Madison to Chicago 2010 was a success! All of our runners are back safely in Chicago - Ms. Pham is recovering from her bout of heat exhaustion. Special thanks goes to Mr. Kretz for staying with Ms. Pham in the hospital. Mr. Martin reported that Friday was one of the hottest and most humid days that he has ever experienced as a veteran runner. It was so hot, in fact, that the teams could barely sleep in the vans while they were waiting for their turn to run.
The heat was followed by rain that became so strong that the race was stopped for about an hour on Saturday just north of the finish line. Our valiant team finished the relay in the park near Montrose Harbor around 6:00pm.
More information on the race, donations, and pictures coming soon!
Thank you to all who supported the MC200 team!
|@ June 14, 2010 6:01:10 PM CDT ( )|
We just received an email from Mr. Martin saying that Ms. Pham was suffering from heat exhaustion and would not be able to continue in the relay. She is recovering in the hospital right now. Please keep our relay runners in your prayers.
|@ June 11, 2010 3:14:25 PM CDT ( )|
Mr. Martin reports that the team left Madison and began running at about 7:30 this morning. Right now, Ms. Birch (5th Grade - Our Lady of Charity) is running Leg 5 of the relay. In total, they have gone about 20 miles. The weather is hot and humid, but everyone is excited about getting to Chicago.
Click here to see Ms. Pham (1st Grade - St. Frances) getting ready to take over for Ms. Birch: http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/?mivt=OESrYczGYzPC57c7a7OU&shareName=MMS
|@ June 11, 2010 12:05:03 PM CDT ( )|
If you haven't yet had the chance to make your pledge in support of Catholic Education in Cicero, please consider doing so while our teachers' feet are hitting the pavement.
To make an online pledge, please visit: http://www.parishpay.com/myschooldonations/FrancesOfRome/donor_details.asp (Please type "SFR-OLC Relay" under the "Other" box.) THANK YOU!
|@ June 11, 2010 9:53:56 AM CDT ( )|
Our 2010 Madison to Chicago Relay team left yesterday for the drive north. They spent the night in Madison and got started running just a couple of hours ago. This year's team includes some returning runners as well as some new faces. We are happy to have a combined team of teachers from both Saint Frances of Rome and Our Lady of Charity schools. Please check back throughout the weekend for more updates on the team.
|@ June 11, 2010 9:50:38 AM CDT ( )|
We got lost. We battled minor injuries. We got sick. We slept in parks, churches and in parking lots. We got drenched by heavy rains. We ran over 200 miles! WE HAD A BLAST! … and we want to do it again next year! On behalf of Fr. Mark, Mr. Martin and all the teachers who participated, we want to thank you for your many prayers and the financial support you provided in our effort to raise money for the Catholic education programs offered in the parish.
We started out in Madison, Wisconsin at 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning and ran for over 30 consecutive hours before arriving at Montrose Avenue beach on the Chicago lakefront. There was beautiful sunshine as we traversed many hiking and bike trails in Wisconsin. By late evening, the sun had turned to clouds and the rains began as we continued the trek from Milwaukee on our way toward Chicago. By morning, the rains had eased up and the day turned beautiful as we completed our remaining legs.
Below is a list of the runners and their individual miles for those of you who pledged for individual runners. At the bottom of the list is our total mileage. Again, thank you for all your support. If you are interested in joining us next year, please let us know.
1. Kerrie Johnson – 25.81 miles
2. Aubrey Smith - 20.49 miles
3. Dan Justin - 22.50 miles
4. Tabitha Rosien - 22.71 miles
5. Katie Kobeszka - 16.68 miles
6. Clem Martin - 25.25 miles
7. Sara Urben - 13.73 miles
8. Fr. Mark - 13.97 miles
9. Melanie Larrabee - 15.49 miles
10. Larry Kretz - 26.61 miles
SFR3 team ran a total of 203.24 miles
Overall standing – 106th place
Category standing – 58th place (of 61 teams)
|@ June 30, 2009 9:07:41 AM CDT ( )|
The team has crossed into Illinois and is now in Zion. They are currently running leg 30. They report they are battling injuries and dehydration but are determined to "go the distance".
|@ June 13, 2009 9:06:26 AM CDT ( )|
It's now 24 hours into the race and Fr. Mark has begun leg 28. So far the team has run 147 miles. Mr Martin reports everyone is in good spirits with a couple of minor injuries.
The team will soon has completed it's 3rd rotation. At the end of leg 30 they will cross the border into Illinois as they enter Zion. At that point they will have just under 40 miles to the finish line.
More experienced and faster teams who started hours later are now on their heels.
|@ June 13, 2009 7:11:52 AM CDT ( )|
11 hours into the race and Katie Kobeszka is running leg 16. At the conclusion of leg 15 the team had run 78.58 miles. Principal Clem Martin should be on the run in about 20 minutes as he starts leg 17.
|@ June 12, 2009 6:13:10 PM CDT ( )|
It's been 8 hours from the start of the race and the team members have run one full rotation. Kerrie Johnson is running leg 11 which is 5.74 miles. It's sunny and hot on the trail according to the team. Lot's of wildlife to be seen. They've completed 50.51 miles through leg 11.
The team is running at a faster pace than they had figured. They have 2 vans. While 1/2 of the team rests, the other van and runners take turns on their assigned legs.
You can find out more about the legs and the route they're taking by visiting http://www.mc200.com.
|@ June 12, 2009 3:02:33 PM CDT ( )|
Below you will find the team rotation for SFR3:
1. Kerrie Johnson
3. Dan Justin
4. Tabitha Rosien
5. Katie Kobeszka
6. Clem Martin
7. Sara Urben
8. Fr. Mark
9. Melanie Larrabee
10. Larry Kretz
|@ June 12, 2009 10:36:59 AM CDT ( )|
There are over 120 teams participating in the Madison-Chicago Relay Race. Our SFR3 team started this morning at 7am with the first runner, Kerrie Johnson.
17 more teams were in the first wave of runners. The second leg was run by Aubrey Smith. Third leg by Dan Justin, Fourth leg by Tabitha Rosien. The fifth leg is being currently run by Katie Kobeska.
SFR3 is currently in 5th place after holding 3rd place with Dan Justin.
|@ June 12, 2009 10:32:34 AM CDT ( )|
Last Saturday I (Mr. Martin) ran in the Soldier Field ten mile run as part of my training for the MC200. The weather was perfect and made for a great race. Finishing the race in Soldier Field was also lots of fun.
I finished the race in 1:17.04 for a pace of about 7:43 per mile. So far so good. I am getting excited about the upcoming event, running between 4-5 times per week.
|@ May 28, 2009 7:55:13 AM CDT ( )|