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 26, 2014 7:45am



Marquette Park
1 N. Grand Avenue
Gary, IN



Before 3/1/14

Before 9/1/13

Before 10/25/14

Race Weekend







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



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.

6 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.

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