Monday, July 28, 2008

Wave Start for CDC

If you didn't get your newsletter from John Bingham Racing, the Chicago Distance Classic on Aug. 10 will try a wave start for the first time. It will be a voluntary, self-seeded affair without color-coded bibs etc. In other words, there will be four waves of approximately 2,500 runners each, but it's your responsibility to find the wave that's right for you. Race personnel will be there to help. If you're in the race, the City of Chicago's oldest road race, I would check out the Web site and make sure you aren't surprised by the new format. It's a good move on paper because it will ease congestion on a course that includes a lot of narrow bike path. Here's to John (The Penguin) Bingham for trying to make it better for the runners.

2 comments:

Eileen said...

Thanks for the heads-up!

Nettie said...

I am skeptical that people will seed themselves correctly as it never seems to happen any other time. I will be happy to be proven wrong though. :)