Moving Day Chicago — Event Information

Event Details

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Event Location: Soldier Field – South Lot I Map
Event Start: 9:00 AM

Contact: Kerrie McKeough | ph: 847-440-7937 |
kmckeough@parkinson.org


What to Expect at Moving Day

Participants are invited to put on their Moving Day gear and join us in person at Moving Day Chicago. This year’s event will put our community’s energy on full display as we celebrate movement together. Bring your friends and family to exercise, learn about Parkinson’s resources, take part in our signature We Move Ceremony, and, of course, enjoy the Moving Day Walk. You don’t want to miss the inspiring day we have planned for you!

Weather

Moving Day Chicago will take place rain or shine. Check the weather forecast to prepare accordingly. Should conditions warrant any change, we will announce it via email and the Moving Day website.

Registration

We ask that everyone who attends Moving Day register at MovingDayChicago.org before the event. When you arrive, pick up your walk bib, I Move Ribbon, and Moving Day Passport at check in.

Program & Activities

To begin the walk, you’ll experience a powerful We Move Ceremony at 10:20 am that will unite us in our commitment to move against Parkinson’s. Every registered participant will get an I Move Ribbon representing your connection to Parkinson’s disease. You can use the ribbon during the ceremony and the We Move Exercises on the Moving Day Stage.

Schedule of Events

9:00 am: Moving Day activities begin

9:30 – 10:20 am: We Move exercise demos at the Moving Day Stage

10:20 am: We Move Ceremony begins, followed by the Moving Day Walk

Location & Parking

Moving Day Chicago will take place at Soldier Field – South Lot.

From the South:

Take I-94 N to exit 53C toward I-55 North / Lake Shore Drive. Then take the exit for U.S. 41 / Lake Shore Drive North, then take exit for 18th Drive. Moving Day Chicago will be on your right.

From the North / Northwest:

Take I-90 or I-94 South toward Downtown Chicago. Take exit 53 to merge onto I-55 N. Then, take the exit for U.S. 41 / Lake Shore Drive North. Exit at 18th Drive. Moving Day Chicago will be on your right.

From the West:

Take I-290 East toward Downtown Chicago. Merge onto I-90 / I-94 East toward Indiana. Then, take the exit for U.S. 41 / Lake Shore Drive North. Exit at 18th Drive. Moving Day Chicago will be on your right.

Public Transportation:

· Soldier field is easily accessible by the CTA Red, Green, and Orange Lines at the Roosevelt Station (1 mile walk to South Lot entrance)

· Accessible by Metra Electra District at 18th Street stop · Visit www.transitchicago.com

When you arrive, please follow the Moving Day signs.

Parking is available for all attendees in the Solider Field South Lot – directly adjacent to the event – for $25. Parking is just steps away from Moving Day Chicago’s event site, and you will have access to your car nearby the event at any time. Soldier Field’s vendor does require $25 payment per car at this and all lots on Soldier Field property, so please consider car-pooling!

Click here to download the event site map.

Walk Route

The Moving Day walk is for participants of all ages and all abilities. There is a 1/4-mile option and a 2-mile option.

Health & Safety

Our priority is the safety of all participants, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and staff. First aid will be available at the First Aid tent located at the northeast corner of the event near the stage.

Restrooms

Portable restrooms will be available on site.

Refreshments

Bottled water will be available onsite.

Pets

For everyone’s safety, please leave your pets at home.

Donations

You can drop off cash and check donations at the Registration Tent. If you prefer to make a credit card donation, please do so on the Moving Day website or the Parkinson’s Moving Day app before Moving Day. If you want check donations to appear in your fundraising total sooner, use the mobile check deposit feature in the Parkinson’s Moving Day app or mail them to the address below.

Parkinson’s Foundation Midwest Chapter
ATTN: Moving Day Chicago
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Please include a note with the name of the person that we should credit the donation to.

Moving Day Rewards

All registered participants that raise $100 or more will receive an exclusive Moving Day T-shirt. Click here to learn more about additional Moving Day Rewards. T-shirts and rewards will be available for pick up day of the event at the Rewards Tent except for the All Star Mover crewneck which will be redeemed and shipped post event to qualifying participants.


To learn more about Parkinson’s resources in your area, please visit our website at Parkinson.org/Midwest

If you have any questions about Moving Day, are interested in sponsorship opportunities or would like information about the foundation, please contact us below:

Kerrie McKeough | ph: 847-440-7937 |
kmckeough@parkinson.org

Mailing address:

ATTN: Moving Day Chicago / Kerrie McKeough
Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc.
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

Moving Day has raised nearly $45 million and brought more than 186,000 participants together.