January 18th, 2018
2011 "Going in Circles" 5K Run / Walk and 1-Mile Kids Run
Saturday October 29th, 2011
"Going in Circles" 5K Run / Walk, and 1-Mile Kids Run
In six years at the helm co-directors Corrine Schreiber and Sandi Abrajano have demonstrated an expertise in overcoming unpredictable fall weather to produce a terrific race on the oval of Circle Avenue. Oh... the raw, rainy, wet & windy obstacles we've endured in recent years. Our 2011 edition was never at risk of inclement weather as the running gods lavished plenty of sunshine, no wind, and a crisp but warming circle of blacktop for racing.
A record 175 participants were registered for our 5-Kilometer Run / Walk, which is three laps around "the Circle." Our premier 5K started at 9:00 am sharp. New for 2011 was our 1-Mile Kids run, where 21 of the "younger crowd" were registered to cover one lap of our race course. Our Kids 1-Mile started at 9:30 am. Both races were set off "right on the mark" by official starter Mike Kinsch, President of the Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce.
Congratulations to our top Open Male and Female finishers (39 & under)...
1st: Shawn Lucas, 27, M of Elgin, IL... 15:10.8 (new course record!)
2nd: Emil Bojanov, 27, M of Chicago, IL... 15:15.7 (2010 Champion!)
3rd: Michael Wehrley, 29, M of Oak Park, IL... 17:15.7
1st: Colleen Newhart, 31, F of Oak Park, IL... 18:28.5
2nd: Lydia Wong, 22, F of Chicago, IL... 18:41.1
3rd: Stephanie Hughes, 22, F of Chicago, IL... 19:17.7
Congratulations to our top Masters Male and Female finishers (40 & over)...
1st: Lester Arguelles, 45, M of Chicago, IL... 18:14.5
2nd: Abebe Gemeda, 44, M of Elgin, IL... 19:40.2
3rd: Michael Cramarosso, 50, M of Chicago, IL 20:02.0
1st: Kayoko Hamamura, 50, F of Chicago, IL... 20:08.5
2nd: Radka Naplatanova, 54, F of Chicago, IL... 22:05.8
3rd: Kristina Chambers, 41, F of Norwood Park... 23:41.6
Many local business and offices provided funding contributions and support. Special thanks to our local Dominick's Finer Foods (6312 N. Nagle Avenue) for providing hydration and post-race nourishment. A "really big" thank you to Norwood Crossing Senior Living Facility (6016-20 N. Nina Avenue) for their generosity in providing tents, an enclosed check-in space and additional support!
Online registration, timing and finish-line scoring was provided by RunRace.net. Check out complete Results through the link...
Results on RunRace
Click the "View Photos" tab above to see a gallery of photo images taken at the 2011 "Going in Circles" 5K and 1-Mile Kids Run. Note: These photos have been optimized for display on the internet... if you'd like a "high-resolution" original contact me and I'll send you a copy.
Congratulations to all runners, spectators, and volunteers who took part in the 2011 "Going in Circles" 5K and 1-Mile Kids Run
Here's to 5,000 meters of road racing in a continuous, slightly left-hand bearing,
Want to see more photos? We have a "Going in Circles - 5K" group on RunRace where more photos are posted. You may view Past Events, browse photos, Join Our Group to post your own photos through our Groups page:
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