Mar 23, 2024 at 9:00 AM

False Spring Trail Runs

Lake Shore Dr

LaPorte IN, 46350


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Entry Fee $45
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $80
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 20K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 150

Course Map: Download Map

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2022

Men's Record: 1:57:52

Masters Men Record: 1:59:36

Women's Record: 2:22:31

Masters Women Record: 2:22:31


This race features beautiful woodsy single-track, relentlessly winding switchbacks, multiple views of lakes and ponds, and post-race festivities waiting for you at the finish line.

The well-established dirt trails are split into two sides with one being about a 2 mile loop and the other about 4.2 miles. The 10K course is one full loop through the trails while the 20K is two laps.

This course is not flat. It’s not fast. It’s very challenging. It is highly unlikely you will PR. However, it is incredibly fun, it’s scenic, and it will most certainly be memorable. Come discover this hidden gem and join us as we kick-off the Spring racing season!

What’s a ‘False Spring’?

Every year in the Midwest Mother Nature tends to tantalize us with a warm patch of days just before smacking us in the face with more freezing temps. Will the sun be out on race day? Can’t say for sure, but that’s part of the fun of it. Last year it was cooooold with temps in the teens and some 20mph winds. The year before was 38° and drizzling, and three years ago it hit a high of 64° that weekend. Expect the unexpected and come prepared!



Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 23, 2024

Held on Mar 18, 2023

Held on Mar 19, 2022

Event Results

View 2022 Results