Race Day Information

Saturday, October 30, 2021
9:00 am
Westchester Intermediate School
1050 South 5th Street
Chesterton, Indiana

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Welcome to Manda’s Race, a 5K run and noncompetitive walk. Your host is the Community Action Drug Coalition of Porter County and your safety is paramount to us. So, we please ask you to participate without listening devices that muffle course marshal instructions and oncoming traffic. Manda’s Race is stroller friendly, but “strollers”, please start the event from the back. Thank you for your kind consideration and we hope that you find Manda’s Race not only safe, but the creepiest fun you have ever had in a 5K.

Happy Halloween!

To get to Westchester Intermediate School:

Take IN 49 to County Rd. 1100 N. Go West to 5th Street then North on 5th Street for approximately 1/4 mile to Westchester Intermediate School. Left into driveway. Primary parking to the left. Overflow parking to the right.

The Course:

Paved city streets with a mild upgrade in mile 2. It’s fast. Water at about mile 1.5.

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Click for USATF CERTIFIED: Course # IN12009TDK


The event is held to fight the beast of drug addiction. As serious as this is, we want everyone to have a blast. Halloween was a favorite of Manda's, so we want you to enjoy, be goofy, wacky, screwy, odd, daft, nutty, deranged, loony, crazy, and zany. We encourage costumes and there will be awards for the most creative.

Manda’s Race proceeds support prevention and treatment of self abuse with drugs.

Age Groups:
0-8 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+

Race results online: thtiming.com

Awards for 5K Run include:

  • 1st male and 1st female overall
  • 1st male and 1st female masters
  • Top 3 finishers in each age group
  • Top 3 for Athena and Clydesdale

Prizes for the best Halloween costumes:


From 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Race Begins:

9:00am 5K Race and Non-competitive walk

Stollers welcome but start at the back. No bicycles or pets.


The Community Action Drug Coalition (CADC) of Porter County combats drug addiction with prevention, treatment and education.

To provide Porter County with evidence based treatment for addiction.

To generate evidence based drug prevention programs.

Manda Spitler administered herself a lethal dose of heroin on March 30, 2002. She was only 20 years old. This brain disease of addiction can strike anyone and destroy lives at its choosing. Your participation in this race is one way of fighting back. Thank you for joining CADC in this struggle.

For additional information or inquires contact:
Mann Spitler III, D.P.M., CPP