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Events in Lakefront Parks Event Details Organization: Days Impact
Willard School Fun Run Staged in Centennial Park, participants will run along Sheridan Rd sidewalk, Northwestern campus race route and the lakefront path - same as last year Willard School PTA
/ Dist 65
1 Low May
Nichols Sandy McDermott Walkathon Participants walk on sidewalk from Nichols School to Lakefront; then along the path and back to Nichols. Same as past years. Nichols School / Dist 65 1 Low May
Starlight Concert Movie in Dawes Park - same as past years City of Evanston 1 Low June
5K Race Against Hate Staged at Lincoln & Sheridan (Long Field) - 5K along Sheridan Rd, lakfront path and NU path. - same as past years YWCA Evanston 1 Low June
Fourth of July Parade/Fireworks Parade on Central St / Fireworks at Lakefront - same as past years Evanston Fourth of July Association 1 High July
World Arts & Music Festival
(former Ethnic Art Festival)
Festival staged in Centinnial and Dawes Park - same as past years City of Evanston 2 High July
Great Lake Plunge Swim Challenge A swim challenge at Dempster St Beach that consist of 3 races: a 1k, 2k and 4k swim around a designated loop with buoys to define the course - same as last year Team OWOL of Evanston 1 Low July
Rotary Staff Picnic Rotary lnt'l staff picnic in Centennial Park - same as past years Rotary lnternational 1 Low Aug
Movie in the Park Movie in Dawes Park - same as past years City of Evanston 1 Low Aug
Total of 2 High and 7 Low

Policy allows a total of 6 high impact and 10 low impact events between Memorial Day and Labor Day
(May 29 and Sept 4)

Step up for Youth Race (former Unity 10 Mile Run) Staged in Centennial Park, participants will run along Sheridan Rd sidewalk, Northwestern campus race route and the lakefront path - same as last year Step up for Youth lnc 1 High Sep
North Shore Century Registration is staged in Dawes Park and Lagoon bldg -bike ride to Kenosha and back. Same as past years. Evanston Bicycle Club 1 High Sep
NAMI Cook County N. Suburban 5K Run/Walk Staged in Centennial Park, participants will run along Sheridan Rd sidewalk, Northwestern campus race route and the lakefront path National Alliance on Mental lllnes (NAMl) Cook
County N. Suburban
1 High Sep
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Walk to raise awareness about men's sexualized violence against women. Staged in Centennial Park, participants walk 1 mile on lakefront path wearing women's heels. Same as past years. Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (NWCASA) 1 Low Oct
North Shore Crop Hunger Walk A walk to raise awareness and money to help overcome local and global hunger. The route will started and finish at First Congregational Church (Hinman/Lake) and will include the lakefront path - same as past years North Shore Crop Hunger Walk 1 Low Oct
Flying Turkey 5K Run/Walk Staged in Dawes Park- 5k along Sheridan Rd between Lincoln and Greenwood and on NU property; close Sheridan from Clark to Lincoln. Same as past years Jet Events, LLC (Eliot Wineberg) 1 High Nov
Law Enforcement Polar Plunge Staged on Clark Beach- Over a 24-hour period, plungers will take 24 icy dips (once an hour, every hour) into the waters of Clark St beach to raise $ for special olymics. Same as last year Special Olympic lL 1 Low Feb
Honor the Fallen Walk Active duty and veterans soldiers walk from Glencoe to Chgo to honor fallen soldiers and raise awareness on PTSD and Verteran Suicide - along Sheridan Rd and Lakefront Path, resting in Centennial Park, then continuing into Chicago. Same as last year Chicago Veterans 1 Low May
Total of 4 High and 4 Low
Policy allows a total of 5 high impact and 12 low impact events between Labor Day and Memorial Day
(Sept 5 and May 28 )