Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ravenswood Run Registration Open

I'm super excited, everyone!

No, I'm not excited for Christmas or the new year. No, I'm not excited about a recent run, though things have been looking up on that front (hooray!).

I'm excited that registration is open for the Ravenswood Run 5k. The race will be on April 26, and it costs $35. I ran this race last year and had a lot of fun, so I've been eagerly waiting for registration for 2015 to open. I love this race for many reasons.

2014 Ravenswood Run participants eagerly waiting for the race to start.
1.) It is close to where I live, so I can easily walk to the starting line. This means no waking up super early to get to a race on time.

2.) Because it is so close, I really don't need to take anything with me, as I can always run home quickly if I need to, so I don't have to worry about gear check.

3.) It was well organized last year, and the volunteers were all great.

4.) The course is on the streets in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. That's right. Closed streets. So this isn't just another race on the same lake front path that almost every race in Chicago uses.

5.) It benefits Ravenswood Community Service's Food Pantry, so it is not only in my neighborhood, but it also helps those in need in my neighborhood, which fills me with warm and fuzzy feelings. In addition to registering for the race, you can also purchase a post race pancake breakfast, the money for which goes directly to the food pantry. Or you can make a monetary donation to the food pantry, too.

Sorry, I really didn't mean for this to become an advertisement for this race. I'm not affiliated with the race or Fleet Feet Chicago, and I'm not getting any sort of kick back. I just had a lot of fun at it last year and am excited to run it again in 2015.

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