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!
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.
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
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.
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