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, 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.

Date:
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
Time:
7:00 am MDT
Where:
  • Devil's Backbone Open Space
  • 1725 Hidden Valley Dr
  • Loveland, CO
Entry Fee:
$45: per person if received by May 30, 2018

This is the 10th annual Crazy Legs 10k Trail Run. Because of the snow storm that canceled this race in 2017, runners from last year are allowed to transfer their registration to 2018. All of those runners are added and now it is open to all. My permit limits the amount of runners, so once the limit is reached, a wait list will be started.


The scenic 10k+ (~ 6.5 miles) course is located in Devil’s Backbone Open Space. You will start on pavement for 0.25 miles, then heads on to the trail. The finish line will be located in the trail head parking lot. During the race, you will encounter rocks, dirt, hills, other trail users and wildlife.


Registration allows you entry into the post race celebration, where the award ceremony and raffle will be held, and light refreshments and coffee will be served. I am working with Dark Heart Coffee Bar to host our celebration. More details will follow once we get it all together.


Parking is available at the trail head but is very limited. Please carpool, if possible.


Chip timing? No, baby. We are going old school. After crossing the finish line, you will be handed your overall placing on an index card. Please turn this card in as soon as possible.


This race is part of the 2018 Crazy Legs Race Series.


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF THE WEATHER CLOSES THE TRAIL, I WILL BE UNABLE TO RESCHEDULE THE DATE. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS. THIS IS WHY I MOVED THE RACE TO JUNE THIS YEAR.