Running Wild at St. Pat's Park

A FUN-d raising run and family fun walk to benefit St. Joseph County Parks will be held at St. Patrick’s County Park on August 19, 2017. Registration begins at 8am; Run and Walk start at 9am.

There will be a 5K chip-timed run on a trail course; and a 3K Wacky Nature Scavenger Hunt Walk for all ages! Dogs are allowed on 6-ft leash, for the walk only.

The event is organized by the Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake and St. Joseph County Parks. Proceeds will go towards park facilities, programs and bus transportation to the parks for school programs.

There will be awards for the top three finishers in each age category, disposable chip timers, great door prizes, and technical t-shirts available for order with pre-registration. Food and beverages will be available after the race, including gourmet egg bakes from Victorian Pantry.

Registration fee is $20 per individual pre-registration for the 5K; $25 day of event. 3K Walk registration is $15 per individual pre-registration and $20 day of event. Families registering for the Walk only can get the “Wild Herd” Discount for 3-4 participants, any age, $35 pre-registration; $40 day of event. T-shirts are available during pre-registration only for an additional $9.00 each. Order by August 13th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Running Wild is taking steps each year to be a more earth-friendly event. To reduce waste, we are asking participants to bring their own labeled water bottle to put in coolers at the finish line, and a re-fill station will be provided. Visit our website for more information on our Green Initiatives.

For more information and to register please go to To volunteer to help with the event please call 574-674-9770.

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