Running Wild – Saturday, August 20, 2022

The Running Wild 5K Run is professionally chip-timed with disposable chips on park wooded and open field trails, park roads, grass, and gravel. The 5K event includes awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category. The 3K Wacky Scavenger Hunt Walk is on similar, relatively flat surfaces. Dogs allowed, on 6-ft. leash, for the WALK ONLY. Individuals or families with leashed dogs will begin at the back of the walk start. Egg bake breakfast with fresh fruit, and our famous homemade granola cookies for registered participants. Terrific door prizes donated by local vendors and the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation and Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake! (Must be present to win.) This year's hand-crafted participant medallion features a Box Turtle (one per registered participant, while supply lasts).

2022 RW Logo Turtle

Event Location:

Event Times:

  • Late, walk-in registration will be available during packet pick-up Friday, August 19 from Noon to 6:00pm under the Pfeil Pavilion next to the Red Barn.
  • Early packet pick-up will take place on Friday, August 19 from Noon to 6:00pm under the Pfeil Pavilion next to the Red Barn.
  • Day of event packet pick-up: 7:30am - 8:15am
  • Race time 8:30am
  • NO SAME-DAY REGISTRATION ACCEPTED THIS YEAR

Pre-Registration Fees:

  • $20.00 – 5K Run/Walk
  • $17.00 – 5K Run/Walk, 14 yrs. and under
  • $15.00 – 3K Walk
  • $35.00 – 3K Walk – Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age
  • Order t-shirts separately for $12, small-XL or $15, 2XL-3XL (plus 7% sales tax)

Event Timing:

  • Running Wild 5K timing provided by Mac's Sports.
  • The 3K Wacky Nature Scavenger Hunt Walk is not timed

Pre-Registration

  • Online Registration
  • Registration Confirmation
  • Online registration ends Thursday, August 18, 11:59pm EDT.
  • Mail-in registrations must be post-marked no later than August 4.
  • Registration must be completed by August 8, 2022 for t-shirts to be guaranteed. If you register after August 8, you will not be able to order a t-shirt.
  • Order t-shirts separately for $12, X-Small-XL or $15 for 2XL-3XL (plus 7% sales tax). T-shirts for 2022 will be cotton.
  • Event includes a FREE nature medallion.
  • There will be NO onsite registration the day of the run. 
  • Proceeds benefit park facilities, programs, and bus transportation to the parks for school programs. The event is organized by the St. Joseph County Park Foundation, Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake, and the St. Joseph County Parks. 

Late Registration

  • Will be available, online, Friday, August 19 from 8:00am – 11:59pm EDT.
  • Late, walk-in registration will also be available during packet pick-up Friday, August 19 from Noon to 6:00pm EDT.

Late Registration Fees:

  • $25.00 – 5K Run/Walk
  • $22.00 – 5K Run/Walk, 14 yrs. and under
  • $20.00 – 3K Walk
  • $40.00 – 3K Walk – Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age

Changes for 2022 Race

  • The awards ceremony and after-run activities are back this year!
  • We will provide storage coolers for personal water bottles. Water refill stations and bottles of water will be available at the end of the race.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Questions

Contact the Leisure Services Manager, Jamie Hartzke at 574-277-4828, or email.