The Live Grit Lakefront 10 Miler and 5K is the perfect start to any runner's spring season! As one of Chicago's classic distance road races the 10-miler is the kick-off for the new CARA Runners' Choice Circuit season.
The CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit has been developed to promote participation local races, to create a competitive structure for area runners and has long been a source of camaraderie for local runners and within and between local running clubs. Runners of all levels annually participate in CARA Circuit Races to chase personal and competitive goals, to complement their year long training programs and to enjoy the camaraderie of the CARA running community.
The circuit includes many of Chicagoland’s most well organized and well-appreciated races. Circuit races are found in both the city and suburbs and include both major world-class events and local club races alike. Circuit races are annually assembled with the input of CARA’s membership, the CARA Racing Committee, the CARA staff and CARA Board of Directors.
|2nd Male||51:59||Arturs Bereikis||35|
|3rd Male||52:02||Brendan McDonell||30|
|4th Male||52:13||Patrick Letz||26|
|2nd Female||58:10||Margaret Connelly||30|
|3rd Female||1:00:18||Julie Wienerslage||29|
|4th Female||1:02:41||Erica Van Heerden||40|
Start: Participants will have plenty of room to move at the start as we begin on Wilson Drive immediately north of the Wilson Track.
Route:After the first mile on the roadways within Lincoln Park the course moves to Chicago's scenic Lakefront Path. Throughout the course runners will enjoy breathtaking views of the lake shore, the Chicago skyline and those of Montrose, Belmont, and Diversey Harbors.
Signature Features: Cricket Hill and Wilson Track Finish!
Cricket Hill: The 10 Mile and 5K courses includea grass section as runners traverse over Lincoln Park’s landmark Cricket Hill one time (no longer two Cricket Hill crossings).
The Finish:Be ready for an exciting finish. Runners will run an Olympic style finishing lap around the track and into the finish!
Miler Markers:Mile markers will be posted at each mile.
Aid Stations:Water and Gatorade will be available at the start, finish and at five aid stations along the course. Aid Stations will be located at 2miles, 4.37miles, 6.48miles, and 8.8 miles (10 Miler Only). Medical support and portable toilets will be located at the start, finish and at all on-course aid stations.