Peru Rotary Club’s Cole Porter Classic XXVII 5K & 15K Road Race

Cole Porter 2013 Registration

Cole Porter Race Extras – October 5, 2013

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Peru Rotary Club, Body In Balance, Breakaway Bike and Fitness Shop and the Miami County Chamber of Commerce have collaborated once again this year to make the Cole Porter Classic an all day extravaganza!! You are encouraged to bring the whole family and enjoy a special day in Peru and Miami County. There is something for every age group, from the young to the young at heart. Starting at 7:30 AM, in the Peru Circus Arena, a massage therapist from Body In Balance will be available to help work out those pre-race kinks and beginning at 9:00 AM, the 27th  Running of the Peru Rotary Club’s Cole Porter Classic Run/Walk will get underway just east of the Circus Building Arena.

Again, this year, all runners/walkers who sign up for a shirt at this year’s CPC will receive a very attractive Dry Fit long sleeved shirt!! This is made possible through our major sponsor – Harvey Hinklemeyers.

This year’s event will be a chip timed run/walk event managed by T&H Timing from Valparaiso, IN. Following the Cole Porter Classic and the massage therapy, the Miami County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Oktoberfest will be getting underway at the Riverwalk. There is a Chili Cook Off, kid’s interactive activities, music, beer and wine tent, food and just plain fun for all ages. Breakaway Bike & Fitness Shop has graciously donated a 2013 Specialized Sirrus Road Bicycle (or equivalent) valued at $520 that will be raffled off at our run/walk on October 5th.  Tickets are $3.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and may be purchased the day of the Run/Walk. Tickets also can be purchased in advance at the Breakaway Bike & Fitness Shop at 8 South Wabash St. in Peru. For more information, contact Breakaway Bike & Fitness Shop at 765-473-3848, or visit their website at  Or the Nickel Plate Trail website at

All proceeds from the CPC and from the raffle go to support the 37 miles of the Nickel Plate Trail which connects Rochester on the north to Kokomo on the south end. You do not have to participate in the CPC to be eligible to purchase raffle tickets.

Pre-event massage at this year’s Cole Porter Classic…Alycia Babcock Roberts, CMT, and Owner of Body In Balance, will be offering pre-event massages as time permits. The pre-event massages will be free to our registered CPC participants only! Tips would be very much appreciated.

Oktoberfest 2013 is a family-oriented event filled with fun, entertainment, music, food along with a chili cook off. This is one event that you will not want to miss! Oktoberfest will run from 12 Noon until 4 PM on October 5, 2013. There will be live music during the entire event. There is going to be a Chili Cook-off sponsored by Harvesting Capabilities between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. There will be a beer and wine tent and picnic tables for everyone to enjoy their meals, have something to drink, listen to the great music and vote on some awesome chili!