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43rd Annual Groundhog Gallop

Event date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 12:00pm
Event location: 
Middle School at Parkside - Cafeteria

Step by Step is proud to host the 43rd Annual Groundhog Gallop. This 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

By Mail: GG 2020 Paper Registration Form.pdf

$20 on or before January 27, by mail/online
$25 January 28-February 1 (please return in person to ensure receipt)
Race is professionally timed using disposable bib chips
Long-sleeve t-shirt guaranteed for all registered participants.

Packet Pick Up/Late Registration

January 31st, One Jackson Square building, 2nd Floor, 12-4pm
February 1, Cafeteria, Middle School at Parkside, 10:30am

We are excited to announce an added bonus for early registration this year. The first 100 individuals that register can get an indoor track punch card from the YMCA. Each punch card is good for 10 visits to the YMCA indoor track. Huge thanks to the YMCA for their sponsorship and support of our event!

Prizes will be awarded to walkers and runners in the following categories:

  • 1st place male/female
  • 1st place master's male/female
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd in age group (5 year age groups)

Note: 43rd Annual Groundhog Gallop will NOT be cancelled due to inclement weather. All reasonable attempts will be made to clear the course of snow, but there is a segment of the course that is hard to clear of built up ice. This is a winter race, please be mindful of course conditions and adjust your pace accordingly. Don't worry, it's always fun!





SUPER fun race-no matter what the weather!

Hello, I am interested in participating in the Groundhog event in February. I have ataxia and want to participate in the event, but every now and then I have to stop walking and sit and rest. So I just wanted to make sure along the rout there are places to sit and rest.

Hi! The route begins at a middle school's service drive, continues on to a road with police will have blocked to traffic, and then on to a paved running/walking trail. I don't believe there are any benches along the route, but if you needed to stop for a moment and sit on the ground, while it would be cold, it would be safe. Hope this helps with your decision.