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Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015 at 10:12 AM

Bundle Up for the Polar Dash

Bundle Up for the Polar Dash

Described as a "frosty adventure," the Polar Dash is a race for those who love winter, or perhaps those who just want to prove that winter won't get them down. Race organizers plan to hold the event no matter... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 4:50 PM

How to Set Running Goals that You Can Accomplish in 2015

How to Set Running Goals that You Can Accomplish in 2015

The onset of the new year is a great time to make a list of running goals for the year. Follow these tips to succeed and become a stronger and faster runner by 2016. Read »

Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Weekly Running Playlist: January 4

Weekly Running Playlist: January 4

Each week, Stride will feature a new running playlist to keep your tunes fresh and your workouts strong. This week, listen to songs from top artists who are coming out with new albums in 2015. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 5:03 PM

6 Chicago-Area Races to Run in January

6 Chicago-Area Races to Run in January

Despite the winter cold that's arrived to welcome 2015, the New Year is a great time to discover new running inspiration. The Chicago area has several great races and challenges to keep you training throughout... Read »

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Weekly Running Playlist: December 28

Weekly Running Playlist: December 28

Each week, a new running playlist will be posted to Stride to keep your tunes fresh and your workouts strong. This week, wrap up your 2014 runs with a playlist featuring the most popular songs of the year. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Runners

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Runners

There are two kinds of gifts you can give the runners in your life -- the tangible and the non-tangible. If you're in need for some last-minute gifts, consider this list of ideas to fit every runner's taste. Read »

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 »

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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!