Sunday, September 5, 2010
Oak Brook Half Still Has Openings
The third annual Oak Brook Half-Marathon on Monday (Sept. 6) has closed on-line registrtion, but in-person sign-up is still possible today at The Runner's Soul, 5 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. When the 2,000 limit is reached, registration will close. If 2,000 isn't reched today, there will be on-site race-day registration, but get there very early. The weather looks very good for this race in and around the village of Oak Brook in the west suburbs. The following is directly from the race Web site: "The Half-Marathon will start at 1450 Kensington Road, one block west of Jorie Blvd., and finish in Oak Brook’s beautiful Central Park. Kensington Road is in Oak Brook, IL between 22nd St and 31st St (Oak Brook Rd)." I'm not sure who will be at the front of the pack. Elmhurst College coach Jim Akita, who has been injured, is using the race as a training run. Race director Tom Hepperle has a good one going this year. It should be fun for the runners and the spectators. Race time is 7 a.m.