Pillars Inspires 5K/2K Run/Walk

Pillars of Wellness is hosting its second annual 5K/2K event to provide mental health awareness in our community for grief and loss. This year we are partnering with a non-for-profit agency, Erin’s House for Grieving Children, who provide a safe, nurturing, and comfortable environment for children to process their grief. Erin’s house provides services such as peer-support programs, classroom companions, summer programs, camps/retreats, and phone support for children and families navigating a loss.

This year will be a color run! 

We will lightly toss colored chalk as participants navigate the course. Our 5K will be a timed race, and our 2K will be non-timed. Perfect for seasoned runners, those looking to start their race journey, or those who want to get your steps in and support a great nonprofit! You can register for our race here:



Registration Details

  • Included in registration is a race day t-shirt with a limited number of sizes available.
  • Pre-registration is available from 7:30a – 8:30a day of the race (t-shirt not guaranteed).
  • Race packet pick up is Friday, October 6th at Shelter #2 from 5:30 – 7 pm and/or 7:30a – 8:30a day of the race


  • Custom Medals for Age Group Awards – Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

Computerized timing provided by T&H Timing
After Race Celebration

  • Participate in post-race raffles
  • More information about raffles and post-race celebration coming soon!

Race Day Schedule
7:30a – 8:30a – Pre-Registration
9:00a – 10:00a – Run/Walk around the Fairgrounds
10:00a – 11:00a – Awards/Celebration


A huge thank you to our sponsors, Albanese, Culver’s, Centier Bank, Family Express, MWG Services, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-fil-A Valparaiso, McAlister’s Deli, and Valparaiso University!!
Thank you, Lean Kitchen Co NWI and GNC for being there!
Also, thank you to Zao Island, Island Nutrition, Radius, FLUID Coffee, Pestos, Fleet Feet Schererville, Roots Cafe, and Blue Point Oysters and Sushi Bar. Valpariso In for your raffle gifts!

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