6 Spring Events in Hendricks County to Get Fit
Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:16 PM by Eric Ivie
Spring has sprung in Hendricks County, and it's finally giving everyone an opportunity to get out and about. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are a number of ways to experience scenic Hendricks County this spring by running, walking, swimming or biking -- or a combination of those. Here are just a few of the ways to have fun and challenge yourself in the spring months: First Friday Walkers Hendricks County Parks & Recreation is hosting First Friday Walkers on the first Friday of every month from today through October 3 at Sodalis Park in Plainfield. Meet in the picnic area at 10 a.m. each First Friday morning and then enjoy an invigorating hike through Sodalis, led by a naturalist. Trot the Trail 10 Mile Run Head back down to Plainfield on April 12 for the Trot the Trail 10 Mile Run and walk or run the 10-mile or 5K courses that utilize the Plainfield Greenway Trail System, Hummel Park Trail System, and town parks. All proceeds from the event go toward the construction of the Town of Plainfield’s Miracle Field and Miracle League. Hurry, though! You have to register by this Monday, April 7. John Crone Memorial 5K The John Crone Memorial 5K will be held on April 19 at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA in Avon and will benefit the Homes for Wounded Warriors Program. This event is coordinated by Lexi Green, a junior at Brownsburg High School. Register by April 13 to guarantee an event T-shirt. B&O Bicycle Tour The B&O Bicycle Tour is a family-friendly bicycling event on June 7 that appeals to riders of all ability levels. There are four routes -- 10, 25, 45 or 62 miles in length -- on lightly traveled county roads. All four routes begin and end at Williams Park in Brownsburg. There are rest stops with lots of refreshments and a free barbecue lunch with live music at the end. KiCK it Triathalon Hosted by Kendra's Call for Komfort -- an organization founded by 12-year-old Kendra Springs of Plainfield -- the 3rd Annual KiCK it Triathalon is on June 7 at the Plainfield Recreation & Aquatic Center. Test your swimming, biking and running abilities in this benefit event to provide comfort for children enduring chemotherapy. Park2Park Relay Run in teams of two to 12 people from Sodalis Park in Plainfield across the county to McCloud Nature Park in North Salem in the 4th annual Park2Park Relay on June 14. There are 12 stations along the way, taking runners through parks in Plainfield, Avon and Danville on their way from one corner of Hendricks County to the other. I think I pulled a calf muscle just thinking about all of these events in Hendricks County this spring! Events like these continue through the summer and autumn and are being added to the Visit Hendricks County Events Calendar all the time, so check back frequently to avoid missing a great time!