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4th Annual Rudolph Family Fun 5k Run/Walk

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Endorsed by Curators:
Dec 02 7:30AM - 11:30AM

NEW FOR 2017

We'll have reindeer games for you to play before the race begins and you can WIN prizes.

Prize for best dressed!

This is a very family-friendly, fun, and scenic 5k run and walk with all things Rudolph. People come from all over Indiana for it. It's THAT fun! You start and end at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and journey through Foster Park. Music is just one element that livens up your December morning.

Once back at the library, enjoy snacks and hot chocolate. You could win one of our fabulous door prizes, including a Garmin Forerunner, thanks to sponsor Community Howard Regional Health. Then comes the awarding of the trophies.

When it comes to trophies, we do them right.Trophies for the 5k Run, sponsored by Salin Bank and Gold Medal Awards, will be awarded to the overall male and female winners and the first-place male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 0-12; 13-19; 20-26; 27-33; 34-40; 41-47; 48-54; 55-61; 62+. Trophies for the 5k Walk go to the overall male and female winners and the first-place male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 0-18; 19-35; 36-47; 48-59; and 60+.

We thank sponsor Club Kokomo Roadrunners for helping us make this a timed run!

Notice all the smiles in the photos? That's because the ticket price includes a medal for the first 350 participating finishers, blinking Rudolph nose, reindeer antlers, snacks, water, and a long-sleeve T-shirt, thanks to Expressions Design Co., Friends of the Library, Elle Esprit, and Paradise Trading Post. So what are you waiting for?

Register TODAY and $ave!!!

BY-THE-WAY NOTES: To receive a T-shirt for race day, you MUST register by Nov. 20. If you register after that date, you will still receive a T-shirt, but we cannot guarantee you'll receive it on race day. We have youth, adult, and plus sizes to 5XL. There is an additional $2 fee for sizes 2XL-5XL. People of all ages and abilities welcome. Dogs on leashes that are well-controlled and up-to-date on their vaccines are welcome. No rain/weather date. No refunds. If you pay online with this third-party vendor not affiliated with KHCPL, you will sign your waiver to participate on race day. Or you can find it online at, sign it, and email it to or mail it to her at L isa Fipps, KHCPL Main, 220 N. Union St., Kokomo, IN 46901, before Dec. 1.


What time do I need to be there?

If you register in advance through EventBrite or in person at any KHCPL location, you need to be at KHCPL Main on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in time to pick up your registration packet, which will have your T-shirt, bib number, safety pins, a map of the route, etc. The doors open at 7:30 a.m., and you are welcome to play reindeer games as you wait for the race to begin sharply at 9 a.m.

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

We welcome everyone! Babies in strollers are welcome. People of all abilities are welcome. In fact, dogs are welcome, too. A dog must be current on vaccinations, well-controlled, and on a leash. Runners lead the pack, followed by walkers, and then those with strollers and pets.

Where do I park?

There is a parking lot next to KHCPL Main, at the corner of Mulberry and Market streets. There is free on-street parking. There is also a FREE parking garage one block away, at the corner of Main and Walnut streets.

Is there a contact person if I have questions?

Yes. If you have any questions, please call Lisa Fipps at 765.626.0807. Or you can email her at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Once you register online, we receive information from EventBrite and use that information to prepare your registration packet, which you pick up the morning of the Rudolph Family Fun 5k Run/Walk.

What is the refund policy?

We are not able to provide refunds for any reason. We apologize for any inconvenience.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

There will not be a secure location for purses and other valuables, and the library can't be responsible for them. So we suggest you lock them up in the trunk of your car or keep them with you during the event.

Can I update my registration information online?

No. However, if you have quesitons/concerns after registration, please call Lisa Fipps at 765.626.0807. Or you can email her at

What is the route?

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Map of route

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