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Firecracker 5k and 2 Mile Walk

July 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Bring the entire family and join the more than 150 runners and walkers in the 10th annual Firecracker family fun event kicking-off the 4th of July holiday weekend at Sunset Woods Park.  Fun for Everyone!

Run/Walk for a SMILE

Proceeds from the 5K run and 2 mile walk benefit the Parks Foundation of  Highland Park SMILE Grant-in-Aid Fund. SMILE enables families in need of financial assistance the opportunity to participate in Park District programs and is funded through generous donations from Park District of Highland Park residents and local businesses. In the last year, $110,000 in grants were awarded to over 85 Highland Park families through this worthwhile program.

Event Course

Runners start in the beautiful tree covered Sunset Woods Park.  The course travels through the streets of downtown Highland Park toward Park Ave. Beach.  Runners will have a picturesque view of Lake Michigan as they approach the beach and will be tested by a steep incline as they exit the beach area. The final mile of the course is flat and fast.   Runners finish back at Sunset Woods where they can recharge with refreshments before the post event celebration and awards. Walkers follow a similar path bypassing the business district and lakefront. 

All participants will receive t-shirts and SWAG bag.


Individual 5k: $30  Register Here
Individual 2-mile walk: $17  Register Here
Family Walk: $50*   Register Here

Additional fee of $10 for each day-of-event registration.
*Fee is for a family of four. Each additional family member is $5

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July 2, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Sunset Woods Park
1801 Sunset Road
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States
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