Races, Discounts & GLOW!

I-Scream-for-13.1August 31: I Scream for Half Marathon & 5k
Everyone loves ice cream! Come participate on a flat and fast half-marathon, 5k, or kids’ 1k, and receive an ice cream cone at the finish line! The 13.1 mile course is spent mostly on the paved Prairie-Duneland and Iron Horse bike trails with some surface roads. Almost half of the race will be shaded to help keep runners cool, as well as an early start. It is very flat and fast, time to set your personal best, and earn your finisher’s medal! The 5k course starts in the park and runs on both the Prairie-Duneland and Iron Horse Trails while crossing scenic bridges over Salt Creek. Both course are very flat and very fast! This event is a benefit for the Portage Firefighters Union.

September 13: Ready, Set, GLOW! 5k
Come get your GLOW on this summer! This night time 5k features several GLOW ZONES along the course to show off. Glow zones are designated areas where industrial blacklights will highlight your flashy side. The start and finish areas will also light up the night accompanied by music to your beat. Registration and the post-race party will be held at Quaker Steak & Lube right off the course with more music and more GLOW. Every participant will receive a neon shirt and finisher’s award. Some GLOW items will be provided at the race. Are you ready? Get set. It’s time to GLOW!

October 26: Dawn of the Dunes Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
Get your Boston Qualifier or set your personal best at the Dawn of the Dunes in late October! The course is a beautiful and fast fall alternative to the big city races. Starting next to the beach on Lake Michigan, the race is run through the beach front neighborhood in Miller, through several duneland areas, and in the gorgeous fall foliage. This is your race to enjoy the course, your new qualifier, new personal best!

All Dawn of the Dunes participants can get 50 percent off I Scream for Half Marathon and 20% off I Scream for 5k! Email tom@cause2compete.com for info!

Put your Turkey powered engine to the test the Saturday after Thanksgiving with a trail race! This second year (last year was trail marathon & half marathon) event features a 50k, 3 person 50k relay, and 10 miler at Imagination Glen Park in Portage. The Outbacktrail.org system is twisted and winding with many short, steep hills on trails wide enough for 3 wide to single track. The 50k and 50k relay will be 3 loops on the Outback Trail while the 10 mile will be 1 loop. Come put your Thanksgiving Turkey to the test!