The Chicagoland area will host a bunch of road races this summer. Whether you’re new to running or an ultra marathoner, running events are a great way to get involved in the community and kick start your summer fitness goals. Here’s Protein Essential’s list of the top 5 races to run this summer!
1. The Undy 5k Run/Walk, May 23rd, Chicago, IL
This fun run requires little clothes, but supports a big cause. The funds raised through this event support colon cancer research, sign up on their website.
2. The Essence of Freedom Run, May 25, Deerfield, IL
Memorial Day isn’t just about summer and BBQs, participate in this race‘s 5k or 10k to support our veterans and troops.
3. The North Shore Half Marathon, May 31, Highland Park, IL
One of our very own Protein Essential founders participated in this race a few years back. The event features a great course through beautiful highland park, and a grand finish in the track arena.
4. The Color Run Chicago, June 7, Chicago, IL
If serious racing isn’t your style, the Color Run Chicago is the perfect event for you. At this race, you’ll have a blast getting sprayed with colored paint as you race, just remember to leave your nice workout clothes at home.
5. Burgers and Beer 5k, July 13, Chicago, IL
While this race is held at Soldier Field and has all the staples of an official 5k, it’s the post-race party which sets the Burgers and Beer 5k apart from the rest.
Whichever race you chose, Protein Essentials will help you achieve your race goals. Start preparing today. Add two tablespoons of our Perform 100: Energy & Recovery Supplement to your post-run drink and feel the benefits. After all, it’s a Paleo Superfood™.