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5K Run/Walk

$50 $45 9:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after August 19, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

1 Mile Run/Walk

$25 9:10AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration ends September 2, 2024 at 9:30am CDT

Five and Under 5K Run/Walk

$10 9:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration ends September 2, 2024 at 9:30am CDT
Open to ages 5 and under.

Five and Under 1 Mile Run/Walk

$10 9:10AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration ends September 2, 2024 at 9:30am CDT
Open to ages 5 and under.

Place

1401 Suydam Road
Sandwich, Illinois 60548

Note: Pratt Road entrance will be closed due to our race route.

Description

The Sandwich Fair Association is pleased to announce an inaugural Sandwich Fair event, the Shake Up Shuffle. The Shake Up Shuffle combines the tradition that our surrounding communities already know and love about our fair into an all new event, occurring on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024. 

 

With two routes to choose from and special child pricing, we eagerly await the opportunity to welcome many fairgoers onto our grounds just two days before opening ceremonies. 

 

Each route will begin on our infield track, progress through our iconic grounds, and end in our infield, where participants will be met with a fun and upbeat atmosphere including music, mega yard games, and appearances from business that they know and love. 

 

Following the event, Shake Up Shuffle participants will receive top finisher awards, food items, and you guessed it, an ICE COLD lemonade shake up. All participants will additionally receive an inaugural Shake Up Shuffle shirt, a timed race bib and finishers results, and a collectable Sandwich Fair finishers medal. Those choosing our Big Squeeze route will furthermore receive (DRUM ROLL PLEASE)

 

A FIVE DAY SANDWICH FAIR SEASON PASS. 

 

But wait, there’s MORE. We’ll also be giving out Shake Up Shuffle swag bags to the first two hundred Big Squeeze and Little Squeeze registrations. 

 

AND, in case we don’t already have you dreaming about lemons, we’re offering our Big Squeeze race at a discounted rate from now until May 4, 2024, with price increases occurring on May 5, 2024. 

 

Whether you run it, walk it, shake it, or shuffle it, we just can't wait to see you there. 

 

To follow along on race day updates, and to hear more about our sponsors and partners, please follow along on Instagram @shakeupshuffle, or on Facebook @shakeupshuffle. 

See you soon 🍋👟

 

Big Squeeze: Our full Shake Up Shuffle 5K course through The Sandwich Fairgrounds. 

Little Squeeze: Our partial 5K course, totaling one mile through the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Ideal for individuals, families, or groups.

Pip Squeeze: Special pricing for participants five and under on either course. 

 

Packet Pickup and Event Schedule

 

 

Packet Pickup begins at 7:30 AM on race day, Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024 in the infield, near the inflatable start and finish line, and continues until race start.

 

 

Parking will be located in our parking lot near the infield track. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ENTER FROM OUR SUYDAM ROAD ENTRANCE ONLY. OUR PRATT ROAD ENTRANCE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE ENTIRE EVENT AS IT IS A PART OF OUR RACE COURSE. 

 

 

Event address is 1401 Suydam Road, Sandwich, Illinois 60548. Follow directional signage to parking near the infield track upon arrival. 

 

 

Bag check will additionally be available during this time. 

 

 

7:30 AM Packet Pickup Begins

8:45 AM 5K Lineup Begins

8:55 AM National Anthem

9:00 AM 5K Start Time

9:10 AM 1 Mile Start Time

9:15 AM Post Race Celebration

 

2024 Swag

Following the event, Shake Up Shuffle participants will receive top finisher awards, food items, and you guessed it, an ICE COLD lemonade shake up from McKinney's Concessions. All participants will additionally receive an inaugural Shake Up Shuffle shirt, a timed race bib and finishers results, and a collectable Sandwich Fair finishers medal. Those choosing our Big Squeeze route will furthermore receive (DRUM ROLL PLEASE)

 

A FIVE DAY SANDWICH FAIR SEASON PASS. 

 

But wait, there’s MORE. We’ll also be giving out Shake Up Shuffle swag bags to the first two hundred Big Squeeze and Little Squeeze registrations. 

Event Sponsors and Partners

We are eager to partner with the support of many business, and would like to extend an extra special thank you to those who have helped to make the Shake Up Shuffle possible. 

 

To learn more about our sponsors, please click on the icons below.

Grand Champion Sponsors

Red Ribbon Sponsors

White Ribbon Sponsors

Event Partners

Swag Bag Partners

Race Contact Info

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136th Sandwich Fair

Join us for the 2024 Sandwich Fair, occurring Wednesday, September 4, 2024 through Sunday, September 8, 2024. 

 

Over three hundred food and product vendors, carnival rides, grandstand events, craft demonstrations, AG land, AG land stage, exhibitors, roaming acts, AND MORE.

 

Daily Grandstand events as follows:

 

Wednesday: Harness Racing and Illinois State RC Car and Truck Racing Championships

Thursday: NTPA Truck Pulls

Friday: Riley Green Concert

Saturday: NTPA Tractor Pulls

Sunday: Antique Car Show and Demolition Derby

Directions

1401 Suydam Road
Sandwich, Illinois 60548

Note: Pratt Road entrance will be closed due to our race route.

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