What is it?

Kent’s Run is a 5K family run/walk, organized to honor the memory of Kent Ribordy and to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

How much money has been raised and who do the proceeds benefit?

In nine years, Kent's Run has raised over $350,000!  All proceedes benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

If I am unable participate in the race, can I still make a donation?

We are sorry you can't join us, but all donations are greatly appreciated. Please make your check payable to Kent's Run and mail to:

             Kent’s Run
           165 W. 150 S.

       Valparaiso, IN 46385

Who can participate?

Individuals, families, or groups of all ages are welcome to participate.

Where does the race take place?

The start and finish lines are at Boone Grove Elementary School. The school is located in Boone Grove Indiana, southwest of Valparaiso. The course is a loop on the nearby county roads.  

How much does it cost to participate?

  • Registration through March 23 : $25 
  • March 24 through May 4: $30
  • May 5 through May 25: $35
  • PPU (Saturday, May 27, 2017): $40
  • Online registration closes on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

**There is a hard cap of 1,000 participants**

How do I register?

You can complete registration online by clicking here. If you prefer a paper registration form, you can download a paper registration form by clicking here. Please complete a separate registration for each participant.

Is there a registration deadline?

Yes, paper applications must be postmarked by Saturday May 20, 2017.  The deadline for online registration is Thursday, May 25, 2017. You may also register at Packet Pick-Up on race day, Saturday May 27, 2017 from 7:00am-7:45am CST.  However, the registration fee increases to $40 on race day.

How do I confirm my registration?   

Registration Confirmation

Are there any hotels in the area?

Coming soon!

Where are the water stations?

There will be a water station near the half-way point of the race and at the finish line. 

What are the award divisions?

Top Male
Top Female
Top 3 finishers in each age division (male and female divisions)
Medals to all participants.

8 and under  9-10  11-12  13-14  15-18

19-24  25-29  30-34  35-39  40-44

45-49  50-54  55-59  60-64  65-69

70-74 75-79  80 and over

2 New Award Catagories for 2015:

Athena (females 150 lbs. +)

Clydesdale (males 190 lbs. +)

Where can I get results?

Click HERE for 2016 Race Results!

Results will be posted on the website, KentsRun.com and announced at the end of the race. 

Where do the proceeds go?

Proceeds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

What time does Kent’s Run Start?

The run and walk both will start at 8:00 am CST at the Boone Grove Elementary School.

Where do I pick up my packet?

Race packets will be available at the Boone Grove Elementary School on race day Saturday May 27, 2017 from 7:00am-7:45am CST 

May walkers participate?

Yes, walkers are welcome to participate. 

May I pick up a friend or family members packet?

Yes, you may pick up a friend or family members packet. 

Where can I park?

Boone Grove Middle School Parking lots are located on the north and east side of the building. 

Where does the race start?

On the Eastside of the Middle school in the parking lot 

Where does the race finish?

On the Eastside of the Boone Grove Middle school in the parking lot.

How long is 5K in miles?

Five kilometers (5K) is 3.1 miles. 

What happens if I can’t finish?

There are course marshals that will transport you to the finish line should you need assistance.

Where can I find past photos?

Kents Run 2015 Photos

Kents Run 2014 Photos

Kent's Run 2013 Photos

Kent's Run 2012 Photos

Kent's Run 2011 Photos

Archived Photos