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Running Wild

Running Wild

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. (Three registrations fund a school bus!) Free food and beverages will be available after the race for registered participants. Event includes awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category, disposable chip timers, and technical t-shirts for pre-registered participants! New this year, discount registration for kids in the 5K and more age categories ! 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.

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Click here to see the results after the race!

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

Event Times:
Day of Event registration and packet pick up: 8 am – 8:45 am Aug. 16th at event site.  Race time-9:00 am.

On-line registration ends Thurs. Aug. 14th, 5pm EDT. 
Mail-in registrations must be post-marked no later than Aug. 7th. 
Day of Event registration and packet pick up: 8 am – 8:45 am Aug. 16th at event site. 

**Registration must be made by Aug. 05, 2014 for T-shirts to be guaranteed.**

Pre-Registration Fees
$25.00 - 5K Run/Walk with technical race t-shirt 
$20.00 - 5K Run/Walk without t-shirt 
$22.00 - 5K Run/Walk 14yrs and Under with technical t-shirt 
$17.00 - 5K Run/Walk 14yrs and Under without t-shirt 
$15.00 - 3K Walk individual registration 
$35.00 - 3K Walk Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age**

Day-Of Registration Fees
** 5K Run individual without t-shirt: $25.00 ** 3K Walk Individual: $20.00 ** 3K Walk Wild Herd: $40.00 **

Race T-Shirts

Running Wild Tee ** In order to keep race costs down we will not be ordering additional shirts to be purchased the day of the race.** 

**Registration must be made by Aug. 05, 2014 for T-shirts to be guaranteed.** 

Our premium technical race t-shirts are made to keep you cool while you’re sweating it out on the trail. Shirts are available for pre-registered 5K Run participants. 

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 years & older

Awards and Giveaways:
The top three male and female runners in each age category, and the top overall male and female, will receive a custom “2014 Running Wild” medal. The top overall male and female will also receive a pint of homemade, pure Bendix Woods maple syrup. All 3K Walk participants will receive an official Certificate of Completion and a free pass to use at the parks at a later date. Children will also be able to pick a fun nature prize. All event participants will have the chance to win random prizes from great local vendors. Everyone will also receive a goodie bag stuffed with samples, race flyers, a County Parks gate entry pass, and more!

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

Contact the Leisure Services Manager
Contact:  Jamie Hartzke
Phone:    574-277-4828

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Notre Dame Big C
Indiana Trust McDonald Physical Therapy
1st Source Bank INOVA Jordan Automotive Group