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, May 21st, 2017
Time:
7:00 am MDT
Where:
  • Devil’s Backbone Trail
  • Loveland, CO
Entry Fee:
$45:

This is a scenic 10k+ (~ 6.5 miles) course located in Devil’s Backbone Open Space. The race starts on pavement for .25 miles then heads on to the trail. The finish line will be located in the trail head parking lot. The course has rocks, dirt, hills, other trail users, and wildlife. The race will go on no matter if it raining, sleeting, snowing, hot or cold. So be prepared for anything its Colorado!


TO REDUCE THE IMPACT ON THE TRAIL THE FIELD IS LIMITED. SO REGISTER EARLY!


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


T-shirt guaranteed to pre-registered runners, NOT guaranteed for race day sign ups


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 ASAP.


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF THE WEATHER CLOSES THE TRAIL I WILL BE UNABLE TO RESCHEDULE THE DATE. IF THIS OCCURS YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE 2018 EDITION. SO THINK POSITIVE VIBES FOR GOOD WEATHER.

Date:
Monday, Sept 4th, 2017
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Hawthorne Park
  • 500 Ackerman Drive
  • Porter, IN
Entry Fee:
$20: per person if received by Aug 24, 2017
$25: per person if received after Aug 24, 2017

Come experience the beautiful Town of Porter by running this 2 mile out and back course on pavement streets. We will be starting at the Community Center at Hawthorne Park. I am encouraging you to grow your "stache" out for this event. If you are unable to grow a mustache I will be provide you one. Part of the proceeds will be benefiting the Porter Parks and Recreation Department.

Date:
Sunday, Sept 24th, 2017
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Bluhm County Park
  • 3855 S 1100 W
  • Westville, IN
Entry Fee:
$15: per person if received by Aug 31, 2017
$20: per person if received after Aug 31, 2017

See if you can find Bigfoot as he or she roams the course. If you get a picture or video of Bigfoot with your phone, show it to us at the end of the race and you will be entered in a special raffle for a chance to win prizes.


ALL RUNNERS WILL RECEIVE A WINTER HAT


The course can be muddy, wet or dry depending on weather. There will be one creek crossing near the end of race. Come and enjoy getting dirty!

Date:
Sunday, Oct 15th, 2017
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Red Mill County Park
  • 0185 S Holmesville Rd
  • La Porte, IN
Entry Fee:
$20: Run: per person if received by Oct 1, 2017
$25: Run: per person if received after Oct 1, 2017
$10: Walk: per person if received by Oct 1, 2017
$15: Walk: per person if received after Oct 1, 2017

This is a trail run and non-competitive 5k Walk in honor of our cat Buddy who brought great joy to our family. My wife Rachel adopted Buddy from the Independent Cat Society in 1990's. Sadly he left our lives two years ago after spending 20 years on this earth. Part of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the ICS. More info about ICS can be found at www.catsociety.org

Date:
Sunday, Nov 12th, 2017
Time:
7:00 am CST
Where:
  • Imagination Glen East
  • N State Rd 149
  • Valparaiso, IN
Entry Fee:
$50: per person if received by Mar 31, 2017
$60: per person if received between Apr 1 and Sep 30, 2017
$65: per person if received after Sep 30, 2017

Developed by the talented Dave Sullivan, this course lets you experience both the front and back part of the trail in an 8 mile loop. The race will begin and finish on the east side of the park (soccer complex) off of US 149.


This is an old school ultra race: no chip timing, two well stocked stations, challenging course, 8 hour cut-off, and finishing medals received when you finish.


On-line sign ups will close on November 11th. There will be no race day sign-up.

Date:
Sunday, Nov 12th, 2017
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Imagination Glen East
  • N State Rd 149
  • Valparaiso, IN
Entry Fee:
$25: per person if received by Oct 30, 2017
$30: per person if received after Oct 30, 2017

Developed by the talented Dave Sullivan, this course lets you experience both the front and back part of the trail in an 8 mile loop. The race will begin and finish on the east side of the park (soccer complex) off of US 149.


This race is in conjunction with the 50k race that will be beginning two hours earlier. Each runner of this race will receive a winter beanie knit hat (one-size-fit-all). The race is part of the XYZ series and series runners will receive a discounted entry fee. Please email at stofko121@yahoo.com to receive the code to receive your discount on your entry fee.


All runners will receive a winter beanie hat.

Date:
Sunday, Nov 26th, 2017
Time:
9:00 am CST
Where:
  • Hawthorne Park
  • 500 Ackerman Dr
  • Porter, IN
Entry Fee:
$15: per person if received by Nov 16, 2017
$20: per person if received after Nov 16, 2017

The course is paved streets and bike trails. You will run out 2 miles and return on the same route. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Town of Porter Parks Department.


This race will feature "Turkey Bowling" using a 4 pound frozen turkey. Six lucky raffle winners will get a chance to bowl to win prizes. One raffle ticket will be in your goodie bag and extra tickets can be purchased for $1. The proceeds go to the Town of Porter Parks Department to purchase playground equipment. You have two shots to knock down all the plastic bowling pins. If you obtain a strike or spare you win.


The first 100 runners will receive a winter beanie knit hat (one-size-fit-all).

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.