Five days before race day, John Kolman, Director of The Race That's Good for Life, sounded very upbeat: "The weather forecast looks good for racing, and with our race named as the Road Runners Club of America's State Championship 5K, some big guns may turn out.
Well before the OPRF wrestling team was racking up state titles, our own contributing columnist Paul Oppenheim was mixing it up on the mat for Doane College. Recently, he revisted his alma mater to remember the Tigers' past and celebrate their present.
The Race That's Good for Life was named as the 2013 Race of the Year by the Chicago Area Runners Association, repeating the honor from 2012. And this year the Oak Park Runners Club is hoping to earn a three-peat for its signature event.