Celebrate Highwood is excited to host its inaugural North Shore Taco 5K Run & Walk starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 22 to benefit Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. All run participants will receive a run t-shirt and coupon for a complimentary taco and margarita, beer or soft drink following the run at North Shore Taco Fest, taking place July 20-23 in the Downtown Highwood Metra station parking lot.
Pre-run registration is open now through July 20 and the cost is $35 per runner. Runners can sign up now for this running fiesta HERE. Refreshments will be served at the pre-race packet pick up on Thursday, July 20 from 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Equinox Highland Park, 799 Central Avenue. For those than cannot make it to Equinox, day of on-site registration and packet pick up will start at 8 a.m. at the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic booth.
The run will kick-off at 333 Waukegan Avenue in Highwood with a morning stretch by Equinox. The course will go through downtown Highwood, up along the Lake Shore and through historic Ft. Sheridan. To soothe tired muscles, runners will be able to enjoy the Equinox Post-Race Recovery Station complete with chair massages, massage tables, foam rollers, anti-gravity chair and compression boots.
Runners are encouraged to head over to North Shore Taco Fest following the run where more than 20 of the region’s most talked about taco-centric restaurants, caterers and food trucks are coming together to offer a huge selection of mouth-watering taco creations. And for health conscious visitors, each vendor will have an “Equinox Approved” healthy taco option and offer a free 3-day trial to Equinox with purchase.
Equinox will also be on-site hosting a special Hip-Hop Yoga class on the main stage on Sunday, July 23 at 10 a.m.
“The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is grateful to be the beneficiary of the North Shore Taco Run,” said Susan Shulman, Executive Director, Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. “Since its inception, the Clinic has helped more than 400 people who work or live in Highland Park and Highwood stay in their homes, gain legal immigration status or escape abusive relationships. The support from the North Shore Taco Run will continue to make these vital legal services available to our community in need.”
ABOUT CELEBRATE HIGHWOOD:
Formerly, a collaboration between the City of Highwood and the Highwood Chamber of Commerce, the newly established 501(c)(3) Celebrate Highwood produces events that cater to the wants and needs of the citizens, businesses and visitors of Highwood. The goal is to build strong community spirit and establish Highwood as the prime entertainment destination for dining, festivals and events on the North Shore through inter-organizational collaboration, sharing resources and promoting the City as a wonderful place to live, eat and play. For more information on all of Highwood’s festivals, please visit CelebrateHighwood.org, facebook.com/celebratehighwood, or call 847-432-6000.