5k Info



Show us your best costume at the Dawn of the Dunes 5k in late October! The course is the most beautiful 5k in Northwest Indiana that finishes with the marathon and half marathon. Starting next to the beach on Lake Michigan, the race is run through the beach front neighborhood in Miller, through several duneland areas, and in the gorgeous fall foliage. This is your race to enjoy the course, the season, or new personal best!


Date & Time:

October 25, 2015 8:45am



Marquette Park
1 N. Grand Avenue
Gary, IN


Before 3/1/15

Before 9/1/15

Before 10/23/15

Race Weekend






Art Proof_91732.cdrShirts:

Each participant will receive a recycled tech fabric shirt with the race logo on the front.


2104 DoD Medal SmallAwards:

Overall awards will be given to the top 5 men and top 5 women as well as the master male and female winners. Age groups awards will also be presented to the top 3 in each age group. Every finisher will receive a medal at the finish line.


Timing & Results:

The race will be professionally chip timed with results posted immediately following the event.

Gear Check & Bag Information:

Gear check will be available inside the Marquette Park Pavilion at the front desk from 7:00am to 2:30pm. Only clear plastic bags will be allowed in the Marquette Park Pavilion/Start/Finish area.

12 thoughts on “5k Info

  1. Kendra Wingfield

    How long do you have to run the 5k?

    • tommyt

      The 5k has a 2 hour course time limit.

  2. Cindy

    Last year it was posted that there would be finisher’s medals for the 5k and they were only for the 1/2 and full marathon. I see that it is posted again that there is a finisher’s medal. Are the medals for all races?

    • tommyt

      We will have medals for all finishers 100% this year.

  3. Pam

    Is there an age minimum for the 5k? My daughter is 10 and has run an 8k before.

    • tommyt

      There is no minimum age. It is up to the parent’s discretion.

  4. Mark

    Dumb question of the day: is a “recycled tech fabric shirt” the same thing as (or similar to) a dry-fit shirt?

    Less dumb question: Are there any kids’ sizes for the 5K shirt, or do we just go with the men’s small?


    • tommyt

      That is not a dumb question at all! Yes, it is a similar fabric to a Dri-Fit shirt. We do not have any kids’ sizes, so you would need to order either a men’s or woman’s small.

  5. Stephanie

    are strollers allowed on the 5K course?

    • tommyt

      Strollers are allowed, but you must start in the back and pull off to the side if you are going to be passed.

  6. Darla Mihalic

    My niece and I participated in 5K she came in first in her division, we had to leave right after because she had to go to work. Did she get an extra award at the award banquet? Just wandering what we missed?

    • tommyt

      If you live in the 219, you’ll be able to pick up your award starting tomorrow (11/1/14) at Extra Mile Fitness Co. in Valparaiso. If you are outside the 219 area code, email tom@cause2compete.com to have your award mailed to you.

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