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Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 5K and 1K Kids Fun Run

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Join us for the annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival 5K and 1K Fun Run at Wakarusa Memorial Park, located behind Wakarusa Elementary School. Whether you are a long time competitive runner or a beginner you are welcome! After you run or walk, plan time with family and friends in the small town shops and all that the Maple Syrup Festival has to offer!

There are Maple Syrup Awards 3 overall and top 3 male and female overall

The 1k (0.62 miles) kids fun run is a none competitive run and will not be chipped time. Kids will receive a maple treat after finishing.

Awards grouping for 5K:
The 1st place male & female runners will receive Maple Syrup 5K only.
Male: 12 – under, 13 -15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 +
Female: 12 – under, 13 -15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 +

Awards will be given out soon after the last person crosses the finish line

Parking is available at Northwood Middle School and Wakarusa Elementary School (400 N Washington St, Wakarusa, IN 46573)

1k kids fun run starts at 7:30 am and 5k at 8 AM.


Registration Information:

Register between January 2, 2022 to February 28, 2022 and pay $20 for 5k and $10.00 for 1k kids fun run.

Register between March 1, 2022 and April 23, 2022 and pay $25 for the 5K and $12.00 for the 1k kids fun run.

Online registration end on April 23, 2022 at 8 AM


All registrations received before April 9th is guaranteed a race t-shirt!

Please use the link provided on the right under details to register. You can also use this link to view packet pick up information as the date approaches.

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