Running Wild Virtual 5K Run & 3K Self-Led Scavenger Hunt

Sat August 21 - Sat September 4, 2021 South Bend, IN 46637 US Directions
Events

5K Run/Walk

$15 08/21 10:00AM EDT - 7:30PM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

3K Self-Led Scavenger Hunt

$10 08/21 10:00AM EDT - 7:30PM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run/Walk - VIRTUAL RACE

$15 Registration ends August 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
RUNNING WILD

JOIN THE FUN AND SUPPORT THE ST. JOSEPH COUNTY PARKS!

Place
50651 Laurel Rd
South Bend, IN US 46637
Description

The Running Wild 5K Run is going VIRTUAL and the 3K Scavenger Hunt will be self-lead onsite!!

Due to the recommendations from the CDC and the State of Indiana, we are changing Running Wild 5K Run/3K Walk into a virtual race. With a  virtual race you can run the 5K distance anywhere, in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park or on the 5K course here at St. Patrick’s County Park. You will have between Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 23 to complete your 5K. Once you have the 5K completed you will enter your time in the Run Sign-up website.

The Running Wild course will be set-up and ready for use anytime between August 15 and 23. If you ordered a Running Wild t-shirt and/or Running Wild collectible medallion, you can pick those up at the office at St. Patrick’s County Park anytime between August 17 and September 11.

If you are signed up for the 3K Self-Led Scavenger Hunt, the trail will be set-up and available to participants Aug 15-23 at St. Patrick's County Park. There will be a map and Scavenger Hunt list for you to download from the Run Sign-up website.

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to Running Wild, please contact Jamie Hartzke at jhartzke@sjcparks.org. Thank you for supporting St. Joseph County Parks!

Event Location

  • Anywhere and Anytime 5K Virtual Race - You may participate in your neighborhood, local parks and trails, or on a treadmill.
  • St. Patrick's County Park will have courses marked and set up for runners/walkers to come out and use during park hours beginning Aug. 15 until Aug 23. 
  • St. Patrick’s County Park is located at 50651 Laurel Rd., South Bend, IN 46637.
  • Participants choosing to use the St. Patrick's County Park course will not be charged an entrance fee for the day they are running or walking the course.

**CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR**

  • All registration will be online. 
  • The 5K Trail Run is a Virtual Race for 2020.
  • 3K Self-Led Scavenger Hunt will be set-up and available to participants Aug 15-23 at St. Patrick's County Park. Participants will have to print a course map from the link below (Map coming soon).

Be Aware:  The Park trails contain unmarked tree roots, loose gravel and ruts and may be muddy or slick. Participants are cautioned to keep your eyes on the trail and be aware of your footing.  

Registration
On-line registration ends Sat. Aug. 22, 11:59 pm EDT.
**If you register after Aug. 09, you will not be able to order a T-shirt. Registration must be made by Aug. 09, 2020 for T-shirts to be guaranteed.**


Pre-Registration Fees
$15.00 - 5K Run/Walk - Virtual Race

$10.00 - 3K Walk individual registration
$30.00 - 3K Walk Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age**

Order Tee Shirts Separately for $11.00 SM-XL or $13.00 for XXL/XXXL (plus 7% sales tax). To guarantee a shirt, you must register by Aug. 09 and order a shirt at the time you register. Participants who pre-order a t-shirt must pick it up during office hours at St. Patrick's County Park, August 17 - September 11th.

Race T-Shirts
** Pre-order your optional shirt when you register on line by August 09, 2020. 

2020 t-shirts, 60/40 cotton blend

**To guarantee a shirt, you must order one when you register online by Aug. 09, 2020.**

Participants who pre-order a t-shirt must pick it up during office hours at St. Patrick's County Park, August 17 - September 11th.

Awards  
No Awards for 2020. Standard procedure for Virtual Events.

Giveaways

Participants who selected to receive a FREE  handcrafted, collectible 2020 Running Wild participation medallion can arrange to pick it up during St. Patrick's County Park office hours beginning August 17 through September 11th.

Pledges
Please go the extra mile and collect additional contributions to help support St. Joseph County Parks facilities, trails and programs! (Participation in fund raising is not required, but greatly appreciated.)

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Event Location
St. Patrick’s County Park, 50651 Laurel Rd., South Bend, IN 46637


About This Event
The Running Wild 5K Run is professionally chip-timed with disposable chips on park wooded and open field trails, park roads, grass and gravel. The 3K Wacky Scavenger Hunt Walk is on similar, relatively flat surfaces. Proceeds benefit park facilities, programs and bus transportation to the parks for school programs. Event includes awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category. Dogs allowed on 6-ft leash for the WALK ONLY. Individuals or families with leashed dogs will begin at the back of the walk start. The event is organized by the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation, Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake and St. Joseph County Parks.

**CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR**

All registration will be online. No day-of registration at the park.
5K will have a staggered start with a max of 25 participants beginning every 5 minutes.   
3K Walk has a separate, later start time.
There will be no after-run activities or awards ceremony. So registration fees have been reduced compared to last year.
Award winners will be contacted individually to pick up their prize at a later date.
We are not providing storage coolers for personal water bottles, nor refill stations. Water bottles will be available at the end of the race.
New this year – A Virtual Option! Run at a time and place convenient for you, and track your own time.
Be Aware:  The Park trails contain unmarked tree roots, loose gravel and ruts and may be muddy or slick. Participants are cautioned to keep your eyes on the trail and be aware of your footing.  

Event Times for 5K

Early packet pickup for 5K will take place on Friday, August 14 from 4:30-6 pm at the Pfeil Pavilion next to the Red Barn.

Packet pick up for 5K runners will also be on Saturday, August 15: 8 am – 8:45 in the Pfeil Pavilion.

5K Run race time-9:00 am. Start time will be staggered every 5 minutes with a max of 25 participants in each heat; choose your start time when you register.

Event Times for 3K

3K Walk start time-11:30 am


Registration
On-line registration ends Thurs. Aug. 13, 11:59 pm EDT. 
Mail-in registrations must be post-marked no later than Aug. 07. 
There is NO day of registration for the 5K Run or 3K Walk this year. 

**If you register after Aug. 09, you will not be able to order a T-shirt. Registration must be made by Aug. 09, 2020 for T-shirts to be guaranteed.**


Pre-Registration Fees
$15.00 - 5K Run/Walk 
$12.00 - 5K Run/Walk 14 yrs and Under

$15.00 - 5K Run/Walk - Virtual Race

$10.00 - 3K Walk individual registration 
$30.00 - 3K Walk Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age**

Order Tee Shirts Separately for $11.00 SM-XL or $13.00 for XXL/XXXL (plus 7% sales tax). To guarantee a shirt, you must register by Aug. 09 and order a shirt at the time you register. 


Day-Of Registration Fees
There is NO day of registration for the 5K Run or 3K Walk this year. 


Race T-Shirts
** Pre-order your optional shirt when you register on line by August 09, 2020. We will NOT be ordering additional shirts for onsite purchase this year. 

2020 t-shirts, 60/40 cotton blend

**To guarantee a shirt, you must order one when you register online by Aug. 09, 2020.**

Age Categories for 5K Run
14 years & younger, 15-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75+ years


Awards  
The top three onsite male and female runners in each age category and the top onsite overall male and female, will receive a custom “2020 Running Wild” medal and Bendix Woods County Park maple syrup.  Award winners will be contacted individually to pick up their prize at a later date. 

Giveaways

All participants will receive a handcrafted, collectible Running Wild participation medallion. Virtual participants can arrange to pick theirs up during St. Patrick's County Park office hours beginning August 17 through September 4th.

Event Timing
Running Wild 5K timing provided by Mac's Sports Timing. Go to  https://runsignup.com/runningwild for results. The 3K Wacky Nature Scavenger Hunt Walk is un-timed.


Pledges
Please go the extra mile and collect additional contributions to help support St. Joseph County Parks facilities, trails and programs! (Participation in fund raising is not required, but greatly appreciated.)

 

 

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5K COURSE MAP - OPTIONAL VIRTUAL COURSE

Participants are welcome to use the St. Patrick's County Park course for their Virtual Race!!

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3K COURSE MAP - SCAVENGER HUNT MAP

Come and do your 3K Scavenger Hunt at St. Patrick's County Park!!

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