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Posted on: May 19, 2016

3rd annual Footloose 5K promises activities for all ages

Be at the 2016 Footloose 5K June 25!

This year’s Footloose 5K on Saturday, June 25 at Lakeland Park in Burns Harbor boasts healthy outdoor activities, food, entertainment and other 1980s-themed fun for the whole family.

Hosted by the Burns Harbor Park Department as an annual fundraiser, the third annual Footloose 5K features:
• 3:30 p.m. – race day sign-up and packet pickup begins along with DJ and family-friendly activities
• 5 p.m. – food and refreshments from area vendors and the Burns Harbor Fire Department open
• 5:15 p.m. – 1K kids fun run (ages 3 to 11) kicks-off, sponsored by Bounce ‘N’ Around
• 6 p.m. – Footloose 5K run/walk (ages 8 and up) starts throughout beautiful Lakeland Park and around Harbor Lake; Northwest Indiana crowd-pleasers the Nawty band perform live, sponsored by LiveWorkLeanPlay; race medals and awards, bounce houses, silent auctions, 50/50 raffle and MORE; family party tent with adult beverages opens, sponsored by local Running Vines Winery and Leroy’s Hot Stuff
• Dusk – fireworks commence, sponsored by Phantom Fireworks

“While the 5K run/walk is the staple of our event, Footloose 5K is really an all-around, full-day summer season event for the entire family,” said event director Marcus Rogala. “Footloose 5K has a family-friendly party atmosphere for all. So come visit and rock out to your fav 80s tunes and dress up in your most awesome 80s-inspired outfit.”

Park admission is free. Cost to participate in the 5K without shirt is $25 and $30 with shirt. Kids run without shirt is free and $10 with shirt.

Lakeland Park is located at 1200 Lakeland Park Drive in Burns Harbor. Footloose 5K will be held rain or shine.

Families, running enthusiasts and all interested are welcome to attend and encouraged to sign up early to beat the event-day rush at: https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/BurnsHarbor/FootLoose5KandKidsFunRun.
Interested sponsors, vendors or volunteers may contact Rogala at mrogala@burnsharbor-in.gov by June 1.

For more information call 219.787.8126, Like www.facebook.com/footloose5K or Follow www.twitter.com/burnsharborin.

Financial support for the event is provided by Allegius Credit Union, Kenwal Steel, Wagner’s Ribs, Global Engineering & Land Surveying, Osan & Patton Attorneys at Law, Allstate Insurance Prendergast, Precision Towing, Worthington Industries, Dean’s Tire Pros, Bosak Auto Group and Lakeshore Ford. Footloose 5K organizers are also grateful for the generous grant support from Indiana Dunes Tourism.

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