About CLRS

The purpose Crazy Legs Race Series (CLRS) is to promote non-pavement races in the Northwest Indiana region through the development and management of new and existing races. At all of our events you will experience a fun and challenging course design in a low-key atmosphere. Races will be held in parks or areas in the Lake, Porter and Laporte counties.

Paul Stofko

About Paul

Paul "Crazy Legs" Stofko is an ultra runner, race director, father, running coach and personal trainer. He is also available to time small races and consult new race directors about ins/outs of race directing. For more information please e-mail him at: stofko121@yahoo.com

Upcoming Crazy Legs Races:

Date:
Sunday, Dec 17th, 2017
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Hawthorne Park
  • 500 Ackerman Dr
  • Porter, IN
Entry Fee:
$35: per runner, first 50 only (receives Santa suit)
$25: per runner (receives only Santa hat)

Come run through the streets of the Town of Porter by running the Santa Dash 5k. The first 50 runners that sign up will receive a complete Santa Claus costume that comes with hat, beard with attached moustache, jacket, belt and pants. It is a one size-fits-all suit. Runners that are not the first 50 will just receive a Santa hat. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Town of Porter Parks Department.


Thanks to our friends at Snowtorious for providing us with some free Ugly Christmas sweaters for our raffle! Please check them out at www.snowtorious.net.

Date:
Sunday, Jan 28th, 2018
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Hawthorne Park
  • 500 Ackerman Dr
  • Porter, IN
Entry Fee:
$20: per person if received by Jan 9, 2018
$25: per person if received after Jan 9, 2018

Start your 2018 off right by running through the streets of the Town of Porter, Indiana. I have rented the Hawthorne Park Community Center so we will be inside for sign ups, packet pick up, post race food, and the award ceremony. Coffee is the name of the game, and that means Deathwish Coffee, the "Strongest Coffee in the World," of course. We will have Deathwish Coffee included as an ingredient in our snacks and be brewing it as well. There will be a raffle for prizes such as Deathwish Coffee items. Time to be #fueledbydeath.

Date:
Sunday, Feb 18th, 2018
Time:
8:00 am CST
Where:
  • Bluhm County Park
  • 3855 S 1100 W
  • Westville, IN
Entry Fee:
$30: per person if received by Dec 17, 2017
$40: per person if received by Feb 7, 2018
$50: per person if received after Feb 7, 2018

Come experience the beautiful Bluhm County Park in Westivlle, Indiana. Trails may be muddy, wet, or snowy, so come prepared for the challenge. The course is three loops around the park with one aid station you hit twice. If you need more aid, please carry a hydration pack. This race is a low key part of the Crazy Legs Race Series. All runners receive a winter, gloves, and a finisher's medal.

Date:
Sunday, Mar 4th, 2018
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Oak Ridge Prairie & Oak Savannah Trail
  • 301 S Colfax St
  • Griffith, IN
Entry Fee:
$20: per person if received by Feb 25, 2018
$25: per person if received after Feb 25, 2018

"RUN, FORREST, RUN!" Run through the trails of Oak Ridge Prairie in Griffith, Indiana. You may encounter mud, water, and snow, and the finish line is on top of a hill. This race is part of the 2018 Crazy Legs Race Series.

Date:
Sunday, Apr 29th, 2018
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Stoney Run County Park
  • 8507 E 137th Ave
  • Hebron, IN
Entry Fee:
$20: per person if received by Apr 15, 2018
$25: per person if received after Apr 15, 2018

Jennie Hamilton was a 2003 graduate of Purdue University Northwest who devoted her all-too-brief life to health and fitness. Jennie had a passion for endurance events and was always searching for tough races to test her abilities. At the time of her death in the summer of 2006, she was training for the Ironman Triathlon (swim 2.4 miles, bike 112.5 miles, run 26.2 miles) and was considering returning to school in the nursing program to further her ability to reach out to others and provide assistance for their health needs.


This race is to honor the memory of Jennie Hamilton and continue the legacy she began of health, fitness, and education. Part of the proceeds from the race will go toward the Jennie Hamilton Scholarship Fund.


If you do not want to cross the pond to the finish line you will be able to take a detour that will add an additional 0.25 miles to your distance.