Thanks to everyone who entered my Fort2Base giveaway!
The winner is:
Sara aka Gingerfoxxx!
If you didn’t win, you can register at Fort2Base.com. I highly recommend this race! If you missed my first post …
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.