Battle of the Badges

Battle of the Badges 5K

Lace-up your running (or walking) shoes for the third-annual Battle of the Badges 5K on Saturday, April 20. This year, the race will begin and end at 345 S Bowers St. (in the parking lot). Participants will be racing through Legacy Core and the Big 4 Linear Trail.

If you would like to get involved and be a Sponsor, or Volunteer for this event, we would welcome your involvement.

This family-friendly event features a fun competition between the Whitestown Fire and Police Departments. Choose which team you will support when you register and let the battle begin! It is not required to be a first responder to join our 5k, all are welcome at this event. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Caring Center in Lebanon. Thank you to Athletic Annex for donating prizes for our winners at the race!

To guarantee a Battle of the Badges 5K shirt for the race, you must register by Monday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Parking Details:

  • Panther Park: 300 S. Buck St.
  • Moontown side parking lot: 345 S. Bowers St.
  • Big 4 Trailhead: 104 S. Main St.
  • LA Cafe: 4 S. Main St.
  • Lot on the corner of Main and Pierce: 2 E. Pierce St.
Battle of the Badges 5K


Legacy Core
345 S. Bowers St.
Whitestown, IN 46075


Saturday, April 20, 2024


8 a.m.

Get Involved

The Whitestown Parks and Recreation Department hosts many great community events throughout the year! These events highlight our wonderful parks and amenities, as well as create a sense of community for residents and visitors. We could not do what we do without your support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is registration needed?

Yes, you need to register for this event by clicking the link below.

You can also register on the day of the event.

Do you have to be a first responder to sign up for this race?

No, all are welcome to this event! Please choose your team (Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department or Whitestown Fire Department) to support when registering.

Where does the course begin?

Whitestown public parking lot off of Main Street, next to Moontown Brewery (345 S. Bower St. Whitestown, IN 46075)

What are the parking options?

Panther Park (300 S. Buck St.)

Moontown Brewery parking lot (345 S Bowers St.)

Big 4 trailhead parking lot (104 S Main St.)

LA Cafe parking lot (4 S Main St.)

Parking Lot on the corner of  Main St. AND Pierce St. (2 E Pierce St.)

Are pets allowed?

Yes, you can bring your furry family members!

What is the course like?

The course has been updated from previous years, but the terrain is the same with flat paved trails and roads.

Where are the packet pick-up locations

Thursday, April 18, from 5-7 p.m.
Whitestown Municipal Complex (6210 Veterans Drive, Whitestown, IN 46075)

Friday, April 19, from 1-4 p.m.
Athletic Annex Nora, (1300 E. 86th St. #29A, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Saturday, April 20, 7-8 a.m. (Race Day Location)
Whitestown public parking lot located off Main St, next to Moontown Brewery (345 S. Bowers St.)

Highlights from 2024

Gold Sponsors

Donation Prizes