Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Women's Health Run 10 Feed 10 Race Recap

I'm a few days late posting this, but I have a new race recap to share tonight for the Women's Health Run 10 Feed 10 10k race. The race was held last Saturday morning at Diversey Harbor in Chicago. 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 posted a 10k training plan for this race in September.

It was a chilly, beautiful morning for a run, with not a cloud in the sky. I am definitely not used to running in cold yet; it was 39 and it felt absolutely freezing. I know my tone will change in a few months when it's much colder and 39 feels like summer :)

The morning started with a group warm-up hosted by ladies from Shred 415. Just a few light squats to get things going...

The race was fun, and we warmed up quickly! Close to 700 runners participated. The route was the same as last year, with the race starting in Lincoln Park near Diversey Harbor, continuing along the lakefront path north for the first three miles. We looped back south to finish near the same spot. Check out my 2014 race recap here.

I ran the 10k race with two friends, J and S. It wasn't my fastest time {especially with a bathroom break in the first mile - ha} but we had a great race!

My results:
Time~ 1:04:53
Pace~ 10:27/mile 

We finished the morning with a late breakfast at Baker Miller in Lincoln Square - my favorite local bakery. They have the best coffee and I highly recommend the egg biscuit sandwich!

{Disclosure: I was a member of the Chicago VIP Team for the RUN10 FEED10 10k race. I received one free race registration in exchange for participating in this race. All text and opinions are my own.}


  1. This sounds like a great race for an awesome cause. Glad you had a fun time! 39 degrees is cold! I like running in the cold because I warm up quickly, but it is tricky to figure out the perfect outfit for those cooler temps!