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The next Gold Cup race is just 1 week away! Here is what you need to know...

Gold Cup Race #2
SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2022 @ 7:30AM

Ringing in Spring 5K

1201 Cumberland Crossing
Valparaiso, IN US 46383

Packet Pickup
Thursday, March 31 - 10am-6pm - Extra Mile Fitness Co., 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso
Friday, April 1 - 10am-6pm - Extra Mile Fitness Co., 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso

Race Day Packet Pickup
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP except for out-of-state participants.

Online Registration

**There will be no race day registration. Online registration close Friday, April 1st at 11:59pm**


Upcoming Races

In the attachments to this email, you will find for your convenience the most up to date copy of our Gold Cup Schedule, a copy of the membership application, as well as the currently available paper registrations for the following races:


Group Runs this Week

Monday (3/28) - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

6:00pm @ Ironwood Brewery
6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Leader: Karen Spoor
Distance: 4 Miles


Tuesday (3/29) - Indoor Kids Group Run (This is a change for this week!!!)

5:30pm @ Dean and Barbara White Community Center
6600 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
Leader: Ed Caccavale


Wednesday (3/30) - Brewfest (Group Run All Ages - Post Run Social 21+)

6:30pm @ Brewfest
8347 Kennedy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
Leader: Ed Caccavale
More Info


Thursday (3/31) - Indoor Group Run (All Ages)

6:30pm @ Hammond Sportsplex
6630 Indianapolis Blvd, Hammond, IN 46323
Leader: Heather Hobson
More Info


Questions from the Week

  1. What do I need to do to be scored for a Gold Cup race?

    A few simple things:
    • Be a CalStrider! You can register online, or at the Gold Cup table at the Gold Cup race.
    • Upgrade your membership to GOLD CUP prior to 11:59pm the night of the race. For example, for Runnin' With the Irish, please make sure you are upgraded prior to 11:59pm Saturday night. You can upgrade online, or at the Gold Cup table at the Gold Cup race.
    • Keep the same name. This may sound simple, but please try to register for races with the same name you registered for membership. (Formal vs nickname, married name vs maiden name, simple last name vs double barreled, etc.)
    • Check the scored results. Mistakes are made, it happens. We are all only human. The scored results will be published online within 24 hours of the race. A copy will also be attached to the weekend round up email that will be sent out each Monday following a weekend of races. Please check for any mistakes such as you being missing from the scored results. Please also check your age group to make sure that you are correctly placed. Remember, your Gold Cup age group is NOT dependent on your age the day of the race, but your age on July 1st. We want you to get the credit that you so rightly deserve!!! The sooner we know there is an issue, the easier it can be fixed. This is especially true for those with variations in your name as we get deeper in the season due to some weekends having multiple races. Race results are final 15 days after race day.
  2. How do I get my Gold Cup participant race discounts?

    The Gold Cup participant discount is available on races on our Gold Cup schedule to Gold Cup participants. To that end, if you registered for Gold Cup prior to February 19th or by paper registration, you will have received a separate email with the discount code. If you registered online for Gold Cup after February 19th, your discount code can be found in your Gold Cup confirmation email.


A Thank You to Our Sponsors!

The Calumet Region Striders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We manage the club on donations and sponsorship. If you would like more information on our sponsorship program, please contact our Vice President at: vp@calstrider.org








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