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 stop-ulcers-meds.com.

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 has been an endurance athlete for over 20 years. She fell in love with running in her 20’s in graduate school, working full time and being a single mother. Running became time for reflection. She has run over 30 marathons and countless triathlons; qualified for 70.3 World championships. To qualify for Kona is her next goal! She loves being a mom to a wonderful young lady and a fur puppy (cocker spaniel). Travel and exploring new places to train around the world is a passion. She is a licensed clinical counselor who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression and trauma. She spent 15 years in academia and has recently taken a role as a clinical director to focus on her clinical work. Erika believes in the therapeutic benefits of endurance training for people who struggle with mental health illness and stress. She is patiently waiting until we can all travel and race safely again, until then she recommends staying active, healthy. and consistent.

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