Chicago Marathon Folks: Watch out for running balls!

So today is the big day if you’re planning on signing up for the Chicago Marathon.  Registration started at midnight this morning (CST timezone) for the 31st running of the Chicago Marathon.  Today’s TGIF post brings you a reminder to watch out for a big pair of running balls if your running Chicago later this year.  Cause getting run over by a massive version of family jewels would be a wee bit difficult to explain to family and friends:  “Uhh yeah man, I was just running along in my zone and then – BAM! – a giant ball sack flattened me to the pavement”.


Last year there was a guy running in a costume representin’ the home team.  It made for some great photos that were floated around the Internet at that time – although generally overshadowed by issues with the race itself.  The costume was all for a good cause though, he was there supporting Testicular Cancer.


Have a great weekend folks!


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  1. I just got off the trainer. Need I say more?

  2. oh my lord. well this was a blog post i didn’t expect.

  3. Okay, how he didn’t pass out on a day like last year is beyond me!

    Now all I can think of is Alex Baldwin: “No one can resist my Schwetty balls!”

  4. Wow, you don’t see that every day.

  5. I hope I see all that and more in October!

  6. Did that guy make it to the end? I ran Chicago last year, and I can tell you it was no race to be wearing balls! How did I miss that!
    Hope the weather cooperates with you… It’s a great, super flat course!

  7. like they say..
    his pace was…….
    “balls to the walls”

    thanks rainmaker

  8. You gotta be kidding me. No wonder they cancelled the race!