My review is up at newcity.com
It started outside U.S. Cellular Field and KayLynn Van Driest spoke beforehand which was really motivational:
...and as you can see from the map above the course went all over the place - but I kind of liked that. It was definitely better than an out and back course.
I tried to get some pictures during the run but I was also trying to finally hit my long-time goal* of running a 21 minute 5K so I stopped doing that pretty quickly. Right at the start, though there was a Metra train going by as we ran into a parking lot and I almost got a picture of it (you can see the end of it) here:
If you don't know what a "warning track" is, don't worry. I didn't either until I ran this. It's apparently a section of dirty around the actual field... not sure how I never noticed that but I never claimed to be a big baseball fan.
After the race, they played the All-Star Game (which happened tonight - who knew?) on the Jumbotron which was pretty sweet. Just last week we went to a game at U.S. Cellular Field with some friends from Texas to watch The White Sox destroy the Texas Rangers 19-2... it was kind of depressing. Not because I was rooting for either team but because that's just an absurd score.
We were sitting somewhere in right field up on the second level. But tonight the stadium was pretty much empty.
Overall, great race. I found out that last year they had runners going up and down the ramps, which sounds pretty sweet to me, but I guess I'm glad that they took that out of the race... *even though I didn't end up making my goal. (21:35)
21 minutes - me and you will meet some day, but that day wasn't today.