Schedule & Activities

Saturday October 24th

*All times are Central Time Zone (Chicago time)*

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Pre-Race Packet Pick-up & Expo at Marquette Park Pavilion.

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Pasta Dinner


Guest Speakers at Packet Pickup


Sunday October 25th


7:00am – 8:30am

Registration, Packet Pick-up & Expo at Marquette Park Pavilion.

8:30am – 2:30pm

Dawn of the Dunes Marathon & Half

8:45am – 10:00am

Dawn of the Dunes 5k


Dawn of the Dunes Kids’ Fun Run


Brunch at Marquette Park Pavilion (Click for Info) & Race Expo


Overall 5k Awards at Brunch


Overall Half Marathon Awards at Brunch


Overall Marathon Awards at Brunch

14 thoughts on “Schedule & Activities

  1. Mirian Yusef-Smith


    I have two questions:

    I made a mistake on the shirt size. Can I change it from L to M?

    Thank you!

  2. karen streib

    Where is packet pick up? What is the address?

  3. DC

    What is addresss for Saturday pickup? I see the times but no location.

    • tommyt

      Marquette Park Pavilion
      1 N. Grand Blvd.
      Gary, IN 46403

  4. Eric T

    Will the road that leads to US Hwy 12 be open for the race. Currently it is closed for the bridge construction? If not, I hope you have a Plan B route.

    • tommyt

      We are OK to run under the bridge per our permit with INDOT.

  5. Norma Britton

    Why is it starting so late? Most races start at 7 before the sun and most people wake up.

    • tommyt

      Most marathons start later. The New York City Marathon, for instance starts at 9am-10:30am depending on your wave. Boston Marathon starts at 9:30-10:00am. Our start is later to allow people travelling since there are not hotels near the start line. It was one of the recommendations for participants last year.

  6. Dee

    Where do I purchase a ticket to the brunch?

  7. How many vendors are at your rave expo? I know this is the second year of the race so I’m curious a to the size of the expo. Getting excited and starting top plan my weekend out. Thanks!

    • tommyt

      It’s a small expo of about 10 vendors, but in conjunction with a pasta dinner and guest speaker featuring 2 Olympic Trials Qualifiers in the marathon!

  8. Linda G

    Is the Marquette Park Pavillion the same location as the race start? I’m from Chicago, and plan to pick up my packet Sunday morning. I’m trying to find out if I just need to park at the same place for both.

  9. Michael Clark

    I didn’t know that there was a keynote speaker. Awesome!

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