On Sept. 11, 2011, a new tradition was born in the northern suburbs.
The first annual Fort2Base run, a 10 nautical mile (11.5 miles) race starting at historic Fort Sheridan and ending at the Great Lakes Naval Station via the Green Bay Trail, was held.
Most race participants hailed from all over Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, although some came from as far away as Virginia and California.
Among the 784 runners, two were from Lake Zurich. The names and race completion times for the Lake Zurich participants were:
- Julia Gorbunov, 1:57:03
- James Koukal, 1:54:35