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This weekend really crept up on me! I’ve been looking forward to Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago since February and now it’s only 1 day away. I’ve only done one Rock ‘n’ Roll race in the past, and that was several years ago in Las Vegas. I remember it well because it was the first half marathon I ran under 2 hours. The Rock ‘n’ Roll races always seem to be a whole weekend event. They aren’t the type of race you show up, run, and go home. So here’s how my weekend is going…
I got to the expo late afternoon. I drove to McCormick Place because the race offers $10 parking at McCormick Place. I took full advantage of the expo and walked around for almost an hour! At the tail end of walking around the expo I ran into another BibRave Pro! Always a good time when I can hang out with friends!
Because the race is so early in the morning, traffic should be a breeze to get to the race from Wisconsin. Last time I made the drive to Grant Park in one hour flat! I already purchased parking from Park Whiz only 2 blocks away from the start line for only $15, so that’s one less thing to worry about.
For this race, I set an easier goal set for myself, so that I can fully enjoy the after party. Once the race is over, I’m looking forward to my post-race beer and to listen to some live bands! Check out the entertainment lineup:
Opening Act – Chicago Funk Mafia: 7:30am – 8:15am
Awards Ceremony: 8:15am – 8:30am:
Second Act – Chicago Funk Mafia: 8:30am – 9:15am:
Headliner – Dirty Dozen Brass Band: 9:45am – 11:00am
Closing Act (PA): 11:00am – 12:00pm
This should make for a great day. Hope to see you all there!