Jul 18-19 2015
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Top 5 Tips for Cool Running

Being prepared to head out in the cold can not only make your run more enjoyable, but applying the forethought makes us more determined to follow through, when run time comes. These five basic tips will make your run stronger: 1. Layer up 2. Choose your footwear 3. Have a backup plan 4. Hydrate, hydrate…

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RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids Camp Partner

RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids Camp Partner, is now available at a number of our 2015 Tour Stops including Chicago! RaceKids is an action-packed full day camp for children 2-12, located in a safe environment close to the start/finish. Now your kids can have their own awesome experience while you race. On-site Mini…

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Add Some Color To Your Black Friday!

Run Off That Turkey Dinner! Follow These Steps and Save $15! Apply discount code COLORBF15 to receive $15 off registration for the 1/2 Marathon. Offer valid until Sunday, November 30 at 11:59PM PST. Code not valid with any other offer. Click to Register Now!

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Indoor Training Tips To Boost Your Fitness

1. Treadmill Speed Workout Running on the treadmill for most runners sounds worse than listening to nails screech on a chalkboard. The never-ending turn of the treadmill belt can lead runners accustomed to logging hours at a time to jump off it within minutes. On the other hand, hopping on the treadmill to do a…

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Win The #RNRCHI Prize Pack!

Costume Contest Details Share your best running costume on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Facebook by Friday, October 31 with #RNRCHI. A winner will be selected on November 1 to receive a spooky #RNRCHI Prize Pack. Prize Pack Goodies: 2015 Promo tee Promo Towel Fuel Belt 13.1 Sticker and of course, tasty Halloween treats!

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Training Tips

1. Train for at least 13 weeks While it may seem a bit novel to allow yourself one week of training for every mile of the race, 13 weeks is long enough period of time to safely build up your long run, weekly mileage and key workouts, but not so long that you lose motivation…

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Q&A with Brandy Vaillancourt, Founder of RaceKids

Q. How did you come up with the idea to create RaceKids?

A. I was getting ready to run the Chicago Marathon and my son who is a big hockey fan begged to come with me to see the home of the Chicago Blackhawks. I started researching daycares in the area to watch him while I raced and started getting nervous because I realized I did not know the area or who would be watching my son. I eventually put the search to rest but then it hit me, there had to be a race that had a day camp service. I looked again and found nothing that’s when I started brainstorming. I decided to create a race day camp for kids so parents could run knowing their children were in safe hands.

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#RNRCHI 2014 Highlights!

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Schedule of Events

July 18-19, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

McCormick Place, Hall D1
Friday, July 17: 12:30pm – 7pm
Saturday, July 18: 9:30am – 5pm
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5K

Start Time: 8:00am
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Start Time: 6:30am
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