There's something about twilight races and running on the lakefront as the sun is setting that makes my heart skip a beat. The city's beauty looks amplified and things just seem a bit more peaceful.
Evening races are hard to come by, but a staple in my racing schedule for the past few years has been the Bastille Day 5k in Lincoln Park. It's one of those token Chicago races for me that has a pretty neat post race party, a "merveilleux" block party.
There were the worlds tiniest cupcakes at the finish line of the 2011 race, when I broke 20 minutes for the first time.
And the 2012 race holds a special place in my heart as the first race I've ever won and stands as my current 5k PR.
The Bastille Day 5k & 8k will be held on Thursday July 11th in the evening. The race starts and finished in Lincoln Park right in front of the Peggy Norbert Nature Museum where the course weaves through the lakefront path.
Excited to offer one Chicago Runner Girl reader the opportunity to win a free entry to either the 5 or 8k race.
To enter leave a comment below telling me your favorite summertime dessert.
For an extra entry you can tweet
"I want to win a free entry to the #BastilleDay 5 or 8k from @ChiRunnerGrl #runCHI"
****Giveaway is open to all entrants, however for anonymous comments to count a name needs to be included somewhere in comment****
Contest will run until 12 pm CST on 6/4 where a winner will be chosen shortly after