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JOIN THE FUN AND SUPPORT THE ST. JOSEPH COUNTY PARKS!
Welcome to Running Wild 5K Run/3K Wacky Scavenger Hunt Walk!
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 5K event includes awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category. The 3K Wacky Scavenger Hunt Walk is on similar, relatively flat surfaces. Dogs allowed, on 6-foot leash, for the WALK ONLY. Individuals or families with leashed dogs will begin at the back of the walk start. Egg bake breakfast with fresh fruit and homemade cookies for registered participants. Terrific door prizes donated by local vendors and the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation and Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake! (Must be present to win.) This year's hand-crafted participant medallion features a ???? (one per registered participant, while supply lasts).
Proceeds benefit park facilities, programs, and bus transportation to the parks for school programs. The event is organized by the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation, Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake, and St. Joseph County Parks.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Running Wild, please contact Jamie Hancock at email@example.com. Thank you for supporting St. Joseph County Parks!
Event Location: St. Patrick's County Park is located at 50651 Laurel Road, South Bend, IN 46637
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.
Pre-registration: Online pre-registration ends Thursday, August 17, 11:59pm EDT. // Mail-in registrations must be post-marked no later than August 3. // Pre-registration must be completed by August 6, 2023 for t-shirts to be guaranteed. If you pre-register after August 6, you will not be able to order a t-shirt.
Late Registration: Late registration will be available, online, Friday, August 18 from 8:00am - 11:59pm EDT // Late, walk-in registration will also be available during packet pick-up Friday, August 18 from Noon to 6:00pm EDT.
There will be NO onsite registrations the day of the run.
$20.00 5K Run/Walk // $17.00 5K Run/Walk, 14 years and under
$15.00 3K individual registration // $35.00 3K Walk Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age
Order t-shirts separately for $12.00, X-small-XL or $15.00 for 2XL-3XL (plus 7% sales tax)
Late Registration fees:
$25.00 5K Run/Walk // $22.00 5K Run/Walk, 14 years and under
$20.00 3K individual registration // $40.00 3K Walk Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age
Race T-Shirts: To guarantee a shirt, you must order one when you register online. T-shirts must be ordered by August 6, 2023. T-shirts will be cotton. Participants who pre-order a t-shirt may pick it up during packet pick-up times Friday, August 18, Noon to 6:00pm OR the day of the run from 7:30-8:15am. T-shirt prices: $12.00, X-small-XL or $15.00 for 2XL-3XL (plus 7% sales tax). We will not be selling any t-shirts the day of the run.
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 & Giveaways
The top three male and female runners in each age category, the top Overall male and female and the top Overall male and female Masters category (50 years +) will receive a custom "2023 Running Wild" medal and Bendix Woods County Park pure maple syrup.
All 3K Walk participants will receive an official Certificate of Completion and a handcrafted, collectible Running Wild participation medal. Children will also be able to pick a fun nature prize.
Participants may also pick-up their FREE, collectible 2023 Running Wild participation medallion during packet pick-up times Friday, August 19 - Noon to 6:00pm OR the day of the run from 7:30-8:15am and after the run.
Running Wild 5K timing provided by Mac's Sports Timing. Go to https://runsignup.com/runningwild for LIVE Results. The 3K Wacky Nature Scavenger Hunt Walk is not timed.
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