StretchLab: Making Recovery, Injury Prevention a Priority

I think I can speak for a lot of runners when I say we don’t stretch enough. So often after our runs we’re too...

How to Lose 10 Pounds Before Race Season

Getting to your “ideal race weight” can be difficult. If you’re carrying extra weight around you are going to race slower; you’ll want to...
Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Series

Q&A: Tom Spadafora, Chief Trail Runner of the Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Series

Running in the winter in Chicago can be hard enough, especially when there isn't a ton of events to work towards. The Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Series, however,...

How a Different Mindset, Recovery Method Helped Heal My Repeat Injury More Quickly

Last year, when I suffered a femoral neck stress fracture in the middle of a marathon which ultimately required surgery, I thought my world...
Volunteer

9 Reasons to Volunteer at a Race in 2019

As you're planning your 2019 race schedule, consider setting aside a weekend or two to give back to the community that gives so much...

January/February 2019 Athletes of the Month: Riley McInerney and Grace Wasielewski

Riley McInerney “I started running like most kids: in middle school track. However, my...

Race Into the New Year

On Monday, Lighthouse Events hosted its annual Race Into the New Year 5K and 10K. The race began and ended at the...

Learn from the Pros: Creating a Season Plan to Really Achieve your Goals

The dead of Midwest winter is the perfect time to start planning out the upcoming season, but how do you set those...

Top 18 Stories from 2018

With just a few days left in 2018, we decided to take a look back at what YOU liked best this...

Chicago Athlete Ambassadors’ Favorite Moments from 2018

Throughout the 2018 season, our ambassadors have covered dozens of races in the hopes of helping you decide which ones are good fits for...