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Indiana > Mother's Day Half Marathon & 5K
Porter, IN  •  Sunday, May 11, 2014  •  Course Map


Runners will make their way along the edge of one of northern Indiana's ecological treasures at the Mother's Day Half Marathon near Porter, as they'll run past Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, where natural sand dunes tower more than 200 feet high over the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

Just over 200 runners crossed the finish line at the race last year, which was the Mother's Day 5K. This year the race will unfold along the newly completed Brickyard and Calumet trails, which are part of a system of trails linking Porter with the Prairie Duneland and Dunes Kankakee trails, which connect the park with the nearby towns.

The race starts at the Spring House Inn on North Mineral Springs Road and finishes at Porter Beach, next to Indiana Dunes State Park. On a point-to-point course, the race takes runners through the town of Porter's charming downtown and then finishes on the shores of Lake Michigan at Porter Beach. The course will feature rolling hills throughout and views of the dunes near the end.

Race Weather & Climate

Located just south of the shoreline of Lake Michigan in northern Indiana, roughly 45 miles southeast of Chicago, Porter typically sees cool to moderately warm weather in May, which also has brought record temperatures here as low as 30 degrees (in 2004) and as high as 92 degrees (in 2006).

May Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 49°F Low: 48°F Rain: 3.93 in.
High: 68°F High: 67°F Snow: 0 in.

Course Map

See the course map for the Mother's Day Half Marathon

Starting Time

9:00 AM - 5K
10:00 AM - half marathon


$45 for the half marathon, if registered before March 15, 2014
$55 before May 10
$65 on the day of the race


To reserve your spot in the the late spring 2014 running of Porter's Mother's Day Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp.com.

Official Race Website


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