Field Station Frenzy Trail Run & Walk 5K

Event Date

Sat, Nov 2, 2019


Chesterton, IN


About This Activity

Why Join in the Frenzy?
  • Fun, scenic trail run and walk inside the newest national park
  • Costumes encouraged - Bring that Halloween costume for one last roll in the dirt!
  • Well-marked, carefully-measured course, with professional chip timing
  • Tech shirts, custom bib numbers, lots of fun awards
  • Free on-site child care during the race (not guaranteed for race-day signups)​​
  • Support nature-based early childhood education
Schedule of Events
  • Online registration stays open until the start time of each event.  All Registration is Online ONLY; no paper forms, no payment accepted on-site
  • 7:30 am - Packet Pickup Begins
  • 8:00 am - Kiddie Corral Opens (free child care)
  • 8:30 am - 1K Kids Fun Run
  • 8:45 am - 500 m Kids Tot Trot
  • 9:00 am - 5K Trail Run & Walk
  • 9:50 am - Award presentation and door prize drawings
  • 10:00 am - Kiddie Corral Closes

The course features the scenic trails of the Indiana Dunes National Park, including portions of the Little Calumet Rive Trail. Grass, mulch, dirt trails, and boardwalk will make up the majority of the course. This is a trail run and you should expect uneven surfaces, slippery leaves, roots, rocks, fallen branches, and other obstacles.  No strollers or pets allowed.

5 km (Run or Walk)
  • $30 with long-sleeve tech shirt, $25 without shirt
  • Shirt supplies are very limited, so particular sizes may run out.  You can see what sizes are still available when registering.
Kiddie Fun Runs (1 km or 500 m)
  • Free basic registration, no shirt
  • $10 with long-sleeve tech shirt
  • Shirt supplies are very limited, so particular sizes may run out. You can see what sizes are still available when registering.
Directions and Parking

The run and walk will start and end near Chellberg Farm, inside the Indiana Dunes National Park.  GPS address for Chellberg Farm is 709 N Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN 46304.  Please park in the grass lot to the east of Mineral Springs Rd.  The race will start and end in the grass area around Chellberg Farm (on the west side of Mineral Springs Rd).

Results & Awards

The Field Station Frenzy 5K Race will be electronically chip-timed.  Full results will be posted online at   Awards will be presented for the 5K trail run to the overall male and female runner and to the top three runners in each age division for male and female.

About The Field Station Cooperative Preschool

The Field Station offers nature-based preschool programs for 3-6 year olds and summer camps for preschool-age children. For more information, please visit our website at:  The Field Station is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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