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Race Name:Chicago Full Moon Run - 2020
Date:Tuesday August 4th, 2020 - 6:30 pm
Location:Bunker Hill - Forest Preserve
State:Illinois, United States
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Chicago Full Moon Run
[Logo: Chicago Full Moon Run]
Ninth Annual 5-Km and 1-Mile Charity Race Under the Full Moon!

Saturday August 8th - 8:30 am CDT
The Ninth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run is now part of running history. Official results are available under the "Results" tab. If you're listed among Top-3 in your Age Division and did not receive your award/medal... unclaimed awards may be collected after noon at:
Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge
678 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Click for our Run Report- Ninth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run complete with photos of the action.

Next year's race is targeted for Wednesday July 21, 2021. Please save the date and plan to join us under the Full Buck Moon.

Thanks to all runners who took to the cross country course of Bunker Hill and raced under the Full Sturgeon Moon for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society!

Monday August 3rd - 9:00 am CDT
Race week is upon us and we're looking forward to seeing all Full Moon runners this Tuesday and Wednesday, at the forest preserves of Bunker Hill!
For each runner "Day of Participation" assignments are available through our "Who's Registered" listing (click button under "Registration" tab).
Online registration may be open until Wednesday 10:00 am CDT. Depending upon daily capacities of 50 runners maximum we may have limited onsite race-day registration at runner check-in, near our race start / finish area, Bunker Hill Grove #3... cash or check only: $35 for 5-Km, $25 for 1-Mile... no guarantee on shirt availability.
Tuesday by/before noon... a race-day email alert message will be sent to all registered participants. This alert will include race-day details, rules of competition, and last-minute instructions. Please keep an eye open for arrival of your email alert.
All packet pickup will take place onsite at our start/finish area, beginning at 3:30 pm CDT. Daily starting waves will commence at 4:00 pm. The featured last wave of the day will begin at 6:30 pm, open to runners who can complete their race in 60 minutes or faster!

Tuesday June 30th - 11:30 am CDT
We're proceeding with caution...
Yes, there will be a Chicago Full Moon Run this summer of 2020!
But, major changes with precautionary measures will be implemented to ensure safety for all runners, volunteers, spectators, and officials of this year's race.
  • New Location: Bunker Hill Forest Preserve will serve as this summer's race location. We'll be racing cross-country style on a 5-kilometer grass loop that scenically winds the tree-lined groves of Bunker Hill and Caldwell Woods.
  • New Capacities: Based upon Restore Illinois Phase 4 the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) limits events to 50 participants. As such we have applied for a two-day permit for racing on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 4th - 5th. This allows for the registration of 100 runners, which we've set as our maximum capacity. In the unexpected event of overwhelming response... we may consider spilling over to a wait-list and requesting a third day of racing, Thursday August 6th.
  • New Attendance Rules: All in attendance will be required to wear facial masks (while not running), and observe 6-feet social distancing practices.
  • New Timing / Scoring: We'll be establishing wave starts, allowing runners ample space to run at a time that best serves their schedule. Runners will be required to cross timing stations at the start and finish of their race. Over the multi-days of racing finishing times will be compiled to determine overall, age-group, and team placing.
  • Subject to Change: We're determined to hold Chicago Full Moon Run this summer but are bound by conditions of the Coronavirus pandemic and permitting restrictions of the FPDCC. In the unlikely case that this year's race cannot be held we will offer a virtual option to all runners. However, we will not offer refunds as all proceeds of Chicago Full Moon Run are donated to our charitable beneficiary, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater Illinois.

2020 Chicago Full Moon Run
Racecourse Map
[racecourse map: 2020 Chicago Full Moon Run]

Weather forecast: National Weather Service

Tuesday June 30th - 11:30 am CDT
The following information is for historic reference only...
Please keep in mind that many race details will be different for this summer's 2020 Chicago Full Moon Run!

Welcome to our unique road race and charity fundraiser, with all proceeds to benefit the battle against Multiple Sclerosis. It's our ninth year, and once again we'll be taking to the streets of Norwood Park, basking in the glow of a Chicago Full Moon!

Yep... we'll be racing in the streets under the full moon out among the cicadas, crickets, and other creatures of the night. How fast can you run under this year's Full Buck Moon?

Immediately following the race... please join us at Mo Dailey's Pub & Grille (located across the RR tracks, 6070 N. Northwest Highway) for refreshments and Full Moon Run awards!

Our racecourse has been described as "fast," and "the most neighborhood-friendly in the city." Race time is just before sunset and the entire course will be illuminated by ambient light and impending full moon. Feel free to bring a head lamp, although you won't necessarily need one.
    Our Chicago Full Moon 5-Km featured event will present awards, three-deep, custom trophies to Top Overall performances!
  • 1st Place - Top Overall Male and Female
  • 2nd Place - Overall Male and Female
  • 3rd Place - Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Place - Top Masters Male and Female
  • 2nd Place - Masters Male and Female
  • 3rd Place - Masters Male and Female
  • Masters: defined as runners of age 40 and above.
    In addition, our Chicago Full Moon 5-Km featured event will present awards, three-deep, gold, silver, and bronze medals to fastest Age Group finishers!
  • 0 - 12 Male and Female
  • 13 - 19 Male and Female
  • 20 - 29 Male and Female
  • 30 - 39 Male and Female
  • 40 - 49 Male and Female
  • 50 - 59 Male and Female
  • 60 - 69 Male and Female
  • 50 - 59 Male and Female
  • 70 - 79 Male and Female
  • 80 - Up Male and Female
    Pre-registration is online only. Click the "Registration" tab above to submit your registration. We encourage you to save money and register early. Race day registration is available from 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm (cash or check only: $30 for 5-Km, $25 for 1-Mile... no guarantee on shirt availability).

    Participant check in, and packet pick up will take place from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm at our race start / finish location near the intersection of Avondale Avenue and Hurlbut Street, at the southeast corner of Norwood Park. Parking is available along Avondale Avenue (see maps below).

    Chicago Full Moon Run 5-Km Featured Event Course Map:
    [map: CFM 5-Km Featured Event]
    In addition... here's a link that displays our two-lap course layout:
    Click for
    "A" marks the location of our Start / Finish.
    "B" marks the 1 mile mark, lap one.
    "C" marks the 2 mile mark, lap two.
    "D" marks the 3 mile mark, lap two.
    "E" marks the 5 kilometer mark, finish line.
    Note: Mileage markers on the Google map are approximate. If you have the Google Earth plugin installed, you may click the "3D>" button (left-side of split screen) and experience a flyover tour of our course as it tours the picturesque roads of Norwood Park.

    Chicago Full Moon Run 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Course Map:
    [map: CFM 1-Mile Lunar Orbit]

    Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
    Race Results: 2019 Results, 2018 Results, 2017 Results, 2016 Results, 2015 Results, 2014 Results, 2013 Results, 2012 Results
    Run Report w/ Photos: 2019 Report, 2018 Report, 2017 Report, 2016 Report, 2015 Report, 2014 Report, 2013 Report, 2012 Report

    [Logo: USA Track & Field][Logo: USATF Sanction]Our Chicago Full Moon Run is a USA Track & Field sanctioned event. You may visit the USATF website by clicking either logo image.
Posted:January 15th, 2020 2:51 pm
Last Update:August 8th, 2020 8:30 am
Event InformationFor multiple Member Events:
Name of EventDistanceMeasurementDateStart TimeRelay MembersTeam Members
    Chicago Full Moon 5-Km5.00KilometersAug 5th, 20206:30 pm
    Chicago 1 Mile Lunar Orbit1.00MilesAug 5th, 20206:30 pm
   Chicago Full Moon Race Volunteer3.00HoursAug 5th, 20206:00 pm
  Contribute to our Cause!1.00YearsAug 5th, 20207:30 pm
Director Information
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Bill Thombill@runrace.net312 316-4698
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