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Things to do in Indianapolis, Sept. 23-29, 2013

September 22, 2013 Leave a comment
Mitchell Persimmon Festival, Sept. 21-28

Mitchell Persimmon Festival, Sept. 21-28, 2013.

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Things to do in Indianapolis
September 23-29, 2013

  1. FRI-SUN: 26th Annual Indianapolis Fall Boat and RV Show at the State Fairgrounds
  2. SAT: Indiana AIDS Walk ‘Walk Around the Block’ in Indianapolis
  3. MON-SUN: LPGA Legends Championship at French Lick Resort
  4. MON-SAT: 67th Annual Mitchell Persimmon Festival in Lawrence County
  5. MON-SUN: Northside Nights Restaurant Specials in Indianapolis
  6. THU-SAT: Fall Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
  7. FRI: Bill Cosby Live at the Old National Centre
  8. SAT-SUN: 16th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival in Hamilton County
  9. SAT-SUN: 43rd Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art in Jefferson County
  10. SAT: 14th Annual Rocky Ripple Festival in Indianapolis
  11. SAT: 8th Annual ‘Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony’ in Hamilton County
  12. SAT: CANvitational Craft Beer Event on Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis
  13. SAT: 3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Herron-Morton Place Historic Park
  14. SAT: Inaugural Mill Race Marathon in Columbus
  15. FRI: Buddy Guy in Concert at the Carmel Palladium

ALWAYS check with the venue to make sure that tickets are available and ticket prices are correct, that the event has not been sold out, canceled, postponed or moved, that the time and/or date has not been changed, etc.

Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, Indiana, Sept. 28

September 21, 2013 Leave a comment
Second Street Bridge in Columbus, Indiana

Second Street Bridge in Columbus, Indiana. Photo provided by JTPR, Inc.

By Jen Schmits Thomas
On behalf of the Mill Race Marathon
http://www.millracemarathon.com/

Some would say that trying to see all of Columbus’ cutting-edge, forward-thinking architecture and public art is like running a marathon. The inaugural Mill Race Marathon will put some truth to that observation, offering runners a 26.2-mile, USATF-sanctioned route through Columbus that will pass by some of the city’s most notable attractions.

For runners looking for a shorter tour, the inaugural Mill Race Marathon on Sept. 28, 2013,  includes not only a full marathon, but also a half-marathon and a 5K race. In addition, the festive atmosphere surrounding the running and walking events will make it an exceptional time to visit.

“The Mill Race Marathon is another great reason to visit Columbus,” said Lynn Lucas, executive director of the Columbus Area Visitors Center. “And we know some of the runners from out of town will be staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants, touring Miller House, shopping and more.”

Downtown Columbus will be festive all weekend. On Friday night, most restaurants will offer high-carbohydrate food specials, and live bands will be playing on an
outdoor stage while thrill seekers will be high above the crowd on ziplines.

On Saturday, the Finish on 4th Afterparty will liven up downtown from noon to 11 p.m., with an entertainment district featuring more live music, a beer tent, food,
crafts, more ziplining, plus a bungee jump, huge rock climbing wall and kids’ activities. At 3 p.m., one lucky marathon or half-marathon finisher will win a random drawing for a 2013 Dodge Ram pickup truck powered by a Cummins turbo diesel engine.

The Mill Race Marathon will be sanctioned by United States Track and Field (USATF) and serve as a certified Boston Marathon qualification course. It’s sponsored by
Cummins Inc., MainSource Bank and Columbus Regional Health to benefit the Columbus Park Foundation and Healthy Communities.

For more information about the Mill Race Marathon, visit http://www.millracemarathon.com/. For more information about Columbus, visit http://www.columbus.in.us.

What:
Inaugural Mill Race Marathon

When:
Sept. 28, 2013, 8 a.m. marathon and half-marathon start

Where:
Downtown Columbus (45 minutes south of Indianapolis; 75 minutes north of Louisville; and 90 minutes west of Cincinnati)

Cost:
Festival is free. Run registration ranges from $18 for the 5K to $70
for the marathon

Info:
http://www.millracemarathon.com/

Editor’s Acknowledgement: JTPR, Inc.