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10th Annual Run to Remember - Part 1 of a 2-Race Saturday

Unfortunately, this photo cuts off my sweet race hair
On Saturday, I did another double-race 10K (two 5Ks in a row), though it didn't have the same continuity as the previous one.

This one coupled two very different races that started almost exactly twelve hours apart: the 10th Annual Run to Remember at 8 in the morning and the Glo Run at 8:15 at night.

For the Run to Remember, I got to Soldier Field early Saturday morning and met up with Kate from fit-ink and after stretching we headed over to the starting line. The pre-race announcements were very heartfelt (this race is to benefit Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty) and after a really impressive fly-over by a police helicopter during the National Anthem the race started. The helicopter swooped over the course a few more times during the race - sometimes with the siren going - which was always cool.
CPD helicopter passing over the course
It was a great day for running and I liked this race even better than I did when I previously ran it in 2012. They said this was the largest participation they've had yet and you could tell. This race does include a lot of walkers, so when you're coming back for the final leg of the 5K you'll still see plenty of people heading out starting the first mile.

My full review is up at newcity.com.

And because she's not just faster than me but also a nice person, Kate took a picture of me crossing the finish line:
I'm the white guy in the blue shirt.

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  1. Wow, that helicopter pic is very cool. Must be even cooler in person!

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    1. The helicopter flyovers were pretty amazing. The one right at the start was especially cool because it came from behind us and was unexpected and flew especially low.

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