The Gold Cup season is just 5 days away! Here is what you need to know...

Gold Cup Race #1

Runnin' With the Irish 5K

Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 N CR-25
Chesterton, IN US 46304

In order to be eligible for Gold Cup scoring, Striders must sign up for the Run NOT the Non-Competitive Fitness Walk.

Early Packet Pickup
Thursday, March 10 - 10am-5:30pm - Extra Mile Fitness Co., 1330 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso
Friday, March 11 - 4:30pm-8pm Val's Pizza,112 S 11th St, Chesterton

Race Day Packet Pickup
Saturday, March 12 – 7:00-8:30am at the race site

Online Registration

**There will be no onsite registration. Online registration will remain open until 8:00am race morning.  Participants wanting to register on race day should register at home on their computer or personal device before heading to the race site.**


Sponsored Race #1
THURSDAY MARCH 17, 2022 @ 5:30PM

St. Pat’s Pre-Parade 5K/1 Miler

St. Matthias Hall
101 W. Burrell Drive
Crown Point, IN US 46307

Don't forget that Striders that participate in 3 or more sponsored races in 2022 will receive an award at the end of year Gold Cup Banquet.

Race Day Packet Pickup & Late Registration
4:30 pm at St. Matthias Hall

Note from the RD:
Order your shirt by Tomorrow (03/08) for the St. Patrick's Day Pre-Parade 5K/1 Miler in Crown Point.  Pint glass & light up necklace included while supplies last.  Green beer & pizza served after!

Online Registration (Online Registration ends 11:59pm March 16th - There will be Race Day Registration)


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

Wednesday - Indoor Kids Group Run

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


Thursday - Indoor Group Run (All Ages)

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


Questions from the Week

  1. Why don't my login details work?

    This could be one of a few things.
    • If you signed up for the CalStriders by paper/mail, you will receive a set of computer generated login details once your application is uploaded. These are NOT the same login details from RunSignUp. If you cannot find this email, your application may not have been uploaded yet. Don't worry, any paper applications we receive will be uploaded, and if you signed up for Gold Cup, you will be scored.
    • If you signed up for the CalStriders on RunSignUp prior to the move to The Driven / taking registrations through our own website, you should have received a set of computer generated login details on January 23rd when we did the transfer. These are NOT the same login details from RunSignUp. (If you had pre-existing 5 or 10 year memberships, this is you.) If you cannot find this email, feel free to reach out, and we will sort you out.
    • If you did not have "active membership" during the transfer on January 23rd, you will not have active login details. Please sign up for a new account when you renew your membership.
  2. 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. 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.
  3. 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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