Brook hosts Fourth of July 5K

The town of Brook hosts an annual Fourth of July 5K.
The town of Brook hosts an annual Fourth of July 5K.

BROOK, Ind. (WLFI) – Residents of Brook started off their holiday weekend with some exercise.

The 3rd Annual Independence Day 5K took place in Brook Friday.

The race cost $10, with all proceeds benefiting local youth sports.

Race organizer Eric Chapman said in Brook, the Fourth of July is always a day full of community activities.

“Brook is the place to be on the Fourth of July,” said Chapman. “We have softball tournaments, we have corn hole, they have a pork chop dinner, and then fireworks at dusk.”

Chapman said about 130 people showed up for this year’s 5K. He expects even more will participate next year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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