Lit'l Kernel Puff Race

The Most Fun Your Kid Will Have All Year!

Kids can join the Popcorn Festival fun with this unique kid-friendly race in Downtown Valparaiso. Kids run 100 - 300 yard events; distance varies by age group. Everyone receives a t-shirt and participation ribbon.

Event Details 

  • Ages: 2-9 years
  • Date: Saturday, September 7
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. (following Popcorn Panic races)
  • Location: Downtown Valparaiso (2 yr olds will start in front of Central Park Plaza and head west on Lincolnway)
  • Fees: On or Before Aug 7 - $12; From Aug 8 until the event is full - $20

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Packet Pick-Up

  • Date: Friday, September 6
  • Time: 3:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Location: Butterfield Family Pavilion

Event Sponsor:

To become a corporate sponsor of the 2019 Lit'l Kernel Puff Race, please contact Lisa Kusbel at

  1. Lisa Hutton

    Youth Recreation Director
    Phone: 219-462-5144, ext. 6310