Ringing in Spring 5K 10K - at the Valparaiso YMCA, first Saturday in April
The largest springtime 5K / 10K run & walk in Northwest Indiana. First Saturday in April at Valparaiso YMCA. Gold Cup Elite Series.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 9am - Valparaiso Family YMCA
Gold Cup Elite Series · The Largest Springtime Race in NW Indiana
1/4 zip long-sleeve wicking shirt · Disposable chip timing · Personalized bibs
Gear check · Water stop · Fruit, granola bars, and water at the finish line
Awards up to 3 per division · Free parking · No cluttered "goodie bag"
The 5K and 10K events
Where Northwest Indiana begins the running season! Both event start together at 9am. Click here for course maps.
Please register for the event you intend to do. You may switch events on RunSignUp.com up to 6pm the day before the race. Switching run distances during the race may cause your instant results to be wrong. Please register for the 5K if your expected 10K time is over 75 minutes; the City requires us to reopen the roads.
Gold Cup members age 18 and under must run the 5K to receive Gold Cup points. Age 19 and over must run the 10K to receive points. (Please double-check this with the Striders; sometimes it changes without us knowing.)
Register teams of 5 or more in the 5K to participate in the team competition. The top five finishers in the 5K count for the team's place. Follow the instructions for team sign-up on runsignup.com
Corporate teams: Several local companies have wellness or charitable programs that may pay your Ringing in Spring entry fee. If you and your coworkers want to participate in Ringing in Spring, please ask your Human Resources department. With your employer's consent, we will set-up a "Corporate Team" registration page and bill the employer.
Register for the prediction 5K walk to compete based on how closely your actual time matches your predicted time. Just enter a predicted time when you register. Please do not wear a watch on the course if you are competing for a prediction time award. Although labeled a "walk", participants may run all or part of the course. Please line up at the very back of the starting area. Same start time as everyone else.
Little Ringers Kids Race
Happening after the main event (at 10.15am), tailored for the little ones up to age 9.
Two distances depending on age - 125 meters or 250 meters
Everyone gets a cotton t-shirt!
1/4 Zip Wicking Shirts
We think these are the best shirts available! Up to $50 in stores!
1/4 zip performance shirt in GRAY with green logo - like those above but gray
Long sleeve with zipper flap · Reflective tape in front and back
Self fabric neck tape · 100% microfiber polyester pk maX
Inherent moisture wicking to keep you dry and comfortable
Available in men's or fitted woman's sizes · Generally true to sizing
No shirt = deduct $15 at check-out.
Competitions, Divisions, and Awards
Competitions:: 5K, 10K, prediction walk, kids' fun run
Awards: Up to 3 deep in each division. Masters and Overall. Team awards. After the race, if you have won an award, come to the pavilion to collect it. Water bottles this year.
Divisions: 6-8; 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+. Walk - all one division. Kids fun run - organized by heat.
Athena / Clydesdale: We regret that because of the way our finish lines are set-up, the race timing software does not allow us to set-up weight-based divisions.
We need you!
Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the race day and before. Please sign-up here. Select "Volunteer" as the event. We can work with school and community groups to certify service for credit.