February 28th, 2017
4th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Wednesday July 29th, 2015
Bill & Michelle Thom
2015 Chicago Full Moon Run
4th Annual 5-Km and 1-Mile Road Race Under the Full Moon
For the fourth year in a row pleasant Chicago-conditions, slightly warm for road running, greeted eager runners in our neighborhood of Norwood Park. Volunteers began set up for our 4th annual Chicago Full Moon Run at the hour of 5:00 pm. Soon participants arrived and bustled through check-in, packet pickup, and over to our starting areas.
Official weather statistics at 6:51 pm...
Lunar geeks only...
Temperature: 82°F, Partly Cloudy
Wind: WNW at 15 mph
Sunset: 8:12 pm
Moon phase: waxing gibbous, 96%
Moonrise: 6:38 pm
Moonset: 3:49 am
As they moved to the starting area... last-minute instructions were provided to 5-Km featured event participants. At 7:29:18 pm Michelle blasted the air-horn, setting runners off, westbound along Hurlbut Street.
Five minutes later, 132 meters farther west on Hurlbut Street, co-race director Michael Bastian sounded the air-horn again, this time sending 1-Mile Lunar Orbiters to the roads on their adventure at 7:35:11 pm.
Congratulations to our top runners...
1 Mile Lunar Orbit
1st Place Female:
Claudia Badillo, 34 of Chicago - 7:36.4
New female race record
1st Place Female:
Dan Schmidt, 37 of Chicago - 8:01.6
Chicago Full Moon Run 5-Km
1st Place Male:
Jaime Marcos, 16 of Chicago - 16:13.5
2nd Place Male:
Shea Bastian, 17 of Batavia - 16:33.6
3rd Place Male:
Jonny Fernandez, 16 of Chicago - 16:38.3
1st Place Female:
Verónica Laureano, 30 of Chicago - 18:59.8
2nd Place Female:
Yarely Robledo, 16 of Chicago - 20:33.6
3rd Place Female:
Becky Gamino-Parrott, 45 of Northbrook - 20:41.4
Top Masters Male:
Michael Martineau, 40 of Chicago - 17:17.0
New masters race record
Top Masters Female:
Eileen Skisak, 56 of La Grange Park - 22:56.5
Special Recognition Plaque Awards
Most Popular School Team:
Mather High School
Most Popular Running Club:
Niles West/Oakton Runners Club
Most Courageous Runner:
Timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was provided by RunRace. Check out complete Results through the link...
2015 Results on RunRace
Many thanks to primary supporters of our 4th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge and the friendship of managers, Joko, Angela, and 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 and owner, Megan Dailey, who warmly welcomed runners with refreshments, decorations and the perfect setting for 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)
Lieutenant John Garrido who arranged & provided us with extra race-day bike patrol
In addition, John is race director of Gladstone Park's
Run With Debby 3K
" to the community of local businesses and families for their contributions of raffle prizes
Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge
Ace Hardware of Norwood Park
Salon 127 of Park Ridge
Chipotle Mexican Grill of Park Ridge
Potbelly Sandwich Shop of Park Ridge
The Curragh Irish Pub of Edison Park
Zia's Trattoria of Edison Park
Cream of the Crêpe in Park Ridge
Hand-made Chicago Bears Blanket, Margaret & Grace Maurer and their family from North Fond Du Lac, WI
La Zingara Trattoria of Arlington Heights
Pool Passes from the park district of Park Ridge
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: Paul Hendrickson, Gayle Ryan, Ann Curran, Denise Poy, Ian Stevens, Janice, Ian Stevens.
Start / Finish line set up/tear down: Mike Vlasak, Paul Hendrickson, Joe Bastian, Nathan Bastian, Bryan Cleal, Bob Thom, Jason Maurer, Tom Kohler, Mike Grabowski.
Course centurions and traffic control: Stuart Gootnick, Ann Curran, Denise Poy, Melissa Savage, Pat Savage, Bob Thom, Daniel Donato, Ian Stevens, Paul Hendrickson, Kevin Listro.
Bike Patrol: Paul Gerlach, Michael Pellikan.
Photography: Frank Donato, Greg Roberts.
Post-race party and raffle coordinators: Irene and Kevin Listro.
Did I miss anyone here?
... if you notice a missing or misspelled name please let me know.]
Finally... thanks to all dedicated 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
in our 4th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Scroll down to see a gallery of photo images taken at our 4th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. These photos
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 4th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. Please plan to attend our 2016 edition, which will fall on the date of Wednesday July 20th. Woo hoo... that's going to be right on the date of July's
Here's to running in the glow of a Chicago Full Moon,
Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
2014 Report w/ Photos
2013 Report w/ Photos
2012 Report w/ Photos
Chicago Full Moon Run Race Committee
Mike & Erin Bastian
Michelle & Bill Thom
Links to expanded coverage of Chicago Full Moon Run...
Zach Freeman is a writer for NewCity, not to mention a fast runner who finished third in our age group of Male: 30 - 39. Check out Zach's race review at:
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