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Laurie Takes Chicago March 28, 2011

Filed under: Chicago,Guest Post,Running — Kelocity @ 9:44 pm
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My little sister, Laurie, is in grad school and living in Chicago at the moment. My college days consisted of making movies and watching films, but she’s studying chemistry, pharmacy and biology (clearly I didn’t get the brains in my family).
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Funny how neither of us lives in Boston anymore! (Picture circa 2006)

This past weekend, one of her High School friends visited while she was on Spring Break, and they signed up for a Chicago City Running Tour.

They did the 5K option, but they offer all lengths (even up to a full marathon tour of the city!) It’s run by a crazy runner, Marlin, who has completed over 60 marathons (and one in every US state!) He leads runs throughout the city that combine a great cardio workout, with a sightseeing tour.

On the day they went, they were the only two participants. Bonus: Marllin takes photos of you throughout the whole run!

They also offer tours in other cities around the country (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, DC and Charlestown — No Los Angeles yet, but I hope they expand out here!)
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They hit some of the best spots in Chicago, makes me a little jealous, it’s such a great city. He gave them history about all the landmarks as they passed them.

Run, Laurie, Run! (Make a sister proud!)

The Sprint to the finish! LOVE this picture!

Not a bad way to spend a morning! I’ll have to remember this company when I’m in a new city. So cool!

If you’re interested, check out their website.

City Running Tours didn’t compensate me for this post, in fact, I’m pretty sure they have no idea I even wrote it. I’m just proud of my sister and really excited about such a cool concept.

Would you consider doing a running tour of a new city? Better than hitting the gym, right?


7 Responses to “Laurie Takes Chicago”

  1. Mama Gaga Says:

    What a brilliant idea. And I don’t even like to run!

  2. Monica Says:

    How fun! What a wonderful way to enjoy a city! And I love love love Chicago. Such an amazing city!

  3. Laurie Says:

    Admit it Marlin! You were so happy when I stopped to tie my shoes… twice.

  4. Marlin Says:

    Very nice. Totaly unexpected. Laurie and MaryLynn ran me ragged. I had to take 2 days off after that one. (not)

    Thank you for this post. It made my day.

  5. Janie Says:

    San Francisco would have to be one of the most challenging with all the hills… Seattle too!

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