Runners, walkers invited to winter 5K race
By Ken Kosky - | Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010 12:00
and walkers who don't want to wait until spring are
invited to the fifth annual Foot Pursuit 5K.
organizers say the weather, which has included
blistering cold, knee-deep snow or mud in past years, is
part of the challenge of the race.
five-kilometer (3.1-mile) race is set for 9 a.m. March 6
at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, located just south of
participate is $10, or $16 to also receive a T-shirt, if
money is received before Friday. The cost the day of the
race is $20. Runners will be served fruit and other food
in the morning, and there will be a hog roast after the
race. There will be prizes for people wearing costumes.
Hartz, race organizer, said runners will be tested not
only by the weather but also the wooded trails and
rolling hills at the park. He called the Foot Pursuit 5K
an extreme type of race. If the race takes place after a
large snowfall, parking will be available across the
street at Roadhouse Bar.
Porter County Sheriff's Department, where Hartz is a
police officer, is sponsoring the race. Proceeds will
benefit the Porter County chapter of the American Red
Cross, the Sunset Hill Interpretive Center and the
Timothy Hecht Scholarship.
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