Lorie’s Lakeside Century
SEPT. 16, 7 a.m., Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton. lorieslakesidecentury.org. Bikers can choose from five routes — 26, 39, 62, 75 or 100 miles — along beautiful Lake Michigan at this annual ride. The event kicks off with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and proceeds benefit the Valparaiso Family YMCA.
Runnin' for Prestin & All Children
SEPT. 16, 8 a.m., Washington Park, Michigan City. runninforprestin.com. This 5K run and 10K run/walk honors Prestin Butcher and all children who face the battle against cancer. All proceeds benefit Pediatric Cancer Research at Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
Beyond the Beach Marathon
SEPT. 17, 7:30 a.m., Marquette Park, 1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary. runsignup.com. A Boston Marathon qualifying course, this full and half marathon starts and finishes along the beaches of Lake Michigan and travels on the flat streets of the Miller Beach area.
Cause 4 Paws 5K Hound Pound
SEPT. 17, 9 a.m., The Pavilion at Wolf Lake, 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond. cause4pawsgary.org. Runners can pound the pavement for the hounds at this third annual 5K run and 1K dog walk/fun run. Additional activities include games, raffles and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Cause for Paws' mission to create an off-leash community dog park in Gary.
Chinmaya Omkara 2017 Om 5K Run
SEPT. 17, 9 a.m., Oak Ridge Prairie, 301 S. Colfax St., Griffith. runsignup.com. This 5K run/walk is followed by awards, door prizes, complimentary refreshments and picnic-style food stalls with food available for purchase.
Taking it to the Streets Half Marathon/5K
SEPT. 17, 8 am. half marathon; 8:30 a.m. 5K, Memorial Park, 626 Wentworth Ave., Calumet City. 708.868.2530, ext. 223. runsignup.com. Previously the Cal City Mini Marathon, this renewed half marathon and 5K race travels along a new, flat route through the streets of Calumet City.
Tower Run 8K and 5K Run/Walk
SEPT. 17, 9 a.m., Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lakeshore Drive, Michigan City. runsignup.com. This challenging 8K run or 5K fitness run/walk showcases the lakeshore, parks and beach communities of Michigan City.
WALK MS: Northwest
SEPT. 17, 9 a.m. check-in; 10 a.m. walk, Wicker Memorial Park, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. 800.344.4867. walkmsindiana.org. This walk to end MS features one- and three-mile courses, plus music, fun, beverages and a light lunch.