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Earth Day at the J 5K

Come for the Run. Stay for the Fun!

The 2019 Earth Day at the J 5K run kicks off Earth Day at the J, featuring more than 60 earth-friendly organizations offering hands-on activities and demonstrations. In keeping with the theme, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. The run is topped off with partaking of everyone’s favorite nosh, the bagel! Bagels and all the fixings have been generously donated by Shapiro’s Delicatessen.

The race starts at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 28 and starts and ends on the JCC campus.

Each participant in the 5K and 1-mile course receives a shirt, medal and, of course, bagels! Each participant in the 5K will be timed (results will be posted online). (Please note that one-mile participants will not be timed.)

The event is rain or shine and entry fees are non-refundable. Dogs are not allowed, but strollers are welcome for the 1-mile walk and kids in strollers are free. Registration packet pickup will be Wed, Apr 24 from 5-8 pm and Sat, Apr 27 from 10 am-2 pm. Late pickup is available on raceday, Sun, Apr 28 from 8:30-10 am.

The JCC will have a minimum quantity of shirts available for exchange while quantities last.

All proceeds benefit the JCC of Indianapolis, a registered non-profit community center that is an affiliated agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc., the United Way of Central Indiana and the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America. Guided by Jewish values and traditions, the Indianapolis J provides inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building. Together, we inspire all people to become the best versions of themselves.

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The 5K Run/Walk

The 5K route ventures out from the campus to Hoover Road, heading north to West 72nd where participants will turn east and go to Spring Mill Road, then south to West 64th St. Participants will go west for a block then turn north on Sunset Lane (a neighborhood). Participants continue on Sunset Lane, then turn west on Golf Lane to Hoover Road where they will take the short trip north back to the JCC campus.

The 1-Mile Walk

For the 1-mi walk, participants will cross the same start line on the JCC campus and go to Hoover Road, travelling north to the next entrance to the campus. They will then follow the interior campus road that goes around the campus until they come again to Hoover Road. They would travel north on Hoover Road from Golf Lane to the second entrance to the JCC campus.