Monday, August 27, 2012
Register for the race, and review the race route, which will cause road closures the morning of Sept. 2.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Buffalo Grove Park District's Friends of the Parks Foundation will host its annual 5K and 10K race, the Buffalo Grove Stampede, on the morning of Sept. 2. The race begins and ends at Mike Rylko Community Park near the Spray ‘N Play entrance. The Buffalo Grove Stampede is a Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) certified race. The 10K race is also part of the CARA circuit. More information about CARA can be found on its website. The race will start at 8 a.m. and conclude around 10 a.m. Several streets will be closed to traffic during this race, including McHenry Road (Route 83) between Deerfield Parkway and Buffalo Grove Road, Checker Drive, Old Checker Road, Arlington Heights Road, Schaeffer Road and Springside Lane. Maps of the …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This year, I’ll probably end up watching the Chicago Marathon - again.
Let me get this out of the way: I’m not running in the Chicago Marathon this year. Yet again, I broken a promise to myself that I’d run a marathon because, yet again, my body has different plans than what I’d like it to do. This time, it’s not a baby, but a hamstring with a nagging injury that has kept me back from running the race. I had to stop running for several weeks in August, right about when I was supposed to be running well into the double-digits on my long runs. I first felt the pain in the midst of a long run, and I did that “Ignoring the pain will make it go away” thing that doesn’t actually work. I limped my way home, my tears not from the pain, but from the realization that I couldn’t run the marathon again. The other hard …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
It was in the late '90s when Bob Bailey first started running in the Buffalo Grove Stampede. “I used to come out here with my Cub Scout pack,” he said. “I would run the race and they would have the water stop at the half way mark. “Usually it would be a hot day and they’d dump water on me,” he said, laughing. While most of his Scouts are grown up by now, Bailey is still running in the Stampede; he showed up again Sunday, one of more than 1,000 runners who turned out for the race, which began and ended near the Spray 'N Play at Mike Rlyko Community Park. Sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Park District’s Friends of the Park, this year’s race was for the first time certified by the Chicago Area Runner’s Association, giving it instant credibility…