Challenger Learning Center to host Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk


September 17, 2014 – Times staff

The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host the third annual Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk on Sunday. Beginning at 9 a.m., participants will race through Purdue University Calumet’s campus.

The race is open to all ages and the cost is $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger through Saturday. Advance registration is accepted online or with the mail-in entry form.

Race-day registration is $25 for all ages and will be accepted from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The event is a Calumet Region Striders Gold Cup 5K run, and members can receive $2 off their registration by entering the coupon code “Gold.”

Attendees will be able to tour the Challenger Learning Center and enjoy space-themed activities for all ages including laser light shows and tours of the space simulator. Participants and spectators can attend the Space Race dressed in space-themed costumes.

The school or organization with the most votes from participants’ entry forms will win a Family Science Night at center, including family-friendly mini missions, planetarium shows and hands-on science activities.

The Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk will assist the Challenger Learning Center with its mission to offer science education learning opportunities for educators, school groups, businesses and the community.

For more information on the Challenger Learning Center, event sponsorships or to register for the Space Race , visit or call (219) 989-3250.