Chicago ultra-marathoner David Coligado is going to start running at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and he’s not going to stop until he’s completed 100 miles.
Oh, and he’s looking for others to join him.
Coligado, who’s also a running coach, has teamed up with lululemon athletica on this event. He’ll be on a treadmill in the window at the store, 930 N. Rush, doing his thing. His goal is to run the 100 miles in 24 hours and raise $25,000 for the Smile Train, which is an organization that gets free surgery for those who have been born with facial deformities.
If you’re so inclined, you can sign up to run on a treadmill alongside David for a portion of the 24 hours. Or, you can just run on the treadmill at one of the other lululemon stores.
To keep things fun —and to give Coligado companionship and support —a number of 45-minute classes will be held, including Pound, Shred415 and Hip Hop Yoga. Those start at midnight and continue throughout the night.
There’ll be a DJ spinning tunes and a number of other health-related activities as well.
Oh, and as if all that running wasn’t enough, once the 24 hours are over, Coligado will run a mile to the lakefront and jump into Lake Michigan.
Coligado’s an interesting fellow. At one time he was a smoker who weighed more than 300 pounds. Running for charities is one of his things now, according to a 2012 Chicago Magazine article.
Other partners for the 24-hour event include Equinox, Shred 415, Chicago Athletic Clubs, Core Power Yoga, KIND bar, VitaCocoa, Real Good Juice Co and Freshii.
To register for the treadmill runs or classes, visit here.
Note: The location for registration has been updated.