NPN Hosts Strollers First 5K and Festival on September 15th

NPN Hosts Strollers First 5K and Festival on September 15th
I've got a fun fall family event for you to add to your calendar! The Neighborhood Parents Network(NPN) presents the Strollers First 5K & Festival Sunday, September 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at The Park Level at Lakeshore East (411 E. Benton Place, Chicago).
Proceeds from the event support NPN’s mission to provide families everything they need to navigate parenting in Chicago, including trusted resources like the online discussion forum, child care search, school search tools, expectant and new parent programs, and parent education.

This 5K puts strollers front and center with a beautiful view of the lakefront and the marina. Early-bird runners begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by stroller runners at 8:35 and stroller walkers at 8:40. All participants start by 9 a.m.  Adult registrants receive goody bags with free passes from Little Beans Café and Purple Monkey Playroom, a free class from The Dailey Method, a gift from Building Blocks Toy Store, a free app from Playground Pointers, discounted race day parking from Magellan Development Group, and more. Race capacity is 500 registrants.

The event also includes a free Festival, hosted by Melissa of The Mix 101.9FMFit4Mom-Stroller Strides offers a warm-up show and stretch at 8 a.m. Family Festival activities run from 9 a.m. to noon and include a bouncy house and a performance by Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies. A lakefront Kids Dash takes place at10:30 a.m., with awards and a performance by School of Rock at 11 a.m.

Additional sponsors include Chicago ParentGrowing Smiles Children’s DentistryRed Tricycle ChicagoGoldfish Swim School, Kids' Work ChicagoCultural Care Au PairLanguage StarsUrbansitterSassy Moms in the CityUniversal Sole,Immediate MDRock These SocksCARA, and more great partners.

The Strollers First 5K & Festival is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate family, fitness, and fun. To register, visit


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