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ERC News for the week of April 15th – Jubilee Jog 5k Registration Opens, Track 1200s, Running Expo June 14th....

The extended Winter drags on but there are clearly no softies in ERC and at our weekly runs, early season races track workouts our runners show true grit. The ERC team that travelled to Boston endured brutal weather conditions and competed in the spirit of the quote from winner Des Linden: “It’s meant to be hard”.


Track – 3-4 1200 Repeats


After last week’s Ladder – this week is a great workout for learning to pace evenly with 1200 repeats…you choose 3 or 4 or more……


Usual time and venue: High School track at 6:30 pm


For the early risers Nancy is once again running a morning session repeat at 6:15 am.


For new members the following information will be helpful:


  • Arrive at 6:15 PM to warm up for at least 5 - 10 minutes of slow jogging. This helps to prevent injury and starts the mental and physical rehearsal for the faster running.
  • We will begin at 6:30 with announcements and an explanation of the work-out for the evening.
  • Dress in layers, your body will heat up with the faster pace.
  • Bring your own secret fluids; the water fountain is slow and out-of-the-way.
  • Cool down with another 5 -10 of slow jogging, then join in the stretch session.

We also need volunteers to be timers – click the link below to see any vacancies and book your place.




Pre-Season Gait Analysis


Our friends at North Shore University Health Systems can help you prepare for a successful season with a personal assessment and video gait analysis.


To make an appointment: call or email: Karil Briggs, 847-570-7170 or and be sure to tell her that you’re an ERC member! then qualify for the special ERC pricing: $60.


We have received numerous testimonials for members that have attended in previous years, including:



“I loved the gait analysis! I had not done one before. It seemed like a good time since I have been injured on and off for the last year to see if my mechanics changed. The information I received was worth the money and then some for me. The staff at the clinic were super nice and professional. Since I was in need of new shoes, I was able to capitalize on the information and purchase shoes that very afternoon. I think this is a great thing the club does for members. “


Jubilee Jog 5k – May 28th


An ERC favorite race is the St Joseph School Jubilee Jog on May 28th


Registration is open at:



Race Against Hate – Running Expo


The Ricky Brydsong Memorial Race Against Hate on June 17th is always an ERC favorite and this year is also a CARA circuit race.


The registration site is open – you can sign up for the ERC 5k or 10k team. If you are a CARA member you can use the discount code: CARARunner.


A first this year is a Running Expo at Roycemore School on the 14th June to include the packet pick-up. More details to follow as we get closer to the date.



Half Marathon Training Update


Chuck has volunteered to lead a Half Marathon training group during Saturday Morning Long Runs.


Chuck is personally targeting the Chicagoland Half on May 20th in Schaumburg,…others have alternative races in mind.  Please share your plans with Chuck and we'll do all we can to support your training:

Have a great week….








Click on the run or email the run organizer for more info

MONDAY AM -Morning Run- 6:00am - Church and Central Park - Dara Ury


MONDAY PM -Evening Run- 6:30pm, Henry Crown Sports Pavillion, NU Campus, 2311 Campus Drive - Tim Guimond


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


WEDNESDAY PM - Evening Run - 6:30pm, Henry Crown Sports Pavillion, NU Campus, 2311 Campus Drive - Leader - Nancy Rollins

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


WEDNESDAY SUMMERVALS - Evening Summervals – at 6:30pm. Evanston High School outdoor track intervals.  Leader - Nancy Rollins


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

May 18th, Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 7pm through Oct. 5th - Meredith Kopelman

Saturday Morning Run Groups Norris Center, NU Campus, 1999 Campus Drive. Doors open at 8:00am

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

SUNDAY WINTER HILL TRAINING - January - March, meet at Starbucks, Plaza del Lago, Wilmette, 6:50 for 7:00am start. Leader - Nancy Rollins


SUNDAY WINTERVALS - January - March, Noon - 1PM. ETHS Fieldhouse. 


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