22nd Annual Runnin' with the Irish 5K

Sat March 12 - Sun March 13, 2022 Chesterton, IN 46304 US Directions

5K Run

$25 03/12 9:00AM CST Registration Opens January 13, 2022 at 10:17am CST

1/2 Mile Kid's Fun Run

$10 03/13 8:30AM CDT Registration Opens January 14, 2022 at 10:17am CST

5K Non Competitive Fitness Walk

$25 03/13 9:01AM CDT Registration Opens January 14, 2022 at 10:43am CST
Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 N CR-25
Chesterton, IN US 46304


Please join us for the 22nd Annual Runnin' with the Irish 5K benefiting St. Patrick School in Chesterton. The course uses paved roads/paths and winds through scenic Indiana Dunes State Park.  Park admission is waived for participants.  Student discount available.  Race Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after March 1st.



7:00am - Race Day Packet Pick-up

8:30am – Kids Fun Run

9:00am – Competitive 5k Run

9:01am – Non-Competitive 5k Walk


**There will be no onsite registration. Online registration will remain open until 8:00am race morning.  Participants wanting to register on race day should register at home on their computer or personal device before heading to the race site.**



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


Early Packet Pickup

·        Thursday, March 10 - 10am-5:30pm - Extra Mile Fitness Co., 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso

·        Friday, March 11 - 4pm-7pm Val's Pizza,112 S 11th St, Chesterton


Race Day Packet Pickup

·        Saturday, March 12 – 7:00-8:30am at the race site



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 30 days at Extra Mile Fitness Co., 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN, during regular business hours.



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St. Patrick’s School - www.stpatsparish.org/school-home 


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