Feeling Fit in Chicago: Join the smaccRUN!


Details of the long anticipated smaccRUN 2015 are finally here.

Have a listen to the promo podcast featuring the seriously skilled, incredibly athletic half-man, half-machine that is Jesse Spurr, friend of St Emlyns and ICU Nurse Educator Extraordinare. Find out about how #smaccRUN came about and how you can get involved in Chicago at SMACC, regardless of how fit or unfit you are.

Just remember: it’s not a race, it’s going to be hot and it’s all about having fun so please commit to having a great time with some like-minded running fans and don’t break yourself! Make sure you’ve got your sweatbands ordered in advance – it’s going to be a hot one!

When and Where?

We’ve planned two runs and for both the meeting point is at the front of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers:

Monday 22nd June at 3pm

Saturday 27th June at 9am

(the hangover run post FOAMaoke, followed by a rather sweaty breakfast at Yolk Streeterville around 10am)

Register your intention to join us here!

It’ll help us know whether we need to warn Yolk in advance 🙂

And if you fancy running more than twice? You can use the #smaccRUN hashtag or tweet the @smaccRUN account to arrange meet-ups with other attendees.

Not started training yet? It’s not too late! Download a couch to 5K app (there are loads of free ones – I started running 18 months ago with this one), commit to training for 30mins three times a week and you’ll be looking great and feeling awesome when the time comes to pound the shores of Lake Michigan. – Nat

Get your lycra on, there’s no excuse – see you there, it’ll probably be warmer than Sweden!IMG_1278


Cite this article as: Natalie May, "Feeling Fit in Chicago: Join the smaccRUN!," in St.Emlyn's, May 15, 2015, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/feeling-fit-in-chicago-join-the-smaccrun/.

Posted by Natalie May

Dr. Natalie May, MBChB, MPHe, MSc, PGCert Medical Education, FRCEM, FACEM is section lead for paediatrics and medical education. She is an Editorial Board Member of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. She is a specialist in Emergency Medicine (Australia) and a Specialist in Emergency Medicine with Paediatric Emergency Medicine (UK). She works as Staff Specialist in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine with the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (aka Sydney HEMS). She also works as aStaff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, St George Hospital (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District). Her research interests include medical education, particularly feedback; gender inequity in healthcare; paediatric emergency medicine. You can find her on twitter as @_NMay

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