Sunday, July 29, 2018

Malort 5k 2018 {race recap}

Malort 5k race recap!

Comprised of: 

1 shot of Malort pre run
5k Run
1 shot of Malort at the finish

Celebratory finish line beer from Buckledown. 

On Saturday morning, we woke up early to run the Malort 5k.  Since we love soccer, and sometimes Malort, it was a no brainer to sign up. 

Proceeds from the event supports the Chicago Fire October 8th Committee, preserving the history of the Chicago Fire, and the Fire for Food drive benefiting the Chicago Food Depository. So it’s all for a great cause! 

We put our game faces on. 

Like a fly to honey, a brasilian to a soccer pitch. We got to kick soccer balls around pre race on the practice field. It was a great warmup!

Soon it was time to make our way to the start of the race. 

The race was held at the Heineken Pub 97, Chicago fire practice field. 

Our squad runs deep. We had 13 people participating in this event from MRC Chicago!

We watched in anticipation as the Malort shots were filled pre race. 

We chose our shots, drank them when we got the word to start and then we were off on our 5k!

The run was nice and on sidewalks. I felt hot and out of breath. (Common theme for the past 2 weeks since I’ve been sick with sinus problems)

This is probably the first 5k I negative split. (Just ignore that pesky last .10 mile. That’s when we got our 2nd shot of Malort) 

By 8:45am we had drank 2 shots of Malort and a beer. We were truly living our best lives. It was also L’s birthday so it was extra special to be able to share this time with him. 

I give the Malort 5k an 11/10. I’d totally run it again. Organization was on point, it benefited a great cause, and we had a ton of fun. 

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