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11th Annual Mr. Lincoln’s Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk Set For May 2nd

arly Online Registration Now Open

The Friends of Lincoln State Park and Indiana Department of Natural Resources will once again co-host the 11th annual Mr. Lincoln’s Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m. CDT in Lincoln State Park.  This year’s 5K run/walk route will start and end at the Lake Lincoln Beach parking lot.  The route will consist of the paved park roadways and some hiking trails.  Prizes will be awarded to the first place male and female finishers for both adults and kids under 16.  Random door prizes will also be awarded during the event including Indiana State Park annual passes, gift cards, gift certificates, and more.    

“There has been an emphasis within State Parks recently to encourage the public to stay fit and active by visiting Indiana State Parks and taking advantage of the miles of hiking trails they have to offer.  Our 5K through Mr. Lincoln’s Indiana neighborhood is a perfect way for folks of all ages to start or continue a fitness habit and enjoy the natural beauty state parks offer,” said Dan Wilkinson, president of the Friends of Lincoln State Park.  “The 5K is a fun and easy way to support the many projects and events we do at the park through our Friends group.  Our goals for 2020 include funding for a new cinnamon raccoon mount at the Nature Center, replacement of aging bulletin boards within the park, replacement of American chestnut trees near the Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza, repair of damage to the new fishing pier, funding for a summer performance by the Honey Vines at the park, sponsorship of “The Goonies” movie night at Lincoln Amphitheatre, and hosting of the annual Fall Frolic events in October,” Wilkinson said.   

The early registration discount saves entrants $10 when registering by the early deadline of April 28.  Interested walkers and runners may get more details, download registration forms and event flyers, or register online at  lspfriends.com or by sending a completed registration form with a check or money order made payable to Friends of Lincoln State Park, PO Box 601, Chrisney, Indiana, 47611.  

  • The early registration fee is $20 per person registering on or before April 28 and $30 from April 29 until race day.  
  • All event participants will receive an event t-shirt while supplies last, with t-shirts guaranteed for early registrants.  Registration forms are also available at the Lincoln State Park office. 
  • The registration fee does not include the $7 in-state or $9 out-of-state per car gate fee to enter Lincoln State Park.
  • All proceeds will benefit Friends of Lincoln State Park to support special projects and events at Lincoln State Park.  

For more information regarding the 5K run/walk, participants may call the Lincoln State Park office at (812) 937-4710 or visit lspfriends.com. Lincoln State Park is located 5 miles west of Santa Claus, Indiana on State Road 162 in Lincoln City across the highway from Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

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