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Terrapin 5K Makes One Last Appearance in Chicago

If you've read about RAM Racing's Terrapin 5K over the last few years (maybe here or maybe over at Fuzzy's blog, or really all over the place) then you know what the basic theme is. If not, then you should know that it's a 5K nestled in a music festival and it usually takes place the Thursday night before Lollapalooza starts. This year, though, it's on Thursday, July 2nd. Fittingly. It's the Thursday before The Grateful Dead perform together one last time at Soldier Field

And it's the last Terrapin 5K. Mirroring the final performance by The Dead, the Terrapin website claims that the "Terrapin 5k is Headed Back to Chicago for One Last Time!" I checked with RAM Racing on this one to make sure it wasn't a publicity stunt and a representative confirmed: "This is the last time we are doing this race."

So if you've never run it before - I highly recommend you get out there next month and check it out! And if you have run it before, then you know it's worth checking out "one last time." (For context, it was one of my top 5 5Ks in both 2012 and 2013 - in other words, it's a good race.)

The post-race party is essentially a music festival - this year the band Old Shoe will be performing Grateful Dead songs. And you don't have to run the race to check out the music. Beer will be available for purchasing (and drinking after being purchased) for $5 (or 5 for $20) and runners get one "free" (come on, you paid for the race) Magic Hat beer to start out. Runners also get some fancy pizza and brownies too.

The "festival grounds" (Arvey Field, in Grant Park) open at 4pm and the race starts at 6:30pm.

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  1. I'm so freaking excited about this! Bob Weir is going to get one last run in! (which will be my first run of the year, so Bob's gonna be kinda slow...)

    Then the next day, Fuzzy and I are GOING TO SEE THE GRATEFUL DEAD! They released a handful of tickets last Friday, and somehow, I light shined on me and I was able to get a pair. Amazing.

    See you there!

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    1. Sweet! See you there!
      And DOUBLE sweet! And not see you there!
      Looking forward to seeing Bob run again.

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  2. I was disappointed when they changed the name to the bland/generic to "Rock the Night" last year. I liked the Terrapin name and the ersatz "Dead Head" vibe and music. Too bad it will be no more...

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