Trot 4 Toys 5k Run/Walk

Trot 4 ToysBe Santa for kids in need this Christmas season! Run or walk a 5k or Kids’ 1k at gorgeous Marquette Park on Miller Beach in Gary, IN with the only entry fee being a new toy (valued at $10 or more) to be donated to Gary area shelters! The race is held in partnership with the Gary Parks Department & Marquette Park Holiday Bazaar! Stay after the race for shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. Make sure you bring your Santa hat and jingle bells!

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Date & Time:

December 20, 2014



Marquette Park Pavilion

1 N. Grand Blvd.

Gary, IN 46403


Saturday December 20th

9:30am Race Day Registration & PP

10:45am Kids’ 1k Fun Run

11:00am 5k Run/Walk

12:30pm Raffle

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Registation Fees:

Free with Toy

$10 w/o Toy


While supplies last (first come, first served) each participant will be able to choose an unused previous race shirt extra. Several hundred shirts are available. Shirts are donated by Cause 2 Compete & More.


photoThere will be a great post-race food selection including the option of buying food & treats from Holiday Bazaar vendors. Also, we’ll be raffling off awards from the race sponsors. We will not be handing out overall or age group awards so that all proceeds can benefit the children Santa forgot. The raffle will take place upstairs in the Marquette Park Pavilion Ballroom.


All Toys donated for the Trot 4 Toys 5k Run/Walk will be given to children in Gary shelters.

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