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ERC News for the week of May 21st  – ERC CARA Circuit Winners

CARA Circuit Results

Congratulations to our podium winners at the CARA Quarryman race


1) F65-69 Linda Lynch, M70-74 Jonathan Cohen

2) M60-54 Keith Burns

3) M45-49 Scott Ebeling


Consider winning points for ERC in the CARA Races for June and July:


May 29th Ridge Run 5K and 10K


June 4th Roselle Run for the Roses 5K


June 24th Proud to Run 5K and 10K


July 4th Elmhurst Running Club 4 on the 4th


July 30th NU Run for Walk 4.1 Miles


Evanston – We’re Out Walking (WOW) Initiative


Thanks to Al White for manning the ERC booth at the Evanston We’re Out Walking (WOW) expo yesterday.


Summervals – Ladder


Nancy’s workout this week is the legendary ladder: 400-800-1200-1220-800-400

Ideal preparation for the Jubilee Jog 5k and Race Against Hate.

Please consider donating an hour of your time on a Wednesday evening track workout at ETHS
. Nancy Rollins, who generously spends EVERY Wednesday evening with the ERC, needs one or two timers for most weeks this season.  (Don’t forget you can still do the workout with Nancy in the morning!)  If you are injured this is a great way for you to stay connected to the club. Thanks!


Pub Runs Are Back


ERC Pub Run are on Thursday evenings


  • Distance- 4 miles (for runners of all paces!) 
    Location- Prairie Moon (1502 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201)
    Time- (arrive at 6:45pm) run starts at 7:00PM


The scenic trek through downtown and around the lake is always followed by good conversation and beers!

Any questions contact our intrepid organizers Meredith and Dan.

Meredith at and Dan at


Save The Date – Runapalooza 2017 – June 22nd


Save the date - Runapalooza 17 - June 22nd 6:30 to 10 pm at Prairie Moon. Details to follow.


Male Runner Energy Survey?

Amy Lane, doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina is seeking volunteers to participate in a study investigating energy availability in male endurance athletes. Anyone who completes the study will receive a personal report about their own energy availability status. 

Direct link to the questionnaire: energy availability questionnaire


ERC Favorite Races - Ricky Brydsong Memorial Race Against Hate Race and St. Joseph Jubilee Jog

An ERC favorite, the Ricky Brydsong Memorial Race Against Hate Race is Sunday June 18th. Registration is now open.

Select – either the 10k or 5k Evanston Running Club team when you register.

Another race that always attracts a big ERC crowd is the St. Joseph Jubilee Jog 5k on May 29th

Race Against Hate Bag Stuffing – June 8th

Volunteers are needed to stuff the bags for the Race Against Hate on June 8th. Details to follow.


Other Local Races Coming Up Soon

As well as the Race Against Hate and Jubilee Jog, there is no shortage of local races to consider, providing an opportunity to test out your early season form, whilst supporting good causes.

  • The Soldier Field 10 miler is 27th May
  • The St. Joseph Jubilee Jog on May 29th is always well supported by the club.
  • Run for the Zoo at Lincoln Park is on June 4th (10k and 5k)
  • Move for the Kids – Lurie Children’s 5k – June 10th



Race, Run, Jog, Walk, Volunteer -
Free timed 1 Mile and 5K runs in local parks (Humbolt Park, Warren Park and Washington Park) – Saturdays 9:00 am

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Half Marathon Team Challenge

Life Time Athletic Events has announced their 2017 Chicagoland Run Club Challenge focused on the Chicago Half Marathon on September 24th. Teams of 5 to 10 runners compete in an aged graded competition for bragging rights and prize money ($1,000 for the winning team). If you are interested in organizing a team for this challenge please email me at


ERC's Weekly Runs 

MONDAY AM - Monday AM Run- 5:30am, Church & Central Park - Dara Ury


MONDAY PM - Evening Run - 6:30pm, Clark Street Beach - Tim Guimond


TUESDAY AM - Early Morning Lakefront Run - 5:30, Greenleaf and Lakefront - Kate Saccany


WEDNESDAY PM -will resume in the fall

WEDNESDAY SUMMERVALS - Morning Summervals – at 6:15am. Evanston High School outdoor track intervals.  Leader - Nancy Rollins


THURSDAY AM - Early Morning Lakefront Run - 5:30, Greenleaf and Lakefront 
Kate Saccany

THURSDAY PM - Pub Run - 
May 18th, Prairie Moon, 7pm through Oct. 5th - Meredith Kopelman

Saturday Morning Run Groups 15, Norris Ctr, NU Campus

Trail Run first Sunday of every month - various locations, 9am - Elias Theodosis -



SUNDAY INTERVALS - Indoor track training. January - March


Times are START times. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early