RACE INFO

Saturday, April 19th, 2008 - 7:30 A.M.

Brief Description:
The Human Race Sports Valpo Mini Marathon is a fast, USATF certified 13.1 mile course through the “Cross Roads of America.” The course is mostly flat with a few small hills. The race starts in downtown Valpo. Police and volunteers will be on the course to ensure runner safety. However, a 15 minute mile pace will have to be maintained in order to guarantee the safety of all participants. Water stops will be located at miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12. Bathrooms will be available periodically on the course. The Mini Marathon will be capped at 1,000 entrants so register now!


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Race Certification#: IN05006MW
Race will be timed using chip timing.

Prices:
$40.00 Now thru 1/13/08
$45.00 1/14/08 - 2/28/08
$50.00 3/1/08 - 4/18/08
$60.00 on race day (7:30 AM CST)

Post-Race Party:
Don't miss the fun-filled post race party at the race finish. Participants and their families are all invited. Great food and entertainment will be provided.

Packet Pick-up:
Pre-race packet pick-up will be April 16 - April 18, 2008 at The Human Race Sports located at 58 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana. Visit www.humanracesports.com for directions and additional information. No Packet Pickup on Race Day.

Age Groups :  
Male under 12
Male 13-19
Male 20-24
Male 25-29
Male 30-34
Male 35-39
Male 40-44
Male 45-49
Male 50-54
Male 55-59
Male 60-64
Male 65-69
Male 70+
Female under 12
Female 13-19
Female 20-24
Female 25-29
Female 30-34
Female 35-39
Female 40-44
Female 45-49
Female 50-54
Female 55-59
Female 60-64
Female 65-69
Female 70+

Restrictions:
Baby joggers, strollers, headsets, etc. are prohibited. There are no refunds or entry transfers.

Directions To The Race:
Valparaiso, Indiana is located in northwest Indiana approximately 1 hour from downtown Chicago.

FROM THE WEST:   If traveling from the Chicagoland area the easiest way to Valparaiso is to head east on either 80/94 or 90 (toll road).   From either (80/94 or 90) exit SOUTH on 65.   Next, exit EAST on 30 in Merrillville.   Your next exit will be in Valparaiso.   Exit NORTH (left) on Washington St. from hwy. 30.   There is a Walgreens on the north side of 30 at the intersection of 30 & Washington St.   If you see it you are in the right place!   Turn LEFT on Washington!   Continue north on Washington until you reach Lincolnway.   Turn left on Lincolnway.   Human Race Sports will be on your immediate right and the race start/finish area at the next light (Lincolnway & Lafayette).   Parking is available all over the downtown area.

FROM THE EAST:   There are three main ways to get to Valparaiso from the east: 94, 80 (toll road) or hwy. 30.  

From 94 :   Exit SOUTH on hwy. 49 at the "Valparaiso/Chesterton" exit. This will be exit 26B.   Next, exit WEST on hwy. 30.   Continue west on 30, passing Valparaiso University on your right, until you reach Washington St.   Washington will be the 3 rd light after exiting onto 30 from 49.   If you see a Walgreens on your right you are in the right place! Turn RIGHT on Washington!   Continue north on Washington until you reach Lincolnway.   Turn left on Lincolnway.   Human Race Sports will be on your immediate right and the race start/finish area at the next light (Lincolnway & Lafayette).   Parking is available all over the downtown area.

From 80 :   Exit 80 on hwy. 49 at the "Valparaiso/Chesterton" exit.   This is exit 31.   Once you pay your toll to exit you will be given the option of north or southbound 49.   Turn right/south onto 49.   Next, exit WEST on hwy. 30.   Continue west on 30, passing Valparaiso University on your right, until you reach Washington St.   Washington will be the 3 rd light after exiting onto 30 from 49.   If you see a Walgreens on your right you are in the right place!   Turn right on Washington!   Continue north on Washington until you reach Lincolnway.   Turn LEFT on Lincolnway.   Human Race Sports will be on your immediate right and the race start/finish area at the next light (Lincolnway & Lafayette).   Parking is available all over the downtown area.

From 30 :   Once in Valparaiso, continue west on 30, passing Valparaiso University on your right, until you reach Washington St.   Washington will be the 3 rd light after passing beneath 49.   If you see a Walgreens on your right you are in the right place! Turn RIGHT on Washington!   Continue north on Washington until you reach Lincolnway.   Turn left on Lincolnway.   Human Race Sports will be on your immediate right and the race start/finish area at the next light (Lincolnway & Lafayette).   Parking is available all over the downtown area.

FROM THE SOUTH:   The easiest way to get to Valparaiso from the South is on hwy. 65.   From 65, exit EAST on 30 in Merrillville.   Your next exit will be in Valparaiso.   Exit NORTH (left) on Washington St. from hwy. 30.   There is a Walgreens on the north side of 30 at the intersection of 30 & Washington St.   If you see it you are in the right place!   Be sure to turn LEFT on Washington!   Continue north on Washington until you reach Lincolnway.   Turn left on Lincolnway.   Human Race Sports will be on your immediate right and the race start/finish area at the next light (Lincolnway & Lafayette).   Parking is available all over the downtown area.