Showing posts from February, 2016

Chicago's March Racing Events

March brings warmer weather (at least it says "Spring begins" on my calendar), St. Patrick's Day, and, this year, Easter. As you will see below, there are some festive runs celebrating the leprechaun and the bunny! In addition, there is an indoor triathlon, a climb, a polar plunge, and runs of varied distances.

The East Bank Club's triathlon caught my eye with its unique setup: each participant swims, bikes, and runs an allotted amount of time (15, 20, and 20 minutes, respectively) and is scored on the distance completed, rather than completing a specified distance for each leg and seeing who comes in first.

While you are checking out the events, be sure to visit the event beneficiaries online to learn more about each.

Enjoy the warm weather!

March 5, 2016
East Bank Club Indoor Triathlon
Where: East Bank Club, 500 North Kingsbury Street
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.

March 6, 2016
Fight for Air Climb
Where: Presidential Towers, 555 West Madison Street
Start Time: 7 a.m. (first wave)

Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier

For the sixth straight year, Navy Pier will be hosting Neighborhoods of the World. From February 21 through April 17, stop by Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens from 12 noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate nine cultures, a different one each Sunday. Learn about each culture's traditional music, dance, instruments, and costumes. In addition to enjoying performances and demonstrations, attendees can visit vendors offering crafts and other items for sale. Admission is free.
2016 Neighborhoods of the World Schedule
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
Crystal Gardens

February 21
Chinese Celebration: Year of the Monkey and Chinese New Year

February 28
Celebrate Africa

March 6
Celebrate Italy

March 13
Celebrate Lithuanian Independence

March 20
Philippine Celebration

March 27
Greek Celebration

April 3
Celebrate Mexico

April 10
Celebrate Poland

April 17
Celebrate Amazing India