Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
5K Run
9:00AM CDT
Redar Park
1754 S. Park Avenue
Schererville, IN US 46375

Welcome to The God Water Run for the Thirsty 5k! The fourth year of this event will once again start and end at Schererville's beautiful Redar Park and run throughout the neighborhood to the east. Whether you race for a trophy or jog with a friend, this 5k is all about the cause. All of the net proceeds will go to God Water, a local Christian charity that provides access to clean, safe drinking water for the people of Liberia, Africa. Runners and non-runners alike can also become a fundraiser and enjoy extra perks that come with making a larger impact, such as free race registration and 5k merchandise. Please join us, bring your loved ones, and help out those who thirst!  


Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Location: Redar Park, 1754 S. Park Avenue, Schererville, IN

Race Day Registration and Check-In:  Begins at 7:30 AM

Race Start Time: 9:00 AM 

Registration: Register online or mail completed registrations to: Run for the Thirsty c/o Michelle Hoffman, 20055 S. Mallory Drive, Frankfort, IL 60423; make checks payable to God Water. Mail-in registrations must be received no later than Tuesday, May 15th. 

Fee: $25 prior to April 1st, $30 all dates thereafter. Includes a technical t-shirt; Shirt availability guaranteed only if registered on or before April 23rd.

Net proceeds benefit God Water ( Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Course: Road race through the neighborhood east of Redar Park. To see a course map (subject to change) click HERE. Additional parking is available at the Pennsy Trail parking lot on Reiplinger Road or the Schererville Police Department. Walkers are welcome! The course will reopen to traffic one hour after the start of the race. Anyone not finished within this time will be asked to complete the 5k on the sidewalk. 

Timing: Chip timed by T&H Timing. 

Awards: Trophies to the top male and female overall finishers; Trophies to top male and female Masters (40+) finishers; Medals to the top three in Male and Female Age Groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+


Interested in running for free? Consider this: how many families thirsty for safe drinking water can YOU change? Raise just $250 and your registration fee is completely waived. $50 is all it takes to give an easy-to-use water filter to one family... transforming their diseased water into safe water for their lifetime! Picture their joy when they see God's love becoming real to them in such a simple and powerful way! Click HERE to make a wave fundraising at any level: quickly create your free personal fundraising page to easily get online donations, share your goals and progress on Facebook and beyond, and spread your personal message to earn fundraising incentive prizes while impacting more and more families in Liberia! 

*FUNDRAISING NOTE!* Thinking about both running and fundraising? Be sure to create your fundraising page during or after signing up to run! Registrations cannot be applied to existing fundraisers once the fundraiser has been created. We apologize for any inconvenience!


The God Water Run for the Thirsty is a USATF Sanctioned Event.

Sorry, no strollers or animals on leashes will be permitted on the course. If severe weather forces the cancellation of the race, no entry fees will be refunded and the race will not be rescheduled. Results will be posted on following the race. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Printable Registration Form

Please click Printable Registration Form for a printable version of the registration form. Mail-in forms must be received no later than Tuesday, May 15th, 2018. 

Fundraising With Us

Whether you run with us or not, you can click the Donate or Fundraise tab then click to Become A Fundraiser to easily sign up to further our mission. You can customize your own fundraising page and have a personal web link so friends and coworkers can easily donate to you online. Decide your goal and you can get a sweet prize along the way...

Raise $100 & get a $5 Gift Card to Coffee Cabin or Dairy Queen    
~~You've given 2 families safe water~~

Raise $250 & get FREE race registration + a $10 Strack & Van Til gift card, too
~~You've given 5 families safe water~~

Raise $625 & get a $25 SkyZone or Jak's Warehouse gift card, too
~~You've watered half a village~~

Raise $1250 & get a Run for the Thirsty 5k Logo Sweatshirt, too
Visit our 5k Facebook page soon to see photos of the 5k Logo Sweatshirt being designed!
~~You've given safe water to an entire village~~

★Prizes earned before May 6th will be mailed to your registered address to enjoy right away
★Prizes earned after May 6th can be picked up on race day
★Prizes earned on or after race day will be mailed to you
(Fundraising remains open for a week after the race to help you reach your goals)

*FUNDRAISING NOTE!* Thinking about both running and fundraising? Be sure to create your fundraising page during or after signing up to run! We want you to have the option to get a free race registration, so register to run first!


Redar Park
1754 S. Park Avenue
Schererville, IN US 46375