Neighborhood Parents Network Strollers First 5K & Festival – Registration & Membership #Giveaway

If you’re still holding on to summer, and want to get out for a great time with your little ones and support a great cause, this event from NPN (Neighborhood Parent’s Network) might be the ticket!

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Run, walk, and play and support new families across Chicago



 In a fun day that welcomes families to run, walk, and play, 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, 60601).


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 Family 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 9am to noon and include a bouncy house and a performance by Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies. A lakefront Kids Dash takes place at 10:30 a.m., with awards and a performance by School of Rock at 11 a.m.


Additional sponsors include Growing Smiles Children’s DentistryRed Tricycle ChicagoGoldfish Swim SchoolCultural Care Au PairLanguage StarsUrbansitterSassy Moms in the CityUniversal SoleImmediate MDRock These SocksCARA, and more great partners.


The Strollers First 5k & Festival is the perfect way for our community to come together and celebrate family, fitness, and fun. To register, visit


About Neighborhood Parents Network

Neighborhood Parents Network has been connecting a diverse community of families with resources to navigate parenting in the city for more than 30 years. Expectant, new, and seasoned parents come to NPN to help tackle everyday challenges and surprises. NPN provides social events, support groups, popular online discussion forums, parent education, and invaluable resources. Membership includes 6,400 Chicago families, businesses, nonprofits, and schools and 23,000 subscribers. For information visit or email

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