Porter County Drumstick Dash - Valparaiso

1 Mile

Event Date

Thu, Nov 26, 2020


Valparaiso, IN


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Valparaiso 5K Run/Walk

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

Race the Region is happy to be able to keep your Thanksgiving Day running tradition going with the Porter County Drumstick Dash. In order to provide the most opportunities for participation we will be offering two locations for the event.  Runners and walkers can choose to participate at either the Valparaiso or Chesterton location, or both. **BOTH THE VALPARAISO AND CHESTERTON RACE WILL BE LIMITED TO 1,000 PARTICIPANTS EACH**

Race features for each race include:

*Long Sleeve event shirt

*Custom Finishers Medal

*Custom Finishers Certificate

*Timing mats at the Starting Line and Chip Timing for Finish Results

*Live results via text and email messaging

*All turns will have directional signs

*No processing fee for online signup


Awards will be presented for each race as follows:  Top Overall Male & Female, Top Masters Male & Female, Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups: 14 and under,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and up 

Race Course:

The race will start and end on the corner of Vale Park Rd. and Campbell St. and feature a flat, fast route. Parking is available at nearby schools, churches, and businesses.  There will be multiple road closures for the event.  Please plan to access the race site from the north on Campbell using Towne Commons Dr.  See directions to race site below. 

Race Registration Fees:

Before November 1 - $30

November 1 and after - $35

Race participation size limits:

For the safety of our runners we are limiting the number of participants to 1,000 at each of the race locations.

Shirt sizes and availability only guaranteed if registered before Nov. 15th.

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: 

Early packet pick-up will be available at the Extra Mile Fitness Company, 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. from November 23rd thru November 25th from 10:30AM - 6PM. Or, participants can choose to have their race packet mailed to them for additional fee.  There will be no race day registration or packet pick-up.

Because of the current COVID 19 pandemic will be utilizing a rolling start for the both races.  This will allow runners to start individually or in small groups of associated participants (family member or participants that live together) during designated times.  When registering, participants will be asked to select a 10-minute starting time window between 7:30AM - 9:30AM.  Participants may begin their race anytime during the selected time window.  There is a limit of 100 starting positions available for each starting time window and they are available on a first come, first serve basis.  In order to maintain safe distancing and traffic control on the race course participants must start during their selected starting time slot.  If a particular starting time is not available it means it has reached the maximum number of participants for that time slot.  Please do not ask us to make any exceptions, because we will not.  The race course will remain open until 10:15AM.

Each participant’s start time will be recorded as they cross the starting line.  As participants finish, they will receive a text message and/or email with their finishing time.  A list of overall finishing times for all competitors will be continually updated at www.thtiming.com while the race is in progress.   Shortly after 2PM the final race results along with the Overall, Masters, and Age Group awards will be posted.  Awards will be mailed to participants the week following the race.

This race will benefit the Valparaiso High School Boy's and Girl's Cross Country Programs

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