Running Wild – Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Running Wild 5K Run and 3K Scavenger Hunt will both be IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL in 2021. You choose which option works best for you!

In-Person Participants

For those who choose the onsite, in-person option, the Running Wild 5K Run is professionally chip-timed with disposable chips on park wooded and open field trails, park roads, grass, and gravel. The 5K event includes awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category. The 3K Wacky Scavenger Hunt Walk is on similar, relatively flat surfaces. Dogs allowed, on 6-ft. leash, for the WALK ONLY. Pre-packaged snacks and beverages will be available after the race for registered participants. Event also includes a FREE nature medallion and optional t-shirts for pre-purchase (deadline August 12!).

Running Wild logo

Event Location In-Person:

St. Patrick's County Park

Event Times:

  • Early packet pick-up will take place on Friday, August 20 from Noon to 7:00pm under the Pfeil Pavilion next to the Red Barn.
  • Day of event packet pick-up: 7:30am - 8:15am
  • 5K Race time 8:30am
  • 3K Scavenger Hunt Walk begins at 10:00am

In-Person Fees:

  • $20.00 – 5K Run/Walk
  • $17.00 – 5K Run/Walk, 14 yrs. and under
  • $15.00 – 3K Walk
  • $35.00 – 3K Walk – Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age
  • Order t-shirts separately for $11, small-XL or $14, 2XL-3XL (plus 7% sales tax)

Event Timing:

Running Wild 5K timing provided by Mac's Sports. To view results, click here.

The 3K Wacky Nature Scavenger Hunt Walk is not timed.

Virtual Participants

5K: For those who choose the virtual option, you can run the 5K distance anywhere, in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park, or on the 5K course here at St. Patrick’s County Park. You will have from Saturday, August 21 to Sunday, August 29 to complete your 5K. Once you have the 5K completed, you will enter your time in the Run Signup website. The Running Wild course will be set up and ready for use anytime between August 21 (after 1pm) and August 29. Event also includes a FREE nature medallion and optional t-shirts for pre-purchase. If you ordered a t-shirt or would like a FREE nature medallion, you can pick those up during business hours at St. Patrick’s County Park anytime between August 23 and September 10. We are unable to ship items. 

3K: The 3K Self-Led Scavenger Hunt, will be set up and available to participants August 21 (after 1pm) through August 29 at St. Patrick's County Park. There will be a map and Scavenger Hunt list for you to download from the Run Signup website. Event also includes a FREE nature medallion and optional t-shirts for pre-purchase. If you ordered a t-shirt or would like a FREE nature medallion, you can pick those up during business hours at St. Patrick’s County Park anytime between August 23 and September 10. We are unable to ship items. 

Virtual participants choosing to use the St. Patrick's County Park course will not be charged an entrance fee for the day they are running or walking the course.

Submit virtual results here

Virtual Fees:

  • $15.00 – 5K Run/Walk
  • $10.00 – 3K Walk
  • $30.00 – 3K Walk – Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age
  • Order t-shirts separately for $11, small-XL or $14, 2XL-3XL (plus 7% sales tax)

Registration

  • Online Registration
  • Registration Confirmation
  • Online registration ends Thursday, August 19, 11:59pm EDT.
  • Mail-in registrations must be post-marked no later than August 11.
  • Registration must be completed by August 13, 2021 for t-shirts to be guaranteed. If you register after August 12, you will not be able to order a t-shirt.
  • Order t-shirts separately for $11, $14 for 2XL/3XL (plus 7% sales tax). T-shirts for 2021 will be a dry tech moisture wicking fabric. 
  • Event includes a FREE nature medallion.
  • There will be NO onsite registration the day of the run. 
  • Proceeds benefit park facilities, programs, and bus transportation to the parks for school programs. The event is organized by the St. Joseph County Park Foundation, Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake, and the St. Joseph County Parks. 

Changes for 2021 race

  • All registration will be online or by mail- NO onsite registrations the day of the Run/Walk. 
  • Early packet pick-up times extended on Friday, August 20 from Noon to 7:00pm 
  • There will be no after-run activities or awards ceremony.
  • We are not providing storage coolers for personal water bottles. Water refill stations and bottles of water will be available at the end of the race.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Questions

Contact the Leisure Services Manager, Jamie Hartzke at 574-277-4828, or email.