- The last time a total lunar eclipse coincided with winter solstice was back in 1638, and it's only supposed to coincide one more time this millennium. Twice in one-thousand years, people.
- It's the longest night of the year and the shortest day, you may as well have a fun event planned around running in the dark.
- Whether you've run through all of the city's other snow spectacles like the Shamrock Snow-Shuffle, last week's Rudolph Ramble or the year of the snowy Chicago Marathon (and that's not even all the events marred by our crazy bad-timing weather), or you've never braved the elements, you'll earn your bragging rights tonight. Snow covering the ground, sub-freezing temps, and a run that starts when you would ordinarily be in bed? I'd award a badge on the spot.
- An event with Fleet Feet and Nike involved? From fashion shows and shoe unveilings at Fleet Feet to Nike's special runs back in March and April, I haven't been disappointed yet.
- You'll get a chance to trial the newest shoes to join the Nike family, the LunarEclipse+, before most others.
- If you're one of the first 75 people through the door, you'll score a limited edition Nike tee.
- And if you spend more than $50 on Nike product, you'll go home with a gift valued at $30--perfect for any gaps on your gift-giving list or to gift yourself.
- Music, food, drinks and a raffle? That's better than spending the night at the bar, with a workout to boot.
Photo by Alison Rezabek, featuring the way Chicago looks tonight as the snow falls.