saturday, was a fun 5K with friends (which included newer 5K-er's, tri friends, running buddies). although fun, i think i won't do it again. 38,000 people for a 5K is a little excessive and too much hoopla. i think smaller races next year will be local events sponsored by local groups. between being with some newbie runners, my talking running friends and the crowds, it was a slow one but a perfect day (albeit cold) to enjoy the Chicago Skyline and friends.