I’m happy to be serving as an ambassador for the 2012 Fort2Base races. The Sailor [if you’re new to my blog, that would be my husband] and I ran this inaugural event last year and both really enjoyed it!

Ready for Fort2Base tomorrow

There are two distances – 10 nautical miles (11.5 land miles) and 3 nautical miles (3.5 land miles). We ran the 10NM race. It starts at Fort Sheridan, a decommisioned Army base near Highland Park, and runs up the North Shore Bike Path (which is very peaceful and shaded and a net downhill) until shortly after mile 8, where you enter Naval Station Great Lakes (an active military base normally closed to the public) for the final 3.5 miles of the race. You run past the beach, and there is a really fun “character builder” of a hill around mile 10. The 3NM race is entirely on Great Lakes, meaning you still get to experience the hill!

In addition to a lovely course with the cutest course marshalls around (sailors, in uniform of course), you get an awesome half-zip pullover, a super cool finishers medal (which is a secret), a great finish line party, and the chance to experience running in a place that most civilians aren’t allowed to enter.

As an ambassador, I’m giving away one free race entry for Fort2Base (either distance)! I also have an extra half-zip pullover from last year, in a women’s small, that is included in this giveaway.

The race is on Sunday, September 23, so if you’re running the Chicago Marathon, this would be good to use as a supported training run.

If you’d like a chance to win, just leave a comment below and tell me what goes through your mind as you run up a hill. 

You can earn bonus entries – just include in your comment everything else you’ve done.

  • Share a link to this post on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, DailyMile, Pinterest, etc. One bonus entry for each place you share.
  • Like Fort2Base on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (one bonus for doing each).
I will pick a winner on Sunday (August 5).

Don’t forget! Super Awesome Running Stuff Raffle for the American Cancer Society. Win lots of goodies for as little as $1!