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Chicago Racing Events | January 2017

Winter has arrived! For many people, the cold, blustery winter weather of the Midwest signals a move to indoor workouts. If you plan to brave the frigid temperatures for regular outdoor workouts or to participate in an event, here are some basic cold-weather training tips to help take you through the winter:

Hydrate before, during, and after your workout.
Consider the air temperature, wind chill, and related weather alerts before heading outside for a workout. You can search for weather conditions in your area at the National Weather Service's website.
Wear layers, a hat, a face mask or scarf, and gloves or mittens, depending on the weather. The Runner's World website has a handy tool that, after you enter a few details, will provide suggestions on what to wear for your workout.
Wear sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection and use sunscreen during daytime workouts.
Wear bright-colored, reflective clothing when it is dark outside.
Watch out for ice.
Know the warning signs of frostb…

The Field Museum's 2017 Free Admission Days

The Field Museum, located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, has announced a partial schedule of its Free Admission Days for 2017. Additional dates will be announced by The Field Museum in the future. On Free Admission Days, Illinois residents who present a valid proof of residency (current Illinois driver’s license or a valid photo ID and one of the following: Illinois lease, Illinois library card, Illinois student ID with photo, Illinois utility bill, Illinois work ID or check stub, or passport with Illinois address) receive free basic admission, which includes entry to general admission exhibitions. Discounted passes are available to see ticketed exhibitions and 3D films with the purchase of a Discovery Pass or an All-Access Pass. For more information, visit The Field Museum’s Free Admission Days page.

2017 Schedule (Partial)
January 4–5, 16, 28–30
February 1–28

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Adler Planetarium's 2017 Illinois Resident Discount Days

Chicago's Adler Planetarium, located at 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, has announced a partial schedule of its Illinois Resident Discount Days for 2017. Additional dates will be announced by Adler Planetarium in the future. Illinois residents who present a valid ID with an Illinois address receive free general admission. For more information, visit Adler Planetarium’s Special Offers page.

2017 Schedule (Partial)
January 6–13, 16–20
February 6–10, 20–24
June 5–9

To find more museums offering Illinois residents free admission, visit Inspired Chicago’s Illinois Resident Discount Days page.

Museum of Science and Industry's 2017 Illinois Free Days

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, located at 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, has announced its 2017 Illinois Free Days. Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency receive free museum entry. Omnimax films, Coal Mine, optional U-505 onboard tours, and certain temporary exhibits are not included with the free museum entry and require separate admission fees. For more information, visit the Museum of Science and Industry’s Free Days and Discounts page.

2017 Schedule
January 10–12, 16–19, 24–26, 31
February 1–2, 7–9, 14–16, 21–23, 28
June 5–9, 12
September 5–8, 11–15, 18–22, 25–29
October 2–5

To find more museums offering Illinois residents free admission, visit Inspired Chicago’s Illinois Resident Discount Days page.

Shedd Aquarium's 2017 Illinois Resident Discount Days

Updated June 26, 2017

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, located at 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, has announced its 2017 Illinois Resident Discount Days. Illinois residents who present a valid ID receive free general admission or can purchase a Total Experience Pass for $15. General admission includes Amazon Rising, Caribbean Reef, and Waters of the World. The Total Experience Pass includes access to all exhibits and shows, including the aquatic presentation, Stingray Touch (open seasonally May to November), special exhibits, and a 4-D experience. For more information, visit Shedd Aquarium's Special Offers page.

Update: Effective July 1, 2017, on Illinois Resident Free Days, Illinois residents who present a valid ID receive free admission. Free admission includes all permanent exhibits, special exhibits, animal presentations, and Stingray Touch (open seasonally from late May to October). Shedd’s 4-D Experience is not included; admission can be purchased for $4.95. For more information, vi…