Fun runs are a great way to lead a healthy lifestyle for parents and kids alike. Try one of these fun Indianapolis races! They not only promote fitness and provide a great family outing, but many raise money for local charities.
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Muncie Mini Marathon 5k-10k-13.1m Run/Walk
Registration starts at $39/person
Beth Wood: Sign the family up for the Annual Muncie Mini Marathon! You can choose from 5K, 10K, or a half marathon run/walk at Prairie Creek Reservoir.
Holiday Fire & Ice 5K
Registration starts at $30/person
Beth Wood: Sign up for the annual Fire & Ice Holiday 5K sponsored by the Yorktown Volunteer Firefighter's Association. The 5K starts at the Yorktown Fire Department. There will be live music on-site and throughout the event. Parking is available at Yorktown Middle School. Participants can register to receive a long sleeve race shirt and medal, a hat and medal or a combination of all three. All proceeds will benefit the Yorktown Volunteer Firefighter's Association and RAC Trykes.
DINO Trail Run - Mounds State Park
Beth Wood: Want to challenge yourself even more than you do during a race? Then be sure to sign up for the DINO Trail Run. Runners will enjoy the rugged terrain and beautiful scenery at Mounds State Park in this 5K or 15K trail run.
Cost: 5K is $20 - $30 and 15K is $25 - $35
Madison County YMCA - Charity Gobble Wobble 5K
Kristy Pepping: Kick off your Thanksgiving morning with a 5K run or walk through Historic Falls Park in Pendleton. The race will be professionally timed. Participants will receive a race shirt. First place male and female per age group will receive a pie. Strollers welcome.
Pendleton YMCA - Shamrock Shuffle
Beth Wood: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the entire family at the Pendleton YMCA Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk. Prizes will be awarded for best holiday-themed costumes as well as top male and female finishers in each age group. Participants receive a race shirt if registered prior to March 1st. Strollers are welcome at this family-friendly event. All proceeds go directly to help children attend the YMCA summer camp program.
Cost: $30 - $40 per racer
Greenfield - Turkey Day 5K
Registration starts at $30/person
Kristy Pepping: Start your Turkey Day off with a 5K or 1 mile run/walk in front of the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Building in Greenfield. The course runs along the Pennsy Trail. Costumes are encouraged for the race for added holiday fun!
Color Me Pink Breast Cancer Run
Registration starts at $35/adult, $30/youth
Beth Wood: Support cancer research and survivors by racing in the Color Me Pink Breast Cancer Run. The mostly flat course is a scenic out and back race with a few small hills. There will be 3 color stations throughout the course resulting in 6 total blasts of color, along with bubbles to add to the fun. Wearing white is recommended for the best color exposure!
Red Gold Run to Crush Hunger
Registration starts at $40/10K, $30/5K, $10/1 Mile, Free for children 5 & under, Group rates available
Beth Wood: Race for a great cause - provide over 120 meals to local families in need! Choose from a 10K run, 5K run/walk and 1-mile family walk starting at the St. Joseph Center in Elwood. The course is for all ages and fitness levels. Participants receive finisher's medal, race t-shirt and a free bowl of chili after the race at the Red Gold Chili Cook-off! All proceeds from the race will go to Second Harvest Food Bank and the Morrisett Center Food Pantry.
GOTR Central Indiana & Indy Fuel's 5K - Witten Park
Beth Wood: Girls On The Run of Central Indiana and the Indy Fuel are teaming up together to sponsor this 5K run through Witten Park in Fishers. Girls On The Run is a running organization for school-aged girls that promotes a healthy lifestyle and girl power! My daughter participates in GOTR and loves the spirit and message behind these special racing events. All ages are encouraged to sign up and support this wonderful organization. Participants receive t-shirt and finisher medal.
Cost: $20 - $40 per racer
Gobblers Jog 5K
$30/individual, or $60 for the first two family members & $20/additional member
Kristy Pepping: Start your Thanksgiving holiday off by running or walking in the The Gobblers Jog 5K. The USATR certified course takes racers through the Saxony residential and corporate areas. Strollers are permitted.
Indy Fuel 5K Benefiting Girls On The Run of Central Indiana
Registration starts at $20/youth (15 & under), $30/adult (16+)
Beth Wood: Support the wonderful program, Girls On the Run of Central Indiana, by signing up for their annual 5K race. Girls on the Run encourages girls in third to fifth grades to lead a healthy lifestyle, make good decisions and inspire self-respect and girl power! The race is open to the public and is an all-ages, family friendly event. Participants receive a t-shirt.
Child Advocates Superhero Run
8:30am 5K, 8:40am 1K Family Walk
$35/5K Run, $25/1K Family Walk
Beth Wood: Dress up as your favorite superheroes and head over to Fort Harrison State Park for a 5K Run and 1K Family Walk to support Child Advocates. Participants receive a race t-shirt, finisher's medal and other fun items. The 5K will be a chipped/timed race and awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers. Parking available outside of park with shuttle service provided. Please see website for details on parking and packet pick-up. Proceeds benefit abused children in Marion County through the Child Advocates program.
Fishers YMCA - Wishbone 5K
Registration starts at $29/individual or $116/Group or Family of Four, Kiddie Fun Run is $5/child
Kristy Pepping: Get out and start your Thanksgiving holiday with a family walk or run in the Fishers YMCA Annual Wishbone 5K. This is a family-friendly event with a kiddie fun run and strollers are permitted. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall, male and female winners and age-group awards in 10-year increments. Participants will receive a wishbone t-shirt with their registration.
Indy Half Marathon, 5K & 1 Mile Kids One Mile Run at Fort Ben
8am: Half Marathon Start
8:25am: 5K Start
11am: Kids One Mile Run
Registration starts at $50/Half Marathon, $20/5K, $10/Kids One Mile Run
The half marathon requires a minimum age of 10 years old.
Kids Run is for ages 4-10 years
Beth Wood: Sign your family up for the Indy Half Marathon, 5K or 1 Mile Kids Run at historic Fort Harrison State Park. Participants will receive a finisher medal, chip-timing gear and apparel based on their race. They'll have a free cookout following the race and medal engraving available for purchase.
Paws for a Cause 5K
Race starts at 9am, afterparty at Four Day Ray starts at 11am
Tracy Snyder Molina: The inaugural Paws for a Cause 5K is coming to Fishers, IN for a 5K Run/Walk. This family friendly event will benefit the Humane Society for Hamilton County. HSHC staff and volunteers will also be on-site with adoptable dogs. Families are invited to run or walk and this is a dog-friendly event. Please note, dogs must be leashed at all times.
Autism Speaks Walk
Walk begins at 10:30am, post celebration party is 11:15am-1pm
Suggested $150 fundraising goal per person
Kristy Pepping: Walk and fundraise to enhance the lives of people living with autism.
Honor the Brave 5K Run/Walk
Beth Wood: Honor fallen soldiers and their families by participating in the annual Honor the Brave 5K Run or Walk in downtown Fishers on Memorial Day. Participants will walk or run on a chipped/timed course throughout the downtown Fishers area. Each participant receives a finisher's medal, race day t-shirt or ladies racerback tank, professional photos to download and drink coupon for those 21+.
Cost: $35 - $40 per person (discounts if you create a team) and $15 per kid (under 11)
Run With the Cops 5K - Noblesville Fraternal Order of Police
Beth Wood: The Noblesville Fraternal Order of Police is hosting their annual Run With the Cops 5K at Forest Park in Noblesville. Participants will enjoy a family fun event where you can run or walk the 5K trails course. Children will have fun racing a cop or a K9 in a 100-yard dash. 5K participants will receive a race shirt.
Darlington Bed Races
Kristy Pepping: Okay, this may not be a foot race for all, but it's a race nonetheless! Come to this annual event where participants race beds downtown for charity. Money raised goes toward scholarships for the Boys and Girl's Clubs of Noblesville and the Noblesville Parks & Recreation Programs. Plus, there is a fun party in the street following the event! Form a team of 4 or 5 and get ready to race!
Cost: $75 - $100 per team with a borrowed bed or $25 - $50 without a borrowed bed
The Michael Treinen Foundation - Turkey Trot
Registration starts at $25/person
Kristy Pepping: Start your Thanksgiving holiday off with a 5K Turkey Trot run or 3K family walk through downtown Noblesville. A balloon lift to honor those that have battled cancer will start off this race.
Fire Dash 5K & Safety Festival - Greenwood Fire Foundation
$20-$35 5K, $10 Kids Firefighters Fitness Challenge
Beth Wood: Support the Greenwood Fire Foundation with a competitive 5K race or family walk/jog. Sign children ages 4-12 up after the 5K for the Kids Firefighter Fitness Challenge where they participate in an interactive obstacle course where firefighters help them act like a firefighter. Race and Challenge participants receive t-shirt, giveaways & admission to Freedom Springs Aquatic Park. Live music, bounce houses, face painting, food trucks and more will be on-site.
Circle City Donut Dash 5K
Beth Wood: Eating donuts and supporting a good cause at the same time? Sign us up!!! Support Teacher's Treasures and enter your family and friends in the Circle City Donut Dash where you can run in a 5K while consuming a dozen donuts during the race or walk/run in a non-donut 5K where you can enjoy donuts after the race! Each participant receives a shirt, race bib, donuts and a pint of Sun King beer (21 and over)! Also, a donut-themed costume contest will be held - costumes encouraged!
Cost: $30 - $40
CarmelFest - Freedom Run
$23 for the 4.5 run or 1.5 walk, the kids fun run is free
Dawn R: Celebrate 4th of July with the whole family by running or walking. Proceeds from this event help out the city with their annual firework celebration. Choose from a 4.5 mile run or a 1.5 mile walk. There is also a free kids fun run (about 100 yards) for those 10 and under! Strollers are welcome.
Indianapolis Bubble Run
Start time: 8 am
$40/person, children ages 4 & under are free with an adult's registration
Beth Wood: The Bubble Run is a fun family-friendly event. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across three miles of absolute fun! This is NOT a race - the only competition is seeing who has the most colors on them at the end!
Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Participants will run through four Foam Bogs where there is enough different colored foam to cover you from head to toe! The foam is 100 percent safe so no worries if someone gets an accidental taste.
Donut 5K Run & Walk
Registration starts at $35/adult (13+), $20/child (6-12), Free for children 5 & under (no shirt)
Beth Wood: Love donuts? Walk or run your way through this flat 5K course with over 8,000 donut holes from Jack's Donuts of Carmel along the way. Participants will receive donut holes, a full size donut at finish line, finisher's medal, and a post-race party with Oskar Blues Beer and mimosas. This is also a dog-friendly run/walk and includes a prize for best costume (humans can dress up too)!
Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash
9am: 4.6 & 2.75 mile start
10:15am: Lil’ Gobbler’s Run
Registration starts at $30/adult, $20/child (8-12), Free for children 7 & under
Beth Wood: Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash in Broad Ripple. A 4.6 or 2.75 mile course throughout the Broad Ripple area is available to run/walk. There will also be a Lil' Gobbler Run 40 Yard Dash! This race is loads of fun and features live entertainment, concessions, fun Thanksgiving-themed costumes and more. Participants receive a finisher's medal, long-sleeved technical shirt and post-race coffee, snacks and beverages.
Annual Rainbow 5K Run/Walk
Kristy Pepping: This annual race supports the LGBTQ Indy community. The race will begin and end at the Fire Fighters Museum.
Cost: $30 - $40 for adults & $20 for kids (under 14)
Shamrock Run and Walk
Kristy Pepping: The Shamrock Run & Walk is a fun, timed run and walk course that will start and finish at IFD Union Hall. This 4 mile run/walk is a great way to get outside during winter. You can even bring your stroller!
Cost: $27 - $30 per person
Carmel Christkindlmarkt - Sankt Nikolaus Lauf 5K
Registration starts at $25/person
Beth Wood: The St Nikolaus Lauf 5K walk/run is a fun-filled race that includes holiday tunes, live commentary, after-race activities at City Hall and lots of holiday cheer! Participants will receive a long sleeve shirt, event bib, and finishers medal.
Brain Bolt 5K
Registration starts at $25/adult, $15/child (12 & under)
Beth Wood: The Brain Bolt 5K is a family-friendly walk or run that benefits the treatment and care of traumatic brain injuries. Race participants can enjoy musical entertainment, food trucks and activities for children before, during and after the 5K.
Connect2Help 2-Run-Run 5K
Registration starts at $30/person for the 5K, $15/youth for the Kids Run
2-Run-Run 5K: All Ages
Beth Wood: This family friendly 5K run/walk and kids fun run help support the United Way agency, Conect2Help211, who works to make connections between those needing human services and those providing them. The race path starts and ends at the Lilly's LIFE Center in downtown Indianapolis and is a mostly flat and scenic course. Participants receive, timing chip and moisture wicking t-shirt.
Bolt for the Heart - Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk
Registration starts at $27/person, Free for children 5 & under
Kristy Pepping: Start your Thanksgiving day off with some exercise while supporting a mission to equip all officers in Hamilton County with an Automated External Defibrillatorn (AED). Choose to run or walk in this family-friendly 5K course through downtown Carmel. Participants will receive a finisher's medal and a race-themed shirt.
Be My Valentine Cupcake 5K Run/Walk
Kristy Pepping: Be My Valentine Cupcake Run is a fun run/walk in downtown Indy. Start and finish at The Athenaeum downtown next to Mass Ave. Coffee, hot chocolate and cupcakes provided for all participants and fleece blanket swag.
Cost: $30 - $45
Jingle Bell Run Indianapolis
Create an account to see pricing, additional fundraising encouraged
Beth Wood: Help raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation by walking or running in the Jingle Bell 5K or 10K. Racers are encouraged to wear holiday-themed costumes for extra fun and holiday cheer! You can register as an individual or race together with a team...all while raising money for a wonderful cause. They'll even be a Kids Reindeer Run just for the little ones!
Registration starts at $35/person
Beth Wood: Celebrate the NBA Indiana Pacers season with their family-friendly 5K walk/run through downtown Indianapolis. You'll see Pacers personalities and have fun at the post-race party held at Banker's Life Fieldhouse after the run. Each race participant receives 1 balcony ticket the November 1st, Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers game, a race shirt, medal and admission to the after party. This race is for all ages and all fitness levels.
Santa Hustle Indy 5K, Half Marathon, & Kids Dash
Kid’s Dash: 8:30am
Half Marathon: 9am
Registration starts at $54.75/Half Marathon, $34.75/5K, $10/Kids Dash
Beth Wood: Sign up for the Santa Hustle Indy 5K, Half Marathon, and Kids Dash throughout downtown Indianapolis to get yourself in the holiday spirit! Participants will receive a Santa hat & beard, race shirt and finisher medal! There will also be 1-Mile Kids Dash.
Indy Crit 4 Mile Family Bike Ride & Bicycle Festival
Ride Starts at 10:30am, Festival is 11am-4pm
Beth Wood: Spend a day with family and friends on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis at the IU Health Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival. The leisurely paced 4 mile family bike ride travels along the cultural trail that runs through downtown. After the ride, head over to the festival area for more fun. The festival's Kids Zone will feature kids bike races, bike obstacle courses, a bounce house, health and fitness games, face painting, a rock wall, animal shows and more for a family fun filled day! Helmets required for all bike ride participants.
The Great Pumpkin Run
Registration starts at $30/person
Beth Wood: Head out to Military Park for the Great Pumpkin Run. You can walk or run this 5K. Participants receive a lightweight 1/4 zip hoodie, race medal, cup of apple cider at the finish line, a small pumpkin to take home. Racers can also add an extra challenge to their 5K by choosing the Tough Pumpkin option which gives runners a pumpkin to carry through the race.
Trinity Free Clinic - Run for Wellness 5K, 10K & 15K
Registration starts at $20/person
Beth Wood: Support the Trinity Free Clinic that provides free medical and dental care to those in need in Hamilton County by participating in the Trinity Free Clinic Run for Wellness. This is a family-friendly 5K run or walk on a flat USATF certified road course. Folks also have the option to run a 10 K or 15K too! Participants will receive a finisher's medal, race shirt and post race refreshments. Families can enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, crafts, jugglers and more family fun activities.
Earth Day Indiana 5K and 1-Mile Walk
Kristy Pepping: This race raises awareness and funds to support Earth Day Indiana, an environmental awareness organization committed to recycling. They will have a recycling dumpster for plastic water bottles; bibs are ones left over from previous 5Ks and participants will receive a recycled (unused) commemorative medal from a previous 5K event attached to a lanyard that is made from recycled plastic bottles.
Cost: $20 - $25+ per racer
Buddy Walk Indianapolis
Free, fundraising is encouraged
Kristy Pepping: Buddy Walk raises money and awareness for the Down Syndrome Indiana community. This is a family-friendly walk that is perfect for all kids and parents.
500 Festival 5K
Kristy Pepping: This is a great race for kids since runners and walkers are both welcome to participate in this 5K. At the end of the race you get a specially- designed 5K medal and commemorative short-sleeve technical shirt. Plus free Gatorade, post-race fruit, granola bars, cookies, entertainment & one free beer (for 21+!).
Cost: $40 - $45 per racer
Best Buddies Friendship 5K
Beth Wood: The Best Buddies Friendship 5K Fitness Run & Walk at Celebration Plaza and White River State Park Canal in downtown Indianapolis is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Cost: registration is free and there is no minimum fundraising amount to participate!
Hot Cider Hustle 5K
Registration starts at $34.99/person
Beth Wood: Set out on the Hot Cider Hustle 5K timed or un-timed walk or run through White River State Park. Participants will receive a caramel apple, hot cider, finisher's mug and long sleeve quarter-zip pullover at the race.
Holliday Park Trail Run and Ramble
Beth Wood: Come out the Holliday Park and run or hike their beautiful trails this St. Patrick's Day weekend! They have lots of options, either 5, 3 or 1 mile on trails and a Tot Trot for the little ones. Stick around after the race, they'll have a kids zone featuring a climbing wall, crafts, games and more. There's a hospitality tent for race participants and child care is provided with reservation. This is a rain or shine event so come dressed for the weather.
Ages: 10+ for the 3 or 5 mile options, 6-12 for the 1 mile, and under 6 for the Tot Trot
Cost: $15 - $35 per person, the Tot Trot is free
Grand Park - Grand Run
Beth Wood: Celebrate Memorial Day at Grand Park's Grand Run. This family-friendly race is available in a timed 5K, 10K or half marathon through the trails of Grand Park. A Kids Fun Run is also available. Each participant receives a finisher's medal, t-shirt and refreshments. When you finish the race, visit the Kids Zone where you'll find large inflatables, face painting and knockerball for all ages.
Cost: $20 - $55 per person
Grand Park - Solstice Sprint
Beth Wood: Celebrate the Summer Solstice by signing up for the Solstice Sprint Run at Grand Park, a race partnership with Girls On The Run of Central Indiana. You can choose to participate in a 5K, 10K, 15K or 20K walk/run race. Each participant receives a swag bag and collectable dog tag.
Patriots Pace - Grand Park
6:30am 20K Start, 6:45am 15K Start, 7:00am 10K Start, 7:15am 5K Start
Beth Wood: Celebrate the 4th of July and all things Red, White and Blue by signing up for the Patriots Pace Run at Grand Park, a race partnership with Girls On The Run of Central Indiana. You can choose to participate in a 5K, 10K, 15K or 20 K walk/run race. Each participant receives a swag bag and collectable dog tag.
Melt The Trail 5K & 10K
Beth Wood: Celebrate with your loved ones at Westfield's Valentine's themed fun run. You can walk or run in the 5K or 10K race at Grand Park in Westfield. Be sure to dress up in your homemade Valentine's costumes. Participants will receive a finisher's medal and race shirt.
Cost: $25 - $40
Beyond the Badge 5K Run and Walk
Registration starts at $20/person
Dawn R: Beyond the Badge 5K Run and Walk honors Deputy Jason Baker who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 17, 2001 and proceeds go to his foundation. This day gives members of the community and those in public safety the ability to come together to compete in honor of those that have fallen. The events include a 5K run and fitness walk, a 5K team competition, and a 1.5 mile family stroll.
Indianapolis Heart Walk
$25/person, fundraising is encouraged
Beth Wood: Support the American Heart Association fight against Heart Disease by pledging to walk or run in the Indianapolis Heart Walk. There will be a 5K, or 1 mile route available for walkers and runners. This is an all ages, family-friendly event. Join as an individual or team and raise money through pledges for your walk.
Rock the Block Run - Center Grove
Dawn Denning: Center Grove hosts a run that focuses on raising money to make their community a better place! Pick your favorite and choose from a 10K, 5K or free kid's run. There is something for the whole family! There will be tons of vendors and live music too! The race benefits beautification projects, local non- profits, sports and education in Johnson County. Lace up your shoes, grab your friends and enjoy a day with your community.
Ages: 10 & under for the kids run
Cost: $25 - $30 per racer, the kids run is free
Barktober Fest - Dog Walk Fundraiser
Beth Wood: Support the Kokomo Humane Society by participating in the Barktober Fest 5K Dog Walk at Foster Park. Proceeds from this walk will be used to provide medical assistance to shelter animals, promote adoptions and enrich the lives of animals in the shelter. You can bring your own furry friend to walk with or enjoy your walk solo supporting a great cause.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Mutt Strut
Dawn Denning: Called "The Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking" is coming back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Your dog can take a lap and strut their stuff on the yard of bricks. Fun events, a lot of sniffing and 6,000 dogs will be on hand for the largest fundraising event for the Indianapolis Humane Society. There are plenty of drink centers and vendors for you and your puppy to enjoy. Bring your 6-foot non-retractable leash, canine and walking shoes to support a great cause!
Cost: $30 for adults, $15 for kids (8-15) & free for kids under 8
500 Festival mini-mini Kids' Run
Registration starts at $15/participant
Beth Wood: This youth only run happens at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There will be five different race distances ranging from half a mile to 2.5 miles; each finishing at the famous Yard of Bricks. There will be course entertainment, huge cheering sections and each participant will receive a medal and t-shirt.
$39/individual, $74/family of 4 +$12/additional, $18/child & student
Beth Wood: The Flap Jacks 5K is based at Ben Davis High School and features a flat and fast route that is 100% closed to traffic. Flap-Jacks Restaurant will be serving up their delicious pancakes for racers at the finish line. Indy Gateway will raise funds with this race for the continued development of the Far West B&O Trail in Marion County.
St. Vincent Flyaway 5K
$40-$50/participant, $5/spectator (4+ years)
Beth Wood: Come out to this truly unique event and celebrate or remember those in your life who have been affected by cancer. The St. Vincent Flyaway 5K takes place alongside the runway. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and 100% of the proceeds benefit St. Vincent Cancer Care.
Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville 5K Family Fun Run
Beth Wood: Join the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville with family and friends for their annual 5K Family Fun Run and Walk. Participants each receive a race shirt and can stay motivated by collecting raffle tickets along the race course. Enter tickets after the race to win prizes. Strollers, wheelchairs and friendly dogs are welcome. A free community health fair, pancake breakfast, music, and raffle immediately follow the Family Fun Run for everyone to enjoy. See website to register.
Schools Out 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Kristy Pepping: Join the American Cancer Society for 5K run/1 mile walk to celebrate the last day of school! Zionsville Relay for Life team will sponsor this wonderful event followed by awards and multiple prizes.
Cost: $20 per individual or $75 per family (up to 4 runners)
You Can Call Me Al 5K Race
Kids Fun Run: 9am
5k is $30 & kids fun run is free
5k is all ages, kids fun run is for kids 10 & under
Dawn R: Come out with family and friends to run or walk to support the church's efforts to supply water, food, and school facilities in Haiti. Run or walk in the 5K or participate in the kids fun run.
Lucas Oil Raceway - Dragstrip Dash Express 5K, 10K & Kids Mini-Dash
Registration starts at $20/person for the 10K & 5K
Mini Dash registration is free, shirts are available for purchase for $5
Mini Dash is for children 10 years & under
Beth Wood: Sign-up for the competitive 5K and 10K Dragstrip Dash at Lucas Oil Raceway. You'll run/walk on the worlds-famous dragstrip, as well as the oval and road courses under the lights at Lucas Oil Raceway. This is a family-friendly event that also includes a Kids Mini-Dash on the drag strip. Proceeds go towards maintaining the B&O Trail. Participants will receive a t-shirt and concessions.
No Luck St. Patrick's Day Run
Kristy Pepping: Celebrate the St. Paddy's weekend with a family run at the 3rd Annual No Luck Irish Run. Start out at the Shops at Perry Crossing, and run a half marathon, 5K, or kids 1/2 mile dash. Everyone receives a medal! Party right at the finish with a free beer (21+ of course) an award ceremony for the top 3 overall male/female, top 3 in each age group, and for the best dressed.
Cost: $36 - $68 per person, kids dash is $20
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA - Gobble Gallop 5K
Registration starts at $29/individual or $96/family of four
Kristy Pepping: Celebrate Thanksgiving by walking or running in the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA 5K Gobble Gallop or Kid’s Fun Quarter Mile Run that morning . The walk/run will begin and end at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA.
Hendricks County Rib Run
Kids Dash: 8am
$12/Kids Dash, $35/5K, $80/family of 4
Beth Wood: Rib Run is a 5k race and 1/4 mile kids race that is held during the Hendricks County Rib Fest and Balloon Glow. Runners will run a 5k on a fast and flat course throughout Avon. Head over to the Rib Fest after the race for great food, live entertainment, and fun inflatables. Racers receive great swag like a t-shirt, medal, and free festival/food tickets.
Martinsville Fall Foliage 5K Run/Walk
Registration starts at $20/person
Beth Wood: Come out to celebrate the fall foliage with a 5K run or walk starting at Bell Intermediate Academy in Martinsville. Awards and plaques will be given to top racers in each age group. Pre-registration guarantees you a t-shirt; limited availability on race day.
Anderson Orchard - Orchard Dash 5K & Lil' Apple Dash
5K starts at 9am, Lil' Apple Dash starts at 10am
Lil’ Apple Dasher: $20/child
Beth Wood: Run or walk the Orchard Dash 5k through the beautiful orchard course at Anderson Orchard. There is also a Lil' Apple Dash kids race after the 5K. All participants will receive a long sleeve shirt, finisher medal, caramel apples, apple cider and apple cider slushy, free farm fun all day, free photos and free parking.
Resolution XC 5K & Kids 1K
9:40am: Kids 1K
Registration starts at $36/5K, $22/Kids 1K
Beth Wood: Challenge yourself not to break your New Year's Resolutions while you run in this the cross country style race on the Avon High School Cross Country Course at Washington Township Park. Mother Nature might make the run a little tricky - but it will be worth the challenge! A 1K for kids will also be held at the park. Each participant will receive post race donuts and hot chocolate, a long sleeve race shirt and finisher medal.
Cass County YMCA - Turkey Trot
Registration starts at $10/person
Kristy Pepping: Work up an appetite the morning of Thanksgiving by signing up with friends and family for the annual Cass County Family YMCA Turkey Trot. You can choose to run in the 4 mile race or walk in the 1 mile fun walk. The first 500 registrations are guaranteed a t-shirt.
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