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Runners Cross the River - Chicago

Runners Cross the River

Chicago Marathon Individual Sports: Biking, Golfing, Jogging, Turtle Racing, etc. Review

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.

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 31, 2004
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stay out of the gutters - Chicago

stay out of the gutters

Bowling in Southport Individual Sports: Biking, Golfing, Jogging, Turtle Racing, etc. Review

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

Phone: 773-472-6600

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 18, 2004
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early on a cold morning, not many people are out - Chicago

early on a cold morning, not many people are out

Lake Shore Drive Individual Sports: Biking, Golfing, Jogging, Turtle Racing, etc. Review

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.

Theme: Biking

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 18, 2004
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