Chicago Monster Dash Half Marathon

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    Aug 11, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    Hopefully there is not another thread on this. If there is, I could not find it.

    My partner, a friend, and I just signed up for the Chicago Monster Half Marathon on Halloween morning (thanks for the heads up Briefs29). I have not done this event before. Has anyone ever run this one in year's past? Curious on (1) the course as it is not posted yet on their website, (2) how many runners they usually have. It sounds like it starts down close to where the RnR did. I am going to skip the costume part, but I'm sure there will be some creative ones out there.

    http://www.chicagomonster.org/
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    Aug 11, 2010 7:56 PM GMT
    If anyone is going to register, you have until August 13th to get in for $49. After that it goes up to $55, until October 15th.

    Looks like a good race with some good swag - a half-zip fleece pullover, finisher's medal that's also a belt buckle, and a hat. I think this is the first time they're run this in Chicago; I'm finding references to Minneapolis races online though.

    I'm hoping to sign up before the fee increase but have to have a talk with my partner about $$$.icon_cry.gif

    I swear I'm not a shill for the race!icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 11, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    Hmmm, you're tempting me! The RnR was lots if fun... Hope this one can be just as or more fun! I'll check out the website.
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    Aug 13, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    I've had a few friends suggest it to me. I've never run a half marathon before, but I'm really excited to try this one.

    Just registered. See you boys there.
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    Aug 13, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    l1lz44 saidI've had a few friends suggest it to me. I've never run a half marathon before, but I'm really excited to try this one.

    Just registered. See you boys there.


    Hope you do well with your first. I love this distance. 13.1 is tough but not too crazy.

    This one sounds sort of festive.
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    Aug 13, 2010 1:37 PM GMT
    You guys will have a great race! Maybe I'll volunteer for it, or come out and cheer my RJers on!
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    Nov 01, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
    So...how did it go for you guys?

    I volunteered at it (those that can, do; those that can't do, volunteer at) and have heard some decidedly mixed things.
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    Nov 01, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
    I already swapped notes with briefs29, but I had a great event. The snafu with the extra course length makes it hard to figure out how my 1:56:01 finish time compares to past events. All in all, I enjoyed it and would do it again next year.

    Jeff