RUN 10 FEED 10 10k Race Recap.

On Sunday morning, I ran the RUN 10 FEED 10 10k race in the neighborhood Lincoln Park, hosted by Women’s Health. It was a fantastic fall morning for a run, chilly but beautiful with sunny skies and no wind. As I mentioned last week, RUN 10 FEED 10 is a partnership with the FEED Foundation, a non-profit organization fighting hunger and malnutrition around the world. As part of each race registration, ten meals were donated to those going hungry in the local community. I loved this race! It was an intimate group compared to many large races in the city, with under 1,000 runners. Racing with people committed to the great cause of the FEED Foundation made the finish even sweeter.

Runners started the event with a group stretch, led by a trainer from exhale Chicago. The extra stretching time was very needed since the temperature hovered below 40 degrees that morning. Notice the expert stretching and twisting action to warm up those limbs…

The race started in Lincoln Park near Diversey Harbor, continuing along the lakefront path north for the first three miles. We looped back south to finish in the same spot, catching a nice view of the boats still left in the harbor that haven’t yet moved to storage for the winter season.

I snapped a quick shot of the race on my phone {also used as a pacer and for race tunes – multi-tasking!} during the last mile. This 10k ended up as a PR for me, shedding a few seconds from my fastest race time this year.

Race Results:
Distance~ 10k {6.2 miles}
Time~ 1:00:37
Pace~ 9:46/mile
Place~ 352nd out of 766 runners

I’ll definitely be running this race again in the future. If you are interested in this cause but were not able to participate this year, you can still race by registering for your own 10k. There is also a RUN10 FEED10 training app available, created by WalkJogRun, to help you plot the course and run a 10K anytime. You can also donate to a RUN 10 FEED 10 team or runner here.

{I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. I received a free race registration from Women’s Health for the RUN 10 FEED 10 10k race in Chicago.}

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