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Race Information
Race Name:Chicago Lakefront 50/50
Date:Saturday October 30th, 2021 - 7:00 am
Location:Chicago
State:Illinois, United States
Website:www.chicagoultra.org  Go there or Go there in new browser
Post a Race:https://www.runrace.net/postarace.php?id=21303IL
Description:
[logo: Chicago Lakefront Ultras]The race is a 50 mile and a 50K race along the Chicago lakefront path. The 50 mile race time limit is 11-hours and 50K time limit is 9-hours (early start option is available if more time is needed for either race). The 50 mile race starts at 7:00 am and the 50K race starts at 8:00 am.

Race Location
The race start/finish area is at: Foster Avenue Beach House
Address: 5200 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60640
This is on the east side of Lake Shore Drive, south of the Foster Avenue Beach House.

The Courses
50K Course (race start time 8:00 am): Course consists of three, 10.3 mile, out-and-back "loops" on the Lakefront Trail
• the South "turnaround" is located just west of the North Avenue Beach House
• the North "turnaround" is located just south of the Foster Avenue Beach House
• 50K Course Map (approximate) - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1101102006
50-Mile Course (race start time 7:00 am): Course consists of four, 12.5 mile, out-and-back "loops" on the Lakefront Trail
• the South "turnaround" is located at approximately Walton Place (about 950 North) on the Lakefront Trail
• the North "turnaround" is located just south of the Foster Avenue Beach House
• 50 Mile Course Map (approximate) - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1101100087

Coronavirus considerations
All in attendance (runners, volunteers, crew, spectators) may be required to wear facial coverings/masks (while not running), and observe 6-feet social distancing practices as prescribed by the guidelines of Restore Illinois Phase 4. Runners are subject to a no-touch forehead temperature screening at check in. Facial coverings/masks are especially important around the aid stations, drop bag area, and when in the start/finish areas - basically whenever you are not on the lakefront path course. You will need to bring your own facial covering/mask. We will have hand sanitizer, wipes, etc. available at the aid stations.

Spectators and Crew Support
Crew support will be allowed throughout the course to provide food and hydration. However, your crews and spectators will need to abide by the “Keep it Moving” rules on the lakefront path, so they should be moving while on the path and yield to runners. Crews and spectators on bikes should be extremely careful of pedestrians, runners, and other bikers as the lakefront path will be open to the general public during the race. There is are Divy bike stations at numerous locations along the route including the start/finish area.

Aid Stations
Two aid stations, serving both the 50-Miler and the 50K, located on the Lakefront Trail at:
• Recreation Drive and Belmont Harbor Drive (south of the Totem Pole), just west of entrance into the Belmont Harbor Drive Parking Lot; and
• North Avenue Beach, just west of the North Avenue Beach House, and east of the Parking Lot.
• There is also an aid station and drop bag at the start/finish area, at the north turnaround spot.

Aid stations will have water, Tailwind, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale. For food we will have assorted cookies, chips, pretzels, M&M’s, nuts, and some other goodies. Volunteers will be at the aid stations to handle the drink and food items. Volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves. When you approach the aid station, tell the volunteers what food items you would like, and they will put them into a baggie to hand to you. You can carry the baggie with you and continue on the course.

For distributing water and Tailwind, we strongly encourage you to bring your own hand held water bottle, hydration bottles and vest, or reusable cup in order to minimize waste generation from single use cups. Soda will be poured into cups. The volunteers will not handle/touch your bottles, please remove the tops yourself and the volunteer will fill it for you being careful not to touch anything.

All runners will need to wear masks when they are in the aid station area. We will also have hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, paper towels, tissues, etc. If you touch/contaminant anything, please immediately tell a volunteer so that they can clean the area.

You will have access to your drop bag at each north turnaround loop, so if you are not comfortable with using the aid station supplies, please bring your own supplies and/or have your crew help support you. Note that the aid stations do not have energy gels, so plan accordingly.

Restrooms
We will have portable restrooms located near the start/finish areas and at each of the aid stations. There are no other facilities on the course. Restroom facilities/buildings maintained by the Chicago Park District may or may not be closed.

Drop Bag Areas
There will be large designated drop bag areas in the start/finish area in order to help with social distancing. The drop bag areas will be tarps, and they will be open to the elements. The extra space should allow everyone to have their own space without being too close to each other. Please do not crowd the space and do not touch/move other people’s stuff.

I have always found that using a small cooler works great as a drop bag. That gives you something protected from the elements, and if it is a hard-sided cooler, it gives you a place to sit, if needed.

Packet Pickup / Runner Check-In
All participants must check in on race morning prior to the start of their event. Packet pickup will take place at the race start/finish area, Foster Avenue Beach House. Packet pickup will begin at 6:30am and conclude prior to the start of each event.

At packet pickup, you will receive a timing chip, your bib number, pins, and race shirt. Your race bib number needs to be visible at all times.

Awards
Everyone will receive a tech shirt. All 50K finishers (including early starters) will receive a finisher's metal. Belt buckles will be given to 50 mile runners who complete the race within the 11-hour time limit (early starters will also receive belt buckles if they complete the entire distance before the course closes). First place overall male and female for each race will receive a plaque.

Early Starters
If you would like to start early for either race, please contact me at ChicagoLakefrontRD@gmail.com to let me know. We are trying to keep track of the number of runners that will be at the start lines to help with social distancing.

Parking
There is plenty of parking at the Foster Avenue Beach House location. There are large parking lots immediately south of the Foster Avenue Beach House and also east of the soccer fields south of the beach house. There is free parking along the soccer fields south of the beach house. Parking in the parking lots is paid parking using the Park Chicago app or the meter stations.
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Event InformationFor multiple Member Events:
Name of EventDistanceMeasurementDateStart TimeRelay MembersTeam Members
    Chicago Lakefront 50k50.00KilometersOct 30th, 20218:00 am
    Chicago Lakefront 50 Mile50.00MilesOct 30th, 20217:00 am
    Chicago Lakefront Ultras Volunteers9.00HoursOct 30th, 20216:00 am
Director Information
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Name of Race DirectorEmail AddressPhone Number
Jeffrey FleitzChicagoLakefrontRD@gmail.com219-359-6755
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