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Running Wild 5K Run/3K Walk

August 17, 2019

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

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 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 t-shirts for pre-registered participants! 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.

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.  

This is a Green Event! Help us reduce disposable water bottles. Please bring your own labeled water bottle and place it in a cooler at the finish line. More on the event’s green initiatives:

Event Times
Early packet pickup will take place on Friday, August 16 from 4:30-6 pm in the Red Barn.

Day of Event registration and packet pick up: 8 am – 8:45 am Aug. 17 at event site.

Race time-9:00 am.

On-line registration ends Thurs. Aug. 15, 11:59 pm EDT.
Mail-in registrations must be post-marked no later than Aug. 09.
Day of Event registration and packet pick up: 8 am – 8:45 am Aug. 17 at event site. Early Packet pick up, Friday, 4:30-6 pm at event site.

If you register after Aug. 11, you will not be able to order a T-shirt. Registration must be made by Aug. 11, 2019 for T-shirts to be guaranteed.

Pre-Registration Fees
$20.00 – 5K Run/Walk
$17.00 – 5K Run/Walk 14yrs and Under
$15.00 – 3K Walk individual registration
$35.00 – 3K Walk Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age**

Order Tee Shirts Separately for $11.00 ($13.00 for XXL/XXXL). To guarantee a shirt, you must register by Aug. 11 and order a shirt at the time you register. T-shirt fabric is a 60/40% cotton blend.

Day-Of Registration Fees
* 5K Run individual : $25.00 * 3K Walk Individual: $20.00 * 3K Walk Wild Herd: $40.00 *

Race T-Shirts
* In order to keep race costs down we will only order a limited number of shirts available for purchase the day of the race, and they will be for sale, first come-first serve.*

Registration must be made by Aug. 11, 2019 for T-shirts to be guaranteed.

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 and 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 yrs +), will receive a custom “2019 Running Wild” medal and Bendix Woods County Park 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. All event participants will have the chance to win random prizes from great local vendors. 

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

Please go the extra mile and collect additional contributions to help support St. Joseph County Parks facilities, trails and programs! (Participation in fund raising is not required, but greatly appreciated.)

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


5K Trail Run/Walk

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3K Walk

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