RUNCRANDIC Race Week!

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Race week is here for RUNCRANDIC! Not signed up yet?! What are you waiting for??? Be sure to sign up before 11:59 CST tonight online so you don’t miss all the fun (and Bibrave18 saves you 10%).

Now that we’ve gotten the hurry up and register before you miss out on this inaugural race, here’s some things to be on the look out for this weekend!

Not quite there in terms of being ready to run? Volunteer! We’re still looking for some help in terms of packet assembly, packet pick up, aid stations, parking and traffic control. Wonder how to sign up? Take a gander at these websites. We’ll love you more for it@

The fun stuff. Some shake out runs are happening on Saturday (4/28/2018). There’s a group meeting in Cedar Rapids and from Iowa City (I have a feeling I’m going to see a lot of Kinnick Stadium this weekend). If you’re in town/local or just looking for something to do, come run with us!

The Logistics 

Packet pick up happens Friday and Saturday. Can’t make it to the expo? Someone can pick up your bib it up for you

Friday, April 27: 12:00pm-9:00pm at  Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Iowa City

Saturday, April 28: 12:00pm-7:00pm at NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids. Also be on the look out for the Expo (same location) with a pre race party

Sunday, April 29: NO MARATHON RACE DAY PICK UP! The half marathon pick up will start at 630 at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union. The 5K pick up starts at 730 AM at Northwest Junior High in Coralville

And what’s a race without a party! Post race party all day (or at least from 10A-6P) at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.

RunCRANDIC has provided some useful information for runners and spectators, as there’s good information about parking, the weekend, start times, etc.

Photos: FREE downloads available after the race (give them a few days post race to get them up). But they’re FREE!

Be sure to follow RunCRANDIC on social media. They’re providing updates on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

Chicago Marathon Check List

5 Days until the Chicago Marathon! Not that anyone’s counting or anything.  Or that me and 44,999 other people are in taper mode. or that some of us have already been checking Chicago weather since Sunday.  What do you need to know for this weekend?

Confirmation Packets

  1. You should have them. They were mailed out a week ago
  2. Can’t find it?  Check your email.  the Chicago Marathon sent out emails where you can pull up a mobile link that’ll scan at packet pick up.  You need the confirmation packet or the mobile link
  3. Curious to read the runner’s packet? Head over here

The Expo

  1. Takes place at McCormick Place Convention Center (North Building, Hall B1 2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr)
  2. Friday, October 5 from 9 am-8 pm and Saturday, October 6 from 9 am to 6 pm
  3. Bring your confirmation packet with you!
  4. Yes, someone can pick up your packet for you if you can’t make it to the expo. They need a note from you, you’re confirmation packet/email and they need to show their ID
  5. Free Transporation: 
    • Downtown: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. (8th St. entrance)
    • South Loop: CTA Red Line Stop serving Red, Orange and Green lines, State St. and Roosevelt Rd.
    • Magnificent Mile: Nike Chicago, 669 N. Michigan Ave. behind the store to the east on St. Clair St. at Erie St.
    • Millennium Park: Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Dr., Columbus Dr. 1 block south of Wacker Dr.

Volunteering

  1. We love volunteers!!!  I try and volunteer at least one race a year
  2. Head over to the Volunteer webpage to sign up or to see what’s available

Fans and Spectators

  1. You are needed and loved! I’m looking forward to the DNation fan areas this year (hey, I’m partial)
  2. Yes, the Chicago Marathon has a go to guide of places to go and how to get there
  3. Print me out!

Runner Tracking

  1. We all know that parents, grandma/grandpa, husband/wife, sister/ brother, friends, aunts, uncles and your best friend’s dog will want to know how you’re doing
  2. Track up to 3 runners with runner tracking this year!
  3. Head on over here to track yourself, your mom, your friend and your friend’s dog!
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