Registration for the Valpo Parks 38th Annual Popcorn Panic on September 10 is open online at RunSignUp.com. The race and walk start at 7:30 a.m. from Central Park Plaza. Individuals, families, co-workers and teams are invited to run the 5-mile course or walk the 5K (3.1 mile) course. This signature Popcorn Fest race offers a challenging course, a scenic tour of Valparaiso neighborhoods and a downtown finish line in the heart of the fest.
The standard registration fee is $30 for walkers and runners who sign up by August 11; the fee is $35 for those who register August 12 – September 8. The late fee is $40 fee after September 8 through 7 a.m. on race day. For groups that register as a team, there is an additional $10 fee per team name. The Popcorn Panic race is included in the Calumet Striders 2016 Gold Cup races and Gold Cup racers will receive a $1 discount for each entry.
Registration is accepted only online at RunSignUp.com. In person registration is only open September 9 only from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Butterfield Family Pavilion on Friday and on race day 6:00-7:00 a.m. at the race tent in Central Park Plaza. For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219.462.5144.