Marathon Info


Get your Boston Qualifier or set your personal best at the Dawn of the Dunes Marathon in late October! The course is a beautiful and fast fall marathon alternative to the big city races. 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, your new qualifier, new personal best!


Date & Time:

October 25, 2015 8:30am



Marquette Park
1 N. Grand Avenue
Gary, IN



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Art Proof_91732.cdrShirts:

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


2104 DoD Medal SmallAwards:

Each finisher will receive a medal. Overall awards will be given to the top 5 men and top 5 women as well as the top 3 masters men and top 3 masters women. Age groups awards will also be presented to the top 3 in each age group.


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.

20 thoughts on “Marathon Info

  1. […] you tough enough to run a marathon? If you are, then join us at the Dawn of the Dunes Marathon on October 27th. The race begins at 7:30 am. It will be at Marquette Park and will go all over the […]

  2. Nahum

    I signed up for the half, is there a way to upgrade to the full?

  3. Anna Wineinger

    I’m a little confused – is this marathon one you can use to qualify for Boston? Is the course certified, etc? If so, this is a great option to the Chicago Marathon which, in my opinion, has gotten way too big and many of the people who were lucky enough to get chosen in the lottery can’t even finish it because they didn’t train properly and just entered for bragging rights.

    • tommyt

      This marathon is a Boston Qualifier, and while not as fast as Chicago (not many marathons are!), it still features some nice long flat straightaways with a few hills throughout the course.

  4. Dorthea Johnson

    What is the course time for the marathon?

    • tommyt

      The course support limit is 6 hours. After 6 hours, you must obey all traffic laws. However, the finish line and timing will be available until the last finisher crosses the line regardless of time.

  5. Mirian Yusef-Smith

    Hi, Can I change the size of my shirt to Women’s Medium?
    Here is my info:
    Voucher Number
    What is your T-shirt size?
    Women’s Medium
    Thank you!

  6. Angela

    Where are the FAQs on this race?

    How can a person confirm their registration? I don’t see it anywhere on this website.

    • tommyt

      We do not have an FAQ page on the website. Almost all available information can be found under the relevant menu. You can also search from the main page. This comment system works for any additional questions. You can confirm your registration through the service you used to register, either or

  7. tiffany

    Will the half and full start together, both say 7:30am? Also, if needed can you switch events from full to half?

    • tommyt

      Both events will start at the same time, and you may switch before race day.

  8. Linda G

    How many participants do you expect for the marathon? And the other races?

    • tommyt

      A conservative estimation of registered participants by 8:30 am Sunday October 26th:
      Marathon: 150
      Half Marathon: 300
      5k: 150
      Kids’ 1k: 15

  9. Dave

    Will Hobart Road be open before marathon Sunday? It is currently closed under the US 12 bridge

    • tommyt

      It will be open to participants on race day. It will still be closed to traffic.

  10. Linda G

    I’m unclear about the “clear bag” protocol.
    – Can I run with my hydration packback? I wore it during the Chicago marathon last weekend.
    – I plan to pick up my packet race morning. Will I be given a clear bag?
    – Will I be allowed to put my own gear bag inside the clear bag, and leave it at gear check? Or do my individual items need to be placed directly into the clear bag to be checked?

    • tommyt

      You will be given a clear bag at packet pickup. You can run with your hydration backpack. Your individual items will have to be put into the clear bag in order to leave it at gear check.

      See you this weekend!

  11. Austin Verville

    Hey I came in first in my age group i was wondering what the prize was and how i could go about getting it?

    • 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 to have your award mailed to you.

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