The Adams County 5K Run/Walk Challenge for the 2016 season held its first race on Saturday, April 9. Runners and walkers showed their dedication on a cold, snowy, and icy day for the Swiss Village 5K Lauf/Spaziergang. A special congratulations goes to Laurissa Dalrymple, of Granger, Indiana who won top overall female with a time of 20:07.1 and Owen Wanner, of Berne, Indiana who won top overall male with a time of 21:51.1. A complete list of race results from the Swiss Village 5K Lauf/Spaziergang may be found at www.adamscounty5kchallenge.com.

The series offers participants an opportunity to participate in a total of twelve races within Adams County. Participants must complete a minimum of eight of the twelve events to qualify for the series. There is still time to sign up for the series. Registration forms are available on the Adams County 5K Run/Walk Challenge website at www.adamscounty5kchallenge.com. The series fee covers registration to all events (including shirts from each). Runners entering the Challenge will automatically be pre-registered for all races in the series schedule. The cost to register for the series is $160. This is an $80 savings off the full price of all twelve races. Registration forms may be submitted to Jeannie Smith, 1000 North Adams Drive, Decatur, IN 46733.

Participation is open to anyone wanting to compete and is not limited to residents living in Adams County. The Challenge is limited to the first 100 entries. Runners / Walkers who do not pre-register for the series may still participate by signing up for individual events but will not receive the series discount. Individual event registration forms and information may also be found the Adams County 5K Run/Walk Challenge website.

The next race scheduled in the challenge series is the St. Joe HASA Fun Run, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 with the Fun Run beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K at 10 a.m. at the K of C Hall, 1703 High Street, Decatur, IN. For more information contact Brian Baker at 260.724.2765

 

Below is the 2016 Race Series Schedule:

 

St. Joe HASA Fun Run

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Fun Run 9:30, 5K at 10 am. K of C Hall, 1703 High Street, Decatur IN Contact: Brian Baker 260-724-2765

 

Run Over Violence 8th Annual Run/Walk/Family Stroll 5K and Kids Fun Run

Saturday, April 30, 2016 9 a.m. Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur. IN

Contact: Angie Gunsett 260-728-9800

 

CG Sports – Run With Endurance 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9 a.m. Common Ground Church 6555 N Piqua Rd. Decatur

Contact: Tim Powell 260-241-4875

 

Monroe Lions Club 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:15 a.m. East side of Adams Central H.S., Monroe IN

Contact: Al Arnold 260-692-6610

 

Hope Run for Haiti 5K

Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:30 a.m. 844E 900S, Geneva IN (Amishville)

Contact: Deb Gerber 260-849-3622

 

Swiss Days Race 43nd Annual

Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:15 a.m. Jefferson Street, Berne IN

Contact: CeAnn Weaver 260-589-2151

 

North Adams 5K Run/Walk Wellness Challenge

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 8:15 a.m. Bellmont H.S. 1000 N. Adams Drive, Decatur IN

Contact: Jeannie Smith 260-724-7121 ext 4

 

Edward Jones/Kekionga Greenway Gallop 5K

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2016 time TBA Riverside Center, Decatur IN

Contact: Linda Morris 260-724-2604

 

Catch Your Breath 5K Run/Walk & Kids 1 Mile

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 9 a.m. River Greenway Trailhead at Evergreen, Decatur IN Contact Alexa Markley 260-724-2145 ext. 1537

 

Callithumpian Canter 5K & 1 mile Fun Run

Sunday Oct. 30, 2016 Fun Run 1:30 — 5K at 2:00 p.m. Bellmont H.S. 1000 N. Adams Drive, Decatur IN Contact: Linda Morris 260-724-2604

 

Rainbow Lake 5K

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 10 a.m. Limberlost Cabin, Hwy 27 Geneva IN

Contact: Clint Anderson 260-589-2101

 

 

The cold, icy, and snow did not stop these dedicated runners and walkers from the first race of the Adams County 5K Challenge at Swiss Village’s Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The next race scheduled in the challenge series is the St. Joe HASA Fun Run, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 with the Fun Run beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K at 10 a.m. at the K of C Hall, 1703 High Street, Decatur, IN.