What to Do This Weekend in Chicago (March 21 – 22) – Traffic Jam Jen’s “Get Active” List

St Patrick’s Day Ride 2015 (Cycling Event)

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Wauconda High Shcool
555 N. Main Street Wauconda, IL 60084

Routes of 16, 20 and 36 miles wind through beautiful Northeast Illinois over quiet secondary roads with SAG support.

Starting and Closing Times
All routes open at 8:00 AM. All riders must plan to complete their rides by 1:00 PM when all routes close and SAG support stops.

SAG Support
Phone equipped SAG’s are intended to help riders needing assistance. Priority will be given to riders in emergency situations – illness, injury or irreparable mechanical breakdowns. Flat tires are not considered emergencies. SAG service stops at 1:00 pm

A long-sleeved T-Shirts with the St. Pat’s logo (shown above) are available for purchase.

Information from http://www.active.com/wauconda-il/st-patrick-s-day-ride-2015?int=

Cusacks’ Leprechaun Dash (Walk & Run)

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 W. 147th Street Oak Forest, IL 60452

There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! With Irish music and decorations, participants will feel like they are running in the emerald green fields of Ireland! Every participant will receive a leprechaun shirt and a goody bag. This race is open to all ages! Baby strollers are allowed on the course but leave your furry creatures at home. They may scary the leprechauns away!

This year the Michael Cusack Hurling Club will be donating a portion of the race registration fees to a local charity, Crusade for Chris.

Chris Ellis is 5 years old and was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in July of 2014. By the time he showed any symptoms, the cancer had already spread throughout his body.

Since his diagnosis, Chris has undergone surgeries to remove tumors, chemotherapy, and stem cell harvests. He still has over a year of chemotherapy, stem cell transplants and radiation treatments ahead of him. He is also participating in a MIBG clinical study. For more information, please visit http://www.crusadeforchris.org.

Event details and schedule
This year, the Leprechaun Dash will consist of a 5K run/walk and a 1 mile kid’s dash! The course is predominately cross country style where the participates will run a 3.1 mile stretch in a double loop around the grounds of Chicago Gaelic Park. In the final stretch, the racers will run down the beautiful field where the Gaelic Games having been playing in Chicago for the last 30years!

The kid’s dash will start at 10:00 am and the 5K run/walk will start at 10:30 am.

After the race, participant can enjoy their pot of gold at the pub! Every participate will receive (1) drink ticket. Both the Kid’s Dash and the Leprechaun Dash awards presentation will start after the last runner crosses the finish line. This year our race will be an official chip time race. Awards will be given to the top overall male & female running and walking finisher. The top overall male & female runner will be excluded from the age group categories medals. Running medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. Age groups: under 12, 13 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70+. Also there will a prize given out for the best dressed leprechaun!

If you know someone who would like to help as a volunteer, please let us know. Email us at cusackhurling@gmail.com. Volunteer duties include course marshalls, registration and packet pick up, and water stations.

Package Pick Up and Information:
Friday, March 20, 2015 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 W. 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL

Information from http://www.active.com/oak-forest-il/running/races/cusacks-leprechaun-dash-2015?int=

Spring Sprint 5K/10K

Lisle Community Park (Start/Finish Line at Lisle High School)
1800 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532

7:30 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. – Race Start

The 5K/10K run/walk is a USATF-certified course winding through slightly hilly paths of the Lisle Community Park.
Age Group Awards

Water available at start, finish, and on race course.
5K run/walk & 10K run split times will be given at each mile

The race will be held at Lisle Park District’s Community
Park, 1825 Short Street. Located one mile south of I-88, 2 miles west of I-355. Just west of the intersection of Route 53 & Short Street (South of Ogden Avenue).
FREE parking is available at Lisle Community Park.

For more information and a registration form, click here http://lislechamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Spring-Sprint-Brochure-Final.pdf

One comment

  1. Reblogged this on Weight Watchers Chicago and commented:
    Weight Watchers Chicago Leader and Coach Jen is always finding active things to do and discussing them each week on the radio show that she is a personality on. She found this great bike event in the north suburbs for this coming Sunday, as well as other local active events.


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