North Shore Taco 5K Family Run, Walk & Stroll

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The registration fee is $35 per participant (stroller kids are free) and includes run t-shirt, complimentary taco from award winning La Plancha Loca, and for participants 21 and older, a choice of a Ravinia Brewing Company beer, Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer, or Party Can cocktail or Cuervo Traditional margarita to enjoy at Taco Fest, located at Everts Park or Highwood Days, located at the Highwood Metra Station parking lot through Sunday July 24th.

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Celebrate Highwood is pleased to announce registration is now open for the North Shore Taco 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Stroll benefitting the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC). The public is invited to put on their sneakers, grab their family, friends, strollers and pets and join the fun on Saturday, July 23rd at 9 AM in Downtown Highwood. The start/finish line will be at the intersection of Waukegan and Walker Avenues, just north of The Bent Fork Bakery.

“Celebrate Highwood has made our work over the last seven years possible. We are proud to be running and walking together since the inception of the annual 5K. NSLAC’s caseload increased by more than 35% this past year, resulting in the need to expand our services and increase our staff. None of this would be possible without our generous donors and partners,” says Susan Shulman, Executive Director of North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic.

Proceeds from this run will benefit the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. For more than seven years the Clinic has provide accessible, quality, equitable, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. During this unprecedented time in the world, NSLAC has had an equally unprecedented commitment to responding to the legal needs of low-income, at-risk individuals and families in suburban Cook County, Illinois and throughout Lake County, Illinois. NSLAC has been a beacon of hope for so many, including a mother and her children seeking safety from an abuser, for a family seeking safe living conditions, and a married couple seeking lawful permanent residency so that they may stay together in this country.

“In keeping with Celebrate Highwood’s mission of giving back to local charities, we are honored to help raise much needed funds and awareness of North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic,” says M. Brad Slavin, President Celebrate Highwood. “Our Celebrate Highwood events are powerful – they bring people together and create a sense of community which offers a great opportunity for The Clinic to spread the word about their services.”

North Shore Taco 5K Family Fun Run, Walk and Stroll is stroller, bike, scooter, wagon and pet friendly! Special route for walkers.

A special thanks to our North Shore Taco 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Stroll sponsors: Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer, Gearhead Outfitters, The Illinois Hammer Injury Attorneys, La Plancha Loca, Party Can Cocktails, Ravinia Brewing Co., and Windy City Dispensary.

PACKET PICK-UP: Thursday, July 21from 10 AM-1 PM at Gearhead Outfitters, 621 Central Avenue, downtown Highland Park, Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 at the Celebrate Highwood booth at Taco Fest in Everts Park, 111 North Avenue, Highwood, IL 60040. *On-site registration and packet pick-up in front of Bent Fork Bakery starting at 8 AM on race day.

NOTE: Stroller, bike, scooter, wagon and pet friendly! Special route for walkers.

VOLUNTEER:  We need course marshals! Volunteer HERE.

North Shore Taco 5K Family Run, Walk & Stroll

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