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ERC News for the week of August 21st

Windrunner 10k CARA Circuit Race Results


Congratulations to our runners in the latest CARA circuit race, the Windrunner 10k. As usual we had a number of age group medal winners:


1) M65-69 Bill Leiner,  F70-74 Nancy Rollins

2) F65-60 Linda Lynch 

3) M45-49 Christopher Travis


ERC Hood To Coast Ragnar Team


Good luck to the ERC team heading out to Portland this weekend for the 200-mile Hood to Coast Ragnar Relay.


Summervals This Week – 1 Mile Repeats

This week a great workout to prepare for a race of every distance from 5k to marathon – the Mile repeats (3-4 intervals).

For August – here are the shirt colors for the groups – this isn’t a fashion statement – just helps the timers spot you more easily.

Group 1- gray or black

Group 2- blue

Group 3 – red, purple or pink

Group 4 – white or yellow

Talking of timers - 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!

Next week at the intervals is pizza night and we have two guests joining us:


Justin Dela Cruz a member of the Chicago Half Marathon Marketing Team and Marc David author of the Addicted Runner. Marc joined us in the winter for a SMLR run and is back is town next week. He will sharing stories of his run streak and selling author signed copies of his book at Temperance.



ERC Cookout Next Sunday– August 27th


Watch out for the Punchbowl invitation to the club’s annual cookout on the lakefront



Step Up for Youth 10K, 5K and Family Walk sponsored by ERC


September 10, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. Start/finish at Centennial Park in Evanston.  

USATF and CARA Certified

Long sleeve tech tee to first 300 registrants

Proceeds benefit Dajae Coleman Foundation

Register now at with code ERC2017 to get a $5 discount

Volunteers needed too.  Link to volunteer is


Marathon Aid Station 12 Volunteers

Watch out for Melissa’s invitations and sign-up or click below:


NU Game – vs Bowling Green Sept 16th


Many members have ticket vouchers from the Run For Walk Race and it’s an annual club tradition to pick an NU game and meet up beforehand for a beer (or two). This year the Social Team have picked the Bowling Green game on September 16th. If you haven’t got a ticket – they will be easy to obtain for this game. Save the date and watch out for more details.


Run 10 Feed 10 10k – October 28th


Received news this week about an event you might want to add to your dance card. Here are the details:


“Right now 42 million Americans are going hungry. What if you could be part of the solution? All you have to do is RUN! 

For the sixth year, Women’s Health magazine and FEED are asking Americans to run for a cause with RUN 10 FEED 10, a philanthropic race series that donates meals to people in YOUR community. 

The concept is simple: run a 10K and feed 10 hungry people in your hometown. Since 2012, we’ve raised over 5 million meals, and this year we want you to get involved. 

We would like to offer your club a $10 discount to participate in this year’s Chicago run. Use promo code R10CHICITY for the discount. Join us this fall as we hit the pavement in the fight against domestic hunger. 

For more information, visit, or reach out to  with any questions.”



Half Marathon Challenge – ERC Race Discount


Chuck is leading a Half Marathon initiative targeting the Chicago Half Marathon on Sept 24th. Info is at 


Chuck will organize ERC teams for the race, which qualifies us for team discounts and the chance to win team awards. More info at Run Club Challenge


Of course, you're welcome to join the group if you're doing a different fall half as well.


Have a great week.








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

WEDNESDAY SUMMERVALS -Evening Summervals – at 6:30pm. 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 Lighthouse Beach

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