The annual Chicago Lakefront 50/50 is a go for Saturday morning on the south lakefront. The 50-milers start at 6:30 a.m., the 50Kers at 8:30 a.m. Both races are three-loop affairs, starting and finishing at the 63rd St. Beachhouse. There is a 2 p.m. cutoff for runner to begin their third laps. NOTE: Race director Pat Onines could use some more volunteers. You can e-mail him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to all competitors. The 50-mile division is closed, but apparently, there are spots open in the 50K. This is one of the flattest ultramarathons in the United States and people record some good times when conditions are right. Conditions look excellent for Saturday. Check out http://www.chicagoultra.org