In this edition:


The next Sponsored race is tomorrow! And the next Gold Cup Race is Sunday! Here is what you need to know...

Sponsored Race #2
THURSDAY MAY 5, 2022 @ 6:00PM

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5K

Wicker Memorial Park
2215 Ridge Rd, Highland, IN US 46322

Early Packet Pickup: May 4th (4PM - 7PM) @ Fleet Feet Schererville: 635 US 30, Schererville, IN 46375

Schedule of Race Day Events
5:00PM - 5:45PM: Race Day Registration & In-Person Packet Pickup
5:50PM: 0.0 Mile "Run"
6:00PM: 5K Run/Walk
Post Race Fiesta: Music by DJ Ricky and Food/Drinks inside the Social Center

Striders can use coupon code striders for $2 off registration.

Online Registration 

(Online Registration open through Race Start)


Gold Cup Race #6
SUNDAY MAY 8, 2022 @ 8:00AM

Run Like a Mother 5K

Lake County Fairgrounds
889 S. Court Street, Crown Point, IN US 46307

Schedule of Race Day Events
7:00AM - 7:45AM: Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration
8:00AM: 5K Start

Online Registration 

(Online Registration ends May 7, 2022 at 4:00pm CDT. There will be race day registration.)

There is an option to register as a bundle with the Finish Wine 5K. This is SPONSORED RACE #3!


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 (05/09) - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

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


Tuesday (05/10) - Stinky Tuesdays Group Run (Group Run All Ages - Post Run Social 21+)

6:00pm @ Northeast Corner of Blue Chip Casino
777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360
More Info

This run has rotating locations. Click more info for the list of future locations.


Thursday (05/12) - Outdoor Group Run (All Ages)

No group run 05/05 due to Sponsored Race (Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5K) @ Wicker Park.

6:00pm @ Wicker Memorial Park
8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322
Leader: Heather Hobson
More Info

This run is weather permitting. If there is inclement weather, the run will be held indoors at the previous location of:
Hammond Sportsplex @ 6630 Indianapolis Blvd, Hammond, IN 46323.


Jim Cox Scholarship Recipients

Jim Cox, a very active Calumet Region Striders member, was diagnosed with Leukemia in August 1993 and on October 15, 1993 succumbed to the disease at the age of 57 years. Jim’s family started a fund which CRS designated as a scholarship fund and is given to CRS members or their children when they enroll as college freshmen.

Congratulations to our 2022 Recipients:

William Labus

Isabella Medina

Luke Stentos




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Track Season Starts Monday!

(Preferred minimum age: Kindergarten class of 2023)

Learn the fundamentals of track!

Participate in practices, inter-squad meets, local/national meets and HAVE FUN!

(Practices twice weekly in Crown Point/Merrillville)

Great way to get your child more involved in track, no matter their experience!

All practices coached by certified coaches!


Strider membership required prior to registration.

Email questions to Head Coach Deanna: stridersjr@gmail.com.

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If you would like to continue Jim's legacy, you can keep this scholarship going by donating to the Jim Cox Scholarship fund online, or by mailing a check to CRS, PO Box 225, Griffith, IN 46319. Please make checks out to the “Calumet Region Striders”, and put "Jim Cox Scholarship Fund" in memo area.


You can also help support our Junior Striders Program by making a donation online, or by mailing a check to CRS, PO Box 225, Griffith, IN 46319. Please make checks out to the “Calumet Region Striders”, and put "Junior Striders" in memo area.



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







Calumet Region Striders Google Drive can be accessed here.

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