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Chicago, Illinois
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***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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Year: 2005     Participation


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


163 women competed in the 2005 Lakeshore Marathon 163 (30.8%)
 Winner Race Division  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


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


356 women competed in the 2004 Lakeshore Marathon 356 (37.6%)
 Winner Race Division  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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Clubs and Groups
 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
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 University Of Chicago Track Club  Chicago IL club info
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Retailers (near this event)
 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
 COMPETITIVE FOOT  Western Springs IL 12 Miles store info
 Murphys Fit  Evanston IL 12.2 Miles store info
 Running Excels  CHICAGO IL 12.6 Miles store info
 Fleet Feet Elmhurst  Elmhurst IL 13.1 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
 Urban Tri Gear  Westmont IL 16.1 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
 Dick Pond Athletics  Schaumburg IL 22.7 Miles store info
 Dick Pond Athletics  Carol Stream IL 23.6 Miles store info
 Running Unlimited  Palatine IL 24.6 Miles store info
 Road Runner Sports  Naperville IL 24.8 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
 Kiddles Sports  Lake Forest IL 26 Miles store info
 Running Excels  Frankfort IL 28 Miles store info
 Naperville Running Co.  Naperville IL 29 Miles store info
 Fleet Feet Sports  Schererville IN 29.5 Miles store info
 Golden Legs Running  Mundelein IL 31.2 Miles store info
 The Runnerís Edge  Libertyville IL 31.3 Miles store info
 Barrington Running Co  Barrington IL 31.6 Miles store info
 Geneva Running Outfitters  Geneva IL 32.1 Miles store info
 Oswego Cyclery & Running  Oswego IL 35.9 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
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