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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Registration for the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon is open to the first 45,000 entrants. Will Buffalo Grove residents be among them?
For running enthusiasts hoping to register for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this week, technical difficulties have temporarily halted runner registration. Registration opened Tuesday for the 26.2-mile race, which begins and ends in Grant Park, but ended shortly after due to errors with the online registration process. "We have been working nonstop with our registration provider to find the root of the problem and a solution. Many runners were able to sign up before the registration process was suspended. There are currently 15,000 entries remaining. Before we re-open registration, we need to make sure all technical issues are permanently resolved. We will provide ample notice regarding when the registration process will re-open…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Evan Smith combined his passions for running and nature to raise money for a good cause.
Evan Smith doesn’t remember much about the day he started running, but he’s heard the story enough times to tell it. “One time we were going on a hike and I wanted to get home really bad, so I ran,” he said. He got a head start on his dad, who said that at first he couldn’t even spot his son. With his dad closing the gap, the two were reunited after about a mile and a half, Greg Smith recalled. “And he said, 'I’m going to sign you up for a 5K,'” Evan said. The Long Grove resident completed his first race at age 4. Now 8, he’s completed races twice that distance. He recently earned a silver medal in the 200-meter sprint at a national USA Track and Field Junior Olympics competition, where he also placed fifth in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter…
Sunday, October 3, 2010
After years of stops and spurts, I’m back in the game
I have considered myself a runner from the first time I laced up my gym shoes and raced around the park near my parents' home. Over the years, my dedication to the sport has wavered: I ran cross-country all through high school and my first year of college, only to drop the sport my sophomore year because I was on the college newspaper. To be fair, I was never a good runner; the only good thing one of my coaches could say about me was "Megan finishes every race." I knew I'd probably never win a race or break records. I ran because I loved it — the free feeling that I got while I raced down a hill, the way the wind whipped my ponytail — I loved it all. (But I especially loved bragging about my long-distance runs to my astonished, non-…