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Dunes Dash 5k

Sat June 22, 2024 Gary, IN 46403 US Directions


5K Run/Walk

8:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Kids Run

8:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT


West Beach
376 North County Line Road
Gary, IN US 46403


New location!!! Join Save the Dunes in the Indiana Dunes National Park for this year's annual Dunes Dash. On June 22, we'll be hitting the trails of scenic West Beach. In addition to the 5K, there will be a 1 mile Kids Fun Run.  We welcome both avid and novice runners/walkers to this fun race. Your registration helps us fulfill our mission of protecting and advocating for the Indiana dunes, Lake Michigan, and the surrounding natural areas for the health and vitality of the environment and the people who live, work, and recreate in Northwest Indiana. Event will be professionally timed by T&H Timing. Awards given to the top finishers.

On-line registration only.  Onsite registration WILL NOT be available. Please register online prior to coming to the race site. Early registration is $30 for 5k and $15 for Kids Fun Run. Online day of race registration is $40 for 5k and $20 for Kids Fun Run. Tee shirts may be added on for $15 with registrations received before May 31.

***Please note Indiana Dunes National Park passes will be required to enter the park. If you need a park pass you may purchase one at the gate or purchase in advance through Save the Dunes on the Add-On page of your registration or in person at our offices. To ensure the Indiana Dunes is accessible to all during our event, please reach out to for more race information or to obtain your no cost park pass. *Note National Park passes are not available to purchase online through without the purchase of a race registration.*

Packet Pick Up Details:

Early Packet Pickup: Early Packet Pickup will only be available June 21st at Extra Mile Fitness, 3400 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Packet Pickup is available during their regular business hours, 10am - 6pm. 

Same Day Packet Pickup: Same day packet pickup will also be available. Packets can be found beginning at 7:15am, at the Save the Dunes booth. Packets will be available until 7:55am.

Race Contact Info

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5k Course

Kids Fun Run


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