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Title:Twelfth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run
Date:Wednesday August 2nd, 2023
Author:Bill & Michelle Thom
Report:
2023 Chicago Full Moon Run
[Logo: Chicago Full Moon Run]
Twelfth Annual 5-Km and 1-Mile Charity Race Under the Full Moon!


Wow... our twelfth year and a return to the friendly roads of Norwood Park under the glow of the first of two August Full Sturgeon Super Moons.

Official statistics for our 2023 Chicago Full Moon Run...
Weather Statistics at 7:30 pm CDT
Temperature: 81F
Dew Point: 63F
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1016 mb
Wind: S 9 mph
Precip: 0%
UV Index: 0
Sunrise: 5:44 am
Sunset: 8:10 pm
Moon Phase: 98.6%
Moonrise: 9:47 pm
Race Registration Statistics
Pre-registered 5-Km Featured Event Count: 120
Pre-registered 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count: 14
Pre-registration Subtotal Count: 134
Race-day 5-Km Featured Event Count: 7
Race-day 1-Mile Lunar Orbit Count: 6
Race-day Subtotal Count: 13
Registration Total Count: 147

We marked the racecourse Wednesday morning with a combination of staked-color-coded-plates and stick-on-pavement-color-coded-arrows. Race-day set up began at 3:00 pm along the parkway of Hurlbut St within Norwood Park, near the finish area. Chris Whilite of Dick Pond Athletics managed a pop-up market of shoes and accessories for runner must-haves. Runner check-in and packet pickup opened at 6:00 pm and ran right up to 7:30 pm. Featured Event 5-Km racing began at 7:31:36 with a blast of the air horn by co-RD Michelle Thom. The 1-Mile Lunar Orbit started exactly five minutes later.

Congratulations to our top runners...
  • Chicago Full Moon Run 5-Km...
    1st Place Male: James McGlashon, 20 of Chicago - 16:04.6 * Defending Champion!
    2nd Place Male: Jake Doerge, 20 of Chicago - 16:40.6 * Defending Runner-up!
    3rd Place Male: Danny Zimny-Schmitt, 29 of Denver, Colorado - 17:10.4
    4th Place Male: Michael Polizzi, 18 of Chicago - 17:42.7

    1st Place Female: Agnes Burkevic, 44 of Noriddge - 21:05.6
    2nd Place Female: Clare Kieca, 18 of Chicago - 21:51.5
    3rd Place Female: Ella Caimi, 17 of Chicago - 21:57.2
    4th Place Female: Sofia Weber, 17 of Chicago - 22:09.4

    1st Place Masters Male: Craig Fitzgerald, 42 of Chicago - 19:11.5
    2nd Place Masters Male: Gregory Foster, 44 of Chicago - 19:19.6
    3rd Place Masters Male: Kip Conwell, 47 of Chicago - 20:01.5

    1st Place Masters Female: Emily Serb, 49 of Chicago - 23:32.3
    2nd Place Masters Female: Laura Lackner, 46 of Glenview - 23:45.6
    3rd Place Masters Female: Marta Borkowska, 46 of Chicago - 24:20.7
  • 1 Mile Lunar Orbit...
    1st Place Male: Clint Spidle, 32 of Chicago - 6:40.0
    2nd Place Male: Thomas Bernard, 28 of Chicago - 7:07.4
    3rd Place Male: Elias Yurick, 63 of Chicago - 9:12.4
    1st Place Female: Martyna Kolowski, 10 of Chicago - 9:37.1
    2nd Place Female: Julia Burkevic, 9 of Norridge - 10:59.1
    3rd Place Female: Cordelia Bella, 29 of Chicago - 18:47.3
  • 5-Km Team Competition : 3-Runners Combined Time...
    1st Place: Von Steuben High School - 59:35.9
    2nd Place: Taft High School - 1:04:51.9
    3rd Place: BiegAm / Club - 1:06:39.8
    4th Place: TAFT / Club - 1:06:43.3
    5th Place: Outer Lanes Athletic Club - 1:09:38.7
    6th Place: Riis Park Striders / Club - 1:14:29.5
    7th Place: Dick Pond Racing / Club - 1:15:50.8
    8th Place: Proof Positive / Club - 1:43:52.3
    9th Place: Evanston Running Club - 1:44:02.1
Timing, webcasting and finish-line scoring was published in near-real-time on RunRace.net. Check out complete:
Many thanks to primary supporters of our Twelfth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run!
  • Dick Pond Athletics of Park Ridge and the friendship of manager, Chris...
    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.]
  • Mystic Rogue Irish Pub and owners, Donal and Declan, who warmly welcomed runners with the perfect setting for our post-race party...
    Website: MysticRogueIrishPub.com/
  • Fearless Leader, Chris Precht, celebrating 47 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 their reflective vests in the glow of the supermoon moonlight!
  • Knocker on Doors and Purveyor of Raffle Prizes: Erin Bastian and Michelle Thom.
  • Runner check-in / packet pickup management: Erin Bastian, Jason Maurer, Marianne Beddome, Diane Blaszczyk, Joe Bastian.
  • Course centurions and traffic control marshaling: Brittany Thom, Jackie Thom, Frank Polizzi, Jay Sheridan, Dan Donato, Jack Kohler, Rose Renko, Bob Thom, Marianne Beddome, Jason Maurer, Joe Bastian.
  • Lead Bike Pacing: Mike Pellikan.
  • Photography: Frank Donato, Michelle Thom.
  • Equipment set up / management: Tom Kohler, Mike Vlasak, Bill Thom.
  • Post-race party and raffle coordinators: Erin Bastian, Michelle Thom.
  • Finish Line management: Bill Thom, Iron Mike Vlasak, Bob Thom.
  • Racecourse measurement / certification: Jeff Fleitz, Bill Thom.
  • Racecourse marking / clean-up: Bill 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 Sturgeon Super Moon at our Twelfth 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 Twelfth Annual Chicago Full Moon Run. Please plan to attend our 2023 edition, which is targeted for the date of Wednesday August 2nd. Woo hoo... that'll be next year's Full Sturgeon Moon!

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

Check out: Chicago Full Moon Run video coverage of the race start!
Chicago Full Moon Run Playlist on our RunRace Network YouTube Channel


Relive the excitement of past Chicago Full Moon Runs...
Results: 2022 Results, 2021 Results, 2020 Results, 2019 Results, 2018 Results, 2017 Results, 2016 Results, 2015 Results, 2014 Results, 2013 Results, 2012 Results
Run Report: 2022 Report w/ Photos, 2021 Report w/ Photos, 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
(front row) Mike & Erin Bastian
(middle row) Michelle & Bill Thom
(back row) Bryan Cleal
[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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