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Registration is now open for the highly anticipated Slide the City event coming to Racine’s North Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Slide the City is a one-of-a-kind experience where participants will ride inflatable tubes down a 1,000-foot slip-and-slide. The event will be held along Hoffert Drive from Michigan Boulevard to  North Beach Park. Organizers will set up the padded slide using nearly the full width of the road.

Early bird pricing available through THIS Friday (June 12) offers a single slide run at $12, three slide runs at $30 or a “Super Slider” with an unlimited number of slides during a 12 to 3 p.m. wave (approximately five to 10 slide runs) at $43. The slide packages include a drawstring bag, a tube, a mouth guard and a temporary tattoo.

After Friday, the prices increase to $15 for the single slide run, $35 for the three-ride package and $45 for the “Super Slider” package. Those prices will available through July 24.

Riders must be at least 46 inches tall and at least 5 years old.

Registration and details at

Slide the City is presented by Real Racine, the county’s destination marketing organization.

Slide the City was created in 2014 by T.R. Gourley in an effort to get people outside, have fun and connect with their community. The event has had massive growth since its inception bringing the experience to cities throughout the United States and Canada.

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