Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Run the JCM 5K This Weekend!

Check-in and Walk up registration for the JCM5K will take place in the White Horse Christian Center Parking Lot between 7:00-8:30am day of race. 

The JCM5k is one of the Lafayette area's most popular 5k events. More than that, it is a family friendly weekend experience... 

The 4th JCM4kids Fun Run will begin Saturday morning, April 26th at 8:45am at the White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Avenue in West Lafayette. No registration is necessary for this 1k event and it is open to kids under the age of 12. All kids will receive a finisher's medal. Please report to White Horse Christian Center Parking Lot prior to 8:45am on Saturday morning. 

The 2014 JCM5k will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, April 26th. This year's race will introduce a new course, utilizing the PAVED Cattail and Northwest Greenway Trails that make their way through the beautifully scenic Celery Bog Nature Preserve providing a flat, fast track for runners seeking early season PRs. 

The race will be chip timed and once again is a pet-friendly event. The previous course record for the JCM5k is 15:32.8, set in 2013 by West Lafayette's very own Zane Cooperider. In five years, over 2,300 runners have helped us raise over $50,000 to fight mental illness in Tippecanoe County. 

For more details and to register, click HERE. Race day registrations also accepted. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston Strong!

What a terrific day it was in Boston! So many great stories! Such fantastic finishes! Congrats All!!!

Just a few of the many stories written on this year's running: 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Events for the Weekend of April 12th & 13th

There are a number of local events taking place this weekend, including the largest attended 5K of the year, the Purdue Challenge 5K. Other events include:
- Sacred Heart School 5K Run/Walk
- Frankfort Spaghetti Run 5K/10K
- Joel Gentz Memorial 5K
- Hershey Elementary Spring Carnival 4K/1Mile

Tri-N-Run has a list of links for these events here.

Also, the Carmel Marathon is this weekend.

Good Luck to everyone getting out there!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Weather: Have we turned the corner? (Purdue U. Meteorological Association)


There's some hints that we could be flirting near 70 on Thursday. If so, its the first time in six months to reach 70. Last time, October 12
4/5/14, 11:45 AM

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2014 Circular Logic Marathon

We had a great, if not a little chilly, time at this year's event. 

Seven weeks of training, mostly indoors due to the extreme cold this winter lead up to the event on March 29th. 
16 - 5th & 6th grader runners were spread across 3 - relay teams and each team completed the 26.2 mile distance! 

Lots of parents & family members stayed for the entire event. And, we even had some siblings run with team members. I also know of at least one student parent running the full marathon! 

Not to be left out, we also had a JrHS team participate and complete the event. That a terrific accomplishment realizing that they also had a 9 year old and a 10 year old run with them.  

Congratulations to everyone. I'm very proud of you!