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42nd 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 42nd Annual Groundhog Gallop as part of the Orthopaedic Rehab Run/Walk Series. This 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019. 

By Mail:GG 2019 Paper Registration Form

$20 on or before January 27, by mail/online
$25 January 28-February 2 (please return in person to ensure receipt)
Race is professionally timed using disposable bib chips
Long-sleeve t-shirt guaranteed for all registered by January 31st

Packet Pick Up/Late Registration
February 1, One Jackson Square building, 2nd Floor, 12-4pm
February 2, Cafeteria, Middle School at Parkside, 10:30am

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)

Should I register for the run or walk? That's up to you. The Groundhog Gallop is part of the Orthopaedic Rehab Run/Walk Series, which awards points to runners and walkers that participate in at least 5 of the series events in a year. If you plan to run/jog at all, please register for the run. To learn more, visit

Note: 42nd 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.