*Registration is required*
Join us on Friday evening July 10 at University Club of Chicago, for the latest in our IN-Conversation series.
*Message from Richard Donovan*
"Have you ever wondered how you might get to the North Pole or indeed how 60 people might get there to run a marathon? How is it possible to run on ice on top of the Arctic Ocean where there is no land and only 6 feet separate you from the ocean below? How is an event organized in Antarctica or indeed amongst volcanoes in the Atacama Desert? Let me share my insight with you into how I manage to organize and compete in extreme events in various locations around the world. I also look forward to discussing the challenges of my ongoing 3000 mile run from San Francisco to New York; my upcoming run across the continent of Antarctica; and of course my own background and experiences that prepared me for such a life. I very much look forward to seeing you on July 10!"
Best, Richard Donovan
IN-Chicago is delighted to host
Richard Donovan, Galway Man and Ultra Marathoner, who will present his incredible experience of endurance and success in competitive long distance running in places as disparate as the North Pole, Chile and the Himalayas. In 2012, Donovan completed seven marathons on seven continents in less than five days... yes, you read that correctly.
Donovan has won the Antarctic Ice Marathon, the Inca Trail Marathon, the Everest Challenge Marathon, the Antarctic 100 km and the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race. In 2008 he ran the length of Ireland from Mizen Head to Malin Head, and he is currently running across the US from San Francisco to New York...
IN-Chicago is pleased to present this event with co-sponsor Quarles & Brady LLP and participating sponsor Galway Sister Cities Committee.
Join us in the Monroe Room at University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, on Friday evening July 10 to hear Richard's unique story, see his collection of extraordinary images from his runs in some of the most remote regions of the globe, and learn about his upcoming ultra-run challenges.
6:00pm Reception (hors d'oeuvre & bar)
8:00pm Adjournment to The Gage
We look forward to seeing you on July 10!
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