The F^3 Lake Half Marathon
The F^3 Lake Half Marathon started out in 2010 as little more than a gag: Kimberley Stedman and some friends hoped to organize a race on the lakefront in the coldest month of the year. More than a hundred people participated. Two years later, the “official” race was established and promptly sold out 1,200 racing slots. In 2014, despite competing with a polar vortex, F^3 still managed to get a sold-out field of runners crazy enough to attempt 13.1 miles along the lakefront in January—and provided ample course support along the way. In a time when Chicago is introducing a new race every few weeks, this one is still a one-of-a-kind… though some masochistic tendencies are required for full enjoyment .
Best of Chicago 2014