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Title:2nd Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Date:Wednesday July 24th, 2013
Author:Bill Thom
Report:
Chicago Full Moon Run
[Logo: 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...

Results: 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...
    Website: dickpondathletics.com/CSParkRidge.asp
    [Editor's note: 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 Tiger Oboris stashed somewhere in a sentimental treasure box.]
  • Mo Dailey's Pub & Grille, gracious hosts of our post-race party...
    Website: modaileys.com/
  • Coach Melissa Savage and our track teammates of Niles West Oakton Runners Club...
    Website: nworc.com/
  • Fearless Leader Chris Precht and the Riis Park Striders (our brothers & sisters in running)...
    Website: rpstriders.org/
  • Our running teammates of Rejects Softball (steroid-free co-rec softball since 1990)...
    Website: www.mysportweb.com/softball.php

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!

Bill: bill@runrace.net

Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
Results: 2012 Results
Run Report: 2012 Report w/ Photos
Website:
http://RunRace.net/fullmoon/  Go there or Go there in new browser
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Looking southward across Norwood Park (CPD) : Race Gathering
Check-in table : Race Gathering
Evie is ready for her first race : Race Gathering
Evie is ready for her first race : Race Gathering
Dan looks fabulous in his reflective vest : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Dick Pond shoemobile is 'in the house' : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Course marshals prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Capn' Chris of the Dick Pond shoemobile
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Evie, 1st-time racer with RD Michael Bastian : Race Gathering
Rejects Softball... off the field and on the racecourse : Race Gathering
Rejects Softball... off the field and on the racecourse : Race Gathering
Rejects Softball... off the field and on the racecourse : Race Gathering
2 generations of Kohler runners ready to run in the glow of the Full Moon
2 generations of Kohler runners ready to run in the glow of the Full Moon
More Rejects... off the field and on the racecourse : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Mike & Paul serve as Bike Patrol on the roads of Norwood Park
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Runners prepare : Race Gathering
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
Start of the 5-Km Featured Event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
And they're off... Start of the 5-Km Featured event
Perfect evening for a run!
Perfect evening for a run!
Perfect evening for a run!
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Attention shifts to the start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Show of hands... Who's running in their first-ever race?
Show of hands... Who's running in their first-ever race?
Show of hands... Who's running in their first-ever race?
Show of hands... Who's running in their first-ever race?
Show of hands... Who's running in their first-ever race?
Ready... steady...
... Go!  Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
... Go!  Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
Start of the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit!
All runners are now for our 2nd Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
John Garrido of the Chicago Police helps with traffic control
Blue glow of Chicago Police melds with pale glow of the Full Moon
Blue glow of Chicago Police melds with pale glow of the Full Moon
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
Top finisher in the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit, John Lillig catches his breath
Monica snaps photos as runners hit the finish line
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
2nd finisher in the 1-Mile Lunar Orbit, Sean Grill watches the action at the finish line
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
Evie finishes her first-ever race... 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Evie finishes her first-ever race... 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Evie finishes her first-ever race... 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
Evie finishes her first-ever race... 1-Mile Lunar Orbit
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
Tiny 1-Mile Lunar Orbiters make their finish line
Tiny 1-Mile Lunar Orbiters make their finish line
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
1st Place Finisher... Sean Choate hits the finish at 16:09.3 for a new Race Record!
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
Tim Hatzopoulos of Park Ridge finishes 3rd overall in the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
After orbiting our Full Moon course 1-mile runners make thier finish line
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
5-Km runners complete their first lap on course
Shea Bastian of Batavia finishes 5th overall in the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Riis Park Striders - the indestructible Mark Blaszczyk and non-fatigable Mike Vlasak
5-Km Full Moon Run... finishing 12th overall is Siamak Mostoufi
Pride of the Illini... Eileen Skisak completes the 5-Km race, second in her age group
It's Plamena Panayotova kicking through the chute of the Full Moon 5-Km
Completely despekled of mud... Jake Traunfeld finishes his Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Completely despekled of mud... Jake Traunfeld finishes his Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
George Perez completes his second finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Thrills at the finish of the Chicago Full Moon 5-Km
Action from the northwest corner of our Full Moon racecourse
Action from the northwest corner of our Full Moon racecourse
Action from the northwest corner of our Full Moon racecourse
Action from the northwest corner of our Full Moon racecourse
Action from the northwest corner of our Full Moon racecourse
Post-race award ceremony at Mo Dailey's
Post-race award ceremony at Mo Dailey's
Post-race award ceremony at Mo Dailey's
Post-race award ceremony at Mo Dailey's
Post-race award ceremony at Mo Dailey's
Post-race award ceremony at Mo Dailey's

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