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Lakeshore Marathon
  
  
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Races Marathon, Half Marathon
Marathon USATF Certified,  Boston Qualifier
Net elevation change: 0 ft.
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Location Chicago, Illinois
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 Details ***2006 Race Cancelled***
The Lakeshore Marathon Start and Finish Lines are in
Chicago's infamous Burnham Park, just south of McCormick Place Lakeside Center, adjacent to the Fallen Firefighters and Paramedics Memorial.

Aid Stations:
There is a new, runner friendly team responsible for setting-up and supplying the aid stations in 2005. We are working hard to ensure that complete and timely runner support will be provided at the Start / Finish, and at approximately every 1.5 miles on the course.

Average Temperatures:
This is an excellent date, time and venue for a marathon! Average daily temperatures on May 30th along Chicago's lakefront.

55 F / 13 C Average Nighttime Low
65 F / 19 C Historic Mean Temperature
75 F / 24 C Average Daytime High
Participants should keep in mind the park is in full bloom and lake water still in the 50's, which helps ensure an extremely comfortable running environment for marathoners. Running through the park along the lake could prove to be one of your most enjoyable marathon experiences. The last two years, the day recorded temperatures in the 50's at the start, with highs in the low-mid sixty's. Just perfect marathon conditions. The inaugural Lakeshore Marathon was run in April and experienced a legendary late winter storm surge.

The Lakeshore Marathon is an Official Boston Marathon Qualifier. Lakeshore Marathon participants can use the time they run in the Lakeshore Marathon to officially "Qualify" for the Boston Marathon. Runners that have "Qualified" for the Boston Marathon at the Lakeshore Marathon noted that the "Wave" Start utilized by the Lakeshore Marathon significantly improved their ability to run relaxed right from the beginning of the marathon, thereby helping each to reach their goal of "Quallifying" for the Boston Marathon while experiencing Chicago's beautiful Lakeshore!



 
 
   
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  Tips
When to Use Energy Gels and Hydration Drinks and Can They Be Used Together?
All athletes need three things: hydration, energy and electrolyte replacement. To perform at your best you want to get the proper amounts of each in perfect balance. The good news is that we make it easy to do using either e-Gel or e-Fuel.

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Plantar Fasciitis
Experienced as heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed or after sitting for a long period of time, plantar fasciitis is a running injury most frequently caused by an abnormal motion of the foot or too-tight calf muscles.

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How to Avoid The Porta Potty During a Race
We've all seen it and most of us have done it ... 30 minutes (or less) into a race athletes are already looking for a port potty. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. The secret is a proper hydration plan before the gun goes off, and here's how you do it.

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 Reviews
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 Results for the Lakeshore Marathon 
Year: 2005     Participation

Men 

366 men competed in the 2005 Lakeshore Marathon 366 (69.2%)
    Total finishers: 529

Women 

163 women competed in the 2005 Lakeshore Marathon 163 (30.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Winning Time  Pace Speed
 Dan Martin   Marathon Men 2:50:24 6:30  9.23 mph 
 Megan Smiley   Marathon Women 3:12:53 7:22  8.15 mph 
 Dan Martin   Marathon Masters Men 2:50:24 6:30  9.23 mph 
 Elena Shemyakina   Marathon  Masters Women  3:37:29 8:18  7.23 mph 
>> Complete 2005 Results (All Races) 
  
  
Year: 2004     Participation

Men 

590 men competed in the 2004 Lakeshore Marathon 590 (62.4%)
    Total finishers: 946

Women 

356 women competed in the 2004 Lakeshore Marathon 356 (37.6%)
 Winner Race Division  Winning Time  Pace Speed
 Chuck Engle   Marathon Men 2:38:19 6:03  9.93 mph 
 Shannan Rieder   Marathon Women 3:04:44 7:03  8.51 mph 
 Steve Barzso   Marathon Masters Men 2:51:41 6:33  9.16 mph 
 Renee Idone   Marathon  Masters Women  3:16:19 7:30  8.01 mph 
  
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 Retailers
 If you need last minute shoes, clothing, energy gel, etc., try one of these local running stores:
 Store

City

 State   Distance   More Info 
 Running Away  Chicago IL 2.7 Miles store info
 Fleet Feet Sports  Chicago IL 2.9 Miles store info
 Vertels  Chicago IL 3 Miles store info
 Momentum  Chicago IL 3.4 Miles store info
 Vertels  Chicago IL 3.4 Miles store info
 Universal Sole  Chicago IL 4.5 Miles store info
 Competitive Foot  Oak Park IL 5.7 Miles store info
 Fleet Feet Sports  Chicago IL 6.1 Miles store info
 Fleet Feet Sports  Chicago IL 6.1 Miles store info
 COMPETITIVE FOOT  Western Springs IL 12 Miles store info
 Dick Ponds  Elmhurst IL 13.1 Miles store info
 The Runners Edge  Wilmette IL 13.7 Miles store info
 Nutrition Discounters  Villa Park IL 14.8 Miles store info
 Running For Kicks  Palos Heights IL 16.3 Miles store info
 Downers Grove Running Company  Downers Grove IL 17.9 Miles store info
 Glen Ellyn Running Company  Glen Ellyn IL 19.5 Miles store info
 Runners High N Tri  Arlington Heights IL 19.9 Miles store info
 Running Right  Highland Park IL 21.7 Miles store info
 New Balance North Shore  Highland Park IL 21.7 Miles store info
 Running Unlimited  Palatine IL 24.6 Miles store info
 Naperville Running Co.  Naperville IL 24.8 Miles store info
 Endure It!  Naperville IL 25.4 Miles store info
 Endure It  Naperville IL 25.4 Miles store info
 Naperville Running Co.  Naperville IL 29 Miles store info
 Fleet Feet Sports  Schererville IN 29.5 Miles store info
 Barrington Running Co  Barrington IL 31.6 Miles store info
 The Running Depot  Crystal Lake IL 40.8 Miles store info
 Extra Mile Fitness Company  Valparaiso IN 41.7 Miles store info
NOTE: If you own a retail store that should be on this list, please use our dealer application for more information on becoming a Race360 partner.
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 Clubs &
 Teams
 Looking for a club or team to help keep you motivated?
 Club or Team Name 

City

 State   More Info 
 Chicago Area Runners Assn.  Chicago IL club info
 Chicago Knights  Chicago IL club info
 Chicago Lakefront Track Club  Chicago IL club info
 Chicago Striders  Chicago IL club info
 Chicago Walkers Club  Chicago IL club info
 Chi-Town Vapors  Chicago IL club info
 Firestarters  Chicago IL club info
 Five Alive Striders Track Club  Chicago IL club info
 Frontrunners/Frontwalkers of Chicago  Chicago IL club info
 New Leaf Ultra Runs  Chicago IL club info
 Quiet Storm Track Club  Chicago IL club info
 Universal Sole-Reebok  Chicago IL club info
 University Of Chicago Track Club  Chicago IL club info
This is a partial list of the 72 Running clubs and teams in Illinois and approximately 2,000 in the U.S. To find a club or team in your area click here.

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