Popcorn Panic 

Join the 45th running of the Popcorn Panic. A community tradition for over 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 miles or shorten it up with a 5K run or walk.  

Team Competition – 5K participants are encouraged to form teams! Teams must have at least 4 finishers to be eligible for team award. Winner is determined by computer analysis of the overall place of the top 4 team members. Team members are also eligible for individual awards. 



  • Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2023
  • Time:  7:20 am 5 mile / 7:30 am 5K
  • Fee:  $33 until 8/13, $38 after 8/13.  Same day registration $43
  • Register by 8/13 to guarantee shirt size.  No shirt option save $5
  • Event check-in from 6 - 6:45 am, Same day registration $43
    *There is no on-site registration.  You must register online. 
  1. Cristina Darr

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

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Puntillo and Crane