Van Buren Popcorn Festival Kernel Klassic 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run

Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Van Buren, IN at State Road 5 in front of the Library

  • 5K Run at 8:30 AM

    » $20.00 per person (through 8/4 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    5K Run Registration

  • 5K Walk at 8:30 AM

    » $20.00 per person (through 8/4 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    5K Walk

  • 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:00 AM

    » $15.00 per person (through 8/4 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    1 Mile Fun Run Registration

  • Color Run at 9:00 AM

    » $20.00 per person (through 8/4 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    Color Run Registration

  • Family Registration - Immediate Family Members Only

    » $40.00 per family (through 8/4 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    Family Registration

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The Event

Originating in 1987, the objective was to encourage participation in a healthy activity while promoting the Van Buren Popcorn Festival. The Kernel Klassic has experienced increased attendance since the first event. The Van Buren Popcorn Festival Committee who volunteer to conduct the event appreciate your involvement and look forward to seeing you again this year!


Starting line is located on Indiana State Road 5 in front of the Van Buren Library.

The Course

The course is well marked and the surface is flat and paved. We ensure your safety with traffic control and water stations. The finish line is in front of the Popcorn Festival Grandstand where there will be fruit and drinks available to all participants.

Event Time Line

Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 am - Registration
8:00 am - Fun Run
8:30am - 5K Run/Walk



  • Given to the overall first place male and female runners and first place masters (40 and over) male and female finishers
  • Given to the oldest male and female finishers
  • Presented to the top three finishers for the male and female 5K walkers
  • The first 200 registered and paid 5K Run / Walk participants will receive a free t-shirt


  • All participants will receive a participation award

Age Groups - Men & Women

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above


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