State #28, June 13, 2013: Illinois, Chicago

Run #29 (DC and 28 states), Thursday, June 13

The Jim Gibbons 5K

and preceding the 5K -- baseball

The Cincinnati Reds at the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

However we started the day north of Chicago in Highland Park, Illinois, with a wonderful breakfast with our good friends Helen and Fields, who happen to be Mr Chicago's parents, the instigator of all this running.

Then off to Wrigley

Harry Caray
You know we had to take this pic.

Then to Lincoln Park for the race.
The Jim Gibbons 5k is a serious annual fundraising event for leukemia research. Jim Gibbons, a reporter for channel 7 in Chicago, died of leukemia in 1994.
Ready for the 6:25 p.m. start which is broadcast live on Chicago's channel 7.

And we are off...

25:33 Chip Time, 183rd out of 574, 3rd place in my age group.

The leukemia fundraising was supported by some large teams.

Team Oliver

28 States and DC Completed (blue).
Scheduled for June and July (red).
Scheduled After July (gray).

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