In a record 31 days, the 45,000 spots available have all been taken and registration for the 2011 Chicago Marathon is closed. When I registered on February 7th I had a feeling it would close early this year… glad I registered early. That’s an awfully long lead time from registration to run. So much can happen during that time. Heck I’m planning on two major vacations and two major runs beforehand. Oh well… I guess if 45,000 people REALLY want to do it – it should pretty much be a guaranteed kick ass time huh? Talk about scheduling a high. Yes, um, 9 months from now I want to feel absolutely fantastic. Well it works I guess; I do.
In other news… YOU MUST RUN THIS 5K! That’s right … the Blue Devil Fun Run/Walk Kids Trot. It’s Saturday May 7th, 2011 at 8am. They have early packet pick up, race day packet pickup, FREE Chris Cakes pancakes, T-Shirt, etc, etc!!
Why must you run this? Why am I plugging this? It’s a nice event, and one you can likely place in. HECK, they only had 100 people there last year! You realize with all the age groups available what place that makes you eligible for? You could practically walk away with the gold, silver, and bronze!
In all seriousness though, I’m advertising in what little way I can for a friend. So if just ONE person that reads this just ONE person (hint: that’s you) goes down there and runs, walks, or
jogs across the finish line (with a race bib – save the banditing for Boston) that’s a win. For you, the 1st place finisher of course, and also for The Allied Health Student Emergency Fund. It’s so simple… everyone wins. All you have to do is show up!
So my plea has become akin to the radio phon-a-thon advert. We’ve talked to everyone else. We haven’t heard from you. Run it. You will place!!! (Tell yourself that and it will happen… tell yourself that and it will happen!)
Ok well that’s it. Have I covered any other promises? Yep… two more!
- I’m running Chicago 2011
- A beloved 5k in my hometown is unceremoniously canceled
- I explore the rich history of many a 5k in my hometown to go the way of the caribbean monk seal
- I discuss things whilst drunk
- I set various goals and either accomplish them or think of elaborate schemes to escape them
- I regret discussing things whilst I was drunk
- I discuss Race Reports of Hospital Hill past…
- I contemplate Race Reports of Hospital Hill Future
- AND FINALLY — I SET A GOAL OF HOSPITAL HILL PRESENT: 1:45:59
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