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24th Annual Runnin' with the Irish 5K

Sat March 16, 2024 Chesterton, IN 46304 US Directions


Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 N CR-25
Chesterton, IN US 46304



Please join us for the 24th Annual Runnin' with the Irish 5K benefiting St. Patrick School in Chesterton. The course uses paved roads and winds through the scenic Indiana Dunes State Park. Park admission is waived for participants.  Student discount available.  Race Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after February 24th.



7:00am – Race Day Packet Pick-up

8:30am – Kids Fun Run

9:00am – Competitive 5k Run

9:01am – Non-Competitive 5k Walk



We encourage participants to utilize early packet pickup if possible to avoid race-day lines.


Early Packet Pickup

- Thursday, March 14 - 10am-5:30pm - Extra Mile Fitness Co., 3400 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso 

- Friday, March 15 - 4:30pm-7PM Val's Pizza,112 S 11th St, Chesterton


Race Day Packet Pickup

- Saturday, March 16 – 7:00am at the Indiana Dunes State Park City West Shelter. Online registration will close at 8:55am.



5K awards will be given as follows:

·        Overall Male & Female winner

·        Overall Masters (40+) Male & Female winner

·        Kids age group awards, 0-18 years, 1st-6th place*

·        Adult age group awards, 1st-3rd place*

·        Clydesdale (210+ lbs)/Athena (170+ lbs), 1st-3rd

·        Kids Fun Run - all participants will receive a finisher prize


*Age Groups are top male & top female runners in each age group:  0-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+

Awards will be available on-site after the race.  After race day, awards will be available for 14 days at Extra Mile Fitness Co., 3400 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso during regular business hours.



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