September Races and Fun Runs in Valparaiso

One way that the city of Valparaiso supports the health of its citizens is by offering plenty of community events that focus on coming together and being active. While plenty of communities support events focused on wining and dining, Valpo also focuses on an active lifestyle. One of the best ways they do this is by offering fun runs, 5Ks and other races throughout the year to get Valpo residents on their feet and even raise money for a great cause.

Here we will look at some of the upcoming races and events this September in Valparaiso.

Hub City Races – 20 Miler, Half Marathon and 5K

This year the new Hub City courses are expected to be faster than ever. The race includes:
• Finishers Medal for all participants – including 5K
• Tech shirts to all participants registered by September 1st.
• Chip start timed race.
• Music, wet towels, bananas and plenty of water stations & bathrooms
• USATF certified half-marathon distance pending. (5K and 20 mile not certified)
• Awards for Half/5K – Top Overall, Masters & Top 3 in each Age Group
• FREE Beer gift card from Tavern on Main
• Post race snacks provided by Carriage Court Pizza & DJ Music

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When:

Sunday, September 10th from 7 – 10 a.m.

Where:

Lake County Fairgrounds
889 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN

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ZooRunRun for the Conservation Fund

This year the annual 5K Race, ZooRunRun will also feature a one-mile kids dash. In addition to helping get locals moving, this race also helps support animals that are at risk of disappearing from the wild. The Chicago Zoological Society Animal Care and Conservation Fund will donate the funds from each race entry to support animal that need our help.

When:

Sunday, September 10th from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where:

Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st Street
Brookfield, IN

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Space Race 5K Run/Walk

While most races require you to set your alarm and wake up early, this is a race designed for the night owls of the Valpo area. This space-themed nightglow event is fun for the whole family. What’s even better is, if you bring 10 or more racers, you will earn a private planetarium show on a date you choose. In addition to the 5K race, there is a Rocket Launch, paper airplane competition, costume contest, DJ, laser light show and even a visit from some of your favorite “Star Wars” characters.

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When:

Saturday, September 23rd from 7 – 9 p.m.

Where:

Challenger Learning Center
2300 173rd Street
Hammond, IN

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Superhero Fun Fest

Some out and support Family Advocates at their 5th annual Superhero Fun Fest and 5K run/walk. You can spend the day racing and supporting a great cause that advocates for children in need. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and after the races the best super heroes will be named. Families can also play at the Family Fun Zone, which includes carnival games, face painting, bounce house, balloon animals and plenty more family fun.

When:

Saturday, September 30th from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where:

Cummings Lodge
250 Pine Lake Ave
La Porte, IN

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Lil’ Vike Race

This event is much more than your average race. The race is an interactive obstacle course for students, teachers, and their families. Racers of all ages will be jumping, balancing, spinning, and diving their way through multi-level obstacles. Don’t be surprised if you leave wet and muddy!

When:

Saturday, September 30th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where:

Sunset Hill Farm County Park
Highway 6 and Meridian Road
Valparaiso, IN

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These are just a few of the events planned in and around Valparaiso to get moving and help earn money for some great causes. If you are interested in learning more about the many beautiful homes available in Valparaiso you can contact one of our real estate professionals.

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