By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer
Kayakers and wanna be kayakers, don’t miss the Chicago Shoreline Marathon this Saturday, August 28, at Chicago’s Lakefront! There are three different options to compete depending on your stamina and skill level. Find detailed race course info here. Register for the race here.
4 x 4 mile relay
For all skill levels, the ideal race for Club or Corporate Teams and Adventure Racers
Each team will have four paddlers and each paddler will complete one 4-mile leg of the race. This 4-leg relay will start on Leone Beach. Each participant will go south two miles, around a marker, then return to Leone where they switch paddlers for the second leg and so on. Starting at 10:00 AM from Leone Beach, each participant will go south approx. two miles, around a marker, then return to Leone where they switch paddlers for the second leg and so on.
8 Mile Two Beach Race
For intermediate paddlers with the drive to compete
The 2-Beach Course will start on Leone Beach and will consist of one round trip between Leone and Montrose Beaches. The 8-mile round trip will finish back at Leone Beach. All Short Course competitors will start at 11:00 AM at Leone Beach.
25 Mile Marathon
For the skilled competitive paddler.
The Marathon will start at Calumet Harbor on the far south side of Chicago and run north to Leone Beach (Touhy Avenue) on the north side. Marathon contestants will be required to check in at 63rd Street, 12th Street, North Avenue and Montrose Avenue Beaches. Starting at 9:00 AM in Calumet Harbor on the far south side of Chicago, competitors will race northward along the entire shoreline to Leone Beach.
Learn to Paddle Class
The day before the race, there will be a two-hour course in paddling offered by Dawid Mocke Clinic “Going Downwind” – Theory then paddling:on Friday, August 27th 2010 at 2pm at Leone Beach
- Basic principles: Catching a wave, riding a wave, catching and riding swells, power up/power down
- Finding the swell: where to look, wind direction, swell direction, finish point
- Linking the swells: where to go, keeping the rhythm and speed
- Common mistakes and how to fix them
Course length is 2 hours. Cost is $55.00 including insurance.
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