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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 4, 2020 at 9:00 am - Valparaiso Family YMCA


100% of proceeds benefit the Annual Campaign for Valparaiso Family YMCA.


2019 Results are posted here. 


We are the largest springtime race in northwest Indiana.

Gold Cup Elite Series Certified

Women’s or Men’s long sleeve shirt  ·  Free Child Care  ·  Family Express Post Race Party
Gear Check  ·  Disposable Chip Timing  ·  Water Stops
Awards  ·  Free parking

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what you need to know before registration

All events start together promptly at 9:00 AM. Participants should be able to complete their event in under 75 minutes, as the City requires the roads to be reopened at 10:15 AM. Should you need to, event registration can be changed on until 6:00 PM the day before the race.

Gold Cup members have event and age restrictions to receive points. All members age 14 and under must enter in the 5K, while members age 15+ must enter the 10K.

Individual and team Events

5K RUN/WALK - Run and walk at your own pace. Its the perfect event for first time or seasoned participants!

10K RUN - This race is a great way to push your endurance surrounded by a supportive group of runners!

5K TEAM COMPETITION* - Run with a 5+ member team in our 5K race! Each team’s 5 fastest times will count towards team scoring. Discounted entry rate included.

*Corporate team registration: 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.  If your employer agrees, we will set-up a "Corporate Team" registration page and bill the employer.  

divisions and awards

AWARDS - Up to 3 deep in each division.  Masters and Overall.  Team awards.  After the race, if you have won an award, come inside for the after party to collect it. 

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+.

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. 


Via on-the-bib chip timing and instant results on your smartphone.  Chip time determines place.  Please stay away from the finish mats once you complete the event, or you may be scored multiple times.  

You can sign-up to receive a text message of your results (and anyone else's) via the "Result Notification" link on

Results will be posted at  

2019 [Full results]

2018 [Full results]

2017 [Full results]

2016 [Full results]

2015 [Full results]

2014 [Full results]

2013 [Full results]

Please thank our 2019 sponsors