Popcorn Panic

Event Details


Once again, in 2016 the Popcorn Panic is included in the Calumet Striders Gold Cup Races! The race is a five-mile run and five-kilometer (3.1 miles) walk. This annual race offers a challenging course and a scenic tour of Valparaiso. You're invited to race as an individual or as a team - sign up with your family, co-workers, or school.
  • Day / Time:

    Saturday, September 10th at 7:30 am CT
  • Location:

    Downtown Valparaiso
  • Register by August 11:

    $30
  • Register After August 11:

    $35
  • Register After September 7:

    $40
  • Team Fee:

    $10
Register for the 2016 Popcorn Panic. No service fees!! Gold Cup members will receive a $1 discount for their entry. Registration will be taken through 7 am Race Day.

Check out the Popcorn Panic Race Route!

Lit'l Kernel Puff for 2 to 9 year olds, click here: Lit'l Kernel Puff Race info and registration.
As a member of the 2016 Gold Cup Series, age divisions will be as follows:
Walkers (Male & Female)
  • 12 & Under
  • 13-18
  • 19-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 & Up
Runners (Male & Female)
  • 0-8
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • 15-18
  • 19-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 & Up
First time runner? First 5 mile? Check out our new training program here!

Race Registration


IMPORTANT!!
Online Registration only through 9/8 you may register in person at the Butterfield Family Pavilion on Friday, September 9th only from 3:30-6:30 p.m., and race day at the race tent 6:00-7:00 a.m. For help or questions, please email

Register for the 2016 Popcorn Panic. No service fees. Gold Cup members will receive a $1 discount for their entry.

Photos


To view some of the photos from last year's Popcorn Panic race click here.

Sponsors and Volunteers


We are always looking for more partners to aid either monetarily or through donating their time. If your company or your group would you like to volunteer, donate or help sponsor the race, please contact the parks department for more details!

Course Map


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