2022 Firecracker 5K

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Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton Proudly Hosts the 13th Annual Firecracker 5k | Non-Competitive Walk

Gold Cup Race with the Calumet Region Striders NWI and the Calumet Region Junior Striders! This course if FLAT & FAST! It is perfect for beginning runners and those looking to set a PR!

Save the Date - Saturday, June 18th - Registration now OPEN. Day of registration 6am to 7am. Race begins at 7:30am - Awards to immediately follow.

Registration available until 3pm on Wednesday, June 15th, register below. All participants MUST have a completed waiver, download below.

Family Friendly Event

The Firecracker 5k is known around the region as having the best assortment of Raffle Prizes! Restaurant Gift Certificates, Massages, Gift Baskets, etc. All race participants get entered to win! Prizes awarded to: Overall & Masters winners - Top (3) Athena & Clydesdale - Top (3) Male/Female, finishers in each age group. Apparel/Goody Bags - Guaranteed for pre-registered participants only.

FLAT & FAST: The course is a flat route through the neighborhood adjacent to our facility. Minimal parking is available onsite. Additional parking will be available at the Chesterton Health & Emergency Center just North of our facility. No strollers or pets permitted on course. Start line is East of the club on Michael Drive.

For more info contact Barbie Pilla at 219-983-9832 x 219 or via email at


Adult Waiver

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