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Celebrate Olympic Day at North Avenue Beach

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Ok, it's still unclear whether Chicago's going to get the Olympics in the summer of 2016. It's even more unclear whether it would be a good thing if we did. But one thing is clear: there will be an Olympic Day on June 23, and it will include a Bono impersonator.

The city plans to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the modern Olympic games with a four-hour party on North Avenue Beach, including multiple competitions and demonstrations (soccer, wheelchair basketball, kayaking, archery and more) and live entertainment from the Freddy Jones Band and U2 cover band Elevation.

There will also be two three-mile "fun runs" (one starting at Irving Park and the Lake Shore Path and heading south, and one at Balbo and the Lake Shore Path and heading north) starting at 6 p.m. and ending at the beach, plus a youth run at 10 a.m. Sign up to run here, or just head out for some fun in the sand on Tuesday.

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