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 7, 2018 at 9am - Valparaiso Family YMCA
Gold Cup Elite Series · The Largest Springtime Race in NW Indiana
Attractive long-sleeve male or female fitted cotton shirt · $12 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.
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 RunSignUp.com 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.
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. If your employer agrees, 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.
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 Runsignup.com
Results will be posted at www.thtiming.com
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.
Please thank our sponsors
Buck’s Bicycle Shop
Claudia miller forrest - century 21 affiliated
Fluid Coffee Bar
Teachers Credit Union
Thorgren Tool & Molding Co.