Secrets to a Successful Marathon Season

Pounding out the miles might be the key part of a marathon training regimen, but it’s not the only one. The marathon training equation...

Everything You Need to Know to Get Ready for Your Fall Marathon

The countdown is on. You’ve signed up for the race and circled the date on your calendar. Now you need to actually do the...

A Pro Among Us: Elite Triathlete Ben Collins

In a garage in Hyde Park, Ben Collins has transformed himself from a formidable competitor in Olympic distance triathlons into the top-ranked Ironman 70.3...

Clif Bar Athlete of the Year: Bob LaRue

In 2009, Bob LaRue checked the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Chicago Triathlon off of his bucket list. Six years later, LaRue...

Clif Bar Athlete of the Year: Marisa Hird

Marisa Hird had an outstanding year of running in 2014. She had high hopes of crushing her personal best in 2015 to qualify for...

2016 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Participant Information

The 37th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle takes to the streets of downtown Chicago on April 3, serving as the year’s first major...

Toughest Area Races

Many runners think of the Windy City as a great place to PR. Flat and temperate, Chicago athletes often have to run faster or...

Shop Locally for Your Next Running Gear Purchase

Where do you plan to buy your next pair of running shoes? With hundreds of retailers ranging from local businesses to big chains to...

Do What You’re Afraid of in 2016

When my brother-in-law called me out and signed me up for my first marathon five years ago, I immediately grabbed a hefty stout out...

Winter Swimming

Don’t let Chicago’s bitter winter weather keep you out of the water. Whether you’re refining your triathlon skills or simply trying to stay in...