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2017 Cole Porter 5k/15K Run/Walk

October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am

5K and 15K Run/Walks

Date:   Saturday, October 7
Time:     Registration and check-in – 7:30 a.m.
Pee-Wee Fun Run – 8:30 a.m.
Run/Walk – 9:00 a.m.
(Walkers are not permitted in 15K Run)
Fees:   Pre-registration (on or before 09/29) – $20
Day of registration – $25
Contact:  Jim Yates – kilowattlite@gmail.com or 765-469-5066
Location: Peru Circus Building
Corner of Broadway and 7th Street
Peru, IN 46970

Peru Rotary Club invites you to participate in the running of the 31st annual Cole Porter Classic. Bring your family, friends, and co-workers for a fun day of music, prizes and food. There will be activities for all ages. Please arrive early and volunteer to be a part of this family event. All proceeds go to benefit the Nickel Plate Trail.

Walkers are not permitted in 15K Run. You must be able to complete 15K in 1:45.

The CourseAwardsPost-Race PartyRace Provisions
The 5K and 15K courses start downtown and run along Peru City streets. The 15K continues across the newly finished Wabash bridge and along the Nickel Plate Trail, with both races finishing at the Peru Circus Building.
Awards will be presented to the male and female winners in various age brackets for the following events: 5K Run, 15K Run, 5K Competitive Walk. There will also be a 1st and 2nd place overall award presented for the 5K & 15K runs. Click here to view awards by division.
A post-race party will be held with DJ, refreshments and award ceremony.
Traffic Control, Restroom Facilities, Age Division Awards and Frequent Water Stations

Support the Nickel Plate Trail

All Cole Porter registration fees go towards the support of the Nickel Plate Trail. You can provide additional support for the trail by donating directly to the trail using the donation button below. For each donation of $5 you will receive an entry in a drawing for a chance to win either a Garmin Watch or a GoPro. (Winners will be drawn during the event, but you do not have to participate in the event or be present to win.)

You can also make an additional donation when completing your registration form.

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Event Sponsors

Ameriprise Financial

Beacon Credit Union

Breakaway Bicycle Club – Kokomo

Body by Moose

Bucheri McCarty & Metz, LLP

Comerford & Company

Dan Rush, Carriger Oldfather Realty

Dean Baldwin Painting

Denham Building Services, Inc.

Dr. Tom Gunthrie, DDS

Dr. Zandi Dentistry

Drs. Hoover, Lorenz & Mull

First Bank of Berne

Fulton County Economic Development Corp

Gallahan Kwik Mart

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Jeff Price Law Office

Kokomo Gravel

Modern Graphics

Quality Plumbing & Heating

Smith, Sawyer, Smith Insurance


Sunspot Natural Market

Webster Insurance

Victoria’s Flower and Gifts







October 7, 2017
9:00 am
Event Category:


Peru Rotary Club


Peru Circus Building
Corner of Broadway and 7th Street
Peru, IN 46970 United States
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