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Runners Cross the River
Early October is the time for the Chicago Marathon - the first or second weekend of the month. Even if you're not a runner (I'm not) it's fun to be in the city with so many dedicated athletes all so intent on doing their best. I'm told that it's a good marathon - Chicago's not exactly a hilly city, and it's possible to make excellent time there, as long as the wind isn't too fierce.
stay out of the gutters
Let's go bowling! And a place you'll always remember is Southport Lanes and Billiards. It's got to be one of the very few remaining genuine bowling bars anywhere in the US - and it is certainly the last such in Chicago. It's tiny - just four lanes - and you get to set your own pins. Buy a pitcher of Goose Island brew and have an old fashioned afternoon here.
Equipment: They do rent shoes here, and they have their own bowling balls, but of course you can bring your own.
Address: 3325 N. Southport
early on a cold morning, not many people are out
Walk, run, jog, bike, hop, or crawl along Lake Shore Drive. You'll need to get some exercise after stuffing yourself with pierogis and deep dish pizza.
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