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Title:Tenth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Date:Wednesday July 21st, 2021
Author:Bill & Michelle Thom
Report:
2021 Chicago Full Moon Run
[Logo: Chicago Full Moon Run]
Tenth Annual 5-Km and 1-Mile Charity Race Under the Full Moon!


Wow... our tenth year, and whoa... another special considerations year! Due to the languishing worldwide pandemic of Coronavirus/COVID-19 we were once again off the roads of Norwood Park, and back to cross country racing on a 5-kilometer grass loop that scenically winds the tree-lined forest preserve groves of Bunker Hill and Caldwell Woods. In accordance with guidelines of Forest Preserves of Cook County - COVID-19 Precautions, permitting allowed 99 in attendance for our afternoon/evening of racing. Taking safety precautions further we set up runner-preferred-spacing wave starts, which commenced at 3:00 pm, and concluded at 6:30 pm with our Big Dog Wave.

Official statistics for our 2021 Chicago Full Moon Run...
Weather Statistics at 6:30 pm CDT
Temperature: 72F
Dew Point: 65F
Humidity: 78%
Pressure: 1021 mb
Wind: NE 7 mph
Precip: 0%
UV Index: 1
Sunrise: 5:36 am
Sunset: 8:22 pm
Moon Phase: 92%
Moonrise: 6:35 pm
Race Registration Statistics
1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count: 9
5-Km Featured Event Count: 68
Registered Runner Total Count: 77

We marked the racecourse on Tuesday, from 2:30 - 5:00 pm. In direction of running... Orange wire flags on runners' right, Yellow/Pink wire flags on runners' left.

Come race day... random wire flags were uprooted/repositioned by saboteurs, which necessitated replacing, and called for lead-bike-pacing our first three waves to ensure runners would stay on course. Volunteers, Michael Glennon and Claudia Boyle arrived early for set up and Runner Check-In / Packet Pickup. Meanwhile, the Maurer family travelled down from North Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin with Jason managing equipment of the start/finish area, and Margaret, Clare, Sean, and Grace registered in the 5-Km featured event.

Post race... participants enjoyed the evening's early moonrise, along with refreshments of bottled water / sports drink, local beer, and mini Moon Pies.

Congratulations to our top runners...
  • 1 Mile Lunar Orbit...
    1st Place Female: Isabelle Gutierrez, 13 of Park Ridge - 8:42.4
    1st Place Male: Elias Yurick, 61 of Chicago - 9:22.0
  • Chicago Full Moon Run 5-Km...
    1st Place Male: Jonnathan Fernandez, 22 of Chicago - 16:10.1 * 3-Consecutive Year Defending Champion!
    2nd Place Male: James McGlashon, 18 of Chicago - 16:22.9 * 2-Consecutive Year Runner-Up!
    3rd Place Male: Allen O'Connor, 34 of Chicago - 18:43.4
    4th Place Male: Ryan Zimny-Schmitt, 22 of Chicago - 18:48.9

    1st Place Female: Natalia Bobak, 24 of Chicago - 24:27.8
    2nd Place Female: Donna Mills, 56 of Orange City, IA - 24:43.3
    3rd Place Female: Alisha Welc, 30 of Schaumburg - 25:46.9
    4th Place Female: Mary-Gherese Derama, 17 of Chicago - 29:06.0
  • Special Pint-Glass Team Awards - 5-Km 3-Runners Combined Time...
    1st Place: Dick Pond Racing - 1:03:57.8
    2nd Place: Riis Park Striders - 1:09:49.3
    3rd Place: Victory Run Club - 1:35:43.3
    4th Place: Niles West Oakton Running Club - 1:38:02.2
    5th Place: Evanston Running Club - 1:47:04.3
Timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was published in near-real-time on RunRace.net. Check out complete Results through the link...
Results: 2021 Results on RunRace

Many thanks to the primary supporters of our Tenth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run!
  • Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge and the friendship of managers, Chris and Angela...
    Website: https://www.dickpondathletics.com/park-ridge/
    [Editor's note: Race founders, Mike Bastian & Bill Thom made frequent trips for purchases from the original Dick Pond garage/showroom in the late 70s while competing as distance runners in Cross Country & Track at Wright Junior College, Chicago.]
  • Coach Melissa Savage and our track teammates of Niles West Oakton Runners Club.
  • Fearless Leader, Chris Precht, celebrating 45 years as Club Director of the Riis Park Striders (our brothers & sisters in running)...
    Website: rpstriders.org/
Let's give a rousing "shout out" to our race volunteers, all of whom performed "beyond the call" and looked fabulous in the waxing moonlight!
  • Racecourse flagging and marking: Tom Kohler, Bill Thom.
  • Knocker on Doors and Purveyor of Raffle Prizes: Erin Bastian
  • Runner check-in / packet pickup management: Claudia Boyle, Mike Glennon, Erin Bastian.
  • Finish Line management: Jason Maurer, Mike Glennon, Bill Thom.
  • Course centurions and traffic control marshalling: Chris Wilhite, Michelle & Bill Thom.
  • Lead Bike-Pacing: Bill Thom.
  • Photography: Michelle & Bill Thom.
  • Racecourse clean-up and deflagging: Bill Thom.
  • Post-race party and raffle coordinators: Erin Bastian, 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 glow of this summer's Full Buck Moon at our Tenth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run!

Scroll down for a gallery of photos taken at this year's Chicago Full Moon Run. If you'd like a "high-resolution" original, suitable for printing, contact me and I'll send via email... be sure to specify which photo(s) you'd like.

Congratulations to all who participated in our Tenth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. Please plan to attend our 2022 edition, which is targeted for the date of Wednesday July 13th. Woo hoo... that'll be next year's Full Buck Moon on the exact day!

Here's to racing under the glow of a Chicago Full Moon,
Bill: bill@runrace.net


Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
Results: 2020 Results, 2019 Results, 2018 Results, 2017 Results, 2016 Results, 2015 Results, 2014 Results, 2013 Results, 2012 Results
Run Report: 2020 Report w/ Photos, 2019 Report w/ Photos, 2018 Report w/ Photos, 2017 Report w/ Photos, 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 Founders
(left -to- right) Erin Bastian, Bill Thom, Michelle Thom
[image: Chicago Full Moon Run Race Committee]



Links to expanded coverage of Chicago Full Moon Run...


Website:
https://RunRace.net/fullmoon/  Go there or Go there in new browser
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