Naperville 10k

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The City is of Naperville is about 30 miles west of Chicago and it is ranked as one of the best and safest cities to live in the United States.  Naperville is also well known in the running community as having some of the best running and Multisport events, with challenging courses, being family friendly, and offering beautiful scenery.

Race day for the inaugural Naperville 10k was overcast with highs in the 60 and rain forecast later in the morning. Packet pickup for this event took place at the Naperville Running Co. prior to the event or on race morning. We got lucky and the rain stayed away for the entire morning; it turned out to be great running conditions.

The event was presented by 26.2 Brew. The race started and finished at the beautiful centennial beach park in downtown Naperville. The run course takes runners on an out-and-back rolling hills course with three aid station offering water and Gatorade.

Another great perk of running in Naperville is the community itself, as lots of people come out to support the races. The Naperville 10k is no different; the family-friendly event brought everyone out to help promote a healthy and active lifestyle to kick off summer.

At the finish line, Runner’s were welcome with refreshments including food and beer.

Male 10k

  1. Dan O’Keefe 31:41
  2. Matt Lindgren 33:57
  3. Chase Burrell 37:50

Female 10k

  1. Racheal McDonald 40:10
  2. Addie Bobosky 43:08
  3. Allison Hartman 44:32
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Erika is originally from Mexico City, and has lived in Chicago for the past 12 years. Erika has ran 30 marathons, including Boston and a few ultras and trail races. After several chronic injuries, she got into triathlons to cross train and stay active, and she fell in love with endurance distance triathlons. She has completed six Ironman and is looking to qualify for KONA.

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