The God Water Run for the Thirsty 5K

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 21, 2016


Schererville, IN


Activity Today Later

5K Run

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

Welcome to The God Water Run for the Thirsty 5k! This third annual event will once again start and end at Schererville's beautiful Redar Park and run throughout the neighborhood to the east. Whether you race for a trophy or jog with a friend, this 5k is all about the cause. All of the net proceeds will go to God Water, a local Christian charity that provides access to clean, safe drinking water for the people of Liberia, Africa. Runners and non-runners alike can also become a fundraiser and enjoy extra perks that come with making a larger impact, such as free race registration and 5k merchandise. Please join us, bring your loved ones, and help out those who thirst!

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Location: Redar Park, 1754 S. Park Avenue, Schererville, IN

Race Day Registration and Check-In:  Begins at 7:30 AM

Race Start Time: 9:00 AM

Registration: Register online or mail completed registrations to: Run for the Thirsty c/o Chelsea O’Larey, 529 Siebert Drive, Schererville, IN 46375; make checks payable to God Water. Mail-in registrations must be received no later than Thursday, May 19th.

Fee: $25 prior to April 1st, $30 all dates thereafter. Includes a technical t-shirt; Shirt availability guaranteed only if registered on or before May 1st.

Net proceeds benefit God Water ( Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Course: Road race through the neighborhood east of Redar Park. To see a course map (subject to change) click HERE. Additional parking is available at the Pennsy Trail parking lot on Reiplinger Road or the Schererville Police Department. Walkers are welcome! The course will reopen to traffic one hour after the start of the race. Anyone not finished within this time will be asked to complete the 5k on the sidewalk.

Timing: Chip timed by T&H Timing.

Awards: Trophies to the top male and female overall finishers; Trophies to top male and female Masters (40+) finishers; Medals to the top three in Male and Female Age Groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Interested in running for free? Consider this: how many families thirsty for safe drinking water can YOU change? Picture their joy when they see God's love becoming real to them in such a simple and powerful way! $50 is all it takes to care for one family... forever! Click HERE to make a wave: easily create and share your free personal fundraising page, join a team, share your goals and progress on facebook and beyond, and spread your personalized message to reach fundraising incentive levels and get cool stuff!

*FUNDRAISING NOTE!* Thinking about both running and fundraising? Be sure to create your fundraising page during or after signing up to run! Registrations cannot be applied to existing fundraisers once the fundraiser has been created. We apologize for any inconvenience!

The God Water Run for the Thirsty is a USATF Sanctioned Event.

Sorry, no strollers or animals on leashes will be permitted on the course. If severe weather forces the cancellation of the race, no entry fees will be refunded and the race will not be rescheduled. Results will be posted on following the race.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors! 


Ramp Media,

Tin Hat Ranch,

Ultimate Music Service


Coffee Cabin


Schepel Buick GMC

Schererville Parks and Recreation

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