I ran Leg 1 of the Chicago Urbanathlon today, really enjoyed it. Great organization, positive vibes, huge attendance, this is definitely an event worth attending, either as a spectator or as a competitor. The location on the Chicago lakefront is just outstanding, with views of the skyline as well as the boats in the harbor. Except for the weather, this was just fun, fun, fun! My leg involved a 4 mile run through Grant Park and then over to Navy Pier, where we stutter-stepped through 4 sets of tires as well as climbing over some HUGE tractor tires! Handing off to my teammate at Transition 1 was a welcome relief. He ran 4 miles down the lakefront; his obstacles were a set of monkey bars and marine hurdles. Leg 3 was a 4 mile run with a stair climb in the Soldier Field stands, then finished with a taxi hurdle and then a climb over an 8 foot wall. Very cool. Will probably do it again next year.