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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. Each race location will be scored separately.
The race will start and end at Dogwood Park and feature a flat, fast course. Event parking is available across the street at the Dogwood Park soccer fields. For the safety of our participants there will be several road closures north Dogwood Park. Please plan to access the race site from the south using road W 1100 N.
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.
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 benefits the Duneland Educational Foundation
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