Virtual Running Wild 2020

The Running Wild 5K Run is Going VIRTUAL!

Due to the recommendations from the CDC and the State of Indiana, we are changing Running Wild 5K Run/3K Walk into a virtual race! With a virtual race you can run the 5K distance anywhere, in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park or on the 5K course here at St. Patrick’s County Park! If you choose to run the course at the park you will run on wooded and open field trails, park roads, grass and gravel. The 3K Wacky Scavenger Hunt Walk will be self-led at St. Patrick’s County Park and is on similar, relatively flat surfaces. Proceeds benefit park facilities, programs and bus transportation to the parks for school programs.

Running Wild at St Patricks County Park

August 15-23, 2020


  • All registration will be online. 
  • St. Patrick's County Park will have courses marked and set up for runners/walkers to come out and use during park hours beginning August 15-23, 2020.
  • 3K Self-Led Scavenger Hunt will be set-up and available to participants Aug 15-23 at St. Patrick's County Park.
  • Participants who pre-order a Running Wild t-shirt and/or a collectible participation medallion must pick those items up during office hours at St. Patrick's County Park, August 17th - September 11th.
  • No awards will be given this year.


Event includes a nature medallion (must select the option when you register) and optional t-shirts for pre-purchase (deadline August 9!) Dogs allowed on 6-ft leash. The event is organized by the Friends of St. Joseph County Parks, Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake, and St. Joseph County Parks.


  • Online Registration
  • Registration Confirmation
  • On-line registration ends August 22, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
  • **If you register after August 9, you will not be able to order a t-shirt. Registration must be made by August 9, 2020 for t-shirts to be guaranteed.** 
  • Order t-shirts separately for $11. $13 for XXL/XXXL (plus 7% sales tax).

Registration Fees

  • $15.00 - 5K Run/Walk - Virtual Race
  • $10.00 - 3K Walk - individual registration
  • $30.00 - 3K Walk - Wild Herd Discount for 3-4 participants of any age

Thank You to our Sponsors

Event Location (5K course and 3K scavenger hunt course available Aug. 15-23)

St. Patrick’s County Park
50651 Laurel Road
 South Bend, IN 46637

Event Times & Timing

  • If you wish to run/walk our courses or you are participating in the Self-Led Scavenger Hunt, St. Patrick’s County Park will have them marked and set-up to use during park hours beginning August 15-23, 2020. 
  • The virtual 5K run/walk option can be done from any location at any time during the open event dates of August 15th-23rd. Simply run, jog or walk the 5K at your pace. Afterwards login and submit virtual results here.

Race T-Shirts
* To guarantee a t-shirt: Pre-order your optional shirt when you register online by August 9, 2020. 

  • 2020 t-shirts, 60/40 cotton blend
  • We will NOT be ordering additional shirts this year.
Running Wild Tee 2020


Contact the Leisure Services Manager, Jamie Hartzke at 574-277-4828, or email.