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National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) Mini Marathon & 5K Training Program—27 Years and Running


Indianapolis, IN, November 21, 2016 --( Registration is now open for NIFS Mini Marathon & 5k Training program. Training is at NIFS convenient downtown location Wednesday nights, January 25-May 8, 2017, at 6 pm. Online registration is now open.

Now in its 27th year, the NIFS Mini Marathon & 5K Training Program prepares participants for both the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017 the Geist Half Marathon on Saturday, May 20, 2017 and the Carmel Marathon on Saturday, April 22, 2017. These races also have 5K courses for those wanting to compete at a shorter distance.

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced level runner or walker, the NIFS Mini Marathon & 5K Training Program offers a safe and fun way to prepare your body for any race event. This interactive training program is developed by exercise physiologists, fitness specialists, registered dietitians and accomplished athletes.

Past participant Denise says this about the program, "I look forward to participating every year. The training program is even more fun than the actual race!"

The 14-week program includes an educational training clinic on January 25, weekly group walks/runs with pace groups available from 7:30-16-minute mile, program shirt, weekly Wednesday access to NIFS for cross training, snacks and refreshments and a celebration dinner. 1st year rookies who are non-members receive a 30-day membership to NIFS.

Early bird discount rate runs from October 29-November 29, 2016. New family rate— immediate household family members receive 50% off registration fee when another family member registers.

To register, or for more information regarding the NIFS Mini Marathon and 5K Training Program, call Amanda Bireline at (317) 274-3432, ext. 219 or register online at under Programs.

NIFS media contact, Trudy Coler (317) 274-3432, email Visit

National Institute for Fitness and Sport is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing human health, physical fitness and athletic performance through research, education and service.

Contact Information:
National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Trudy Coler
(317) 274-3432
Contact via Email
250 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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