November 20th, 2017
Sixth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Wednesday August 9th, 2017
Bill & Michelle Thom, w/ Photos by Frank Donato
2017 Chicago Full Moon Run
6th Annual 5-Km and 1-Mile Road Race Under the Full Moon of Norwood Park
Wednesday, August 9th... race-day arrived with idyllic seasonal weather. Official statistics for our 2017 Chicago Full Moon Run...
Weather Statistics at 6:51 pm CDT
Race Registration Statistics
Pre-registered 5-Km Featured Event Count:
Pre-registered 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count:
Pre-registration Subtotal Count:
Race-day 5-Km Featured Event Count:
Race-day 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count:
Race-day Subtotal Count:
Registration Total Count:
At 5:00 pm volunteers began race set up along Hurlbut St, on the southeast side of Norwood Park. Soon participants arrived and bustled through check-in, packet pickup, and over to our starting areas. Greetings and last-minute instructions were provided to 5-Km featured event participants. Michelle Thom, six-year co-RD of Chicago Full Moon Run, called the field
"To your mark,"
fired the bullhorn siren
at 7:31:41.25 pm. Runners burst westbound, along Hurlbut Street for their two-lap race.
Five minutes later, 132 meters farther west on Hurlbut Street, perpetual race volunteer, Ian Stevens sounded the air-horn, this time at 7:36:41.75 pm, sending 1-Mile Lunar Orbiters to the roads on their adventure.
Congratulations to our top runners...
1 Mile Lunar Orbit
1st Place Male:
Dominik Olech, 17 of Chicago - 6:03.3
New Lunar Orbit race record
1st Place Female:
Kenya Perez, 11 of Chicago - 7:06.7
New Lunar Orbit female race record
Chicago Full Moon Run 5-Km
1st Place Male:
Jeremy Bekkouche, 17 of Chicago - 16:05.0
2nd Place Male:
Jaime Marcos, 19 of Chicago - 16:05.2
Two-time Past Champion
3rd Place Male:
Jonny Fernandez, 18 of Chicago - 16:13.5
1st Place Female:
Veronica Laureano, 32 of Chicago - 19:20.3
Two-time Past Female Champion
2nd Place Female:
Ellie Grammas, 12 of Niles - 19:31.2
2016 Defending Champion
3rd Place Female:
Daniela Munoz, 40 of Chicago - 21:40.1
Top Masters Male:
Lance Caldwell, 46 of Chicago - 18:07.2
Top Masters Female:
Emily Serb, 43 of Chicago - 22:04.3
Special Recognition Plaque Awards
Most Popular School Team:
Most Popular Running Club:
Riis Park Striders, Track and Trough Athletic Union, Niles West Oakton Runners
Timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was provided by RunRace. Check out complete Results through the link...
2017 Results on RunRace
Many thanks to primary supporters of our 6th Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge and the friendship of managers, Angela, and Chris...
: Race founders, Mike Bastian & Bill Thom made frequent trips for 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.
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, celebrating 41 years as Club Director of the Riis Park Striders
(our brothers & sisters in running)
" to the community of local businesses and families for their contributions of raffle prizes
Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge
Margaret & Grace Maurer and their family from North Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin... with this year's most-coveted hand-made runners' blanket
Gordon's Ace Hardware of Norwood Park... 14-piece BBQ grill
Park Ridge Park District... pool passes
Dino's Pizza & Italian Restaurant of Norwood Park
Richard and Mary Ann Beddome... Chicago Marathon care package
Starbucks of Park Ridge (Prospect Ave)
Firewater Saloon of Edison Park
Pickwick Theater 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
brightly-colored reflective vests
Runner recruiting: Vincent Santucci, Ian Stevens.
Runner check-in and packet pickup: Erin Bastian, Joe and Jennifer Bastian, Paul Hendrickson, Gayle Ryan, Ian Stevens, Nick Sakkos, Isabella Vivona, Mike Vlasak, Bob Thom, Jason Maurer, Heather Lundergan, Calla Williams.
Finish Line management: Jim Naumiec, Dave, Tom Kohler, Patti Downey.
Course centurions and traffic control marshalls: Ellen Schuetzner, Melissa Savage, Pat Savage, Bob Thom, Daniel Donato, Ian Stevens, Paul Hendrickson, Joseph and Jennifer Bastian, Jackie Thom, Nick Sakkos.
Bike Patrol: Paul Gerlach, Michael Pellikan.
Photography: Frank Donato, Greg Roberts, Michelle Thom.
Post-race party and raffle coordinators: Erin Bastian, Jackie Thom, Michelle Thom.
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 warm glow of this summer's full sturgeon moon at our Sixth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Scroll down to see a gallery of photo images taken at our 6th 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 Sixth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. Please plan to attend our 2018 edition, which is targeted for the date of Wednesday July 25th. Woo hoo... that'll be next year's
Full Buck Moon
Here's to running in the glow of a Chicago Full Moon,
Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
2016 Report w/ Photos
2015 Report w/ Photos
2014 Report w/ Photos
2013 Report w/ Photos
2012 Report w/ Photos
Chicago Full Moon Run Race Committee
Mike & Erin Bastian
Michelle & Bill Thom
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Visitor Feedback & Commentary:
Great job, as usual, Michelle and Bill and everyone who was involved in organizing this event! A good cause, great people, a nice run in the evening, and a great time socializing afterward! Thank you for all your hard work!!!
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