March 19th, 2019
Seventh Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Wednesday July 25th, 2018
Bill & Michelle Thom, w/ Photos by Frank Donato
2018 Chicago Full Moon Run
7th Annual 5-Km and 1-Mile Road Race Under the Full Moon of Norwood Park
Wednesday, July 25th... race day arrived with idyllic seasonal weather. Official statistics for our 2018 Chicago Full Moon Run...
Weather Statistics at 6:51 pm CDT
Race Registration Statistics
Pre-registered 5-Km Featured Event Count:
Pre-registered 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count:
Pre-registration Subtotal Count:
Race-day 5-Km Featured Event Count:
Race-day 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count:
Race-day Subtotal Count:
Registration Total Count:
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. Serving as our official race starter, Chris Precht, 42-year President of Riis Park Striders called the field
"To your mark,"
blasted the air-horn
at 7:33:52.5 pm. Runners burst westbound, along Hurlbut Street for their two-lap race.
Five minutes later, 132 meters farther west on Hurlbut Street we sounded the air-horn again for the start of our 1-Mile Lunar Orbit, precisely at 7:38:52.86 pm.
Congratulations to our top runners...
1 Mile Lunar Orbit
1st Place Male:
Daniel Schmidt, 40 of Chicago - 6:55.0
1st Place Female:
Isabelle Gutierrez, 10 of Park Ridge - 8:44.8
Chicago Full Moon Run 5-Km
1st Place Male:
Jaime Marcos, 19 of Chicago - 15:47.6
New Chicago Full Moon Run Race Record
2nd Place Male:
Jeremy Bekkouche, 18 of Chicago - 15:47.9
2017 Defending Champion
3rd Place Male:
Jonny Fernandez, 19 of Chicago - 15:57.4
1st Place Female:
Veronica Laureano, 33 of Chicago - 20:04.3
Three-time Past Female Champion
2nd Place Female:
Sydney Partyka, 16 of Chicago - 20:06.4
3rd Place Female:
Sarai Vargas, 18 of Chicago - 20:46.4
Top Masters Male:
Jose I Vargas, 45 of Chicago - 18:06.6
Top Masters Female:
Emily Serb, 44 of Chicago - 22:25.2
2017 Defending Champion
Special Team Plaque Awards - 3-Runners Combined Time
Fastest School Team:
Von Steuben Athletics - 51:10.5
Fastest Running Club:
Riis Park Striders - 1:05:17.8
Timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was provided by RunRace. Check out complete Results through the link...
2018 Results on RunRace
Many thanks to primary supporters of our 7th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge and the friendship of managers, Chris and Angela...
: Race founders, Mike Bastian & Bill Thom made frequent trips for 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.
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...
Coach Melissa Savage and our track teammates of Niles West Oakton Runners Club...
Fearless Leader, Chris Precht, celebrating 42 years as Club Director of the Riis Park Striders
(our brothers & sisters in running)
" to the community of local businesses and families for their contributions of raffle prizes
Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge
Margaret & Grace Maurer and their family from North Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin... with this year's most-coveted hand-made runners' blanket
Gordon's Ace Hardware of Norwood Park... mini cooking set
Dino's Pizza & Italian Restaurant of Norwood Park
Richard and Mary Ann Beddome... Chicago Marathon care package
Starbucks of Park Ridge (Prospect Ave)
Zia's Trattoria of Edison Park
Galvin's Public House of Chicago
Illinois Nails on Lawrence Ave in Chicago
AcuBalance Wellness Center of Norwood Park
Potbelly Sandwich Works of Park Ridge
Phil's Pizza D'Oro of Norwood Park
Norwood Park Historical Society
Let's give a rousing "shout out" to our race volunteers, all of whom performed "beyond the call" and looked fabulous in their
brightly-colored reflective vests
Runner recruiting: Melissa Savage, Vincent Santucci, Ian Stevens.
Runner check-in and packet pickup: Erin Bastian, Gayle Ryan, Ian Stevens, Mike Vlasak, Marin Shimkus, Kate Schnatterbeck.
Finish Line management: Mike Vlasak, Erin Bastian, Gayle Ryan.
Course centurions and traffic control marshals: Tim Ryan, Jackie Thom, Melissa Savage, Daniel Donato, Paula Donato, Bob Thom, Brittany Thom, Jack Kohler, Lisa Williams, Kate Schnatterbeck, Vincent Santucci, Ian Stevens, Chris Precht.
Bike Patrol: Officer Steve of 16th District, Chicago Police Department.
Photography: Frank Donato, Greg Roberts, Mahrou.
Post-race party and raffle coordinators: Erin Bastian, Michelle Thom, Greg Roberts.
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 summer's Full Buck Moon at our Seventh Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Scroll down to see a gallery of photo images taken at our 7th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. These photos
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 Seventh Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. Please plan to attend our 2019 edition, which is targeted for the date of Wednesday July 17th. Woo hoo... that'll be next year's
Full Buck Moon
Here's to running in Norwood Park under the glow of a Chicago Full Moon,
Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
2017 Report w/ Photos
2016 Report w/ Photos
2015 Report w/ Photos
2014 Report w/ Photos
2013 Report w/ Photos
2012 Report w/ Photos
Chicago Full Moon Run Race Founders
Mike & Erin Bastian
Michelle & Bill Thom
Links to expanded coverage of Chicago Full Moon Run...
Check out this additional gallery of action pics as captured by photographer, Mahrou Senobar at:
Chicago Full Moon Run - Google Drive
Click any thumbnail below for its larger image.
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