Dear Athlete:If you go to the website there is a link to the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon, which is obviously what the CDC is becoming or being replaced with. With a bit of snooping I found that the organizer of Rock 'n' Roll Marathon acquired the CDC back in October or so.
We have just learned, to our regret, that the Chicago Distance Classic, the oldest running event in Chicago, will no longer take place.
We were proud to provide your photographs of this event for many years, and we have a deep respect for the tradition that it represented among Chicago runners. It appears that newer events are replacing the venerable Classic.
For the Holidays, we have re-instituted your photos of the 2007 Chicago Distance Classic on our website at runphotos.com. We have also waived our legacy archive fee for this event, for this period at www.runphotos.com
Of course, your photos will be titled "2007 Chicago Distance Classic." What a great way to memorialize your participation in Chicago's oldest running event!
Please check out your photos out one last time, and accept our thanks for a great tradition and memories at the Chicago Distance Classic.
You can view your photos at www.runphotos.com
We constantly add events, so please scroll down to 2007 Chicago Distance Classic
Of course, if you've already ordered, please accept our thanks!
Madine Enterprises, Inc.
by Tom Madine.
Pretty interesting stuff. In my opinion the race has been poorly organized in recent years. When I ran it (2007) the course stunk and water was a problem. Last year there was that small problem with the course being mismeasured.
The change sounds pretty good to me! There will be live bands along every mile of the course and a post-race concert. Perhaps this is a race I should aim for in 2009?