Celebrate 4th of July all weekend long!

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Join Valpo Parks for this Independence Day themed race, now on Saturday!  While you're downtown to run, you can also visit the Valparaiso Market for a bite to eat, some fresh produce, or your favorite Artisan creation!  

*please note that the race and fireworks are not on the same day in 2024

Blast 5K Run:

Join Valpo Parks for the annual 4th of July Blast 5K  timed race through downtown Valparaiso and burn some calories before heading to your afternoon barbecue!

  • Age:  All ages welcome
  • Date:  Saturday, June 29, 2024
  • Time:  7:30 am 
  • Location:  Downtown Valparaiso starting at Central Park Plaza
  • Fee:  $33 before 6/18, after 6/18 $38
     

Blast 2K Fun Run/Walk:

Perfect for families and younger participants! The fun run/walk will start and finish at the starting line of the 5K and will begin at 9:10 am. This is a non-competitive event that will not be timed. Finisher medals will be given to all participants!

  • Age:  All ages welcome
  • Date:  Saturday, June 29, 2024
  • Time:  9:10 am (course will close at 10:00 am)
  • Location:  Downtown Valparaiso starting at Central Park Plaza
  • Fee:  $25 by 6/16, after 6/16 $30

REGISTER BY 6/16 TO GUARANTEE YOUR SHIRT SIZE!


  1. Cristina Darr

    Special Events Director
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6335

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