Are there too many 5K races in Chicago?

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For Bryan Ganek, making money on his annual race along the lakefront requires a lot of potty talk.
Discussions about the number and placement of portable toilets help the race coordinator at the Chicago Area Runners Association determine whether this month’s FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler will turn a profit and retain customers for next year.
“It gets brought up in every logistics plan meeting we have—where you’re putting them, how many you’re going to order,” says Mr. Ganek, who will spend about $3,500 on 44 porta-potties for the April 19 event. “The more you have, the less lines, the less complaints—but … Full Story