Fort 2 Base Race

Fort 2 Base Race Fort2Base is an annual event in Illinois celebrating and honoring the United States Armed Forces. Fort2 Base Race, LLC was founded in 2010 by Beth Salinger
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06/16/2021

Meet Ambassador Jen C. on race day and upcoming fun runs!
#fort2base #ambassador #runner #cantstopme #raceDay #August #spanish

Happy birthday to the United States Army! 🥳🎂🎉🎈🎁The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress ...
06/14/2021

Happy birthday to the United States Army! 🥳🎂🎉🎈🎁
The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year.
#usarmy #celebrate #happybirthday #fort2base #USArmedForces

Happy birthday to the United States Army! 🥳🎂🎉🎈🎁
The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year.
#usarmy #celebrate #happybirthday #fort2base #USArmedForces

#FeelGoodFridayFort2Base has partnered with Headstrong Project as the official charity partner of this year's event.  He...
06/11/2021

#FeelGoodFriday
Fort2Base has partnered with Headstrong Project as the official charity partner of this year's event. Headstrong's mission is to heal the hidden wounds of war through cost-free, barrier-free, stigma-free mental health treatment for our military veterans and their families. 100% of your donation goes directly to Headstrong!

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#FeelGoodFriday
Fort2Base has partnered with Headstrong Project as the official charity partner of this year's event. Headstrong's mission is to heal the hidden wounds of war through cost-free, barrier-free, stigma-free mental health treatment for our military veterans and their families. 100% of your donation goes directly to Headstrong!

https://www.imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventStore.aspx%3FfEID%3D73845%26mSource%3DimAOverview

My favorite part of my job and the thing I missed most was you, our awesome participants! Yesterday I got to hang out wi...
06/10/2021

My favorite part of my job and the thing I missed most was you, our awesome participants! Yesterday I got to hang out with ambassador Jen! Great to see you! #running #ambassador #fort2base #August #walking

My favorite part of my job and the thing I missed most was you, our awesome participants! Yesterday I got to hang out with ambassador Jen! Great to see you! #running #ambassador #fort2base #August #walking

It is #TrainingTipTuesday thanks to our friends at HOKA ONE ONE!It is time to get back to training – I am not speaking a...
06/08/2021

It is #TrainingTipTuesday thanks to our friends at HOKA ONE ONE!

It is time to get back to training – I am not speaking about your training (but maybe this applies to you) but to me! I had a very stubborn injury that after seeing a few foot doctors and other specialists, finally came down to me changing my running shoes! Palm to face! So now I had no excuse not to get back into a routine and then COVID hit – double palm to face. I spent way too many months on the couch watching NCIS re-runs, feeling sorry for myself and gaining the COVID 19. In January, I decided it was time to change all of that. I can’t control COVID but I can control by response to COVID. I changed my eating habits (16 pounds gone – buh bye) and I worked out every day in January with the Fort2Base Boot Campers!

I wanted to get back to running, but didn’t have the motivation. I would get on the treadmill here and there and when it finally warmed up, I went outside here and there, but never with any consistency. Last week at our International Running Day, I walked with some really awesome people. People who were committed to moving, some were faster than others, but everyone SHOWED UP!

The Alpine Runners invited me to join their club, they have group runs almost every day of the week and for every skill level. I was never a fast runner, but I was strong and had endurance, all of which is gone. I am starting from scratch, as I know many of you are too! So, I signed up and joined the couch to 5K group. I remember when I was at a consistent training level where I could run a half marathon without having to change anything, but where I am today is an out of shape walker. Do you know how to get stronger and faster? SHOW UP!

So today I am committing to my training and SHOWING UP! I will keep you updated on my journey as I hope you keep me updated on yours!

The key is to get out there and KEEP SHOWING UP!

It is #TrainingTipTuesday thanks to our friends at HOKA ONE ONE!

It is time to get back to training – I am not speaking about your training (but maybe this applies to you) but to me! I had a very stubborn injury that after seeing a few foot doctors and other specialists, finally came down to me changing my running shoes! Palm to face! So now I had no excuse not to get back into a routine and then COVID hit – double palm to face. I spent way too many months on the couch watching NCIS re-runs, feeling sorry for myself and gaining the COVID 19. In January, I decided it was time to change all of that. I can’t control COVID but I can control by response to COVID. I changed my eating habits (16 pounds gone – buh bye) and I worked out every day in January with the Fort2Base Boot Campers!

I wanted to get back to running, but didn’t have the motivation. I would get on the treadmill here and there and when it finally warmed up, I went outside here and there, but never with any consistency. Last week at our International Running Day, I walked with some really awesome people. People who were committed to moving, some were faster than others, but everyone SHOWED UP!

The Alpine Runners invited me to join their club, they have group runs almost every day of the week and for every skill level. I was never a fast runner, but I was strong and had endurance, all of which is gone. I am starting from scratch, as I know many of you are too! So, I signed up and joined the couch to 5K group. I remember when I was at a consistent training level where I could run a half marathon without having to change anything, but where I am today is an out of shape walker. Do you know how to get stronger and faster? SHOW UP!

So today I am committing to my training and SHOWING UP! I will keep you updated on my journey as I hope you keep me updated on yours!

The key is to get out there and KEEP SHOWING UP!

#MondayMotivation  I love this quote from Jeff Galloway , there is no definition of a Runner! If you run, YOU ARE A RUNN...
06/07/2021

#MondayMotivation I love this quote from Jeff Galloway , there is no definition of a Runner! If you run, YOU ARE A RUNNER! Get out there and get moving!

#MondayMotivation I love this quote from Jeff Galloway , there is no definition of a Runner! If you run, YOU ARE A RUNNER! Get out there and get moving!

06/06/2021

Seventy-seven years ago on the Normandy coast thousands gave up their tomorrows for our today.

May we never forget the heroism and sacrifice that changed the course of history. #DDay77

06/06/2021

Price increase coming tonight at 11:59pm - register today and save! Race day is Sunday August 22 - it will be here before you know it!
#Fort2Base #RegisterNow #runner #walking #August

Price increase Monday at 12:01am, register today and save!#fort2base #running #August2021 #summertime
06/05/2021

Price increase Monday at 12:01am, register today and save!
#fort2base #running #August2021 #summertime

Price increase Monday at 12:01am, register today and save!
#fort2base #running #August2021 #summertime

Price increase coming Monday, register today and save!  Link in bio!
06/04/2021

Price increase coming Monday, register today and save! Link in bio!

Price increase coming Monday, register today and save! Link in bio!

Great to see so many old friends and make new ones last night at our fun run. Thanks to our friends at Alpine Runners an...
06/03/2021

Great to see so many old friends and make new ones last night at our fun run. Thanks to our friends at Alpine Runners and Road Runner Sports if you missed our rin last night, be sure to join us at one of our coming runs, dates tbd!

CELEBRATE International Running Day with #Fort2Base @alpinerunners at Road Runner Sports at 6pm tonight for a free fun r...
06/02/2021

CELEBRATE International Running Day with #Fort2Base @alpinerunners at Road Runner Sports at 6pm tonight for a free fun run! Everyone welcome! Lots of raffles, snacks, and much more!
#runninglife #june #trainingtime #runner #halfmarathon #5k

CELEBRATE International Running Day with #Fort2Base @alpinerunners at Road Runner Sports at 6pm tonight for a free fun run! Everyone welcome! Lots of raffles, snacks, and much more!
#runninglife #june #trainingtime #runner #halfmarathon #5k

Today is the official kick off for your #Fort2base training and our first #TrainingTipTuesday To kick things off I will ...
06/01/2021

Today is the official kick off for your #Fort2base training and our first #TrainingTipTuesday To kick things off I will host a Facebook live event tonight, June 1st, at 5pm. I will answer all your training questions and get this party started!! #training #usmilitary #fortsheridan @navstaglakes

Today is the official kick off for your #Fort2base training and our first #TrainingTipTuesday To kick things off I will host a Facebook live event tonight, June 1st, at 5pm. I will answer all your training questions and get this party started!! #training #usmilitary #fortsheridan @navstaglakes

05/31/2021

#MemorialDay is a special day for all #Americans. It is where we, as a nation, honor and remember those who gave their lives so that we might live in freedom. While most of us cannot understand the grief of those who have lost loved ones defending our nation, our hearts should break for them. Those #Sailors, #Marines, #Soldiers, #Airmen, and #CoastGuardsmen who gave their lives did not wear the cloth of the nation for accolades. They did it because they chose to answer their nation’s call - no matter the cost. As we celebrate #MemorialDay this year, I encourage you to remember those who carried our freedoms on their shoulders. Remember those who answered the call of their nation, led a life of consequence and took action to support a cause far greater than oneself. Remember those men and women who ran into harm’s way and paid the ultimate price.

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while servi...
05/31/2021

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

#memorialday #MemorialDay2021 #remember #May2021 #honor

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

#memorialday #MemorialDay2021 #remember #May2021 #honor

For 9 months out of the year, you are a responsible, overachieving adult in a constant pursuit of your next ambitious pr...
05/28/2021

For 9 months out of the year, you are a responsible, overachieving adult in a constant pursuit of your next ambitious project, seeking perfection at every turn. But when Summer is here, your most important obligations include working on your tan, outdoor running, your golf swing, and making sure the cooler is full of ice. It’s time to grab a Summer Ale and relax!

Cheers!
Sam Adams Boston Brewery

For 9 months out of the year, you are a responsible, overachieving adult in a constant pursuit of your next ambitious project, seeking perfection at every turn. But when Summer is here, your most important obligations include working on your tan, outdoor running, your golf swing, and making sure the cooler is full of ice. It’s time to grab a Summer Ale and relax!

Cheers!
Sam Adams Boston Brewery

Save the date - Tuesday June 1st for the next Roll Call Chicagoland  Virtual meeting, beginning at 6:00pm.  All attendee...
05/27/2021

Save the date - Tuesday June 1st for the next Roll Call Chicagoland Virtual meeting, beginning at 6:00pm. All attendees much register for the event with the link, listed below. All active duty, reservists, retired, veterans and military dependents are welcome to join!

Zoom Registration Link
http://bit.ly/RCCJune2021

Save the date - Tuesday June 1st for the next Roll Call Chicagoland Virtual meeting, beginning at 6:00pm. All attendees much register for the event with the link, listed below. All active duty, reservists, retired, veterans and military dependents are welcome to join!

Zoom Registration Link
http://bit.ly/RCCJune2021

For the 2021 Fort2Base Race...1 - I am registered!2 - I am waiting to see how my training goes to register3 - I am waiti...
05/26/2021

For the 2021 Fort2Base Race...
1 - I am registered!
2 - I am waiting to see how my training goes to register
3 - I am waiting until closer to race day to register in case the race gets cancelled
4 - I am not comfortable racing in person this year
5 - I am going to participate virtually
6 - Fort2Base doesn't fit into my schedule this year
7 - Other (please give us details)

As we are going to start ordering medals and shirts soon, we are trying to get an idea of participation this year! We really appreciate your support!! ❤ 🥳

For the 2021 Fort2Base Race...
1 - I am registered!
2 - I am waiting to see how my training goes to register
3 - I am waiting until closer to race day to register in case the race gets cancelled
4 - I am not comfortable racing in person this year
5 - I am going to participate virtually
6 - Fort2Base doesn't fit into my schedule this year
7 - Other (please give us details)

As we are going to start ordering medals and shirts soon, we are trying to get an idea of participation this year! We really appreciate your support!! ❤ 🥳

05/24/2021
Get Help - Headstrong

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and our partner Headstrong Project provides cost-free, bureaucracy-free, stigma-free, confidential, and effective mental health treatment for veterans and their families. If you are a veteran and need help follow the link below to get help! ❤
https://getheadstrong.org/get-help/

Headstrong does an initial phone intake. The client is provided a one-time in-person psychiatric evaluation. The client begins trauma therapy.

05/23/2021

Good morning #fort2base friends! Just 3 short months until #raceday
#FortSheridan
#august

So excited to be planning for an in person Fort2Base Race!!  We will once again be partnering with @roadrunnersports Kil...
05/19/2021

So excited to be planning for an in person Fort2Base Race!! We will once again be partnering with @roadrunnersports Kildeer, Wilmette and Chicago for packet pick up! Please let me know which location you think you will pick up from, so we can finalize schedules. **You can pick up from any location, this is just a very informal poll!
#roadrunnersports #fort2base #packetpickup #raceday #chicago

So excited to be planning for an in person Fort2Base Race!! We will once again be partnering with @roadrunnersports Kildeer, Wilmette and Chicago for packet pick up! Please let me know which location you think you will pick up from, so we can finalize schedules. **You can pick up from any location, this is just a very informal poll!
#roadrunnersports #fort2base #packetpickup #raceday #chicago

It's #TrainingTipTuesday what's the best tip you ever received? #kickoff2021 #fort2base #hokaoneone #getoutandrun
05/18/2021

It's #TrainingTipTuesday what's the best tip you ever received? #kickoff2021 #fort2base #hokaoneone #getoutandrun

It's #TrainingTipTuesday what's the best tip you ever received? #kickoff2021 #fort2base #hokaoneone #getoutandrun

It is #medalmonday , we are getting closer to race day and more excited!!  **Note ribbons will be the same for 10NM and ...
05/17/2021

It is #medalmonday , we are getting closer to race day and more excited!! **Note ribbons will be the same for 10NM and 3NM medals!

It is #medalmonday , we are getting closer to race day and more excited!! **Note ribbons will be the same for 10NM and 3NM medals!

It is important to note that Armed Forces Day is not the same as Veterans Day. Armed Forces Day is meant to salute the s...
05/15/2021

It is important to note that Armed Forces Day is not the same as Veterans Day. Armed Forces Day is meant to salute the services of the US military people whose services are ongoing. #ArmedForcesDay #usmilitary #thankyouforyourservice #thankyou #fort2base

It is important to note that Armed Forces Day is not the same as Veterans Day. Armed Forces Day is meant to salute the services of the US military people whose services are ongoing. #ArmedForcesDay #usmilitary #thankyouforyourservice #thankyou #fort2base

A little THIS OR THAT for hump day!  Take a photo of your completed card and post to Facebook or Instagram and tag Fort ...
05/12/2021

A little THIS OR THAT for hump day! Take a photo of your completed card and post to Facebook or Instagram and tag Fort 2 Base Race @Fort2base for a chance to win!!

A little THIS OR THAT for hump day! Take a photo of your completed card and post to Facebook or Instagram and tag Fort 2 Base Race @Fort2base for a chance to win!!

Happy Mother's Day!
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day in the United States. Please take this ...
05/07/2021

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day in the United States. Please take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. #militaryspouse #militarylife #appreciate #armedforces #fort2base

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day in the United States. Please take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces. #militaryspouse #militarylife #appreciate #armedforces #fort2base

Taco 'bout a FIESTA!!  Special 20% discount on NEW online registrations today through Saturday May 8th (LINK IN BIO).Des...
05/05/2021

Taco 'bout a FIESTA!!
Special 20% discount on NEW online registrations today through Saturday May 8th (LINK IN BIO).
Descuento especial del 20% en NUEVAS inscripciones en línea desde hoy hasta el sábado 8 de mayo (LINK IN BIO).
#eatdrinkrun #cincodemayo #fiesta #fort2base #celebrate

Taco 'bout a FIESTA!!
Special 20% discount on NEW online registrations today through Saturday May 8th (LINK IN BIO).
Descuento especial del 20% en NUEVAS inscripciones en línea desde hoy hasta el sábado 8 de mayo (LINK IN BIO).
#eatdrinkrun #cincodemayo #fiesta #fort2base #celebrate

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Participants have a choice of two distances, a 10 nautical mile (11.5 miles) and a 3 nautical mile (3.45 miles) distance. The 10 nautical mile event is a point to point race, which begins at historic Fort Sheridan (Army) and ends at Foss Park, just North of Naval Station Great Lakes. The 3 nautical mile event takes place on the McClory Bike Path and ends at Foss Park, just North of Naval Station Great Lakes. Both courses offer runners a unique glimpse into beautiful scenic vistas of the North Shore as well as the magnificence of Illinois’ great military encampments. Directly following the races, participants and their families along with sponsors and community partners are invited to partake in an array of activities and festivities in the finish area at Foss Park.

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Fort2Base in Tucson, Arizona. The word on this awesome race is spreading!!!
Patriots' Day run, breezy and warm! 💙💛💙
Tulip sleeping on the job as well.
Representing my favorite race and staying motivated with a few hills 🇺🇸
When will hotels discounts open. Thanks!
Navy vs Kansas State in Memphis right now Liberty Bowl 2019....GO NAVY!!!
I'm sorry we didn't have any fun at your party.
Wanted to say thank you for a great 3NM! The last time I ran this race was back in 2013 and it is still just as great! Sorry I couldn't stay for the awards
I didn’t want to miss a year of F2B, thank you for letting me complete a shadow run while deployed to Kuwait! I even recruited another runner to register and our running group joined along the way. We had some miserable weather but great company! 🇺🇸🦅🗽#ArmyStrong
I was so honored this morning by Laura Elizabeth Paplauskas. She greeted with with a huge smile and a hug as she got off the bus. I was her pacer for the WonderWoman Half Marathon and we have remained FB friends. She saw on my page that I was going to be here pacing so she decided to sign up for the race so she could run with me again. Laura made me so happy when she told me that. If you knew her own person story, you would know she is truly a WonderWoman. It was so fun to run with Laura again.
Is there shirt exchange at the race? The men's 2XL shirt that was given to my husband at packet pickup is horribly small and doesn't fit at all. Are there any 3XL's even available?