The first 150 people to register by Friday, September 16, will win their choice of a Play for Peace backpack, a duffle bag, or an item from the Play for Peace merchandise table at the event ($25 value). Register today!
Kick off the Fall season with Play for Peace at the World Peace Day Fall Run/Walk on Saturday, September 24. Our 5k run and the 1k nature walk will be held at the Bartlett Nature Center in Bartlett, IL, from 11 am to 3 pm.
This family-friendly event brings people from throughout Chicagoland together to have a great time and to celebrate World Peace Day, a global celebration recognized by the United Nations. Our celebration includes an International Food Festival, music, face painting, cooperative games and raffles. Our silent auction packages feature autographed items from the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, tickets to Shedd Aquarium, gift cards to Lou Malnati’s and Chipotle, tickets for a great night out at AMC Theatres or Second City, and a lot more!
The Fall Run/Walk was inspired by a young boy named Aidan Hennessy, who at six years old wanted to raise money to help other kids around the world. The event is a fun way to celebrate World Peace Day and to support Play for Peace, which helps children, youth and organizations from communities marked by conflict create more peace in their lives and in the world around them.
Join us for a fun and healthy event that supports kids in Chicago and in 20 countries globally. We’ll see you at the Bartlett Nature Center on September 24!