Strollers First 5K & Festival - Form a team!

Written by: Amy Johnson

Chicago & NPN Friends:

Did you know that NPN’s Strollers First 5K & Festival is Sunday Sep. 15th? That’s right! The Strollers First 5K & Festival is a beyond family-friendly race that includes a timed 5K run, 5K walk, all-ages kid’s dash, and a FREE family festival at Lakeshore East Park.  Lakeshore East Park is located east of Michigan Ave. and north of upper Randolph Street.  Runners and Walkers with strollers get to lead their own start times!  The family festival will run throughout the entire event from 9am-12pm with performances, activities, and healthy snacks.

Want to make this race extra fun? Create a team for your friends and family and walk and/or run the race together! Just shoot me an email with your team name and I’ll set it up for you, or you can set it up when you register. Your friends can join your team when they register. The team with the most participants is eligible for fun prizes!  Don't forget to dress up and show off your team spirit.  Check out these awesome teams already training!


Race registrants get an awesome goodie bag that includes free play time at Little Beans Café and Purple Monkey Playroom, free workouts at The Dailey Method Chicago and Fitness Forumula Clubs, gifts from Building Blocks Toy Stores & Musical Magic, a free Playground Pointers download, a free appetizer at Derby Bar & Grill, and discounted race day parking ($4 for 4 hours) from Magellan Development Group.  

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors: 101.9fm The MixGrowing Smiles Children's Dentistry, Red Tricycle Chicago, Chicago Parent, Universal Sole, and more great partners.

By the way, if you don’t want to complete the 5K, that’s ok! You can still come and enjoy the FREE family festival with performances from School of Rock and Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies!

Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to a great day together!  Happy running!

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM