The team knocked out the last 80 or so miles today (again in scorching heat!) after another incredible meal at the Midgley’s. Kevin and some of the Van 2 team woke up about 5am to get out and do their miles so that Kevin could drive all the way back to DC in time to be in the office on Monday. Kathleen’s sister, who had come up from Baltimore with her husband and their baby, also chipped in a few key miles which was much appreciated by the team. With Barry leading the bikers, he, Jim, Dave, Dave’s father-in-law (who joined us from the Milwaukee area), Jane and Liz jumped from the runner path and cruised into Chicago along a very nice greenway gazing at the Chicago skyline and watching overhead as the annual air and water show regaled us with stunts.
Dave earned the “man in the saddle” award for clocking 860+ miles on the bike during our nine days. On the runner side, Craig pounded out 108 and I am sure there were a few others who were up in that nutty stratosphere as well.
In the end, we finished at Ohio and Lakeshore and toasted the completion of Run America IV at a local Chicago establishment. It was a grand day!
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