The Ripple Effect 5k, presented by Sharpen

Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Broad Ripple, IN at Runners Forum - Broad Ripple

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Where & When

Where - Runners Forum - Broad Ripple (902 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220)

When - 6:30pm Start Time

About The Event

Join hundreds of runners and walkers on Thursday, October 5th (6:30pm) for the Ripple Effect 5k, presented by Sharpen!

Now in its 11th year, the Ripple Effect 5k has become a tradition for runners and walkers in the Indianapolis-area! Participants will start and finish at The Runners Forum, and will get a scenic tour of the sights and sounds around the village of Broad Ripple!

Be sure to stick around once you finish for the post-race block party, complete with vendors, refreshments and music! To make things even sweeter, all participants over 21 will receive 2 FREE beer tickets to redeem after you finish!


- Scenic 5k course through Broad Ripple
- Soft-style Tee (gender specific)*
- 2 FREE beer tickets for those over 21
- 16oz. Pint Glass to the first 300 registrants!
- Discount family rates

- Post-race Block Party
- Water Station along the course
- Food and drink provided by Greek's Sobro and Taproom and Yats!

*Shirts are not guaranteed to those that register after September 22

Entry Fees & Family Rates

- Before Sep 23 - $25/person
- Sep 23 - Oct 4 - $30/person

- $35/person

Family Rates (Pre-registration ONLY)
- Before Sep 23 - $25/person for first two (2), $20/additional person
- Sep 23 - Oct 4 - $30/person for first two (2), $25/additional person

Course Map

Post-Race Block Party!

Stick around after you finish for some post-race celebrating! We will have a variety of vendors present, raffling off prizes and other giveaways.

All participants, over the age of 21, are invited to grab 2 FREE beers from our beer vendor in the lot behind Runners Forum! Not a beer drinker? No problem! We'll have lots of other refreshments to help you re-hydrate.

And NEW for 2017, we'll have food provided by Greek's Sobro and Taproom and Yats!

Location & Parking

The event will start and finish near the Runners Forum in Broad Ripple, at Guilford Avenue and Westfield Boulevard. Parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

Please note that no vehicles will be allowed to park on Westfield Boulevard, between Guilford Ave. and Winthrop Ave. during the event.

Packet Pick-Up / Late Registration

Date - Thursday, October 5
Time - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location - Runners Forum (Broad Ripple)

Please note that shirts are not guaranteed to those that register after September 22.

Awards / Age Groups

Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers.


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