2015 RIVERFEST Water Drop 5K Run/Walk & Water Droplet Kid’s Run


Come celebrate the summer with the 6th Annual Riverfest Water Drop 5K Run / Walk and 3rd annual Water Droplet Kid’s Run benefiting the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation. Both events are part of Wabash Riverfest. The 5K race will start at the Tapawingo Park Band Shelter and the kid’s run will begin at the ice rink at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette, IN. The 5K race will be officially timed with generous sponsorship from the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality! Come out for the races and stay for all the Wabash Riverfest activities following the event, including many family friendly events and the canoe races on the Wabash River all day long.

Due to bridge construction, both routes for the 5K and kid’s run have changed:

The 5K route winds through Wabash Riverfest and then heads south along the scenic Wabash River Heritage Trail. The race will be an out and back where half the route is on paved surface and the other half is a sand/dirt trail along the banks of the Wabash River.  See race route map.

The Kid’s Run will wind throughout Riverfest and Tapawingo Park, starting at the ice rink.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015
8:00am Water Drop 5K Run/Walk start
9:00am Water Droplet Kid’s Run start

Start for the 5K is located off Brown Street in West Lafayette, IN near the Tapawingo Park Band Shelter. Brown Street is located behind the Wabash Landing.
The kid’s run start is located at the ice rink at Tapawingo Park.
FREE parking is available in the parking garage of the Wabash Landing which is located off of Tapawingo St. (behind the Hilton Garden Inn).


  • Register online or download the form
  • Early-Bird Registration: $20 (includes T-shirt), $10 (running for sustainability, registration only, no shirt)
  • Early-Bird Registration closes Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • Packet pick-up will be Friday, July 10th at Fleet Feet, 500 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration on day of Race: $25 (T-shirt not guaranteed)
  • Registration and packet pick-up open from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. at the Tapawingo Park Ice Rink

Registration is FREE – Must be 12 or under (first 50 kids registered receives a t-shirt).
Register online or download the form
Registration on day of race is open from 7:45- 8:30 a.m. near the ice rink (T-shirt availability is not guaranteed)

Prizes will be awarded to top 3 male/female overall runners
top male/female under 18
top male/female over 65
All prizes will be environmentally themed and awarded promptly 30 minutes after the first finisher. Results will be posted online.

Every participant will receive a free ice cream treat from a local business.

Overall results for the 2015 Water Drop 5k (results pending)
Results by age group for the 2015 Water Drop 5k (results pending)