Where is the event located?
The event takes place in La Porte, Indiana.
What time zone are you in?
We are in CST time (think Chicago, not Michigan).
Do you have a minimum age to participate?
Participants of all ages are welcome with the following notes:
Family Fun Run/Walk is open to all ages.
5K Walk is open to all ages.
5K Run is for ages 8 and older
Half Marathon is for participants 13 and older
What is the best way to get to the event?
From Pine Lake Ave (Hwy 35), turn onto Waverly Road (one option for turn!) From Waverly Road, Soldier’s Memorial Park/Cummings Lodge is the first left. This is the safest entry point for event participants.
Local participants, take note of the running/walking routes to find the best way from your home to Cummings Lodge. Many of the back roads around the lake will be closed off Saturday morning for the safety of all participants.
What is parking like at the event?
Enter the park on the West entrance, off of Waverly Road. From there, our parking guides will assist you. The grass field behind Cummings Lodge will fill first, and the lower parking lot will be filled after. Please drive with caution and follow volunteers’ directions to help fit as many cars as possible! As the lot fills, your walk to Cummings Lodge will get a little bit longer so arrive with plenty of time to prevent having to rush to your starting line.
Plans changed/I was injured – can I get a refund?
Sorry, no refunds. No exceptions. We are happy to transfer your registration to another participant, or defer your registration to next year’s event – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with all required information to make this change (i.e. name, DOB, gender, shirt size).
What happens if there is bad weather?
All running, walking and cycling Tour de La Porte events will be held rain or shine! For the safety of all participants and volunteers, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled if lightning is present in the area. The Event Management Staff, in coordination with the Fire Chief, will determine whether the event needs to be delayed or cancelled. We will announce on our website (www.tourdelaporte.org) and our Facebook (www.facebook.com/tourdelaporte.org) if there is the need for a delay or cancellation. As there are multiple events on multiple days, make sure to check back often for updated information about the Tour de La Porte. No refunds are available for the Tour de La Porte.
When is packet pick-up?
We provide early packet pick up for ALL EVENTS on Friday, August 25th from 3 – 7 pm. You can also pick up your packet the day of during your event packet pick up window:
Half Marathon & 5K Wun/Walk Day Of Packet Pick-Up: 5:00AM – 6:30AM
Family Fun Run/Walk Day Of Packet Pick-Up: 7:00AM – 8:15AM
Cycling Day Of Packet Pick-Up: 6:00AM-8:00AM
Can my friend pick up my packet too?
Yes – that is fine! Packets include your running bib and/or cycling bracelet with the emergency support number. Make sure you don’t forget to get these items and bring them with you to the event!
Do I get a t-shirt?
Registrations prior to August 13th include a complimentary t-shirt Following August 13th, shirts are limited based on availability.
Is there food at the event?
Yes, BRAND NEW this year, we will have the South Shore Ovenworks Pizza Truck on-site Saturday, August 26th! 5K & Half Marathon participants will receive 1 food ticket per participant. Participants of the Family Fun Run/Walk, as well as spectators are able to purchase food from the food truck as well. We will also have some healthy snack options available post race. On Sunday, our cyclists can enjoy robust food options at each of our 8 SAG stops, as well as a meal at Cummings Lodge post ride.