Jeff Devine Jennifer Hill Paul Kim Lisa Randall Sara Gerwig Ryan Berba
(more info)
Location: Millennium park
Registration Fee: $69
Race website: http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/
Online Registration: http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/register/

8:30 AM: Northwest Trail Run
Longest Race: 10 Mile
2nd Longest: 5 Mile 
Town: Crystal Lake, IL
(more info)
Location: Veterans Acres Park
Address: Route 76 and Walkup Rd 1/4 mile north of intersection
Additional information: CourseThe beautiful course features winding single track and double track, rolling hills, open prairie, and pine forest.". Bicycles, in-line skates, roller skates, strollers, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs), and dogs are not allowed on the course.

Registration Fee: 35/40 after 11/7/14
Race website: http://healthbridgefitness.com/
Online Registration: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/97025https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/97025
Source(s): o

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
8:00 AM: Fitness in Motion 8k
Distance: 8K
Town: Rosemont, IL
(more info)
Location: MB Financial Park
Additional information: My name is Kim McIver and I am the Director of Endurance Events for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. I wanted to personally invite members of your club to join the Les Turner ALS Foundation at our inaugural Fitness in Motion 8k on Saturday, November 15th in Rosemont. With the recent success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge we need to keep the momentum and awareness of ALS going until we find a treatment and ultimately a cure!

Event Details:
- Registration is open at www.rosemont8k.org
- Unique one of a kind goodie bag
- Long Sleeve T-Shirt
- Finisher Medals for everyone
- Post-Race Party at the Hofbrauhaus
- Great fundraising incentives
- Chip Timing

All proceeds benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation, funding patient services, education, awareness and research with Northwestern Medicine. Help us continue to %u201Cfight Lou Gehrig%u2019s disease one race at a time%u201D.

Please address any questions/concerns to our Director of Endurance Events Kim McIver at kmciver@lesturnerals.org or 847-679-3311.
Registration Fee: $50
Race website: http://www.rosemont8k.org/

8:30 AM: Paleozoic Trail Run
Distance: 50K
Town: Palos Forest Preserve, IL
Join these Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team members at this race:
50K:Mariposa Brant
(more info)
Location: Palos Forest Preserve
Address: 10198 W 107th St, Willow Springs
Additional information: Paleozoic Trail Runs
Devonian Fall
[Logo: Paleozoic Trail Runs]
Fall Season Paleo-Dev 50-Km and 25-Km
Trail Runs on the Palos Trail System!

Journey back in time to this rollicking run along forested, unpaved paths of our Palos Trail System within the Cook County Forest Preserve - Region 6. We've charted another stimulating course that's sure to satisfy your primordial instinct to "go long." Are you up to the challenge? Choose your distance wisely... take your training seriously... then come race day, "finish or fossilize!"

Please join us for our fall version of Paleozoic Trail Runs : Paleozoic-Devonian, Saturday November 15, 2014. For your adventure we will provide:ā€¢ your choice between our ultra distance of 50 kilometers, or our one-lap tour of 25 kilometers
ā€¢ space for 200 eager runners... permit restrictions limit race participation to the first 200 registrants, which is a total combined count of participants from both events... it's possible that we'll meet capacity, so don't wait too long before committing (hint : )
ā€¢ chip timing & scoring with instant results published on RunRace.net for all participants
ā€¢ finisher awards for all participants... that is, those who "did not fossilize"
ā€¢ awards in both events for top-two overall, top-two masters, and top finishers in 10-year age groups for both sexes
ā€¢ an accurately measured, clearly-marked course, with well-stocked aid stations occruing at ~7.75-mile intervals, plus unmanned station midpoint of course
ā€¢ our course is approved by the Cook County Forest Preserve (permit pending) and will be policed at its road crossings
Registration will open on Monday May 26th 2014, here on our RunRace Network!

Our fall version Paleozoic Trail Runs, Paleo-Dev takes place entirely within the Palos Trail System, Region 6 of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, which is located approximately 22 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Pioneer Woods, Grove #2 serves as race start / finish area and our primary aid station.
A variety of surfaces make up our Paleo-Dev racecourse. Wide crushed gravel paths comprise about 75% of the course. Along the way you'll encounter a mix of narrower, more rugged dirt trails, occasional grass segments, and even stretches of eroding asphalt. These non-crushed gravel sections can be moderately rocky with the occasional stray root. Compared to most others in greater Chicagoland, our course should be considered as "quite hilly." Trail shoes are recommended, but not necessary, especially if conditions are dry leading up to race day. The course will be well-marked, with fully stocked aid stations at ~7.75-mile intervals, plus an unmanned / water-only station at midpoint of our course. There will be two (2) road crossings per lap, policed by FPDCC personnel. Each lap is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) in length.
Registration Fee: $50 - $60
Race website: http://www.runrace.net/findarace.php?id=14319IL&tab=a2
Online Registration: http://www.runrace.net/findarace.php?id=14319IL&tab=a3
Source(s): O, T


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