I signed up our family once again to do The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County's Summer Fun Run Series. It's a great way to check out our favorite parks and see some new ones.

The 16th Annual Summer Fun Run Series gives residents and visitors a chance to explore and support the parks and trails in Hendricks County, Indiana. Hosted by the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County and sponsored by Hendricks Regional Health, the Summer Fun Run Series is a great way for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and exercise.

What's The Summer Fun Run Series?

Summer Fun Run Ellis Park Danville

Each week during the summer months, one park in Hendricks County hosts a course where people can run, walk, bicycle or even roller skate the marked path. Participate on any day at time that works best for you. The series will take you on an outdoor adventure through a dozen parks throughout the county, providing a variety of scenery and terrain, as well as all sorts of opportunities to explore at your own pace. I love the flexibility! 

What's the Cost & How Are Funds Used?

PFOHC board member Carol Wood presents a grant to be used at McCloud Nature Park

The Summer Fun Run 2024 registration fee is $35 for an individual and $100 for a family of four providing you with marked courses in the parks, email updates and an official Summer Run Fun T-Shirt while also funding grants that the Foundation can distribute throughout the year.. You can add additional family members when you register. Registration fees increase on May 2.

What's The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County?

PFOHC Executive Director Katy Cummings presents a grant to Brownsburg Parks & Recreation

The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County is a not-for-profit organization that raises money for parks departments in Hendricks County. Their mission is to cultivate thriving outdoor experiences. 

Last year, the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County gave more than $52,000 in grants to public parks and trails. If you've been to one of the great parks in Hendricks County, you more than likely benefited from the Parks Foundation without even realizing it.

What's the Summer Fun Run Schedule?

Summer Fun Run and Walk at Arbuckle Acres Park

The Summer Fun Run Series will take you across Hendricks County in 2024. Participants can go throughout the week when it’s convenient for them or join others each Wednesday evening from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Here is the schedule and locations: