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Valpo Fire: Helmet Hustle and Dalmatian Dash

Sun September 24, 2023 Directions
Race Day is fast approaching!


Valpo Fire 5k

10:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Valpo Fire 1 mile Dog Walk

10:05AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT


Valparaiso Fire Department Station 2


Sunday, September 24th, 2023
10:00AM (5K Run) & 10:05AM (1 Mile Dog Walk) 

Valparaiso Fire Station #2
2605 Cumberland Dr
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Register online until 4PM September 23rd.

On site race day packet pick up begins Sunday, September 24th at 8:45AM

Awards presented to the top overall male and female and to the top male and female in each age group: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & over.

Computerized Timing provided by Tempo Run Timing.

A water station will be located on the course.

After run/walk food catered by Firehouse Subs! 

Dalmatian printed bandanas given to each dog! 

Fire Trucks and Ambulances available for tours!

No strollers, bicycles, in-line skates, or scooters allowed. Handicap equipment is permitted.

For the 5K, children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Shirts are guaranteed to all preregistered runners and walkers before 9/9/23. On and after this date, supplies are limited. 

Pricing information:

  • 5K Run: Early Registration: $35
  • Race Day Registration: $40, ends 9:30am 
  • Dog Walk Early Registration (13+): $15
  • Dog Walk Race Day Reg. (13+): $20
  • Dog Walk Ages 3-12: $5
  • Dog Walk Ages 2 and under: Free
  • Choose the No Shirt option to save $5 through 9/8.
  • Extra Shirts (sizes Youth Medium to Adult 2XL) may be added to either event through 9/8. $5 for youth sizes and $10 for adult sizes.
  • See Referral Program section on how to save more money.

By participating in the Dog Walk, each owner agrees to the following:

  • The dog handler must be 16 years of age or older.
  • All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
  • All dogs must be current on vaccines.
  • Valpo Fire reserves the right to prohibit participation of any dog displaying aggressive behavior towards people or other dogs.
  • Participants must clean up after their dogs.

Proceeds to benefit Supporting Heroes Inc., Local 1124 fundraising account, and the Valparaiso Fire Department Honor Guard. Supporting Heroes assists the families of first responders in a tri-state area (Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri) that lost their lives in the line of duty. They support them both financially and emotionally. For more information on Supporting Heroes, follow the link:

Specific COVID guidelines per Porter County Health Department and/or State of Indiana will be shared with all participants closer to event date or as necessary.

Race Contact Info

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5K Course Map

Click "5K Course Map" for map of course.

Dog Walk Path

Click "Dog Walk Path" for Map of dog walking path.

Walking Path is 1.5 miles.

Referral Program

After registering, be sure to share your referral code for a discount on your fees. Get up to $20 off the 5k and up to $10 off the dog walk. 5 referrals needed for each race to obtain the discount. Minimum remaining balance of $10 for the 5k and $5 for the dog walk. 


Valparaiso Fire Department Station 2


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