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The God Water Run for the Thirsty 5K

Sat May 18, 2019 Directions


Redar Park
1754 S. Park Avenue
Schererville, IN US 46375


Welcome to The God Water Run for the Thirsty 5K! The exciting 5th year of this event will once again start and end at Schererville's beautiful Redar Park and run throughout the neighborhood to the east. Whether you race for a trophy or walk with a friend, this 5K is all about the cause. All of the net proceeds will go to God Water, a local Christian nonprofit that provides access to clean, safe drinking water for the people of Liberia, Africa where 50% of communities only have access to diseased water.

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Location: Redar Park, 1754 S. Park Avenue, Schererville, IN

Race Day Registration and Check-In:  Begins at 7:30 AM

Race Start Time: 9:00 AM 

Fee: $25 prior to April 1st, $35 all dates thereafter. Includes a technical t-shirt; shirt availability guaranteed only if registered on or before April 22nd.
Net proceeds benefit God Water ( Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registration: Register online or mail completed registrations to: Run for the Thirsty c/o Michelle Hoffman, 20055 S. Mallory Drive, Frankfort, IL 60423; make checks payable to God Water. Mail-in registrations must be received no later than Tuesday, May 14th. 

Course: Road race through the neighborhood east of Redar Park. To see a course map (subject to change) click HERE. Additional parking is available at the Pennsy Trail parking lot on Reiplinger Road or the Schererville Police Department. Walkers are welcome! The course will reopen to traffic one hour after the start of the race. Anyone not finished within this time will be asked to complete the 5K on the sidewalk. 

Timing: Chip timed by T&H Timing 

Awards: Trophies to the top male and female overall finishers; Trophies to top male and female Masters (40+) finishers; Medals to the top three in Male and Female Age Groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Interested in running for free? Jump in and fundraise just $250 and your registration fee is completely waived plus you'll earn some sweet 5K swag. (Check it out via the link at the bottom of this page.) You would be providing safe water and showing God's love to FIVE Liberian families... so simple and so powerful! You'll have the chance to sign up during the registration process-- thanks for thinking about it!

*FUNDRAISING NOTE!* Thinking about both running and fundraising? Be sure to create your fundraising page during or after signing up to run! Registrations cannot be applied to existing fundraisers once the fundraiser has been created. We apologize for any inconvenience!

The God Water Run for the Thirsty 5K is a USATF Sanctioned Event.
Sorry, no strollers or animals on leashes will be permitted on the course. If severe weather forces the cancellation of the race, no entry fees will be refunded and the race will not be rescheduled. Results will be posted on following the race. 

Race Contact Info

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Printable Registration Form

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To register offline, please use this printable version of the registration form.
Mail-in forms must be received no later than Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. 

Race Website

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

Ultimate Music Service


Silver Sponsors

Coffee Cabin

Schererville Parks & Recreation

La Quesadilla Mexican Grill

22 Insurance Group

Tin Hat Ranch

FIT4MOM Northwest Indiana

Albert's Diamond Jewelers



Redar Park
1754 S. Park Avenue
Schererville, IN US 46375


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