Running legend Gary Robbins joins Run Show Chicago line-up

Gary Robbins, globally recognised endurance athlete from Chilliwack, BC, will join an all-star line-up at the inaugural Run Show Chicago, set to take place on June 4-5 at the DES Convention Center. Robbins will join Olympic athlete, Carl Lewis, ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, Mirna Valerio aka The Mirnavator and professional ultra-mountain runner Sally McRae as they take to the stage to inspire and motivate the running community.

Robbins has spent over 15 years trail running competitively, racking up incredible feats of endurance with multiple FKTs and shot to notoriety after the release of the iconic ‘Where dreams go to die’ YouTube documentary, sharing his journey to complete the infamous Barkley Marathons in Frozen Head State Park. Gary has tackled the gruelling and now world-renowned race on three occasions, narrowly missing out on the 60-hour race cut off by mere seconds in 2017.

Robbins said: “Inspiring people to get outside and pursue an active lifestyle has always been very important to me. As both a race director and a running coach, I am very fortunate to live this every single day. Being outdoors in the natural environment, challenging yourself daily, and striving to accomplish a balance in life are what I consider the pillars of a life well lived. I’m very excited to share my journey and my experiences at the Show. I’ll be giving a talk and answering questions, as well as sticking around to meet all the other runners – this is going to be so much fun. I can’t wait for June!”

The Show, the first in a series of three Run Show USA events, is set to bring the Chicago running community together for a day of unrivalled running inspirations and retail including incredible brands from Chicago retail giant Fleet Feet as well as Coros, Garmin, Asics, Xero Shoes, Altra and HOKA ONE ONE. The Show will provide a one-stop-shop, meeting every need a runner may have, from sneakers of all varieties to apparel, nutrition and hydration products, to recovery and cross training.

Visitors will have access to a host of features, giving runners of all abilities and disciplines direct access to experts and professionals across the board. Features include a Drug Free Pain Relief Zone, Run Clinic, Strength Training Zone, Coach’s Corner, Events Village, Sports Movement Screening Clinic, Deka Fitness Zone and a Bra Fitting Bar. 

Tickets cost just $15 for a weekend pass. Find out more about the event and register to attend at

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