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Public Invited to 3 Dune Challenge Kick Off on Thursday

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A new outdoor fitness challenge kicks off this week in northwest Indiana to give local residents a fun challenge and attract visitors to the dunes and Porter County. Ken Kosky, Promotions Director for Indiana Dunes Tourism told the Region News Team the public is invited out for the Three Dune Challenge press conference on Thursday, June 12th at 1pm, at Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton. He says the challenge allows people to run or hike a special one-and-a-half mile course at the State Park which will take them to the three highest dunes: Mount Jackson (elevation 176 feet), Mount Holden (184 feet), and Mount Tom (192 feet). Some parts of the trail feature 40-degree slopes, making each step that much more challenging. In the sandy vertical climbs, it’s common to take two steps forward and slide one step back.
But those who conquer The 3 Dune Challenge are invited to stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, located just a mile south of the state park, to buy a shirt and pick up a free commemorative sticker or decal and postcards.
Koksy says there is no cost to do the 3 Dune Challenge and it can be done any day of the week. However, the park’s entry fee is $5 per car for Indiana residents and $10 per car for those outside of the state.
Indiana Dunes State Park, where The 3 Dune Challenge takes place, is located at 1600 North 25 East, Chesterton, which is north of U.S. 12 on State Road 49. The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, where people can get commemorative stickers and shirts, is located about a mile south of the park at 1215 N. State Road 49 in Porter.
To learn more about The 3 Dune Challenge, stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, visit www.3DuneChallenge.com, or call 800-283-8687. The 3 Dune Challenge is an initiative of Indiana Dunes Tourism in partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Friends of Indiana Dunes.





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