NIFS Mini-Marathon & 5K Training Program

Have you been thinking about competing in your first 5K or Mini Marathon? Competed before but need a strategy for staying on track with your training or want to improve your overall time? Cross the finish line with us! This 14-week comprehensive program has been developed by exercise physiologists, fitness specialists and registered dietitians to optimize your performance in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or other 5K or half marathon race. 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
  • Cross training available on Wednesday evenings, on your own, with access to variety of cardiovascular and strength training equipment at the NIFS Fitness Center
  • Educational Training Clinic & Expo held during the program orientation
  • Weekly snacks and refreshments
  • Program T-shirt
  • A celebration post-event dinner party (nominal fee)
  January 24, 2018–May 9, 2018
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  $50 - $70; $40 - $60 NIFS members; family rate available

National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS)

The National Institute for Fitness & Sport, located on IUPUI's campus, is the ideal place for exercise and information about nutrition and wellness. You will also have access to the most up-to-date equipment in the industry, dietitians, group fitness classes and more!

250 University Boulevard

(317) 274-3432

Monday - Thursday, 5:15 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday, 5:15 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
IUPUI Sports Complex Garage 875 West New York Street
White River State Park South Lot 801 West Washington Street Accepts CC Bus Parking Overnight
White River State Park Garage 650 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
Marriott Place Garage 501 West Washington Street Accepts CC Overnight
IUPUI Vermont Street Garage 1004 West Vermont Street
IUPUI Law School Garage (Lot 90) 530 West New York Street
IUPUI Blackford Garage 725 West Michigan Street
IUPUI North Street Garage 819 West North Street
IUPUI Gateway Garage 525 North Blackford Street
Bethel AME Church Lot 414 West Vermont Street Accepts CC Overnight
Attraction Address Phone
NCAA Hall of Champions 700 West Washington Street (317) 916-4255
The Herron Galleries 735 West New York Street (317) 278-9400
IU Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium 1001 West New York Street (317) 274-9749
Indy Eleven 1001 West New York Street
Celebration Plaza & Amphitheater White River State Park (317) 233-2434
Peewinkle's Puppet Studio 650 West Washington Street (317) 535-4853
White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 233-2434
Wheel Fun Rentals 801 West Washington Street (317) 767-5072
The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park 801 West. Washington Street (317) 231-0000
Segway of Indiana, LLC 801 West Washington Street (317) 253-1910