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Rock 'N' Rail 5K

Race Day: to come for 2018!

Join us for our 7th annual Rock ‘N’ Rail 5K event and stay after for the entertainment of the Rock ‘N’ Rail Street & Music Festival.
Day/hours: September 2018 TBD at 10:30am.
Fee: $20 without shirt or $25 with shirt

Register only at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Griffith/RocknRails5K (no processing fee!)

This is event #9 in the Race the Region Racing Series. You can go to www.racetheregion.com for more information about the series.


  • Race Premium guaranteed to those registered by August 21st
  • Post-Race Party with music and food (Griffith's Rock 'N' Rail Street Festival will be happening after the race!), Custom Finishers Medal, Custom Finishers Certificate, Chip Timing for finish Results, Live results via text and email messaging, Results Kiosk, Mile Marker Clocks, Course will be clearly marked and all turns will have directional signs.
  • Custom Unique Overall & Age Group Awards
  • Top Overall Male & Female, Top Masters Male & Female,
    • Top 3 Age Group, 10 & Under, 11 – 12, 13 – 14, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 -49, 50 – 54, 55 - 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 – 74, 75 and up. Plus, Award for Oldest Male and Female


  • Pre-Race Registration Fee: $20 without shirt; $25 with shirt, if registered by September 1, 2017. Race Day Registration Fee is $25 without shirt; $30 with shirt.
  • Pre-Race Packet Pick Up Friday, September 1, 10:00am to 7:00pm at Extra Mile Fitness Company, 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN No processing fee for online signup.


  • Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration opens at 9:00amat the Griffith YMCA, 201 N. Griffith Blvd, Griffith, IN. 
  • Race starts at 10:30am.
  • Post-Race Celebration immediately following the race awards will begin approximately at 11:30am.
  • Online registration will remain open until 10:15am on race day. You can register online at home before heading to the race site on race day!

Unclaimed Overall and Age Group Awards and race packets for individuals that registered but did not participate in the event may be claimed within 7 days following the event at The Extra Mile Fitness Co., 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383. After 7 days, all unclaimed merchandise will be donated or recycled.

The 5K route will start and finish at the Griffith Family YMCA, 201 N. Boulevard, Griffith IN 46319 and travel up Broad St., through beautiful Central Park and ties into the Bike Trail. The race will kick off all of the fun and excitement of the Rock 'N’ Rail Festival. The area’s best bands, great food vendors and activities and all of the entertainment you can handle will immediately follow the race. Participants over the age of 21 receive a free beer in the beer garden.

For more information on any aspect of the event, please contact Race the Region at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Griffith/RocknRails5K

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