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What We're About

RoadRacing.Rocks! is a website intended for runners of all abilities and experiences. Runners who are members of Fast Track are requested to create an account on and use the www.FastTrackRacingTeam.com site instead of RoadRacing.Rocks!. Everyone else may join RoadRacing.Rocks by clicking here:

The RoadRacing.Rocks!! race calendar platform is striving to be the best tool out there for scheduling one's race season. Users can load it up with a all their planned races, whether they are as short as 50 meter track event to as long as a full Ironman.

The site's creator, Steve Breese encourages all runners to create a free profile on the site in order to take advantage of its many features!


Road Racing is all about...

» Running with Friends

Carol Stream Wednesday Night Fun Run on Wednesday, December 7

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Location:
Dick Pond - Carol Stream
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:30 PM
Current Conditions in Carol Stream:
Wednesday Night Forecast:
Some clouds. Low 17°. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Schaumburg Speedwork on Wednesday, December 713 RSVPs

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Running during the winter months in the northwest suburbs of Chicago can be challenging. It can also be a fun and rewarding experience if you are training with the right group of friends. Join members of the Fast Track Racing Team to learn how to improve your endurance, increase your speed and gain confidence as you prepare for road races in 2017. Open to runners of all levels!

If you're running late, meet at the Dirksen Elementary school at Beech Dr & Hickory Ln at 6:30pm. Be sure to warm up for your first loop.

Workout: Run 1200m, jog 600m back to start to complete one loop (do 3-4 loops)
Location:
Meineke Recreation Center
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:15 PM
Current Conditions in Schaumburg:
Wednesday Night Forecast:
Partly cloudy skies. Low 16°. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
Just like our Harper Track Workouts, all paces are welcome and all members are encouraged to participate. Please wear reflective clothing to ensure your safety. Harper Track Workouts will resume around mid-March.
Map of Fartlek Workout:
Schaumburg_Speedwork_Route.jpg

Park Ridge Bunker Hill Speed Club on Wednesday, December 7

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Location:
Dick Pond - Park Ridge
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:00 PM
Current Conditions in Park Ridge:
Wednesday Forecast:
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper teens.

Lisle Thursday Night Fun Run on Thursday, December 8

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Location:
Dick Pond - Lisle
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:00 PM
Current Conditions in Lisle:
Thursday Forecast:
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. A few flurries are possible. High 24°. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Streets of Woodfield-Busse Woods Saturday Run on Saturday, December 10

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Location:
Starbucks at Streets of Woodfield
Map/Directions:
Time:
various start times
Current Conditions in Schaumburg:
Saturday Forecast:
Partly cloudy early, then some snow showers later in the day. High 22°. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snowfall around one inch.

Barrington Hills Group Run on Saturday, December 102 RSVPs

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Location:
Barrington High School
Map & Directions:
Time:
various start times
Current Conditions in Barrington:
Saturday Forecast:
Partly cloudy early, then some snow showers later in the day. High 22°. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snowfall around one inch.

Park Ridge Saturday Long Run on Saturday, December 10

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Location:
Dick Pond - Park Ridge
Map & Directions:
Time:
7:30 AM
Current Conditions in Park Ridge:
Saturday Forecast:
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional snow showers in the afternoon. High 24°. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. About one inch of snow expected.

Carol Stream Fun Run on Saturday, December 10

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Location:
Dick Pond - Carol Stream
Map & Directions:
Time:
8:00 AM
Current Conditions in Carol Stream:
Saturday Forecast:
Partly cloudy early, then some snow showers later in the day. High 22°. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. About one inch of snow expected.

Lululemon Woodfield Run Club Sunday Run on Sunday, December 1131 RSVPs

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Location:
Lululemon Athletica inside Woodfield Mall
Map/Directions:
Time:
8:00 AM
Current Conditions in Schaumburg:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

Streets of Woodfield-Busse Woods Sunday Run on Sunday, December 111 RSVP

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Location:
Starbucks at Streets of Woodfield
Map/Directions:
Time:
various start times
Current Conditions in Schaumburg:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

Hoffman Monday Night Fun Run on Monday, December 12

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Location:
Dick Pond - Hoffman Estates
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:15 PM
Current Conditions in Hoffman Estates:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

Schaumburg Monday Night Team Run on Monday, December 12

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Location:
Meineke Recreation Center
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:15 PM
Current Conditions in Schaumburg:
Forecast:
(not yet available)
Join us for our Team Run every Monday at 6:15 PM at Meineke Recreation Center in Schaumburg. We typically have several groups that run various distances ranging between 4 and 8 miles.

Meet in the parking lot. If it is cold or raining, then meet inside in the lobby.

You do not need to be a member of the gym. (most aren't)

Park Ridge Monday Fun Run on Monday, December 12

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Location:
Dick Pond - Park Ridge
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:30 PM
Current Conditions in Park Ridge:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

Lisle Tuesday Night Workouts on Tuesday, December 13

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Location:
Dick Pond - Lisle
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:00 PM at Dick Pond Lisle
Current Conditions in Lisle:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

St. Charles Tuesday Night Fun Run on Tuesday, December 13

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Location:
Dick Pond - St. Charles
Map & Directions:
Time:
6:30 PM
Current Conditions in St. Charles:
Forecast:
(not yet available)

New Year’s Day Run on Sunday, January 1

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Time:
9:00 AM

»Special Events

Christmas Eve Run on Saturday, December 24

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Christmas Eve Day run at 7 a.m. sharp in Long Grove. This group run brings all area running clubs together. There's usually 50+ runners that show up. It's FREE of charge. Get there early to get a parking spot.
Location:
The Village Tavern in Long Grove
Map/Directions:

Route Map:

Time:
7:00 AM
Current Conditions in Long Grove:
Forecast:
(not yet available)
If the lot next to Village Tavern is full, there is always plenty of free parking in one of the two municipal lots. Here is a map to the closest lot:
South Municipal Lot

If this is your first or second time doing this group run, please print out the following directions so you don't get lost.

  1. Go northwest on Old McHenry Rd
  2. Turn left (west) onto Cuba Rd
  3. Turn left (south) onto Quentin Rd
  4. Turn left (east) onto Boschome Dr
  5. Hang left (north) on N. Bochome Circle (do not turn right on S Bochome Circle)
  6. Turn right (east) onto N. Boschome Circle
  7. Turn right (south) onto Grove Dr.
  8. Turn right (west) onto Linden Ln
  9. Turn left (south) onto Buffalo Run
  10. Turn left (east) onto Long Grove Rd
  11. Turn left (north) onto Middleton Dr
  12. Turn left (northwest) onto Andover Rd
  13. Turn right (north) onto Hickory Hills Rd
  14. Turn right (east) onto Cuba Rd
  15. Turn right (southeast) onto Old McHenry Rd
  16. Finish!

Bold = long roads that you say on until they end

New Year’s Eve Run on Sunday, January 1

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For those of you lucky enough to have New Year's eve day off, come join some Fast Track runners for an 8 to 20 mile long run. Then you won't feel guilty when you eat all that junk food at your New Year's Eve party!
Please note that this run is at Barrington High School in the morning.
Location:
Barrington High School
Map & Directions:
Time:
8:00 AM
Current Conditions in Barrington:
Forecast:
(not yet available)
Park in the Barrington HS parking lot off Hart Rd., just north of the tennis courts.


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» Perseverance


» Hard Work

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» Acheivements

RoadRacing.Rocks! website's Race Results from the Past 2 Weeks
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Website News

September 19, 2016:
Fast Track is back! After a two year hiatus, the Fast Track Racing Team and its domain (www.FastTrackRacingTeam.com) have returned to RoadRacing.Rocks website platform. The Team can once again benefit from the platform's tried-and-true Event Calendar, Race Calendar and Trophy Case features along with several new features, including the Team Store product ordering system, Male/Female Rankings system, and Team Leaders contact page.

July 1, 2016
Steve launched a new Racer Rankings page that includes more information like ranking position movements, profile photos, and an slideshow animation that allows uses to visualize athlete ranking positions over the entire racing season.

June 6, 2016
Steve launched the new "Beta Division" to the Racer Rankings. This allows racers who place 11th-15th in their gender or age-graded categories to also be ranked in a similar manner as the main "Alpha Division". Beta Division racers can advance to the Alpha Division by getting a top-10 finish in a circuit race.

May 20, 2016:
Steve redesigned the website to be mobile friendly and launched it with a cool new domain, www.RunDPFT.com.

February 8, 2016:
Edward Snowden brought to light the fact that, at any given time, the Internet is being monitored, recorded, and mined for information by not only the US government, but also by people with questionable motives. To counter this, Steve Breese has enabled SSL security (aka: HTTPS, aka: "that little green lock in your browser") on all websites on the RoadRacing.Rocks platorm, including www.ArlingtonTrotters.com, www.RoadRacing.Rocks, www.RunDPFT.com, and www.FastTrackRacingTeam.com. This means that website users can be confident that any and all data they send and receive through the site will be automatically encrypted and thus not visible by snoopers on the interwebs.

November 6, 2015:
Steve launched the new Most Improved Racer page which list athletes who have shown the biggest improvement in their age-graded scores throughout the CARA Race Circuit. Graphs of each athlete's age-grade scores and a description of the scoring methodology are included on the page.

September 24, 2015:
Steve enhanced the Personal Race Calendar feature by retiring the Archived Races feature in favor of organizing all race on new tabs. The tabs are labeled by year which makes it much easier to find your results for past races. This improvement also reduces the amount of scrolling while using the RoadRacing.Rocks! Race Calendar.

September 23, 2015:
Steve developed lists of Past and Future CARA Circuit Races along with each race's participant count shown on a graphical bar. Hyperlinks on the bars target the race's participant list on the Trophy Case (for past races) and the Race Calendar (for future races).

September 17, 2015:
Steve migrated the RoadRacing.Rocks! website to a more dependable web host. The previous web host, Arvixe.com had been experiencing frequent and numerous outages & slow periods this past summer and could no longer be trusted to host the site. The performance with the new web host, DreamHost.com, has proven to be a huge improvement. No more waiting for pages to load!

April 21st, 2015:
Introducing the new Rankings feature! This feature automatically calculates performance rankings of RoadRacing.Rocks! members who have competed in any of the 2015 CARA Runners Choice Race Circuit and have finished in the top 10 (within our members) for either their gender or age-graded categories. This feature will add a whole new level of excitement and camaraderie while cheering on our fellow teammates as they achieve greatness in the CARA Race Circuit. The Rankings tables appear on the Top-Finishers & Rankings page while the rankings graphs appear on the Ranking Progression Charts page.

March 22nd, 2015:
The RoadRacing.Rocks! website now remembers user's last submitted pace (i.e. 7:30 min/mi) and will automatically select that pace for all group run events the next time the user returns to an Events page. This will make it easier and quicker for users to RSVP for group runs.

March 3rd, 2015:
Information about RoadRacing.Rocks! website and its benefits was posted on the Fast Track Racing Team member-only Facebook page.

Steve encourages all runners to use the RoadRacing.Rocks! site to manage their planned races and their past results. He is continuing to develop the site and plan to launch an automatic rankings feature soon. Member's login account that they used last year should still work as he did not wipe out the accounts this New Years Day like in previous years. If you don't have an account, he encourage you to create one.

February 25th, 2015:
Users can now filter race results by Distance and Finish Time. Check it out for yourself on the the Trophy Case page.

February 10th, 2015:
RoadRacing.Rocks! is now the host of District 211 Fund(d) 5K Run's website. The event's previous host domain (nwsuburbs.us) expired and was not renewed.

January 28th, 2015:
iframes containing RoadRacing.Rocks!'s RSVP functionality have been embedded into the Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team website. They are currently in place for the Monday Night Fun Run, the Wednesday Night Speedwork, Barrington Saturday Run, and Streets of Woodfield/Busse Woods Sunday Run. This allows Fast Trackers to know who will be attending these events. While on the Fast Track website, users do not need to be logged into the RoadRacing.Rocks! website in order to RSVP to an event. However, if they are logged in, they will obtain the additional benefit of RSVP removal protection.

January 2nd, 2015:
The FastTrackRacingTeam.com web domain was re-pointed to a new site designed by John Brazda and Richie Siok using the Weebly.com website builder. At the same time, Steve Breese re-launched the previous team site with a new name and domain... RoadRacing.Rocks! Fast Track members are still able to access their profile and race results using their 2014 login credentials. All the popular features from the previous site (i.e., Race Calendar, Trophy Case, etc.) are still available and will continue to be maintained and improved.