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NameSave The Date: North Shore Taco Run/Walk 5K
Address355 Waukegan Avenue
Highwood, IL 60040
Brief DescriptionRegistration is now open for the North Shore Taco Run 5K
DescriptionHIGHWOOD, IL (JULY 20, 2018) - Celebrate Highwood is pleased to announce registration is now open for the return of the North Shore Taco Run 5K & Family and Pet Friendly Walk benefitting the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. As an addition to the 4th Annual North Shore Taco Fest, participants are invited to put on their sneakers and join the fun July 20th at 9 a.m. in Downtown Highwood. The start/finish line will be in front of The Bent Fork Bakery at 355 Waukegan Avenue. Sprinters, scooters, strollers, bikes, wagons, and pets welcome.

Runners and walkers can sign up HERE, now through race day. Participants will also receive a complimentary VIP experience at Equinox Highland Park, included with their registration. This will include a 3-day pass to enjoy the luxurious fitness facility in Highland Park, a wide variety of specialty group fitness classes, complimentary private personal training session and getting everyone's body summer ready!

In addition to the free Equinox experience, registrants will receive a voucher for a complimentary taco and beer or margarita (21 and older) to be redeemed at the 4th Annual North Shore Taco Fest, taking place in Downtown Highwood Metra Train Lot July 20th through 21st.

Pre-race packet pick up will take place on Wednesday, July 17 from 7-9 a.m., noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Equinox, 799 Central Avenue in Highland Park. On-site registration and packet pick up will begin on race day at 7:30 a.m. Highwood Mayor Pecaro and David Neiman, North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic Chairman will be joined by Highwood Alderman and area elected officials to kick off the run. Equinox will lead participants in a pre-race warm up and post-event cool down and stretching.

The 3rd Annual North Shore Taco Run will benefit the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, whose mission it is to provide accessible, quality legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence and housing to give those in need of access to justice to the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. Since opening four years ago, the Clinic has helped over 1,500 hundred people become U.S. citizens, stay in their homes, and escape abusive relationships.

"We are thrilled and thankful to partner with Celebrate Highwood and be the beneficiary of the Annual Taco Run. The funds from the 5K support the important work of the Clinic and allow us to continue to provide access to justice to those in need. We hope to double our efforts this year with increased participation in the race," says Susan Shulman, Executive Director of North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. Celebrate Highwood's North Shore Taco Run 5K has raised $13K over the past two years.

For more information, visit Celebrate Highwood at

A special thanks to our North Shore Taco Fest sponsors: Chiro One Wellness Centers, College of Lake County, Equinox Highland Park, Goslings Rum, M. Brad Slavin Farmers Insurance, Passanante Home Food Service, Ravinia Brewing Co., and Renewal by Andersen.


Celebrate Highwood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity established in August 2016. Managed and operated by volunteers, our mission is to bring community together to raise funds for local and national charities. Through producing events that cater to the citizens, businesses and visitors of Highwood, our goal is give back, build strong community spirit, and establish Highwood as THE prime entertainment destination for dining, festivals and events on the North Shore. For more information on all of Highwood's festivals, please visit,, or call 847-432-6000.
Phone 1(847) 830-4096
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Last Updated7/1/2019
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