Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes to appear in Wilmette

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Join the Adventure: The Runner’s Edge, Lad & Lassie, and The North Face Bring
Dean Karnazes to Chicago
(photo of Dean Karnazes attached)

CHICAGO, Illinois—April 11, 2012— Two Wilmette businesses, Lad & Lassie Shop, featuring style and quality clothes and accessories for Kids and Moms, andThe Runner's Edge, Wilmette’s running,and swim specialty store in partnership with The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced that Dean Karnazes will come to Chicago to deliver a special presentation entitled” Life in Motion”. The family-friendly live presentation invites adventure fans and athletes to share in Dean’s incredible tales of endurance and his commitment to the fitness of America’s youth.
Dean Karnazes will share his incredible story of ultramarathoning throughout the world with Chicago families onMay 10, 2012. Life in Motion, presented by The Runner’s Edge, Lad & Lassie, and The North Face, Karnazes will offer an inspirational look into the world of an ultramarathoner and share his amazing journeys.
“Superhuman” is the best word to describe Dean Karnazes's feat of running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Dubbed “The Ultramarathon Man” and ranked among TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, Dean’s message to the world is, “Get off the couch, get healthy, hit the trails, and go the extra mile.” With that mantra in mind, and with a physiology adapted for endless running, he’s run 350 miles – nonstop—and completed ultramarathons across the world’s five great deserts: the Atacama, Gobi, Death Valley, Sahara, and Antarctic. In 2011, Dean brought fitness home to millions with his 3000-mile, 75-day, coast-to-coast Run Across America, televised onLive! with Regis and Kelly.
Attendees will get to hear the story first hand at Karnazes’s presentation, which will take place
at Highcrest Middle School- Wilmette,IL at 569 Illinois Road beginning at 7pm
Thursday May 10th. Life in Motion is a free event. Seating is limited. Obtaining your tickets
in advance is highly recommended. Walk-ins will be welcome if space allows that evening.
There are a limited number of tickets available on a first come first served basis. Tickets can be 
obtained in a advance at: runnersedge-life-in-motion.eventbrite.com 

Find out more about the May 10th “Life in Motion” presentation in Wilmette,IL visit: www.the-runnersedge.com .
Retail Sponsors:
The Runner’s Edge a locally owned ,community running and swim specialty store of 20 yrs has 3 stores in the Chicago area. Wilmette, Libertyville and Chicago. Runner’s Edge provides individual personal service and expert advice to every athlete customer to assist them in making the best choice for their footwear, clothing and accessory selections.

Lad and Lassie is Wilmette’s destination for active, everyday clothing for women, tweens and children. Our selection includes The North Face, Horny Toad, Lole and Patagonia, just to name a few. We also offer a great selection of birthdayand hostess gifts which we will gladly wrap for your convenience. Lad & Lassie has strong roots in Wilmette for 60 years. We offer the personal service and community support that you can expect from a local store.

Media contact: Bob Klein The Runner’s Edge 847-853-8531 runnersedge@gmail.com

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