Skip to main content

Shamrock Shuffle Media Challenge - Team Bair Feet

As a writer for NewCity magazine, I'm excited to be running the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K this Sunday, but I'm really excited to be running as a member of the press, which means that I'll be part of a very cool new feature of the race this year: the "Media Challenge." As part of this challenge, all the media participants (~33 of us) have been divided into three teams who will compete on race day for the fastest team time (the times of all team members will be added together and the lowest time wins).

Here's a description from the site of what the winning team gets:

"The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, Chicago’s traditional kick-off to the spring running season, will donate $5,000 to the Chicago Park District on behalf of the winning media team. Nike, an Official Level Sponsor of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, will award a matching donation of $5,000, providing a total of $10,000 in support of local youth running programs organized by the Chicago Park District."

Pretty sweet.

So yesterday we had an old-school draft over the phone and the teams were picked. I'll leave it to members of the other teams to share their team roster, but here is mine (the winning team, right?):

TEAM BAIR FEET:
CAPTAIN DINA BAIR – WGN-TV
Amy Rutledge – WGN-TV
Chris Fusco – Chicago Sun Times
Gina Urso – Chicago Sun Times
Julie Deardorff – Chicago Tribune
Kate Sullivan – WBBM-TV
Luis Gomez – Chicago Tribune
Rudy Segovia – WCIU-TV
Sandra Torres – WMAQ-TV
Tom Barnas – WGN-TV
Zach Freeman – NewCity Magazine

Right now I don't know any of these people, but I'm looking forward to meeting (and high-fiving) them on race day, or possibly at the expo tomorrow when we get a chance to meet (and run with) this guy.

Look for more Media Challenge updates here over the next few days!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Daily Guide to Chicago Comedy Shows in April 2018

April 1: Character Assassination presents The Roast of Disney Princesses at Laugh Factory The latest entry in the Character Assassination roast show series pits a collection of Disney princesses -played by Chicago comics - against each other. Starring Allison Dunne, Alex Kumin, Sarah Shockey, Gena Gephart, Audrey Jonas, Eunji Kim, Samantha Berkman, Stephanie Weber and Mandee McKelvey. April 2: Comedy Overload Open Mic at Gallery Cabaret A weekly open mic open to all forms of comedy that takes place at a sweet venue in Bucktown. April 3: Shake 'Em Up Comedy Showcase at Shakers on Clark   This free two-hour comedy showcase is hosted by Darrick J and Nate Galloway. Comics get between four and 10 minutes each and the hosts let comedians know a bit needs work by hitting a bell and "shaking 'em up." April 4: Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O'Toole's Really you should be catching this weekly showcase at Timothy O'Toole's e

Chicagoland's First Annual February Fool's Goal Half Marathon/Debacle Completed!

If you were outside running yesterday, or even if you were just sitting inside looking out the window, you are probably aware that yesterday was a terrible weather day. All day. The temperature stayed between 34 and 40 with freezing rain falling on and off throughout the day. But that didn't stop a trio of foolish runners from Chicago from completing the inaugural running of Chicago's newest half marathon: Chicagoland's First Annual February Fool's Goal Half Marathon/Debacle 

A Daily Guide to Chicago Comedy Shows in May 2018

May 1: Fried Hard Comedy Tuesdays at Rockin Horse Saloon & Grill Hosted by Chicago comedian Big Keef, this weekly comedy showcase (recently relocated to Rockin Horse Saloon & Grill in Oak Forest) has been running for more than five years. May 2: Boy/Girl Sleepover at The Pony Inn This bi-monthly showcase consistently lands top-notch headliners, has an amazing following and always delivers. This show features an impressive line-up and closes out with Chicago great Chelsea Hood. May 3: April Macie at Zanies This killer comic was on "Last Comic Standing," is a frequent guest on Howard Stern and is in town for seven shows over four nights at Zanies. May 4: Chistosos en Chicago at Laugh Factory A Cinco de Mayo show one day early and all in Spanish. Featuring Jaime de Leon and Sonal Aggarwal . May 5: H. Jon Benjamin at Wilson Abbey Actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin makes a stop at Wilson Abbey on his book tour. May 6: Lad