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Fleet Feet Sports and RAM Racing join forces for packet pick-ups

Great news for the Chicago running community!

Fleet Feet Sports and RAM Racing just announced in a joint statement that they will "now have packet pickups for all our races at our own stores as well as at each others' stores, making it easier for all our participants to pick up their race packets closer to work or home."

"As friendly competitors we were challenged on how much we could collaborate in serving the Windy City's endurance athletes," says the statement, signed by both Dave Zimmer and Steve Ginsburg. But based on recent changes the two say they can now "work together and blanket Chicagoland with the best retail, coaching and racing services conveniently located for everyone in the metropolitan area."

Fleet Feet has six locations in the Chicagoland area and Running Away Multisport is in Deerfield.

Zimmer and Ginsburg conclude by saying, "We will both continue to bring Chicagoland the highest caliber races and running events in the nat…

Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Entry

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon lottery closes at noon on Tuesday (tomorrow). If you're like me, then you've probably already put your name in. But if you want to avoid the anticipation of knowing whether or not you got into the race - or if you're just a good person - you can get a guaranteed entry spot now via a charity.
If you're looking for a good charity to run with, one of my neighbors, Michelle Di Benedetto, is leading the charity team for the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago (IWS).
IWS actively engages in preventive care through medical, dental, optometry and behavioral health services and our marathon team is part of that mission - celebrating healthy lifestyles and early intervention.
"Our Associate Board decided about three years ago to run the marathon to raise money for our community health center and to showcase healthy living and prevention," says Michelle. "It's been a great way for us to raise awareness and money for our mis…

Nike Free Lakefront Speed Run With a View

Earlier this month Nike Running put on a very sweet speed training session on the lakefront where we got to test out the new Nike Frees (which are incredibly light and very cool). But it was a bit more elaborate than a standard speed training event, as this ABC7 news clip (complete with video of me and my terrible running form) describes: