Running Wild 5K Run/3K Walk

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Aug 20, 2016


South Bend, IN


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5K Run/Walk

$20 $20 Closed

3K Walk

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

Event Location
St. Patrick’s County Park, 50651 Laurel Rd., South Bend, IN 46637

About This Event
The Running Wild 5K Run is professionally chip-timed with disposable chips on park wooded and open field trails, park roads, grass and gravel. The 3K Wacky Scavenger Hunt Walk is on similar, relatively flat surfaces. Proceeds benefit park facilities, programs and bus transportation to the parks for school programs. (Three registrations fund a school bus!) Free food and beverages will be available after the race for registered participants. Event includes awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category, disposable chip timers, and technical t-shirts for pre-registered participants! New this year, extended age categories and top male and female "50th anniversary" Masters category (50+ years) ! Dogs allowed on 6-ft leash for the WALK ONLY. Individuals or families with leashed dogs will begin at the back of the walk start. The event is organized by the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation, Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake and St. Joseph County Parks.

Event Times
Day of Event registration and packet pick up: 8 am – 8:45 am Aug. 20 at event site.
Race time-9:00 am.

On-line registration ends Thurs. Aug. 18, 11:59 pm EDT.
Mail-in registrations must be post-marked no later than Aug. 13.
Day of Event registration and packet pick up: 8 am – 8:45 am Aug. 20 at event site.

**Registration must be made by Aug. 11, 2016 for T-shirts to be guaranteed.**

Pre-Registration Fees
$20.00 - 5K Run/Walk
$17.00 - 5K Run/Walk 14yrs and Under
$15.00 - 3K Walk individual registration
$35.00 - 3K Walk Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age**

Order Tee Shirts Separately for $9.00 ($10.00 for XXL/XXXL)

Day-Of Registration Fees
** 5K Run individual : $25.00 ** 3K Walk Individual: $20.00 ** 3K Walk Wild Herd: $40.00 **

Race T-Shirts
** In order to keep race costs down we will not be ordering additional shirts available for purchase the day of the race.**

**Registration must be made by Aug. 11, 2016 for T-shirts to be guaranteed.**

Our premium technical race t-shirts are made to keep you cool while you’re sweating it out on the trail. Shirts are available for pre-registered 5K Run participants.

Age Categories for 5K Run
14 years & younger, 15-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75+ years

Awards and Giveaways
The top three male and female runners in each age category, top male and female "50th anniversary" Masters (50+ years) and the top Overall male and female, will receive a custom “2016 Running Wild” medal and Bendix Woods County Park maple syrup.  All 3K Walk participants will receive an official Certificate of Completion and a handcrafted, collectible Running Wild participation medal. Children will also be able to pick a fun nature prize. All event participants will have the chance to win random prizes from great local vendors. Everyone will also receive a goodie bag stuffed with samples, race flyers, a County Parks gate entry pass, and more!

Event Timing
Running Wild 5K timing provided by Mac's Sports Timing. Go to   for results. The 3K Wacky Nature Scavenger Hunt Walk is un-timed.

Please go the extra mile and collect additional contributions to help support St. Joseph County Parks facilities, trails and programs! (Participation in fund raising is not required, but greatly appreciated.)

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