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Title:Sixth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Date:Wednesday August 9th, 2017
Author:Bill & Michelle Thom, w/ Photos by Frank Donato
Report:
2017 Chicago Full Moon Run
[Logo: 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
Temperature: 80.1 F
Heat Index: 80.1 F
Dew Point: 55.0 F
Humidity: 42%
Pressure: 30.10 in
Visibility: 10.0 mi
Wind Dir: SSW
Wind Speed: 5.8 mph
Gust Speed: -
Precip: N/A
Conditions: Scattered Clouds
Sunset: 7:58 pm
Moon Phase: 97.6% illumination
Moonrise: 9:11 pm
Race Registration Statistics
Pre-registered 5-Km Featured Event Count: 140
Pre-registered 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count: 53
Pre-registration Subtotal Count: 193
Race-day 5-Km Featured Event Count: 28
Race-day 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count: 13
Race-day Subtotal Count: 41
Registration Total Count: 234

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," then 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: Oriole Park
    Most Popular Running Club: Riis Park Striders, Track and Trough Athletic Union, Niles West Oakton Runners * Three-way tie!
Timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was provided by RunRace. Check out complete Results through the link...
Results: 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...
    Website: dickpondathletics.com/CSParkRidge.asp
    [Editor's note: 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...
    Website: modaileys.com/
  • Coach Melissa Savage and our track teammates of Niles West Oakton Runners Club...
    Website: nworc.com/
  • Fearless Leader, Chris Precht, celebrating 41 years as Club Director of the Riis Park Striders (our brothers & sisters in running)...
    Website: rpstriders.org/
"Thank you" 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 (below) 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,
Bill: bill@runrace.net


Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
Results: 2016 Results, 2015 Results, 2014 Results, 2013 Results, 2012 Results
Run Report: 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
(front row) Mike & Erin Bastian
(middle row) Michelle & Bill Thom
(back row) Bryan Cleal
[image: Chicago Full Moon Run Race Committee]


Website:
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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!!!
Juli Aistars
Mon Aug 14th
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