2013 Northwest Indiana Racing Guide

By: Liz Powers Last Updated: April 18, 2013

Update Note: Be sure to check out our new 2014 Northwest Indiana Racing Guide, continuously updated with running events in our region!

Are you a runner in Northwest Indiana? Are you a race organizer?

We've put together the ultimate guide for Northwest Indiana runners that includes every 5K, 10K, 5-mile, 10-mile, mini-marathon, or any organized race taking place in our region.

Is your race included below? If not, email us at share@nwindianalife.com and we'll make sure we get the word out about all of the races taking place!

The Northwest Indiana community has such an awesome network of people, groups, and organizations who stay active. Read about a series of people who stay active in the region in our series, "Why I Stay Active in NWI"!

Run 4 Freedom 5 Miler
June 27, 2013
6:00 PM
Highland, IN
 Please contact Anna Wineinger for race information: wineingera@ntto.net



Emerald City Hustle 5K
September 14, 2013
8:00 AM
Chesterton, IN


Please contact Tim Walsh for race information:  twalsh@dunelandymca.org


Tower Run 8K
September 15, 2013
9:00 AM
Michigan City, IN


Please contact Ryan Bos for race information:  towerrun@toweronline.org


Second Annual Prestin's Run - 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 21st at 8:00 a.m.
Washington Park.

Race Schedule:
7:30 a.m. Photo video from last year's 5K.
7:45 a.m. Photo video in honor and memorium
of loved ones battle with cancer.
7:55 a.m. Head to starting line.
7:59 a.m. Starting line prayer.
8:00 a.m. Run/walk begins
Awards will follow approximately 15 after
last runner/walker completes the course.

This race is in honor of Prestin Butcher, who is currently cancer free, but still not done with his fight against pediatric cancer!  100% of all proceeds from this race will go towards Pediatric Cancer Research.   Pediatric cancer research is the LEAST funded cancer in the U.S.  Help us WIN this race against childhood cancer!

More info and registration available here!


Run Into Fall 10K
Sep 21, 2013  8:30 AM
Immanuel Lutheran School - Valparaiso


When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 1M 8 am, 10K 8:30 am
Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 1700 Monticello Park Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383
Why: Proceeds benefit the Immanuel Food Pantry

Registration: 10K runners pre-registered by 9/7/13- $25; 9/8/13 through race morning- $30
1M Kids Fun Run pre-registered by 9/7/13- $12; 9/8/13 through race morning- $15
Free Long Sleeve Technical Shirt to all preregistered 10K Runners (shirts not guaranteed after 9/7/13)
Free Short Sleeve T-Shirt to all preregistered 1 Mile Kids Runners (shirts not guaranteed after 9/7/13)
Course: Chip Timed, scenic fast flat course through the streets of Valparaiso

Packet Pickup: Race Day, 7 am - 7:45 am, Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 1700 Monticello Pk. Dr., Valparaiso

Online Registration: thtiming.com
More Info: runintofall.com or Immanuelvalpo.org
Final qualifying race for the Extra Mile Championship Racing Series


Space Race 5K
September 22, 2013
8:00 AM
Hammond, IN


Please contact Tim Fealy for race information:  tfealy@sbcglobal.net


Crazy Legs 13.1 Trail Half Marathon
Sunday September 22nd, 2013 - 7:00 am


Come experience a trail half marathon in Imagination Glen located along the eastern boundary of Portage, Indiana between State Road 149 and McCool Road. The start/finish area will be in the soccer complex area on the East side of the park off of State Road 149.

Register online here!

Contact Paul Stofko with questions: 219-873-6296 or stofko121@yahoo.com


Kevin Kohn Memorial Homeward Bound 5k Walk/Run
September 28, 2013
Washington Park

You can help prevent Homelessness, get some exercise, and visit scenic Washington Park on the beach in Michigan City- all at the same time!

During any given year an estimated 1,500 LaPorte County women, children and men are considered homeless – and that doesn’t include ‘couch-surfers’ who stay with friends and family.

All funds raised will support Catholic Charities of LaPorte County, Gabriel’s Horn Homeless Shelter, Housing Opportunities, Keys to Hope Resource Center, LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity, Men’s Homeless Shelter, Michigan City Housing Authority, and Stepping Stone Shelter for Women. More agencies will be added to this list soon!

Please contact Gabby Dziadkowiec att he Unity Foundation of La Porte County for more information and registration.  Their phone number is: (219) 879-0327




Hawaii 5K
September 28, 2013
10:00 AM
Griffith, IN


Please contact Tracy Laurinec for race information: zeb402@comcast.net


2013 Merrillville Mini
Sep 29, 2013  8:00 AM
Broadway Center - Merrillville


Event Details:
Late registration and packet pickup will be the morning of the race. There will be no refunds. We find this to be an industry standard.


Overall:  Top male and female - Trophy   Masters:  Top male and female - Trophy
Age Groups: 14-under,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
The awards ceremony will start approximately 2 hours after the start of the race. You must be present to receive your award.
Shirts: Shirt sizes will only be guaranteed if you are registered and shirts ordered before September 9, 2013.
Course Description: This course is designed to be flat and very fast. The course is entirely south of route 30 in a scenic part of town. The course winds though the scenic parts of town which leads to the bike trail for a nice run before heading back to the start/finish area.


Run for the Roses 5K
October 19, 2013
9:00 AM
Schererville, IN


Please contact Pat Cordray for race information: pcordray@cahope.org


St. Pat's 24 Hour
Oct 19, 2013  8:00 AM EST
St. Pat's Park, South Bend, Indiana


24 hour,12 hour, and 6 hour races being held on the scenic grounds of St. Pat's Park along the St. Joe River in South Bend, Indiana.
Proceeds of the St. Pats 24 Hour Race will go to support Friends for Faye, ALS TDI.  Please see the Friends for Faye/ALS TDI page to learn more about both organizations.


Course:  USATF Certified Course.  Tree lined groomed grass, dirt, gravel, and small amounts of asphalt trail.  Two small hills at the beginning and end of course.

Timing:  Official Chip Timing by T&H Timing for both individual and team events.

Results:  Race reports, results and photos will be published in UltraRunning Magazine following the event.  www.ultrarunning.com
Packet Pick-Up:  Friday October 18, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Awards:  Top three finishers for each race, both male and female.  100(+) mile finishers in 24 hour race will receive a special award.  1st Place Team Award.

Camping:  No fee.  Runners are welcome to camp on the grounds Friday and Saturday evenings.  Camping is available at  an assigned area on the grounds with facilities near.  Showers are available.  Please take out what you bring in.
Medical:  Will be on site for the duration of all races.
Aid Station:  One main aid station, fully stocked.


HERO Half Marathon and 10K
Oct 20, 2013  8:00 AM
Indiana Dunes State Park - Chesterton


HERO Half Marathon
Price: $60 through May 1st/ $75 starting May 2nd.
Registration will close on October 6th at midnight or if the maximum number of participants (10,000) is reached. There will be no event day registration.

Price: $35 through May 1st/ $40 starting May 2nd.
Registration will close on October 6th at midnight or if the maximum number of participants (3,000) is reached. There will be no event day registration.


Manda's Race
Oct 26, 2013  9:00 AM
Westchester Intermediate School - Chesterton


Event Summary:
Manda's Race 5K Run and Walk Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:00AM at Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, IN.
$20 if registered by Oct. 17th, $25 after.

Event Details:
Manda's Race is the the series Championship Race for the Extra Mile Racing Series.  The race features a Champion’s Division along with an "all comers" Open Division. The Champion’s Race will start 5 minutes before the Open Division.  In order to participate in the Champion's Division a participant must have finished as the Overall or Masters Winner, or in the Top 5 in their age group at a qualifying race.
In the Open Division awards will be presented to the top male and female overall and master winners as well as to the top 3 finishers in each age group.  Top three in each age group as follows:
0-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69-, 70-74, 75-80, 80+

Additonally, the Overall and Masters winners and the top 3 in each age group 15 years and older will qualify for the Champion's Division at next year's race.



Hoboglobin 10k
Sunday, October 27, 2013
9:00 am
Sunset Hill Farm, Valparaiso, IN


Contact Paul Stofko with questions: 219-873-6296 or stofko121@yahoo.com


Panther Pounce 10K
November 2, 2013
9:00 AM
Westville, IN


Please contact John Weber for race information:  jweber@pnc.edu


Fall Frolic 4-Mile
November 3, 2013
9:00 AM
Hammond, IN


Please contact John Bobalik for race information: jbobali@calumet.purdue.edu




Valparaiso Half Marathon
Sunday, November 10th
United Way of Porter County
951 Eastport Centre Drive
Valparaiso, IN

Contact Mackenna Dickt with questions at mackenna@unitedwaypc.org.



Valpo Turkey Trot 10k
November 28, 2013
8:00 AM
Valparaiso, IN 

Please contact Jessica McFadden for race information jmcfadden@porterstarke.org


Turkey Recovery 5k
Saturday, November 30th
Red Mill County Park,  Laporte, IN
Facebook event page


Contact Paul Stofko with questions: 219-873-6296 or stofko121@yahoo.com

Jingle Run 5k
Saturday, December 28th
Creek Ridge County Park, Michigan City, IN
Facebook event page


Contact Paul Stofko with questions: 219-873-6296 or stofko121@yahoo.com

Races that Have Already Taken Place: 

Spring Fling 5K Ramp Run
Apr 20, 2013   09:00 AM
Purdue University Calumet - Hammond

3.1 Miles of fast racing Includes Purdue University Calumet's parking garage with 4 incline ramps Ramp Run Gloves to First 300 Pre-Registered Runners and Walkers

3.1 Miles of fast racing
Includes PUC's parking garage with 4 incline ramps
Registration fee - $20 before April 6th, $25 after.

Register Here!


Ten Mile Run at County Line Orchard
Apr 21, 2013  08:00 AM
County Line Orchard – Hobart


Ten Mile Run at County Line Orchard April 21, 2013 8:00 a.m. (CST) The event is a approximately 7 miles on flat country roads and 3 miles in the apple orchard. The race will start and finish at County Line Orchard

Check-in will be from 7-8:00 AM at County Line Orchard
$25 by March 15th ($3 discount to 2013 active CRS members)
$30 by April 14th ($2 discount to 2013 active CRS members)
$32 after April 14th and on race day (No CRS discount)
Registration available at www.thtiming.com until 12PM April 20.

2 1/2" finishers medal provided to all participants in lieu of a shirt

Split times at every mile and water stations on the course. No pets, strollers, bicycles, in-line skates, roller shoes, scooters, or other wheeled vehicles allowed on the course.
Computerized Chip Timing by T&H Timing
It is not recommended that any person 14 & under participate in this distance.


Tri Kappa Dash
Apr 27, 2013  06:30 AM
Lake Central High School - Saint John


Join the Zeta Psi Chapter of Tri Kappa on our inaugural 5K run/walk for charity. All proceeds will be donated to local charities in our community.
When: April 27, 2013
Where:  Lake Central High School & surrounding neighborhood
Registration:  6:30 am – 7:30 am
Race Start:  8:00 am
Entry Fee: $20 per person before April 13, $25 after.

Register online!

2013 Potato Creek Trail Runs
Apr 27, 2013  08:00 AM
Potato Creek State Park - North Liberty


Potato Creek Trail Runs April 27th, 2013 Potato Creek State Park 25601 St. Rd. 4 North Liberty, IN 46554

Event Details: The Potato Creek Trail runs will be an event for all skill levels and age groups. The course will have varying distances that will cater not only to the hardened ultra runner but also to the first timers who are new to the sport. Theses races will not only serve to expose athletes to the joys and excitement of trail running but will also expose an entire new, and diverse group of people to the natural beauty that exists at Potato Creek. The intent is to slowly and carefully grow the race each year; making certain the athlete has a quality experience regardless of number of entrants.

Events include a 13.1 Mile Mini Marathon, 26.2 Full Marathon, and 60K Ultra Marathon. The entry fees for each event are as follows: 13.1 - $45 before 4/1, $55 after, 26.2 - $55 before 4/1, $65 after, 60K - $65 before 4/1, $70 after. Race day registration and packet pick up will take place from 7 am till 7:30 with the race starting at 8 AM.


Runners, workers, and volunteers will be responsible for paying entry into the park. $5.00 per car load.
Register online!

Renaissance Run
Apr 27, 2013  08:30 AM
Soldiers Memorial Park - LaPorte

Soldiers Memorial Park, Grangemouth Road & Waverly Road, La Porte, IN 46350
Register online here!!


Black Cat Strut
Apr 28, 2013  09:00 AM
Sunset Hill Park - Valparaiso


This annual event will be held at Sunset Hill County Park in Valparaiso on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:00am. We are expecting in excess of 250 runners/walkers. Pre-registration is advised so ensure your T-Shirt and goodie bag. There will be plenty of water/juice available. Runners start at 9:00am Walkers start at 9:05am Dog/Walkers start at 9:30am. Pre-Reistration fees are $10 dog walk w/bandana, $12 no shirt, $16 shirt (register before April 14th), $18 w/donated item or $20 race day (shirt if available). All dogs must be current on shots, on leash and human/pet friendly. Dog walk is 1.6K. You can pre-register here. Deadline to pre-register is April 13th.

Click here for more information.


Monkey Wrench Madness – Mudslide at Sunset Hills
May 04, 2013  08:00 AM
Sunset Hill Farm County Park - Valparaiso


Monkey Wrench Madness-Mudslide at Sunset Hills will be a 5K Obstacle Race- An obstacle run set up over approximately a 5k course. There will be 25 obstacles, some man-made, some natural. We will limit each heat to 75 participants to help prevent crowding. There will be food, music, a kids obstacle course, and other entertainment in the common area. This will all be available after the heats start and until they end. Come out and bring your family and friends to Sunset Hills! Price includes parking, T-shirt, race registation, drink, and a snack after the race.

Registration fee: $75
Registration closes at midnight, 3 days before the race.
Day of Race
The first heat begins at 8:00 am
The final heat departs at 12:30 pm
Heats depart every 30 minutes
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your heat for sign in and packet pickup.
Heat size will be limited to 75 participants
See our FAQ page for more general information.



Color For A Cause
Saturday, May 4th @ 10:00 A.M.
Valparaiso University Christopher Center Community Room


Cost is $20 per person prior to race day, $75 for a team of 5, and $25 the day of the race.

Registration will open up 9:00am on race day. With registration each person will receive sunglasses, Valpo Velvet Ice Cream, and their name entered into a raffle for numerous prizes.

The race benefits the Valparaiso University World Relief Campain, with all proceeds going towards the Red Cloud Indian School / Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, one of the poorest areas in our country.

Register online at: https://apps.valpo.edu/pfpForms/salt5k.php


Mother's Day 5K
May 5, 2013 8:00 AM
Imagination Glen Park - Portage


Imagination Glen Park, Portage, IN
Race Day Schedule:
6:30-8:00am Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration
8:00am Kids’ 1k
8:30am 5k
10:00am Awards
Celebrate Mother’s Day as a mom with your children, as a runner/walker with your mom, as just as a person who loves moms! The race is a pavement only 5k and kids’ 1k starting in Imagination Glen Park in Portage. The 5k course runs on both the Prairie-Duneland bike trail and the Iron Horse bike trail with many scenic views including running over 2 bridges that span Salt Creek. Each mom will receive a special award at the finish line!

More information and online registration here!


2013 Hub Run
May 5, 2013  2:00 PM

5K starts at 2 p.m.
2K lines up behind 5K runners and starts at approximately 2:05 p.m.


Register before April 22 and your fee is $20 for adults or $10 for children under 10. After April 22 all registrations are $25. Looking to save some money? Choose our no shirt option for a $4 discount per registration.
Register online with T&H Timing.

Complete the registration form and return it to the Southlake Y.

Course Map
The course starts and ends at Crown Point's historic downtown square. The 2K run loops around Wheeler Middle School. The 5K run takes you through neighborhoods and down Court Street to the finish. There will be water stops on the 5K course at both mile markers. All streets will be closed to traffic during the race.

Packet Pick-Up
Race day pick-up is available but we strongly encourage you to pick up your packet before race day at the Southlake Y for a faster experience: Friday, May 3, 4-7 p.m. or Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Race Day Parking
Parking is available at Wheeler Middle School, St. Mary’s Church, Crown Point city streets and municipal lots. All vehicles parked on the square after 12:00 pm are subject to being towed to Midnight Blue Towing, 1502 E. North St., Crown Point. Race will be held rain, snow or shine.


2013 Valpo Police K-9 Unit 5K-9 Run
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00AM (5K Run) 9:15AM (1 Mile Dog Walk)
Central Park Plaza (Valparaiso, IN)

Event Details:
The 5K Run and non-competitive 1 Mile Dog walk will be held in Downtown Valparaiso.
Registration and Awards will be hosted at Central Park Plaza (Lincolnway & Lafayette).
Proceeds to benefit the Valparaiso Police K-9 Unit (Hosted by FOP Lodge #76)
Moisture Wicking Shirts are guaranteed to all preregistered runners and walkers before 4/30/13.
Computerized Timing provided by T&H Timing. Split times at every mile and water stations on the course.
No strollers, bicycles, in-line skates, scooters, or wheeled vehicles allowed on the course.
The 5K run is a road course with moderate hills.

Register on-line at www.thtiming.com until 5PM May 10th.

5K Run or 1 Mile Walk Ages 13 & Over $20 - Children 12 & Under $13 (1 Mile Walk Only)
Mail-in registration fee is $20. All mail-in registrations must be postmarked before April 26, 2013
Race Day Registration is $23 Run & Walk



20th Annual GaLLery GALLOP
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Lake Street Beach parking lot,
Miller Beach - Gary, IN
6:30 p.m.
Awards: $250 to be presented to overall first place male and female winners; $250 to first place male and female masters. Age group awards based on number of entrants in each category. Walk is non-competitive.


Running course consists of beach, dunes, and some road. The course is strenuous and grueling. Beach walk will go out along the beach and meander through the dunes.

Computer timed!
Click here!


Ancilla Triathlon
May 18, 2013
9:00 am EDT


Event Location: Ancilla College Campus
USAT Certified Sprint Distance Triathlon with 500 Yard Swim, 11.0 Mile Bike Ride, and 3.1 Mile Run
Packet pick-up on Race Day Morning from 7:00 to 8:30am EDT.

All information is avalable here!!



Food Truck 5k
May 19, 2013 3:30 PM
Sunset Hill Park - Valparaiso


Campus Life announces the inaugural Food Truck 5K and Family Fun Walk to be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Sunset Hill County Park. Registration will begin at 3:30pm followed by a 4:30pm start time. All participants will receive a commemorative event T-shirt and vouchers to be used at the various food vendors. Trophies will be awarded for male & female categories of: under 12, 13-19, 20-30, 31-45, and 46+. Timing will be provided by T&H Timing, and online registration is available at http://www.thtiming.com/ under “Food Truck 5K”. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event.

For more information or to find out how you can become a sponsor for this event, contact the YFC office in Valpo at 219-462-3000, or check out the web site at www.spyfc.org.




Regional Mental Health Center's 5K Fun Walk/Run
May 19, 2013
Wicker Park | Highland, IN

Check-in/race day registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 10 a.m. Entrants may pre-register on-line by April 25 at a discounted registration fee of $18 (includes a cotton t-shirt) or $23 (includes a dri-fit t-shirt). Registration for ages 14 and under is $11 and includes a t-shirt. After April 23 the registration is $30 with no guarantee of a t-shirt.

Click for printable flyer, entry form and sponsor information or register online.


Big Smiles 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 AM EST
Start and finish at the New Buffalo Lions Pavilion (public beach)

If you are looking for a fun, family event for a great cause over the Memorial Day weekend, look no further! The Big Smiles 5K Run/Walk is an active community event aimed at memorializing Kristen Heimbach, a very loved daughter, sister and friend; raising funds for The Dreaming Big Fund, a charitable organization created by Kristen's family that benefits autistic children and their families; and creating an active, fun and family-oriented community event for New Buffalo and all its guests over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Hope to see you there!

Website and Registration: www.bigsmile5k.com
Questions: bigsmiles5k@gmail.com




6th Annual Kent’s Run-May 25, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Boone Grove Middle School
325 W 550 S
Valparaiso, IN 46385


About the Run:  Kent's Run 5K was established in honor of Kent Ribordy, a 16-year-old boy who loved farming, country music, water skiing, snow skiing, snowmobiles, go-carts, tractors and his pick-up truck.

Kent died of Leukemia on June 17, 2007, and although his loss has left a hole in the lives of those who knew him, his passion and intensity has left an indelible imprint on our hearts. In just five years, Kent’s Run has raised over $150,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

To participate in the 2013 Kent’s Run 5K please visit KentsRun.com. Registration prices:
March 1 - May 16: $25
May 17 - May 23: $30
Online registration closes on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
$35 registration fee at Packet Pick-Up on race day Saturday, May 25, 2013.

For additional information please visit KentsRun.com or contact Reggie Flesvig at reggie.flesvig@gmail.com


RE/MAX Affiliates Memorial Day Trail Run Xtreme 12K
Memorial Day, Monday, 5/27/2013
Kids’ Mile at 8:15am & Xtreme 12K at 9:00am
Registration from 7:00am to 8:30am (Kids’ mile registration closes at 8:00am)


Where: East side of Imagination Glen Park, Portage IN 46386 Enter from SR#149, one mile south of U.S.#20, west side of
road ( Check-in at soccer field shelter)

Course:  Xtremely rugged 12K trail course traversing hills, log jumps, thigh-high creek crossings, mud and switchbacks
over single track mountain bike trails. Runners will get wet and muddy and shoes have been lost on the course. (May be
altered if course conditions dictate) Kids’ Mile course is an easier version over trail and around soccer fields. Electronic

Kids’ Mile:  One mile cross country/trail race for kids starting at 8:15am. Divisions include 8-under, 9-10, 11-12.

Awards presented immediately following kids’ race.

Entry fee: Xtreme 12K- $25 per person pre-registered (postmarked) by 5/13/13(includes shirt),  $30 per person after
5/13/13 and on race day

Kids’ Mile-  $15 per child pre-registered (postmarked) by 5/13/13 (includes shirt), $20 per child
after 5/13/13 and on race day

 $2 discount to Cal. Region Striders and XYZ series runners who pre-register by 5/13/13.



Porter Regional Hospital Healthy Hustle 5K
Saturday, June 1 at 8am
Sunset Hill Farm County Park

Cross Country/Trail 5K (run/walk)
$20 entry fee by May 20th. $25 race day registration.
T-Shirt guaranteed to those registrations received on or before May 20th.
Registration and check in 7-7:45 am.
Run begins at 8am.
Walk will start at 8:01am.
Water station as the 1.5 mile mark.
Awards to top 5K finishers in each age division and overall male/female winners.

Proceeds will benefit Lakeshore PAWS.

You can also register online at www.thtiming.com.

Sunburst Half Marathon
June 1, 2013
7:30 AM
South Bend, IN
Please contact Molly Sullivan sunburst@memorialsb.org for information.



Leon's Triathlon
June 2, 2013 at 8:00am
Wolf Lake Park - 2398 Calumet Avenue - Hammond, Indiana 46320

Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2013.
9:00am to 5:00pm
Wolf Lake Park - 2398 Calumet Avenue - Hammond, Indiana 46320
Directions here


The .9mi swim is from Wolf Lake Park pier.

The biking is 24.8 miles. There is an out, then two loops. After completing two loops, the athletes will return back to transition. A major portion of the route is on a closed six lane freeway.

The run is 6.2 miles. The running portion of the event starts at Wolf Lake Park. Runners finish at the south end of the park.

Late Individual Registration - Register after May 5th, 2013 up until Race Day June 2nd, 2013 - ($165.00)

Late Team Registration - Register after May 5th, 2013 up until Race Day June 2nd, 2013 - ($165.00)
Teams must consist of 5-10 registered members, male, female or *co-ed, including the captain.

Information here!




Field Station Frenzy
June 2, 2013  7:00 AM
Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve - Chesterton


7:00 am Race Day Registration
8:00 am Fun Run (ages 6+)
8:15 am Tot Trot (ages 3-5)
8:30 am Competitive 5K Race
8:31 am Non-Competitive 5K walk
Award ceremony & refreshments following the race

Register online!

Results: The Field Station Frenzy 5K Race will be electronically, chip-timed by T&H Timing. Full results posted online at: www.thtiming.com
Field Station Cooperative: The Field Station offers nature-based preschool programs for 3-6 year olds and summer camps for preschool and school age children. For more information, visit our website at: www. Fieldstationkids.org

Course: The course features the scenic trails of Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve. The course offers a variety of running surfaces including pavers, gravel and boardwalk. No strollers or pets allowed. Headphones/ipods are discouraged.
Directions & Parking: Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve is located just north of I-90 and south of 1050.


Sunset Tiki Torch 5k
June 8, 2013 5:00 PM
Portage Marina – Portage


Race Day Schedule:
5:00-6:30pm Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration
6:30pm Kids’ 1k
7:00pm 5k & 10k
7:30pm Post-race party begins
8:30pm Awards
It’s a summer time celebration at the Portage Marina! Come race a 5k, 10k, or kids’ 1k from Portage Marina and on the new Ameriplex bike trail at sunset! You can enjoy our summer Tiki theme with a most Hawaiian contest, and get lei’d at the finish line! Age group winners will receive pineapples, and all awards will be themed! We will also have a post-race party as the sun sets with a live band and beer garden. Come hang loose, run or walk, and dance into the night!

More info and online registration here!




St. Stanislaus Trail Creek 5k Run/Walk
Saturday June 8, 2013 8:00 AM CDT
Nelson Park in Trail Creek, IN 46360

This is a fundraiser for the St. Stanislaus Parish Renaissance Campaign. Please contact Pat Race Director at pjk226@yahoo.com if you have questions. Race will be held in Nelson Park at Edgemoor and Whipporwill Streets in Trail Creek, IN 46360.
Entry fee: $20.00; $15.00 for 13 and under by June 1st
After June 1st and race day fee: $23.00

 Entry form available here

Valparaiso Jr. Triathlon
June 15, 2013  7:00 AM
Valparaiso High School - Valparaiso


Valparaiso Jr. Triathlon Saturday, June 15th, 2013 9:00am race Transition area open at 7:00am Valparaiso High School Hosted by: Valparaiso Swim Club
Event Details:

Age 6-10 - Pool Swim - 75 yards, 5K Bike, 1K Run
Age 11-14 - Pool Swim 150 yards, 12K Bike, 3K Run
*Must be age 6 by June 1, 2013
Competition distance/divisions based on age on race day.

$25 if registered by April 15th
$30 register between April 15- May 15th
$40 after May 15th
The last day to Register is June 7th
No race day registration permitted
Packets can be picked up Friday June 15th at VHS pool from 5-7pm or race morning
 Race will be held rain or shine.  No refunds will be issued.

On-line registration only:
For more information including rules, regulations, and race routes, go to
www.valparaisoswimclub.com (follow the registration link on the home page) or register directly at www.thtiming.com

Additional questions: please email race director Leslie McCall at lwevans@hotmail.com


Necktie 5k Walk & Run
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:00 AM


Race begins at the corner of Broadway and Lake Front Drive in Beverly Shores, Indiana

Join us Saturday, June 15 (Father’s Day Weekend) for the 6th annual Necktie 5K Walk & Run. As the name implies, all participants are encouraged to wear neckties during the run in recognition of fathers everywhere! Prizes will be awarded to participants with the most-creative neckties. This is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your dad and enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan.

Kid's Sprint
This year we will again have a Kid's Sprint. The Sprint will take place at 7:45 AM (before the 5K) near the registration tables. It is free! Registration is not require. The Sprint is open to ages 8 and under. All kids who participate win a prize!
5K Registration
Registration for the 2013 Necktie 5K Walk & Run is now open. Registration is limited to the first
500 people who sign up. So register early!

Visit our REGISTRATION PAGE to download a printable registration form or go to www.signmeup.com/89980 to register online. Early registration ends June 3.

Our Course
The circular course features beautiful Indiana wetlands as well as dramatic lake front views. It also provides opportunities to spot wild-life along the way. It is mostly-flat, but there are two short (but relatively-steep) hills. Two water stops will be provided.
Visit our COURSE PAGE to view a map of the course and get directions to the
starting line.


Munster Rotary 10K
June 15, 2013
8:30 AM
Munster, IN


10K (6.2 Miles) Run (Gold Cup)
5K (3.1 Miles) Run (Jr. Gold Cup)
5K Walk

Rain or Shine

Registration 6:45-7:45 am. 5K run and 5K walk begins at 7:45 am, 10K run at 8:30 am. Munster High School Football Field, 8808 Columbia Avenue.

PARKING: Across From Football Field

COURSES: Scenic Route - Paved Roads - Water Stations (3) - Splits (5K-1/10K-3) - USATF Certified

ENTRY FEE: Pre-Registration $20.00. $25.00 after June 7th and day of race. ($30.00 to run both races)

Family of four - $70.00 (Pre-registration only)

Shirt Guaranteed for all pre-registrants, as available race day. (Dry Fit add $6*, No shirt subtract $2)

Application available here


Miles for Missions
4th Annual 5k Walk/Run
Saturday, June 22, 2013


Heartland Christian Center
170 S. SR 49
Valparaiso, IN 46383

All pre-registered participants guaranteed a very cool tie-dyed t-shirt!

Register online here!


Firecracker 5K
June 22, 2013
7:30 AM
Chesterton, IN


Please contact Jill Schneider for race information: Jill.Schneider@ssfhs.org


Family Health/Cancer Awareness Day 5K
June 23, 2013 at 9am
Chesterton Park

The Foundation For Molecular Medicine is having an event on June 23rd that is a Family Health/Cancer Awareness Day.  This unique event will start with a 5K with four different healthy ways to arrive. Walking, running, and also biking and rowing. The walkers and runners will start from Chesterton Park. The biker and rowing clubs can start are varying points but all will meet at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

The uniqueness continues with four hours of family entertainment which includes face painting, kite flying, two local bands, and a magician. There is more, a fashion show that will focus on cover ups, showing how we should protect ourselves while out in the sun.  Being that it is Solstice weekend participants can end up staying with family and friends picnicking while enjoying the rest of the day.

Our website to sign up is www.LakeShore12-20.org.  Save money by signing up before May 31st.
*5K start time is 9am - registration starts at 8am - start from Chesterton Park
*Family entertainment - runs from 11am- 3pm - Indiana Dunes State Park - east side of the Pavilion




Sunday June 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM CDT    
Lake County Fairgrounds
889 S Court Street
Crown Point, IN

E-Mail: Race Director
Register Online Here
Race Web Site

24 Hours at Sunset - 24 Hour Run
June 30, 2013 12:00 PM
Sunset Hill Farm County Park - Valparaiso


Event Details:
This event is open to individuals, pairs and 10-person teams. Come out and enjoy a unique experience - 24 full hours of running at one of Northwest Indiana’s premiere parks!

Event Features:
• A 5K Loop through Sunset Hill Farm County Park
• Team Rally Areas for tents, supplies, etc.
 • Satruday Evening Music Festival with Food, Beer Garden, Live Bands, and Fireworks


Entry Fees:
10 Person Teams - $350 ($35 per person)
2 Person Teams - $70
Individuals - $40

For more information visit www.nwiraces.com


Brickyard Run
July 4, 2013
7:30 AM
Hobart, IN


Please contact Dale Polomchak for race information: dpolomchak@hobartymca.org


Jennie Hamilton Memorial 5 Miler
Sunday July 7, 2013
Stoney Run County Park: 142nd & Union Street, Leroy, IN 46355


Register here!

Contact Paul Stofko with questions: 219-873-6296 or stofko121@yahoo.com


Nativity Festival 5K
July 7, 2013
7:00 PM
Portage, IN


Please contact Nicolette Huber for race information: hubbn5@hotmail.com



Running with Big Dogs 5k and 1 Mile Walk
Sunday, July 7, 2013
7:00am Start at the Duneland Resale Shop 810 Broadway, Chesterton

Please contact Paul Stofko RD at stofko121@yahoo.com or call 219-873-6296


Running Wild Zoo Run
July 13, 2013
9:00 AM
Michigan City, IN


Please contact Johnny Stimley for race information: johnnystimley@yahoo.com 219.874.1858


Friendship 5K
July 17, 2013
6:30 PM
Highland, IN


Please contact Sue Brown-Nickerson for race informa : sue_brown@juno.com


Buckley 5 Miler
July 20, 2013
7:30 AM
Lowell, IN


Please contact Adam Hudak for race information: hbomb11@hotmail.com


11th Annual Valpo Tri 2013
July 13, 2013  8:00 AM
Rogers Lakewood Park - Valparaiso


Online registration is now open for the 11th Valpo Tri that takes place on Saturday, July 13 at Rogers-Lakewood Park. Go to www.valpotri.net to sign up online for the USAT-sanctioned race. Great for all levels of triathletes, the Valpo Tri is a short-distance triathlon that begins with a .25 mile swim, transitions to a 12.4 mile bike, and concludes with a 3.2 mile run.


July 20, 2013  7:45 AM
Graeber Family Farms
236 S. 200 W.
Valparaiso, IN 46385



Parking is available at Graeber Family Farms and hay wagon shuttles will run from the parking area to the Mudathlon® site
You can Pick-Up your packet in advance:
Details to come closer to event day

Or on event day at the Mudathlon site starting at 7AM:
Graeber Family Farms
236 S. 200 W.
Valparaiso, IN 46385

How much does it cost?
$80: 11/1/12-6/19/13
$85: 6/20/13-7/18/13
$100: Packet Pickup/Race Day

Ready, Set, GLOW! 5k
July 27, 2013  8:30 PM
Clancy's Irish Pub - Portage

T-Shirts & Swag:
Each participant will receive a neon GLOW race shirt, finisher’s medal, and at least 3 pieces of GLOW swag.
Race Day Schedule:
7:30pm Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up
9:30pm Ready, Set, GLOW! 5k
10:00pm Post-Race GLOW Party begins
10:45pm Awards
12:00am Post-Race GLOW Party ends


Come get your GLOW on this summer! This night time 5k features several GLOW ZONES along the course to show off. Glow zones are designated areas where industrial blacklights will highlight your flashy side. The start and finish areas will also light up the night accompanied by music to your beat. Registration and the post-race party will be held at Clancy’s Pub right off the course with more music and more GLOW. Every participant will receive a neon shirt and finisher’s medal. Some GLOW items will be provided at the race. Are you ready? Get set. It’s time to GLOW.
More information at online registration here!


Runnin w/ the Devils
August 3, 2013
8:00 AM
Lowell, IN


Please contact Joe Rodenbucher for race information: jrodenbucher@sbcglobal.net


Run Dirty 5K/10K Trail
August 4, 2013
8:00 AM
Crown Point, IN


Cross Country 5K and 10K through the trails of Lemon Lake County Park.

After July 22nd $35

After July 22nd $30

Mail in registrations post marked after July 22nd will be returned to sender.
Register online at www.fleetfeetschererville.com
On-line registration will be available until 6:00PM CST on Aug 4th

Info available here!


City by the Lake Triathlon and Duathlon
August 9 - 10, 2013
Washington Park in Michigan City

The Kid’s Triathlon and Duathlon events will be held on August 9th at 5:30pm (CST); the Adult’s Triathlon and Duathlon events will be held on August 10th at 8:00am (CST). Nearly 300 children and adults competed in the Triathlon last year.

Registration forms, fees and additional race information can be found online at www.citybythelaketri.com. Relay teams are also an option for adults and newly added for the Kid’s event as well.




Rotary Ramble 5K
August 10, 2013
8:00 AM
DeMotte, IN


Please contact Char Groet for race information: tgroet@netnitco.net


August 10, 2013 5:30 PM
Washington Park - Michigan City



More information and registration here!

Packet Pick-UP: SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th FROM 5:00 - 7:00 AM CST
A wetsuit is NOT required for this event. Swim cap and technical shirt will be provided at packet pick-up.
There will be no race day registration only packet pick-up. Registration ends on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
For a paper copy of the entry form please e-mail: csands15@gmail.com.

All participants must bring their PHOTO ID and USAT card with membership number to participate in this triathlon. If you do not bring your USAT card and number with you to race day, you must pay a $12 USAT permit fee in order to participate.
At PACKET PICK-UP for the Kid's Triathlon, a parent must be present with a proper PHOTO ID. Children triathletes must also present a USAT membership card and number. If they do not have one, they will have to pay a $10 USAT permit fee in order to particate.
All participants must wear a swim cap during the swim portion of this triathlon. A swim cap will be provided at packet pick-up.
For more information on how to register as a USAT member, please visit  their website at http://www.usatriathlon.org/ .
There will be a MANDATORY helmet check for the Kid's Triathlon. All helmets MUST have a strap, please bring this to check-in.
For additional questions or to submit a paper copy of your registration, please e-mail Lighthouse Events and Marketing at csands15@gmail.com.


2013 Dew It 13.1 Mile
August 17, 2013  8:00 AM
Oak Ridge Prairie County Park 301 N. Colfax St. Griffith In 46323


Event Details:
Registration Information
Registration Fee: $60
Overall: Top Male and Female - Trophy
Masters: Top Male and Female - Trophy
Age Groups: 14 under, 15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39, 40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-up
Results : Timing by T & H Timing



CASA Superhero 5K & Fun Run
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Beechwood Golf Course in La Porte, IN

Gather family and friends and join hundreds of locals to make a SUPERHERO difference, one child at a time.

The CASA Superhero 5K & Fun Run supports the Harmony House/ CASA Program of La Porte County to train volunteers to effectively advocate for abused and neglected children. This family friendly event is a must! Registration forms can be found at www.lpcasa.com.

Pre-registered adults are $20/$10 youth age 6-18.
Registration after 7/26/2013 is $25 adult/$15 youth.

Capes guaranteed to all pre-registered participants! Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us to make a superhero difference. Because every child needs a hero. Abused and neglected children need a SUPERHERO. They need YOU!


Tour de La Porte
August 24 - 25, 2013
Soldiers Memorial Park
250 Pine Lake Avenue | La Porte, IN 46350


Tour de La Porte is a bike ride, running and walking event to benefit patients with cancer in our community. One hundred percent of the funds are used for direct patient assistance and cancer screenings to members of our community.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Running Events:
(Registration 5:30 am - CLOSES 30 minutes before each event.)
All Routes are USATF Certified
La Porte County Running Series Race
Half Marathon Chip-Timed Run ~ 6:30 am
10K Chip-Timed Run ~ 7:15 am
5K Chip-Timed Run ~ 8 am
5K Non-Competitive Walk ~ 8 am
Mini TDL Fun Run (Children, ages 4-8) ~ 9:30 am
Bike Time Trials
Road Bike TIme Trial:
Registration/Check In open at 11:00 am
Event begins at 12:00 noon, cyclists ride in order of check in

Additions in 2013 - Event will be chipped time with a starting ramp!

Mountain Bike Time Trial:  New This Year!:
Registration/Check In open at 2:00 pm
Event begins at 3:00 pm, cyclists ride in order of check in
Advanced & Intermediate Riders to begin at 3:00 pm
Beginner Riders to begin after advanced/intermediate riders complete first lap
Notice: Challenging Route.  Click here to view video

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Distance Cycling
Select a route from 5 - 100 miles through scenic La Porte County.

Registration Open from 6 - 10 am ~ We request the following Start Times:
100 Miles ~ 6:30 am
60 Miles ~ 8:00 am
40 Miles ~ 8:30 am
25 Miles ~ 9:00 am
15 Miles ~ 9:30 am
5 Miles ~ 10:00 am

Please click here for event details, instructions, and registration!




I Scream for 13.1 & 5k
Aug 25, 2013  7:00 AM
Countryside Park - Portage


Race Day Schedule:
5:00-6:30am Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration
6:30am Half-Marathon
7:00am 5k & kids’ 1k
8:00am Post-race party begins
8:30am 5k Awards
10:00am 13.1 Awards

Everyone loves ice cream! Come participate on a flat and fast half-marathon, 5k, or kids’ 1k, and receive an ice cream cone at the finish line! The 13.1 mile course is spent mostly on the Prairie-Duneland and Iron Horse bike trails with some surface roads. Almost half of the race will be shaded to help keep runners cool, as well as an early start. It is very flat and fast, time to set your personal best, and earn your finisher’s medal! The 5k course is on the Prairie-Duneland trail and neighborhood streets. It is a flat and fast course!
More info and online registration here!


Lowell Labor Day 5K
August 31, 2013
8:00 AM
Lowell, IN


Please contact Kim Gavelek for race information:  questor16@comcast.net


Popcorn Panic Saturday, September 7, 2013

Information for the 2013 Popcorn Panic will be available here!

Bigfoot 5k Trail Run
Sunday, September 8, 2013, 9:00am
Bluhm County Park: 3855 s 1100 W, Westville, IN


Register online here!

Contact Paul Stofko with questions: 219-873-6296 or stofko121@yahoo.com