100M, 200M, & 4x100M DASH, Shot Put, and Long jump.
Runners of all ages will enjoy this event finale in a family-friendly format. This track and field sprint event will award more than 50 medals, featuring three of the most exciting races in the modern track era. Neighborhoods may enter their best athletes to compete in these five events, and may decide to enter any combination of youth, women, men, and seniors to give their team the best chance to win. Individuals are limited to a maximum of three track and field events. Youth 13 & under.
For Track Registration, click here! 54 Available Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze for Youth, Seniors, Adult Men, Adult Women.
Children and adults alike will compete for Lip-Sync Supremacy in this elimination-style battle royale. This is a no holds barred, costuming and props expected dynamo extravaganza! Early rounds will be single elimination with individuals and group finalists squaring off in a self-selected lip-sync-off with words and music provided (see song link below). Bonus points will be awarded for registering online prior to the event and for having music prepared prior to the event.
3 Available medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze Adults. Limited to 20 participants/teams in each division. For Lip Sync Battle Registration, click here!
Cards: Euchre and Texas HolD-em Poker
Test your hand at Euchre and see how well your Bowers can earn your way to a gold medal. Euchre play will be partner-grand prix format for the initial rounds to determine who survives to the partner-based knock-out rounds. governed by the rules in the Book of Hoyle.
Texas Hold-em games will be limited to 10 players per table and will use progressive blinds governed by time limits to determine winners. All other Texas Hold-em play will be governed by the rules in the Book of Hoyle. Poker chips and cards will be provided.
For Cards Registration, click here! 6 Medals Available: Gold, Silver, Bronze for Euchre and Texas Hold-em
This zany competition features the utilization of a themed secret ingredient. This ingredient will be unveiled at the start of the competition. Cooking teams will grab their theme ingredient and return to their homes to cook. A culinary curve ball will also be introduced midway through the competition, forcing a crazy dash back and forth through the neighborhood. Dressing up in team-themed, spirited apparel is rewarded with medal points; the crazier, the better!
Please note: for mandatory ingredients, a vegetarian option will be provided if the ingredient is a meat.
For Cooking Competition Registration, click here! 5 Available Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze for best dish, and Bronze medals for best use of the curveball and best team spirit.
Corn Hole is an open category, single elimination (singles) tournament. Official ACO rules will be used from semifinals through the finals. Early rounds are knockout rounds to 21 without any bust rules. This competition location kicks off the tournament. This event allows for unlimited neighborhood participation and awards four categories: youth, men, women, and seniors.
For Corn Hole registration, click here! 12 Available medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze for youth, men, women, and senior.
4-person teams will compete at the Commonwealth Gym in Englewood using prison dodge rules. Double elimination will apply if time allows.
For Dodgeball registration, click here! 3 Available Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze
Frisbee golf* will be played in Brookside Park and will be a two-person best ball (best frisbee) format. Two-person teams will compete in head-to-head, single elimination to determine the winner (lowest score). Youth 13 & under. *Some holes may be closed due to construction.
For Frisbee Golf Registration, click here! 6 Available Medals: Gold Silver, Bronze for Youth and Adult brackets
Horseshoes will be played in Brookside Park near the tennis courts close to Dearborn and Brookside Parkway South Drive. Individuals will compete in head-to-head, single elimination to determine the winner. There is no age limit, and all players will compete in adult male and female open brackets.
For Horseshoe Registration, click here! 6 Available Medals: Gold Silver, Bronze for Men's and Women's brackets
Tug of War
Neighborhoods will send their best anchors and pullers for a fun battle of Tug of War at QuantumFit. There will be a team size maximum of four with the following limits: Teams of 4 - 800 lbs for Men, 650 lbs for Women, 400 lbs for Kids. Any teams less than four: 600lbs for men, 475 pounds for women, and 300 pounds for kids. This event will be double elimination.
For Tug of War registration, click here! 9 Available Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze for Men, Women, and children.
Co-ed neighborhood teams of 7 will compete in a kickball tournament at Highland Park in Holy Cross. There is a 25-minute time limit and 10-run rule in effect after 5 innings. Teams must have at least six players (tournament volunteers will provide extra players as needed). Teams must have three women to qualify as co-ed. Children 12 and older may play, but must play for an adult team.
For Kickball Registration, click here! 3 Available Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze
Adult and youth teams play on two-person teams with eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called a Pallina. There are four balls per team and they are made of a different color or pattern to distinguish the balls of one team from those of the other team. The event will be held at the Oxford Flats in Englewood.
For Bocce Ball Registration, click here! 6 available medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze for Adult and Youth.
Adult neighbors will square off in Arcade Golf in this single elimination tournament. Location: Bosart Brown. PGA Tour Arcade Golf (Max: 8).
SMASH BROTHERS ULTIMATE - VIDEO GAMING: NINTENDO SWITCH
Family friendly Smash Brothers competition played in a single elimination bracket. Location: Paramount Brookside. Patch 3.1.0 DLC included. Max 24 participants.
6 medals available: Gold, Silver, Bronze for child and adult divisions. For Smash Bothers registration, click here!
Open for all ages, the Ping Pong event is held at Paramount School and is a round-robin style tournament with three age brackets: Youth, Open, and Senior. USTTA rules will be utilized (11-point games and best of three games win the match, winning by two or more). There is no limit on the number of individual neighborhood registrations. Youth 13 & under - seniors 50+.
For Table Tennis Registration, click here! 12 Available Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze for Youth, Men's, Women's and Senior brackets
In The Eastside Games trivia, neighborhood residents will visit the Golden Ace to test their knowledge of global trivia facts as well as Eastside-related history. Neighborhoods may submit multiple teams. Teams must sit as a group. Suggested limit: 6-player teams. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so show up early and treat the staff well!
Co-ed neighborhood teams of four will compete in a single elimination volleyball tournament in Spades Park across from Spades Library. Best two out of three sets win matches to 15 points. Teams must have at least two women to qualify as co-ed. Team limits will be utilized depending on registration. Children 12 and older may play, but must play for an adult team.
For Volleyball Registration, click here! 3 Available Medals: Gold, Silver, Bronze