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 improving your time? Cross the finish line with us!
The NIFS 14-week program provides an in-depth, personalized and interactive training approach. Developed by exercise physiologists, fitness specialists and registered dietitians, this comprehensive program will optimize your performance in any race event. But more important than that...WE HAVE FUN! Each week you will meet up with other people who have the same goal as you. This group will support and encourage you through the entire program!
All training takes place at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport
250 University Boulevard, Downtown in White River State Park on the IUPUI campus
Family Rate: Immediate household family members receive 50% off registration fee when another family member registers!
Rookies/Veterans: 1st year rookies to the program will receive a FREE 30-day membership to NIFS(*Valid for new NIFS members only). Veterans of 5+ years to the program will receive a special NIFS gift from the training staff!
Mini: Members $60; Non-members $70
5K: Members $40; Non-members $50
Get the “Absolute Beginners Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon” book with program for $10. Or, purchase the book only for $18.95 (plus $3 shipping and handling)
Interested in becoming a group leader? Contact Angie Mitchell (317) 274-3434 ext. 239 or email.
Questions? Contact Angie Mitchell at (317) 274-3432 ext. 239 or via email.
What Our Participants Have to Say!
“I look forward to participating every year. The training program is even more fun than the actual race!”—DENISE
“We have participated in other training programs in the past and in my opinion the NIFS program beats theirs hands down.”
“I come back to group Mini Marathon training at NIFS year after year, because they help me achieve my goals. I enjoy the motivation and structure.”
~2010 PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
“I never thought walking 13.1 miles could be so much fun. Great people. Very inspirational!"
~2010 PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
“It was an awesome program. It was great knowing someone would be there each week cheering you on to do your best!“
~2009 PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
We are looking for 15 & 16-min walker leaders, a 12- min running leader, & a 5K leader for mini marathon training. Contact Angie at 317-274-3432 ext 239 or by email if you are intersted in free training and leading a group!