NIFS Mini-Marathon & 5K Training Program

250 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202



March 20 to May 8 at 6:00 PM

Now in our 29th year of training, we'll help you cross the finish line! Our 14-week program provides an in-depth, personalized and interactive training approach. Developed by exercise physiologists, fitness specialists and registered dietitians, this comprehensive program will optimize your performance in any race event.

Each week you will meet up with other people who have the same goal as you. This group will support and encourage you through the entire program. But more important than that...WE HAVE FUN!

Program includes:

  • Weekly group training runs and walks on Wednesday evenings
  • Training program and logs designed for your level of training, experience and goals -- including 5K and 13.1
  • Full access to NIFS Fitness Center on Wednesdays with access to variety of cardiovascular and strength training equipment
  • Educational Training Clinic & Expo held during the program orientation
  • Weekly snacks and refreshments
  • Program T-shirt
  • A celebration post-event dinner party (additional fee)

Participants are NOT automatically entered into the race. We recommend you register for the Mini-Marathon as soon as possible at They predict filling the race by early to late November. Participants must be able to walk or run a minimum of 2 miles at a 16-minute mile pace.

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