LaPorte 5K

November 11, 2017 - Kesling Middle School

Registration Details
November 11, 2017

Kesling Middle School
306 E 18th Street, LaPorte, IN 46350
8:00 AM | Celebration Begins
10:00 AM | 5K Start Time
Course Information
Course Map

The flat and fast LaPorte 5K course gives participants a taste of everything!  Starting on "A" Street, the course travels through the residential streets of the Fairfield neighborhood, along the walking paths of Kesling Park, and finishes with triumph as participants cross the finish line on the track of the Slicer Track and Field Complex.

We utilize a wave start at our 5K events to divide runners into groups that start a few minutes apart. Runners will be directed to start lining up for the wave start at 9:30AM so that the 5K can begin promptly at 10AM. Coaches will direct teams to their appropriate wave location.  

The 5K participants will pass water stops on mile 1 and on mile 2. Cheer Teams will also be placed along the course to cheer on the girls and 5K participants.

Packet Pick-Up

Current GOTR Program Participants are already registered for the 5K and will receive their materials (bibs, pins, shirts) from their coaches on 5K day.

Teams will have a designated area at the event location. Coaches will pick up their team 5K materials and distribute them during the pre-run celebration on site.

For all other 5K participants (Running Buddies, coaches, family members and community participants), packet pick-up information is as follows:

Early Packet Pick-up: Thursday, November 9 from 3PM - 6PM at GOTR Office (2906 Highway Ave in Highland)

Day-of 5K: Registration Tent from 8AM-9:30AM 

5K day registration will be available, however, shirt and/or sizes are not guaranteed.



For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day! All pets will be asked to return to the pet owner's vehicle if spotted at the event.


Water will be available at the start. Two Aid stations will be available on the course. Each participant should plan to take no more than two servings of water at each Aid Station. Runners are also encouraged to bring water bottles along on the course. Additional water and snacks will be available at the finish line.


Finishing times vary of course, but our fastest runners will complete the run in about 25 minutes. Most runners will fall between 30-45 minutes We will be sweeping the course at one hour from the starting time to ensure all runners have returned to the starting area.


Official event parking is provided in the school parking lot A, on West Sacramento Ave. A loading/unloading zone is available near the starting line, where all teams will gather prior to the run. You are welcome to drop off here, and follow the parking signs to the official event parking area.

Volunteer Registration

This event would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls. Over 100 volunteers are needed to put on our best 5K yet! Whatever your special skills and talents, we have a role for everyone.


Volunteers will help with 5K registration, assisting pre-registered runners and event day runners. Approximate arrival time 5:30 a.m. Time commitment is 4 to 5 hours. This volunteer opportunity is best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.


Volunteers will help with logistics and operations. Potential responsibilities include: parking attendants, helping to distribute water to runners, assisting runners at the start line and on the course. Approximate time of arrival is 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Time commitment is 4 to 6 hours. These volunteer opportunities are best suited for adults, older teens and adult groups.


Volunteers will help greet buses upon arrival and assist coaches with their 5K materials. Assistance will also be needed with runner refreshments and medal distribution at the finish line, and at the information and merchandise tents. Approximate time of arrival is 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Time commitment is 4 to 6 hours. This volunteer opportunity is best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.

Spring 5K

Northwest Indiana
2906 Highway Avenue
Highland, IN 46322

(219) 384-8276