Nick Schneigert

Humboldt Park

I think ‘Go Run events bring together the community. Greg Hipp from CARA told me about the program and how it aims to reach new runners and help build a community so I jumped aboard to help and work it as a site coordinator. What also made ‘Go Run strong was its volunteers. We had great people like Chuck Lee, Mary Lee, Patricia Bustamante, and Evelyn Cato show up week and week. Being a track college coach at Illinois Tech and former military allowed me to help with organization and structuring each run. I am a hard worker and being able to put effort into something I believe in was icing on the cake. The program began with a lot of participation from the Chicago community and it’s my hope that it will only grow larger.