Move for Kids, presented by Hub Group, is a free 3-mile walk and rally for our patients, families, friends and neighbors, plus the Grant Thornton Kids Dash for our youngest supporters. More than just a walk, Move for Kids is a celebration of community, family and what’s possible when we come together for the kids we care about.
It’s free to register for Move for Kids. Registration makes you eligible for exclusive incentive gear and you’ll receive access to our personalized fundraising portal as well as important event updates. All participants are encouraged to fundraise in support of our Access for Every Child Fund which helps make equitable access to high-quality care a reality.
9:30 a.m. - Move for Kids site opens
10:15 a.m. - Welcome and Remarks
10:40 a.m. - Grant Thornton Kids Dash
11:00 a.m. - Walk Begins
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Post Party
12:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Car Seat Safety Check Event, hosted by Hyundai and the Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities at Lurie Children’s
Grant Thornton Kids Dash
Join us for the Grant Thornton 100-Meter Kids Dash! At no additional charge, kids ages 12 and under are welcome to join us before the walk kicks off for the Grant Thornton Kids Dash! Let your youngest athletes lace up their shoes and get moving in this non-competitive fun run.
The Grant Thornton Kids Dash will begin before the walk kicks off, with multiple age groups. No additional registration required.
The walk will begin near the intersection of Waldron and Museum Campus Drive, and will proceed north on the lake front path, around the Shedd Aquarium, and north to Balbo Ave. You will then turn back and head south, walk through the Museum Campus, and up into the colonnade level of Soldier Field, providing an exclusive in-stadium experience and incredible city views. The walk will end near gate zero, right where the post party begins!
Download course map here.
Join us after the walk for a party celebrating Lurie Children’s, featuring activities and entertainment for all ages, including…
- Balloon twisters
- Face painting
- Bubble shows
- Lawn games for all ages
- Photo booth and social media station
- Music and entertainment
- Fun, messy, sensory play station hosted by Play2Day
- Service activity for the patients at Lurie Children’s
- Behind-the-scenes look at Lurie Children’s Mobile Health Unit
- And more - keep checking back for updates!
Car Seat Safety Check, sponsored by Hyundai
Safety Technicians will be available to work one-on-one with families to provide personalized instruction on how to properly use their child’s car seat.
The Car Seat Safety Check will take place on the upper deck of the Waldron Parking Garage and will be open from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Families can easily drive through the Car Seat Check on their way out from the event.
Food and Beverage
Participants are encouraged to bring their own food/drinks, coolers, and even charcoal grills to have the ultimate team tailgate experience! Alcohol may NOT be carried into the event site.
We are excited to once again be offering cold beer courtesy of the Revolution Brewing Beer Tent!
Food trucks will also be on site, offering a variety of food for purchase.
More information regarding food trucks and onsite food to be added soon…
Participants can park in the Waldron Garage, just 500 feet from the event site. Parking is $25 per car and can be reserved ahead of time here (reservations are not required you will also be able to park and pay on event day without a reservation).
Infant Supply Drive
We are proud to be partnering with the Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities at Lurie Children’s to host a diaper and formula drive at Move for Kids. Lurie Children’s serves our community in many ways including distributing formula and diapers to families in critical need.
We invite you to bring unopened, unused formula and/or diapers to the event with you to help our Infant Supply Program with their supply shortage, so we can continue serving families that need us. All brands are accepted, with the following being the highest need:
- Enfamil NeuroPro Formula (20.7oz tubs)
- Enfamil NeuroPro Gentlease Formula (19.5oz tubs)
- Huggies Little Movers Size 3 (156 count)
- Huggies Little Movers Size 5 (120 count)
- Huggies Little Movers Size 6 (96 count)
What gear do I need?
- Comfortable clothes for walking, running, biking, scooting
What fundraising tools are provided?
All participants will receive a personal fundraising page so they can ask friends and family to donate in support of our patients and families. As a nonprofit hospital, we rely on donations to power everything we do—from providing access to care, to research to support services. You can set a personal fundraising goal or start a team and participate and fundraise together.
COVID-19 Safety Information
We can’t wait to see you again! Our number one priority as we return to in-person events is the safety of all our guests, including many care providers and parents of at-risk children. The following requirements will be enforced at Move for Kids:
- All guests ages 5 and up must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.*
- All guests, regardless of age, must complete a symptom screening 72 hours in advance of the event.
- All guests, regardless of age, must sign and accept the Participation Terms and Conditions, including the Waiver of Liability. Parents/guardians will sign on behalf of minors when registering.
- As an outdoor event, masking will not be required, but participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when socially distancing is not possible.
We will be adhering to all CDC, IDPH, and CDPH or applicable local guidelines for capacity restrictions, face covering/masking, food and drink service, hand hygiene, cleaning, and social distancing. Participants and attendees must agree to comply with (i) all applicable law, (ii) the current recommendations and guidance regarding COVID-19 issued by the CDC and applicable public health authorities, and (iii) all rules of the venues and hosts. In addition, this event is following the venue’s specific requirements for staff and guest safety.
*Consistent with City of Chicago guidelines, we will allow religious exemptions and medical exemptions that have been substantiated by a licensed physician. Attendees that qualify for an exemption may only attend the event if they have received a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before the event. Reach out to event coordinator (link “event coordinator” to new email) for more information.