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Run a race
So, you know how when marriage vows include "for better or worse," and the groom is wearing a plastic rental tux, sweating his brains out while the bride is standing there, looking like an emaciated whippet after having starved herself for months to fit into that one-of-a-kind wedding dress? You've already seen the worst, and it's charming -- sort of. The same is true when you are a sweaty, disheveled mess, such as after busting out a quality 5k time at the Cupid's Chase 5k. Why is a running event romantic? It depends on who you are, but here's the scoop:
Singles: You have the choice of running seriously, if you're trying to impress a serious runner, or casually, if the person you're interested in thinks those hyper-competitive athlete types are just silly.
Couples: Nothing says "I love you" like a sweaty hug at the end of a rigorous exercise session. And the faster runner can show that love by adjusting their pace to the slower runner. Now, isn't that nice?
Details: 8 a.m. Saturday (registration; 10 a.m. race); 1765 N. Stockton Drive. $35; or comop.org/cupidschase/illinois.html