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Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 2:46 PM

A Chicago Marathoner's Gift Guide

A Chicago Marathoner's Gift Guide

While running may not require as much equipment as some sports, there are plenty of gadgets and gifts guaranteed to make a marathoner’s eyes light up this holiday season. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Use Winter for Strength Training Before Running Season Starts Up

Use Winter for Strength Training Before Running Season Starts Up

Winter in Chicago gives runners the opportunity to be creative with their running plan. Instead of braving the elements, stay indoors and work on strength building to hit the ground running come springtime. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Watch the 2015 Shamrock Shuffle Live

Watch the 2015 Shamrock Shuffle Live

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K marks the unofficial start of racing season in Chicago. Watch live as thousands of runners finish the race. Read »

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM
About the 2015 Shamrock Shuffle

About the 2015 Shamrock Shuffle

Race director Carey Pinkowski explains what participants need to know about the event that kicks off the running season in Chicago. Watch »

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Registration Opens for Chicago's Shamrock Shuffle

Registration for the 36th Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens at 1 p.m. Monday online. Read »

Sunday, Dec 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM

3 Tips for Winter Running

3 Tips for Winter Running

Winter running in Chicago can be a real challenge. Follow these tips from local running expert and blogger Celia Johnson to keep your running schedule strong. Read »

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 at 1:33 PM

6 Races to Run in December

6 Races to Run in December

Another brutal winter may be in store for Chicago, but the snowfall and frigid temperatures are no excuse not to run. If you need a little extra motivation this December, register for one of these local races... Read »

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 at 2:34 PM

A Winter Running Plan to Break the Cold Snap

A Winter Running Plan to Break the Cold Snap

The onset of a Chicago winter can be daunting even from a treadmill, but if you want to keep up with those outdoor runs, put on some layers and follow these tips from a local running expert. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 1:19 PM
Why Half-Marathons Are Booming

Why Half-Marathons Are Booming

According to statistics from Running USA, half marathons are now one of the most popular race events in the country and women are leading the way in record-breaking participation numbers, making up 61-percent of... Watch »

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Get Out Your Ugly Sweater and Get Ready to Run

Get Out Your Ugly Sweater and Get Ready to Run

It's that time of year again. Ugly sweater season is upon us, and there's a local run that wants you to sweat in yours. Read »

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Chicago is a city in constant motion, filled with runners and bikers and power-walkers. NBCChicago's Stride blog is dedicated to keeping this city moving. We cover Chicago's running community, offer tips on trails, best practices on work out regimens, gear recommendations and more. But we're not the experts -- you are. So talk to us, tell us about your run, share what's on your iPod or that new stretching technique. We want to know!