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Fun & Chilly 5k Arctic Dash Set For December 7

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Hosting One of the Last 5Ks of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is teaming together with local businesses for the 5K Arctic Dash and Little Igloo Youth Fun Run. Set for Saturday, December 7, 2019, the general admission road race is $20 per runner, before November 2 and $25 per runner on or after November 3. Runners can also register the day of the race. Registration for the Little Igloo Youth Fun Run is $5 and parents can run the race for free with a child.

Again this year, the Calumet Region Striders awarded the 5K Arctic Dash the last Gold Cup race of the year!

Awards will be given to first, second, and third place finishers in various age categories with awards presented to overall female and male runners and male and female masters. All Little Igloo Youth Dash participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

The race will include giveaways, great local food, photo booth, and music. The fun doesn’t stop there, the ugly sweater contest is back! Wear your ugliest sweater and win a prize!

“The best part for parents is the free childcare during the race. We have activities planned inside the Club for kids while their parents run,” stated Stephanie Hamilton, race director. Childcare is available for ages 4 and up.


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana – Portage Club, 5895 Evergreen, Portage, IN 46368.Little Igloo Youth Fun Run: $5 Entry Fee: 1 Mile – Begins at 8:30 a.m.

5K Arctic Dash: $20/$25 – Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Registration for both races begins at 8:00 a.m.

Online Registration is open now by visiting For more information, contact Stephanie Hamilton at (219) 764-2582, Extension 235 or via email at [email protected].

All proceeds from the 5K Arctic Dash and Little Igloo One Mile Youth Fun Run will support healthy lifestyle programming at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter and Lake County youth for over 60 years! Clubs are open after school and provide great places for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are open during holidays and in the summer. Annual membership is only $35.00. For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact your local Club by calling (219) 764-2582 or visiting Great Futures Start HERE.

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