Wacky Snacky 5k Run

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  • Date: March 07, 2010
  • Address: 1340 West Washington, Chicago, Illinois Get directions
  • Country: United States
  • Race type: Run (5k)
  • Distances: Run (5.00 kms)
  • Organization: Chicago Special Events Management
  • Website: http://www.chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=93
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  • Description: It is often said that runners either 'eat to run' or 'run to eat'. Running is one of the best and most efficient ways to burn calories. For every mile a runner logs, he/she burns approximately 100 calories.

    Because of their calorie-burning hobby, runners can afford to gorge themselves every once in a while. The Wacky 5K Run gives you a unique opportunity to do just that - on snack foods - totally guilt free!

    The Wacky 5K Run celebrates National Snack Food Month by hosting a huge, post-race, indoor buffet of snack food. This sumptuous, tantalizing spread of both healthy and not-so-healthy snacks is set up on tables formed in a big horseshoe. Participants are given a goody bag, and encouraged to fill it from the bountiful selection of snacks ranging from sweet to salty to healthy. This snack food fantasy buffet has something to satisfy most every craving, and every participant is encouraged to check their guilt at the door.

    The event begins and ends indoors at the historic Plumbers Union Hall in Chicago's trendy West Loop. The race course winds through the West Loop, giving participants a rare opportunity to run through this newly developed downtown neighborhood.

    This unique running race, one of the first of Chicago's spring season, is now going into its 18th year, and has become a favorite of Chicago's running community.
  • Members who are scheduled to race: NRG42
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