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ERC News for the week of June 17th – Race Against Hate Results


It was steaming hot at 7:30 am yesterday…but so were the results for ERC runners at the Race Against Hate.


Thanks to Bill and Al for compiling the statistics – the guys counted a total 91 x 5k and 56 x 10k ERC runners.


We had a record number of age group leaders:




First in age group were: Nancy Werner, Art Gunther and Bill Leiner.  

Second in age group were: Daniel Lennington, Robin Winslow, Keith Holzmueller, Michelle Rogers, Eleanor Brandt, Tricia Luko and Dave Aubuchon. 

Third in age group were: Scott Mangum, Emily Azari, Sheri Jacobs, Catherine Way, Jonathan Cohen and Catherine Saccany.


Nancy was also the top Woman Master runner.




First in age group were: Daniel Verrilli, Bridget Montgomery, Steve Auburn, Timothy Schell,

Second in age group were: Mike Schuette, Sharon Hermes, Doug Honnold, Tim Guimond,

Third in age group were: Harold Steinman, Rowan Henke


The 10k team also won the ‘Fastest 10k Team’ and ‘Largest 10k Team’ trophies.


Bill has posted full details on the ERC website.


Congratulations to all of our runners and the volunteers who contributed to the success of the event by stuffing thousands of bags, working the ‘Expo’ (the new initiative led by our very own Dan and Al), baking (or buying) cookies and manning the race day tent.



0-5k Program


Something new for 2018. To encourage new runners, Mo and Melissa are leading a 0-5k program. There will be 10x Sunday morning training runs from Dawes Park on the Lakefront. The objective is to build up to running a 5k in early October.


If you have family members or friends who could be candidates for this exciting new program…check out the details on the club website:



CARA Circuit Standings



ERC continues to rock the CARA Circuit….ranking in the top three in all categories! First in Combined, Master Men, Senior Men, and Senior Women; Second in Open Men, Master Women, Veteran Women; Third Open Women and Veteran Men.  


And this is before the Race Against Hate results are counted. We are looking great as we approach the half way point of season – but can’t afford to be complacent…other teams remain competitive and determined!


The next CARA race is the Elmhurst 4 on the 4th.  And on then onto July14, for the  Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 mile trail race. CARA members enter code your code for a 10% discount.


Run For Walk – July 29


Another ERC local favorite race is the 4.1 mile Run For Walk at Ryan Field on July 29th.


There is an entry promo code NUMagnet and the race entry includes a football ticket for an NU game (vs Duke or Akron)


Register at


4th July Parade Kid’s Fun Run – Volunteers Needed


For the 4th July Parade Kid’s Fun Run – the organizers need ERC to provide a few volunteers to ensure this community event is a success. You could help out as a course marshal, at registration, at the finish to cheer and hand out ribbons as the children cross the line.


Watch out for the invitation with further details and a link to register.


Track – Two Person Relay


Nancy’s recipe of the week is the popular Two Person Relay.


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


There is a repeat in the morning 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.




Please Check That Your Membership Is Up To Date


Your $25 (yes it’s still only $25) membership fee is essential to pay for the club’s insurance, membership of the RRCA/USTAF organizations and track rentals. New members continue to say they can’t believe it’s only $25 a year to join and this cost is easily offset by discounts from our partners (e.g. Runner’s Edge) and reduced race fees. With the tight financial controls of our Treasurer Dan Broughton and resourcefulness of our social committee we can maintain the $25 level…if everyone plays ball.


Unfortunately, a significant number of runners have not renewed and are still attending ERC weekly runs, social events and track workouts. I am sure this is simply an oversight and the reminders were buried in mountains of emails - I would therefore be grateful if you could take 30 seconds to check that your membership fees are up to date. Just go to – Login with your username – check your Profile – Membership Summary and you will see the date of your last renewal and expiry date.



Stay cool…..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, Clarke Street Beach - 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

Pub Run - Begins May 24th, 3-mile run starting and ending at Lou Malnati's, 850 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 7pm - Meredith Kopelman

Saturday Morning Run Groups Lighthouse Beach.

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