|Unfortunately, this photo cuts off my sweet race hair|
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|
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.|