Be a part of the 42nd running of the Popcorn Panic. A community tradition for four decades, this event has over 1,000 participants annually, running and walking through our tree-lined city streets. In teams or as individuals, you can choose to run the 5 mile or run or walk the 5K.
Ages: All ages welcome
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time: 5 mile - 7:00 am; 5k - 7:10 am CST
Location: Downtown Valparaiso - Washington Street and Lincolnway
Fees: Register by August 5: $30, 8/6 through 9/11: $35
Event check-in and same day registration from 5:30 - 6:30 am : $40
Middle School Competition: The school that has the most students register for the 5K event will receive a traveling trophy and also a donation to their athletic department on behalf of Valpo Parks.
Early packet pick up & walk-in registrations will be available on Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th from 11 am -6:30 pm at the Extra Mile Fitness Company, 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN, and on Friday, September 11th at the Butterfield Family Pavilion located at Calumet & Evans, Valparaiso, IN from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Register by 8/5 to guarantee shirt size. No shirt option saves $5.
Please note, Popcorn Panic has a non-duplication of awards policy. A participant who finishes in the top 3 overall in either the run or walk event does not qualify to win an individual age group plaque.