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NIFS Mini Marathon and 5K Training Programs

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  • 5K Training Program - NIFS Members or Students
    On step 2, you have the option of purchasing the ABG to Half Marathon Training Book for $10!

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  • Mini Marathon Training Program - NIFS Members or Students
    On step 2, you have the option of purchasing the ABG to Half Marathon Training Book for $10!

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  • 5K Training Program - Non NIFS Members
    On step 2, you have the option of purchasing the ABG to Half Marathon Training Book for $10!

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  • Mini Marathon Training Program - Non NIFS Members
    On step 2, you have the option of purchasing the ABG to Half Marathon Training Book for $10!

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  • Mini Marathon Training Program - NIFS Members - Team Registration (3 or more participants)
    Save $5 off each individual registration by signing up as a team with a team name!

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  • ABG to Half Marathon Training ONLY

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Program Details

Whether it's your first half-marathon or you're a seasoned marathon racer, the NIFS' program will help you:


  • Weekly Group runs and walks on Wednesday nights
    - Train with a group led by pace leaders ranging from 7 min run to 16 min walk for the half marathon distance
    - Train with either a beginners or advanced group for the 5K distance Training protocol tailored towards your specific race
  • Post workout snack
  • Program T-Shirt
  • Guidance on nutrition to fuel your race
  • Fitness Center use on Wednesdays for all participants
  • Additional training sessions focused on form, nutrition, and mobility
  • Educational Training Clinic to answer all of your questions
  • Celebratory pasta dinner (nominal fee)[/ulist

Time - Date - Location

January 27 - May 9, 2016

National Institute for Fitness and Sport:
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
250 University Boulevard - Downtown in White River State Park, on the campus of IUPUI

An informational meeting, packet pick-up and the Training Clinic and Expo will be held on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 pm.

The meeting will provide an orientation to program procedures, training protocols and the ABG book. The Training Clinic and Expo will be in a health fair format. Vendors will provide expert advice on a variety of topics that will ensure that your training is safe, effective and fun!

Monitored training walks and runs will be held weekly beginning on Wednesday, February 3.

The program will end on Monday May 9th with a celebration pasta dinner.

Can't join us on Wednesdays?

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training can be purchased separately.

This book is just what the doctor ordered for preparing for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon as well as any other 5K, 10K or half-marathon races throughout the year.

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training provides readers an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of walking or running 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons. It is illustrated to make learning quick and easy and is loaded with notes on training gadgets and gear, staying motivated, and how to train without pain. You will learn step by step how to make walking or running an accessible and easy-to-practice fitness routine.

Only $18.95!
(Plus $3 shipping & handling)

Testimonials

"For my first Mini I trained on my own (what a joke) and I barely made it across the finish line. Training with a group what has the same goal is exciting. It's an outstanding program."

"I have mild asthma and never thought I could run 5 miles, much less 13. Now I find myself saying 'Oh I have a 5-mile run tonight!' If I can do it anyone can!"

About NIFS

The National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) is a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of trustees. NIFS was established in 1985 and opened its doors with the help of grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the State of Indiana and the City of Indianapolis. November 1, 1988 marked the dedication of the 117,000 square-foot facility and the opening of the Fitness Center, which serves more than 4,000 members.

Our Mission
The National Institute for Fitness and Sport is committed to enhancing human health, physical fitness and athletic performance through research, education and service.

NIFS strives to accomplish our mission by encouraging adoption of healthy behaviors which improve the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities.

Questions?

For questions or to register, visit www.nifs.org

*All payments are non-refundable after January 20, 2016. Credits and transfers can be applied

** To participate in the training program, you must be able to hold a 16 minute mile pace for 2 consecutive miles

*** Participants are not automatically entered into the race. We highly recommend registering as soon as possible. Visit 500festival.com, geisthalf.com, or carmelmarathon.com for details


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