July 23rd, 2018
2nd Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Wednesday July 24th, 2013
Chicago Full Moon Run
2nd Annual 5-Km and 1-Mile Road Race Under the Full Moon
Rather moderate by mid-summer-Chicago-standard temperatures, with etchings of high lazy clouds adorning Norwood Park... volunteers met to begin set up for our 2nd annual Chicago Full Moon Run around 5:30 pm. Soon participants arrived and bustled through check-in, packet pickup, and over to our starting area.
Precision's the target... but chaos of race day delayed the start of our Full Moon 5-Km Featured event for almost four minutes. By 7:49 pm Hurlbut Street came alive with the thundering pack echoing westward. Five minutes later Race Director Emeritus Michael Bastian sounded the air-horn again, this time sending 1-Mile Lunar Orbiters to the roads on their adventure.
Congratulations to our top runners...
1 Mile Lunar Orbit
1st Place Male:
John Lillig, 45 of Chicago
1st Place Female:
Grace Maurer, 10 of North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Chicago Full Moon Run 5-Km
1st Place Male:
Sean Choate, 22 of Chicago - 16:09.3
2nd Place Male:
Nicholas Chierici, 18 of Oak Park - 17:08.7
3rd Place Male:
Tim Hatzopoulosi, 18 of Park Ridge - 17:37.3
1st Place Female:
Veronica Laureano, 28 of Chicago - 18:45.3
2nd Place Female:
Shelley Cook, 38 of Waukegan - 19:43.7
3rd Place Female:
Laura Papageorgiou, 26 of Skokie - 19:55.5
Top Masters Male:
Lance Caldwell, 42 of Chicago - 18:17.9
Top Masters Female:
Carrie Armetta, 42 of Chicago - 20:04.6
Timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was provided by RunRace. Check out complete Results through the link...
2013 Results on RunRace
Many thanks to primary supporters of our 2nd Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge and the Dick Pond Shoemobile captained by Chris...
: 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
stashed somewhere in a sentimental treasure box.]
Mo Dailey's Pub & Grille, gracious hosts of our post-race party...
Coach Melissa Savage and our track teammates of Niles West Oakton Runners Club...
Fearless Leader Chris Precht and the Riis Park Striders
(our brothers & sisters in running)
Our running teammates of
(steroid-free co-rec softball since 1990)
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: Erin Bastian, Ken Dietz, Nora Bastian, Gayle Ryan, Michelle Thom.
Start / Finish line set up: Mike Vlasak, Jason Maurer.
Course centurions and traffic control: Stuart Gootnick, legendary coach Patrick Savage, Daniel Donato, Bob Thom, Carmen Aranda, Aonghus Loughnane, Gayle Ryan, Julie Savage, Maggie Savage, Jose Savage - Sosa, James Slomiany.
Bike Patrol: Paul Gerlach, Michael Pellikan.
Photography: Frank Donato, Monica Thom.
Post-race party coordinator: Jim Thom.
Did I miss anyone here?
... if you notice a missing or misspelled name please let me know.]
Finally... thanks to all runners who came out, contributed generously to our cause of the battle against Multiple Sclerosis, and took on the challenge of racing under the glow of the moon in our 2nd Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Click the "View Photos" tab above to see a gallery of photo images taken at our inaugural Chicago Full Moon Run. These photos
(under the "View Photos" tab)
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 Chicago Full Moon Run
Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
2012 Report w/ Photos
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