Popcorn Panic 5M Run & 5K Run/Walk

Sat September 11, 2021 Valparaiso, IN 46383 US Directions
Events
New Route Coming Soon

5 Mile Run

$30 7:20AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT Price increases after August 7, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Traditional Route is Back

5K Run/Walk

$30 7:30AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT Price increases after August 7, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Place
Central Park Plaza
63 Lafayette Street
Valparaiso, IN US 46383
Description

The Valpo Tradition Continues! 

Looking for a return to racing? Join us for the 43rd running of the Popcorn Panic. A community tradition for over four decades. This event has over 1,200 participants annually, running and walking through our tree-lined city streets. In teams or as individuals, one can choose to run the 5 miles or shorten it up with a 5K run or walk.

Team Competition

5K participants are encouraged to form teams! Teams must have at least 4 finishers to be eligible for team award. Winner is determined by computer analysis of the overall place of the top 4 team members. Team members are also eligible for individual awards. 

Registration:

Register by 8/6 to guarantee a shirt size.  No shirt option saves $5.
Register early and save! Fee increases to $35 after 8/7. Same day registration $40.

Walk-in registrations accepted at Extra Mile Fitness on Sep 8 and 9 during open hours and at the Butterfield Pavilion from 3:30 - 5:30 pm on Fri, Sep 10.

Packet Pick-Up

  • Pre-race packet pick-up will be available Wed, Sep 8 - Thu Sep 9 at the Extra Mile Fitness Company, 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana.
  • Pre-race packet pick-up will be available Fri, Sep 10 at Butterfield Pavilion (Calumet Ave at Evans Ave) from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Onsite packet pick-up will be available on race morning beginning at 6:30am

Awards*

Overall & Age Group Awards – Top Overall Male & Top Overall Female, Top Masters Male & Top Masters Female, Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

*Please note, Popcorn Panic has a non-duplication of awards policy.  A participant who finishes in the top 3 overall in the 5K event does not qualify to win an individual age group plaque.

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