About Polar Peace March

January 15, 2017 4-6pm march with UCAN toward a less violent, more peaceful Chicago.

4:00 PM – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration 
5:00 PM – March
5:30 PM – Warm-Up with Food

Where: the March begins & ends at St. Pauls United Church of Christ, at the corner of Orchard & Fullerton, Chicago. For directions and parking click here.  

The Route: It’s a 1.5 mile walk from Orchard marching north to Diversey, then then heading east to Clark Street; then southeast to Fullerton where the march will head west to the Warm-Up at St. Pauls.  


MLKJ Day Celebration

The Polar Peace March begins with a stirring celebration honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and UCAN's work for non-violence and peace in Chicago. 

March:The sun sets early in Chicago so the walk will be in the dark and it will be a MARCH that shines through the streets to show our stand against violence in Chicago.   


At the conclusion of the march participants are welcomed back into the warmth of St. Pauls as we feed our souls with hot coffee, hot chocolate, warm soup, hearty bread, and cookies.

What to Wear: Expect POLAR CONDITIONS! Please be prepared to dress for extreme cold weather.

  • Layer Up – The best way to dress for winter is to wear layers. Proper winter dressing means 3 layers (wicking, insulating and protection). Wicking – the layer next to your skin, usually consisting of long underwear. Insulating – the middle layer such as sweaters, sweatshirts, vests & pullovers that keep heat in and cold out by trapping air between the fibers. Protection – the exterior layer such as a shell jacket and pants that guard against the elements of winter that can repel water from snow, sleet or rain and block the wind while also letting perspiration evaporate.
  • Accessorize: be sure to wear a hat, water-proof gloves/mittens, warm boots, and goggles if it’s windy.
  • Team & Participants Pre-Check-In: Check-In

  • Team Check-in: – Check with your team captain regarding details prior to the event day. Team captains of organizations will receive special team information in the weeks leading up to the March and will be able to drop-off off-line cash/check donations & forms starting Sunday, January 8th through Saturday, January 14th 9am – 3pm at St. Pauls United Church of Christ as well as during the event.
  • Need help with how to prepare for the March?  contact Jan Bail
  • Event Day Volunteers – If you are interested in volunteering your time or if you have questions regarding volunteering please contact Sheryl MooneyVolunteer


    2017 Sponsors:  


    The Polar Peace March is presented by ucan a 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation (ID 36-2167937). As such, your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and may be eligible for a matching contribution from your employer.

    This is a SWEET fundraising site by Blue Sky Collaborative