About Chicago's Humana Race to Taste:
The 20th annual Humana Race to Taste 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk includes an evening run along Chicago’s iconic lakefront and Grant Park with a start and finish at Queens Landing. All participants are invited to the race after-party where they can sample Humana Healthier Choice items featured at various Taste of Chicago restaurants, watch the awards ceremony, and sign-up for an enter-to-win giveaway. Race registration includes a commemorative race T-shirt and strip of Taste Ticket to use at Taste of Chicago, which is held in Grant Park July 11 - 15, 2012. (Learn more about the Taste of Chicago with our Guide to the Taste of Chicago 2012.)
When is Chicago's Humana Race to Taste:
About Chicago's Humana Race to Taste will take place on Thursday, July 12, at 6:15 p.m. The 2-mile walk will start at 6:20 p.m. (Tip: The popular Fleet Feet Kids's Dash will take place on its own day, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Chicago's Butler Field.)
Where is the Chicago's Humana Race to Taste:
Chicago's Humana Race to Taste will take place at Queen’s Landing (directly East of Buckingham Fountain at the Lakefront Trail; Columbus Drive & Balbo Drive). Because parking is limited in this area of Chicago, taking public transportation is a good idea. Check out our Guide to Using the CTA in Chicago.
Registration for Chicago's Humana Race to Taste:
To register for Chicago's Humana Race to Taste, visit the race's page on www.signmeup.com. Registration fee is $35 for the 5K race and $35 or the 2 mile walk. Online registration closes on Thursday, July 5. All participants will receive a commemorative event T-shirt, goody bag, and a coupon for one strip of Taste tickets. Please note that your free Taste food tickets may only be picked up from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on race day (at the taste ticket tent), and are not available from the Taste of Chicago ticket booths.
Post-race Party for Chicago's Humana Race to Taste:
Sample Humana Healthier Choice items featured at various Taste of Chicago restaurants, watch the awards ceremony, and sign-up for an enter-to-win giveaway before heading over to the Taste of Chicago.
Check out these Taste of Chicago healthy eating tips from Chicago author David Grotto, RD, who is teaming up with HERSHEY’S MODERATION NATION to share advice on ways a balanced diet can improve workout performance and overall well-being. Tips include portion controlling snacks and sticking to 100-200 calorie portions; be sure to eat a healthy and filling meal about an hour before putting on your running shoes. A good rule of thumb is to eat a small plate (9” diameter) with a combination of fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, and low fat dairy products. Eat a good protein and carbohydrate source within 20 minutes of finishing the race to repair muscles and replenish glycogen stores; and trying an 8 oz. glass of low-fat chocolate milk after crossing the finish line. Dr. Grottos says this drink is full of carbohydrates and proteins that will help replenish tired muscles.