Kindly help us out and complete your registration by 5PM Saturday, June 4th. This will allow us to have an assigned bib ready for you on race morning.
Ah, the glorious summer of 1982 – what a time to be born, and wouldn’t we know it! As Kristin and Mike are both celebrating their 40th birthdays this summer, we wanted to have a non-traditional celebration/ party by putting on a race for friends/ family.
Q&A in entertaining fashion:
Q: Wait, are you actually going to really put on like a real race for no reason other than to celebrate your birthdays?
A: Um, are we friends? I mean absolutely we are. Chip timed. Real bibs. Legit start/ finish. And if we can find enough power outlets a DJ too!
Q: What distances will you offer?
A: Half marathon, 10k, 2k (walk) AND a kids race (TBD distance for the kids, but maximum of 1 mile). If your training goes off kilter or you hit the bars too hard the night before and that mile or less looks more appealing, we could be coaxed into renaming the kids race a “fun run for all” too ��
Q: What time are the festivities being held?
A: 7:00am start time for the Half marathon and 10k (plan to arrive 15-20 min before to get your bib). Run, jog, walk, crawl, whatever – but plan to get to that finish line in 3:00 hours, as the kids race is slated for a 10:00am start.
Q: Ugh. Why soooo early?
A: Because it’s June. In Illinois. And runners like to be sleep deprived.
Q: What will the course look like?
A: A map. It will look like a map. We’re nailing down the courses - and will have maps up soon.
Q: Is this a closed course with water stations and gels?
A: Hahaha. Sorry, this is in fact not the Chicago Marathon. No, it will be open to traffic; however we will do our best to mark the course and are working through logistics of at least two water stations. Please note – this is a no waste race. Do not throw garbage on the road/ lawns, because the only dumping you should do is in a port-a-potty.
Q: I have absolutely no desire to run, but I have kids and NEED to entertain them, can I just register the kids?
A: Sure thing lazy bones, make the kids do all the hard work. Fine by us, though, kids love to run.
Q: Will there be t-shirts/ age-group awards/ finisher’s swag?
A: I mean….anything is possible, but didn’t anyone teach the phrase “you get what you pay for?” So, if this is free….then….
Q: Ok, I’m interested, but how much is this amazing experience going to set me back? You know, what’s the cost?
A: This is our present to you. The races – all distances - will be free to participants.
Q: So, can I just show up day-of, or do I NEED to register?
A: Please register – to help us plan, and if nothing else to make it look like we have friends.
Q: Where is this happening?
A: Langendorf Park: 235 Lions Dr, Barrington IL. Run will start at the southern most parking lot. Please park in any of the two giant northern lots and walk the 50 feet to the southern lot so we can have a clean start/ finish.
Q: What if I stub my toe or somehow get injured?
A: Ice, Compression, Elevation. Note - you don’t see the option of suing anyone putting on the event (Team Kiss, ItsRaceTime, or anyone else). By registering and crossing that start line you are agreeing not to sue anyone or bring any lawsuit related to Team Kiss Turns 40. Did I really just have to write that? What a world we live in.