Join the Indy Runners Group for Fitness, Food and Fun

Now that Spring has finally blown into Naptown, the air is warmer, the sun is brighter, and Hoosiers are feeling more active. There’s no better way to shake off the winter blues (and pounds) than by signing up for the Indy Runners Group.

This energetic group is made up of runners from all over the Circle City, and meets once a week for a group run at Butler University. The scenic course and wide variety of personalities makes for a enjoyable workout–and the motivation is hard to beat. If you’re paying, you’re probably running.

The cost of a year-long membership to the Indy Runners Group is only $20 per person or $25 for a family. Included, you’ll not only have access to the group runs every week, but you’ll also have exclusive discounts at several local running stores. And you’ll receive quarterly mailings of the group’s newsletter, which contains club event information and more. Perhaps the biggest reason to fork over the $20 is that you get free participation in the fall marathon and half-training program along the beautiful Monon Trail.

For another small registration fee, you can also sign up to join in on the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon training program, for the world’s largest half marathon and one of the most eagerly anticipated Indianapolis events all year round. The Mini goes hand-in-hand with the rest of Indy’s favorite month, May, and all the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race activities that go along with it.

The group runs for all training runs are led by experienced runners, and you run alongside others of your same approximate pace and ability. After some of the runs, pizza is provided, and there are frequent social events organized as a reward for all that hard work. The light at the end of the trail appears much faster if you know there are activities like duckpin bowling and snacks and goodies waiting at the end!

The next social even planned for the Indy Runners Group is March 16, after the training run. Participants are invited to meet at Noodles and Company in the offbeat, fun-loving Broad Ripple district for post-workout food, drinks, and fun.

If you’re looking for a fun way to train for your next race or simply feel like some camaraderie would be a great way to fuel your runs, visit the Indy Runners website for more information and details on how to join. You might just find that extra motivation you need to run your first marathon!

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