Run the State 5K and Hike Series

Welcome to the fifth annual Run the State 5K and Hike Series. Invest In Your Health Indiana, your employee wellness program, along with our partners at Anthem, ActiveHealth, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, are excited to host the 2020 Run The State 5K and Hike series for employees and family members.


The 2020 series continues with three 5k events and two hike events on select Saturday mornings throughout spring and summer! You can sign up by clicking the “register” links below. Everyone is encouraged to participate at their own pace, so run, walk, or stroll your way to the finish line. Join fellow state employees who are making the commitment to get out and get moving together.

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2020 5K & Hike Schedule

Ouabache State Park

Spring Mill State Park

Fort Harrison State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Entrance Cost

There is no cost to register for a 5K or hike, but participants are required to pay $7 per vehicle at the gate for state park entrance. Entrance fees allow access for the entire day. After the 5K or hike event, you can explore other trails with your family or invite your colleagues to a picnic in the park.

Start Times

All races begin at 8:30 a.m. local time. Race check-in is from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. local time the day of the race. For hike events, check-in starts 30 minutes before the beginning of the scheduled hike. Click on the registration link above for more information on hike times. While you may register for more than one event, keep in mind that there are registration limits for each park.

Scavenger Hunt

While you’re visiting Indiana’s state parks for the Run the State 5K and Hike Series, take the opportunity to explore more of the state parks by completing the Run the State Series Scavenger Hunt!

Complete the scavenger hunt challenges to gain entries to win one of four 2021 Indiana State Park passes. Each completed challenge will count as one entry into the prize drawing. Complete the scavenger hunt at each Run the State event to increase your total number of entries.

We can’t wait to Run the State with you!