This race features beautiful woodsy single-track, relentlessly winding switchbacks, multiple views of lakes and ponds, and post-race festivities waiting for you at the finish line.
The well-established dirt trails are split into two sides with one being about a 2 mile loop and the other about 4.2 miles. The 10K course is one full loop through the trails while the 20K is two laps.
This course is not flat. It’s not fast. It’s very challenging. It is highly unlikely you will PR. However, it is incredibly fun, it’s scenic, and it will most certainly be memorable. Come discover this hidden gem and join us as we kick-off the Spring racing season!
What’s a ‘False Spring’?
Every year in the Midwest Mother Nature tends to tantalize us with a warm patch of days just before smacking us in the face with more freezing temps. Will the sun be out on race day? Can’t say for sure, but that’s part of the fun of it. Last year it was 38° and drizzling. The year before was snowy, and three years ago it hit a high of 64° that weekend. Expect the unexpected and come prepared!
**Logistical info below is specific to 2023. Check back closer to November to see updated info for 2024's event**
Saturday March 18th, 2023
9:00 AM - 20K Start
9:30 AM - 10K Start
11:00 AM - Must leave halfway point (20K race only)
1:00 PM - Overall cut-off at finish line / Races End
Start/Finish Line Location
Soldiers Memorial Park Trailhead
Lake Shore Dr
LaPorte, IN 46350
See event website for more detailed race information
Gender Divisions & Awards
At Trailblazer Running we strive to create and foster a culture of inclusivity. We will accept each entrant’s declared gender at face value, and no additional supporting evidence is required. Entrants may register as Male, Female, or Non-Binary for our races. In addition, we provide an opportunity in the registration process for transgender and non-binary runners to express their desired pronouns.
Every participant receives custom awards as they finish their race. The top 3 male & female finishers at each distance will receive a podium award in addition to their finisher’s award. At this time there will be no additional awarding in the non-binary category. For more info on this, please reference our Transgender & Non-Binary Runner Policy.
About Trailblazer Running
Trailblazer Running is a newly established race company that aims to inspire a sense of adventure, community, and environmental stewardship through premier trail race events in the heart of the Midwest.
Race Rules and Cancellation Policy
A full list of our race rules and polices can be viewed on our website at the following links. Feel free to reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
Event's current local time: 6:59 AM CT