You're taught from a young age to stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch fire. In the spirit of that practice, let's substitute run in the mix! The Stop, Drop and Run 5K Run/Walk is just the way to do it! You can also run with a firefighter! Come join some of Porter Fire Department's finest who will be running in their gear and challenge them and yourself!
The Porter Firefighters are raising funds to continue to outfit our new fire engine with needed equipment! As in previous years, Porter Fire Department is pledging to donate a portion of funds raised to the Warren "Skip" Highwood Memorial Foundation, an organization that awards scholarships to individuals pursuing a career in emergency services as well as annually sponsoring a child to send him/her to the Hoosier Burn Camp. To learn more, click here.
***COVID-19 INFORMATION: We at Porter Fire Department take our public's health very seriously. Depending on the CDC guideline for group gatherings on race day, this race may feature a 15 minute rolling start in order to avoid crowds at the starting line. If this is the case we will have timing mats at the starting line. Participants may begin their run anytime between 8:00AM-8:15AM. Each participants official race time will begin when they cross the starting line. Paricipants will be emailed and information will be posted at this page regarding the starting line set-up prior to race morning .
Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Dr., Porter, IN 46304
Friday July 31, 2020
- 10AM - 6PM at the Extra Mile Fitness Co. , 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN
Saturday August 1, 2020
- 7:00am - Race day shirt pick up opens
- 8:00am-8:15am - Stop Drop and Run 5K Run/Walk starting window
- 8:45am - Awards will be available
-Race Day Registration: There will be no on site registration. Online registration will remain open until 8:00AM Participants will be able to register online at home or on their mobile device up until the start of the race. No paper registration or registration computers will be available at the race site.
-Shirt pick up begins 7 a.m. on race day at Hawthorne Park (Shirt will be available first come first, only guaranteed through Monday July 13th, 2020
-Strollers are welcome, dogs are welcome. Please ensure all dogs are up to date on shots, on a six foot leash, and friendly with adults, children and other dogs.
Top Finisher Fire Helmets given to top 3 overall runners. Medals for top 3 finishers by gender and age bracket.
10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Street and bike trail running, starting and finishing in same location, Hawthorne Park.
The race will be chip timed and results posted at www.thtiming.com.
-Water stations at fire station (approx. 1.25 mile and 2.25 mile).
-Clear route marking
-Early shirt pickup, online race day registration, after the race refreshments and snacks.
-Restrooms may be open in the Community Building at Hawthorne Park and at Porter Fire Department on route if COVID precautions warrant.
Limited spots in Hawthorne Park. Additional parking in grass at Waverly Rd. and Franklin St.