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The 2017 4-H 4 Mile Hustle Run & Walk and Kids' Fun Run will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at the Porter County Fair. Online sign-up will be available soon!


Why We Host the 4-H 4 Mile Hustle:

The 4-H 4 Mile Hustle is a fundraiser for the Porter County 4-H Junior Leaders. Thanks to funds raised by previous races, our Junior Leaders have been able to serve the community with multiple efforts including supporting families in need during the holidays, contributing to local food pantries, supporting pet rescue organizations, and more. Also, the race helps us grant scholarships to our most active graduating 4-H Junior Leaders.  


Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors:

This year’s sponsors are Porter County Agricultural Society (Fair Board), Porter County 4-H Council, Justin Higer – Century 21 Affiliated, Combined Transport Systems LLC, O’Connor Builders, Ribordy Ag Services – Dan Ribordy, Porter County 4-H Club Leaders, Bayer Crop Science, Liberty Sunsetters 4-H Club, and Center Wildcats 4-H Club. Thanks also to those who made in-kind donations: American Dairy Association of Indiana, Prairie Farms Dairy, and Extra Mile Fitness Company.


Seeking More Sponsors:

Without our dedicated sponsors, we can't make this event happen. The support of sponsors allows us to have a quality event for our participants and for the 4-H Junior Leaders to raise funds to assist with community service efforts. If you or your business would like to sponsor, or know someone else who might, please contact Joan at joangrott@purdue.edu. 


2017 Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 22nd, 2016

6:15 - 7:15              Registration

7:30 a.m.                 4-Mile Hustle Run & Walk

8:30 a.m.                 Kids’ Fun Run

Awards Ceremony & Refreshments following the race.


Times are Central Daylight Saving Time (CDT).



Porter County Fair

217 E. Division Road

Valparaiso, IN  46383


Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up begins at 6:15 on race day and will also be available on Friday, July 21st from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at:

Extra Mile Fitness Company

1330 E. Lincolnway

Valparaiso, IN  46383


Contact Information

Joan M. Grott, Extension Educator

4-H Youth Development