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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 6, 2019 at 9am - Valparaiso Family YMCA.

2018 Results are posted here. 


Gold Cup Elite Series ·  The Largest Springtime Race in NW Indiana

Attractive long-sleeve male or female fitted cotton shirt  ·  No-shirt discount  ·  Disposable chip timing
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"

100% of proceeds benefit the Valparaiso Family YMCA.

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5K and 10K events

Where Northwest Indiana begins the running season!  Both event start together at 9am.  Click here for course maps

You may switch events on up to 6pm the day before the race.  Please register for the 5K if your expected 10K time would be over 75 minutes; the City requires us to reopen the roads.  

Gold Cup members age 14 and under must run the 5K to receive Gold Cup points.  Age 15 and over must run the 10K to receive points.

team competition

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

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

Prediction Walk 

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.

Competitions, Divisions, and Awards

Competitions:: 5K, 10K, prediction walk

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. 

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. 

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  

2017 [Full results]
2016 [Full results]
2015 [Full results]
2014 [Full results]
2013 [Full results]

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