2019 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 22nd - Registration from 6am - 7am. Race begins at 7:30am - Awards to immediately follow.

Registration available until 3pm on Wednesday, June 19th, 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.

Early packet pick-up will be available at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton on Thursday, June 20th from 5:00-8:00pm. All proceeds benefit the Franciscan Fitness & Health Foundation Fund. For more information, contact Race Director, Ashlee Johnson at (219) 983-9832 ext. 210 or via email at


Adult Waiver

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