Wilmette, IL

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Updated on:
Fri, 2017-04-28 15:51

2nd Annual Beach Dash and Splash April 29

Join the Wilmette community in celebration and anticipation of BEACH SEASON at the 2nd Annual Ouilmette Foundation Beach Dash & Splash.

Believe it or not, the end of May will quickly be here and we will again be able to enjoy our beautiful Wilmette beaches. On Saturday, April 29 – one month before our beaches officially open – join us for a 1-mile beach dash along Gillson Beach. This year, we want you to be the first into the lake so we are adding a beach splash to the celebration!

Start time is 8:00 a.m. at the Lakeview Center at Gillson Park. Donation to participate is $30 and all proceeds go to the Ouilmette Foundation for the Parks, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to enriching parks and community life in Wilmette.

Register in advance here. Limited walk-up registration will be available at the Lakeview Center beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided, plus a beach towel to get you ready for the summer season. You can also enjoy bragging rights that you were the first into Lake Michigan this year as part of the splash.

At the end of the event, we will gather in Gillson Park at the newly established migratory bird habitat for a tour by Go Green Wilmette.

Hope to see you there!