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Title:5th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Date:Wednesday July 20th, 2016
Author:Bill & Michelle Thom, w/ Photos by Frank Donato
Report:
2016 Chicago Full Moon Run
[Logo: Chicago Full Moon Run]
5th Annual 5-Km and 1-Mile Road Race Under the Full Moon of Norwood Park!


Wednesday, July 20th... race-day dawned within a regional warming trend, along with elevated humidity and heat-index warnings. Official statistics for our 2016 Chicago Full Moon Run...
Weather Statistics at 6:51 pm CDT
Temperature: 84.0 F
Heat Index: 88.4 F
Dew Point: 70.0 F
Humidity: 63%
Pressure: 30.09 in
Visibility: 10.0 mi
Wind Dir: SSW
Wind Speed: 5.8 mph
Gust Speed: -
Precip: N/A
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Sunset: 8:21 pm
Moon Phase: Full, 99% illuminated
Moonrise: 8:46 pm
    
Race Registration Statistics
Pre-registered 5-Km Featured Event Count: 133
Pre-registered 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count: 37
Pre-registration Subtotal Count: 170
Race-day 5-Km Featured Event Count: 22
Race-day 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count: 5
Race-day Subtotal Count: 27
Registration Total Count: 197

At 5:00 pm volunteers began race set up along Hurlbut St, on the southeast side of Norwood Park. Soon participants arrived and bustled through check-in, packet pickup, and over to our starting areas. Greetings and last-minute instructions were provided to 5-Km featured event participants. Chris Precht, 40-year Club Director of the Riis Park Striders, called the field "To your mark," then blasted the air-horn at 7:30:29.28 pm. Runners burst westbound, along Hurlbut Street for their two-lap race.

Five minutes later, 132 meters farther west on Hurlbut Street, co-race director Michael Bastian sounded the air-horn again, this time at 7:35:29.38 pm, sending 1-Mile Lunar Orbiters to the roads on their adventure.

Congratulations to our top runners...
  • 1 Mile Lunar Orbit...
    1st Place Male: Andres Barron, 15 of Chicago - 6:19.9 * New Lunar Orbit race record!
    1st Place Female: Eveyln Thom, 13 of Chicago - 8:15.4
  • Chicago Full Moon Run 5-Km...
    1st Place Male: Jaime Marcos, 17 of Chicago - 16:20.8 * Two-time Consecutive Champion!
    2nd Place Male: Bukuru Anaclet, 18 of Chicago - 17:02.7
    3rd Place Male: Donitay Lockett, 19 of Chicago - 17:16.8
    1st Place Female: Ellie Grammas, 11 of Niles - 20:53.0
    2nd Place Female: Jasmine Medina, 16 of Chicago - 21:32.9
    3rd Place Female: Elizabeth Novak, 30 of Northbrook - 21:34.9
    Top Masters Male: Michael Martineau, 41 of Chicago - 17:41.6 * Two-time Consecutive Masters Champion!
    Top Masters Female: Susan Galvin, 53 of Chicago - 24:49.7
  • Special Recognition Plaque Awards...
    Most Popular School Team: Mather High School * Two-time Consecutive Award Recipient!
    Most Popular Running Club: Niles West/Oakton Runners Club * Two-time Consecutive Award Recipient!
Timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was provided by RunRace. Check out complete Results through the link...
Results: 2016 Results on RunRace

Many thanks to primary supporters of our 5th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run!
  • Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge and the friendship of managers, Angela, and Chris...
    Website: dickpondathletics.com/CSParkRidge.asp
    [Editor's note: RDs Mike & Bill made frequent trips and purchases from the original Dick Pond garage / showroom in the late 1970's while competing as distance runners in Cross Country & Track at Wright Junior College, Chicago. It's quite possible that Mike still has a pair of suede Tiger Oboris stashed somewhere in a sentimental treasure box.]
  • Mo Dailey's Pub & Grille and owner, Megan Dailey, who warmly welcomed runners with refreshments, decorations and the perfect setting for our post-race party...
    Website: modaileys.com/
  • Coach Melissa Savage and our track teammates of Niles West Oakton Runners Club...
    Website: nworc.com/
  • Fearless Leader Chris Precht, celebrating 40 years as Club Director of the Riis Park Striders (our brothers & sisters in running)...
  • CPD Lieutenant John Garrido, who assists with extra race-day police presence!
    In addition, John is race director of Gladstone Park's Run With Debby 3K annual fundraiser...
    Website: RunWithDebby.com/
"Thank you" to the community of local businesses and families for their contributions of raffle prizes!
  • Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge
  • Ace Hardware of Norwood Park
  • Salon 127 of Park Ridge
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill of Park Ridge
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop of Park Ridge
  • The Curragh Irish Pub of Edison Park
  • Zia's Trattoria of Edison Park
  • Cream of the Crpe in Park Ridge
  • Hand-made Chicago Bears Blanket, Margaret & Grace Maurer and their family from North Fond Du Lac, WI
  • La Zingara Trattoria of Arlington Heights
  • Pool Passes from the park district of Park Ridge
Let's give a rousing "shout out" to our race volunteers, all of whom performed "beyond the call" and looked fabulous in their bright-orange reflective vests!
  • Runner check-in and packet pickup: Paul Hendrickson, Gayle Ryan, Ann Curran, Linda Crane, Ian Stevens.
  • Start / Finish line set up/tear down: Mike Vlasak, Paul Hendrickson, Joe Bastian, Nathan Bastian, Bob Thom, Jason Maurer, Tom Kohler, and Patti Downey.
  • Course centurions and traffic control: Stuart Gootnick, Ann Curran, Melissa Savage, Pat Savage, Bob Thom, Daniel Donato, Ian Stevens, Paul Hendrickson, Joseph and Jennifer Bastian, Erica Zumba.
  • Bike Patrol: Paul Gerlach, Michael Pellikan.
  • Photography: Frank Donato, Greg Roberts.
  • Post-race party and raffle coordinators: Jim and Jackie Thom.
[Did I miss anyone here?... if you notice a missing or misspelled name please let me know.]

Finally... thanks to all dedicated runners who came out, contributed generously to our cause of the battle against Multiple Sclerosis, and took on the challenge of racing under the warm glow of this July's full moon our 5th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run!

Photos coming soon!
Scroll down to see a gallery of photo images taken at our 5th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. These photos (below) have been optimized for display on the internet... if you'd like a "high-resolution" original (suitable for printing) contact me and I will email you with the original digital image... be sure to specify which photo(s) you'd like.

Congratulations to all who participated in our 5th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. Please plan to attend our 2017 edition, which is targeted for the date of Wednesday August 9th. Woo hoo... that'll be next year's Sturgeon Moon!

Here's to running in the glow of a Chicago Full Moon,
Bill: bill@runrace.net


Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
Results: 2015 Results, 2014 Results, 2013 Results, 2012 Results
Run Report: 2015 Report w/ Photos, 2014 Report w/ Photos, 2013 Report w/ Photos, 2012 Report w/ Photos

Chicago Full Moon Run Race Committee
(front row) Mike & Erin Bastian
(middle row) Michelle & Bill Thom
(back row) Bryan Cleal
[image: Chicago Full Moon Run Race Committee]


Website:
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