Even though the end of summer is upon us, there is still opportunities to participate in warm weather runs/walks in Hendricks County. The popular Summer Fun Run Series has four events throughout August. Other running/walking events include Project Lifesaver 5K and Run For Their Lives 5K. Both benefit fantastic causes! Join Hendricks County runners/walkers in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and reaching fitness goals while enjoying the last bit of summer.

The Summer Fun Run Series

Trying to participate in enough runs/walks to earn a T-shirt? Still haven't checked out this casual, family-friendly fun run series? No worries, four more events are scheduled for August. All take place at a beautiful Hendricks County park on Wednesday evenings during the summer. You can arrive anytime between 6 and 7 p.m. Options for distance include a 1 mile or 5K.

Most of the runs/walks are not timed. However, Racemaker Productions attends a few events, so official timing is available. 

Runners/walkers enjoying the views at Avon Town Hall Park.I attended the Avon Town Hall park event this past Wednesday, Due to the heat and humidity, most participants were walking. Maps are located near the start line but the courses are well marked so if you miss the map, the courses are still easy to navigate. Lots of families were in attendance, as the courses are stroller friendly. Dogs are also welcome!

Wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of family life or maybe just want to have an adult conversation? Bring a friend or two to walk or run with you! 

Here is a list of dates and locations for the final month of the Summer Fun Run Series:

Aug. 3 - Washington Township Park, 115 S. County Road 575 East, Avon

The splash pad is open until 8 p.m. if you want to cool off after the run. Also, if the family is in tow, the playground near the entrance of the park is available and popular with kiddos of all ages. 

Aug. 10 - Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center, 651 Vestal Road, Plainfield

Aug. 17 - Arbuckle Acres Park, 200 N. Green St., Brownsburg

Check out the playground and creek after the event!

Aug. 24 - Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, 301 Satori Parkway, Avon

Project Lifesaver 5K Run/Walk

When: Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m.Hendricks county walkers and runners.

Where: Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, 301 Satori Parkway, Avon

Special notes: The course is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Pets are not allowed on the course, however, service animals are permitted. 

Click here to register.

Run for Their Lives 5K Run/Walk

When; Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m.

Where: Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center, 651 Vestal Road, Plainfield

Cause: Benefits the Hendricks County Substance Abuse Task Force.

Click here to register.

I hope to see you out at one of these great events!