Run for a Cause at RSNA 2015
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
Jonathan Kraas, M.D., the winner of the men's division in last year's RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation 5K Fun Run, almost didn't make it to the race at all. Unable to hail a cab that morning, Dr. Kraas and fellow runner Daniel Wessell, M.D., Ph.D., set off at race pace from the hotel to reach the start line in time.
"It may have made the race a mile or two longer for Dr. Wessell, but it was great fun to run through the streets of Chicago to arrive in the nick of time for the actual race," Dr. Kraas said.
A lifelong runner, Dr. Kraas lettered as a walk-on track athlete at the University of Notre Dame. He also won the Jacksonville Marathon in 2006 in the midst of his residency, just two weeks after presenting at the RSNA annual meeting.
Mari Vaananen was the top finisher in the women's division.
The Fun Run kicks off at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, at Arvey Field, South Grant Park, Chicago. Runners will follow the scenic shore of Lake Michigan while supporting grants for radiologic research and education. Last year nearly 900 registrants raised $37,000 for the Foundation.
Whether you are a seasoned runner or a casual stroller, you can sign up for the run online at RSNA.org/ Registration or at the Fun Run desk (Grand Concourse, level 2.5 of McCormick Place) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Pre-registered runners should visit the desk to pick up their bibs and T-shirts. The tax-deductible $40 race fee benefits the Foundation, and runners will receive a commemorative T-shirt while supplies last.