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It Started with an Arrow in the Road

. . . and is continuing 46 years later, as Goshen native Lawrence Scholl looks forward to running the 10K at sunburst 2019. Lawrence is pictured here after running the 2018 Sunburst Half Marathon with daughter Sondra and sone-in-law Brian. Read on.


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    Riverview YMCA Starts Run Club

    The Michiana YMCA is kicking of the 2019 running season with the introduction of their Riverview Runners running club. Read on.

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    Granger Paths, a Great Sunday STroll or Run

    Granger Paths 5K and 1 Mile Family Run is coming up May 19. This Sunday May tradition had a new start location at Horizon Elementary School in Granger, IN. Come on out and support those paths! Read on.

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    Is it time to Train for a Tri?

    Accomplished triathlete Roger Antoniu ensures that all anyone considering training for a triathlon needs is a functional, safe bike; bike helmet; swimsuit and swim goggles; running shoes; motivation. Read on for tri tips and local resources and races. Read on.

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    Ideal Beach Triathlon

    Coming up June 16, Ideal Beach in Elkhart, IN is an ideal season opener for triathletes planning for a big goal later on in the season and for newbies who want to test the waters. Read on.

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    Girls on the Run Route Travels DTSB

    On May 11, GOTR 5K celebration begins just outside of Four Winds Field and travels out and back through downtown South Bend. Read on.

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    Amway River Bank Run Has A Run or "ride" for All!

    Yes, the Amway River Bank Run (May 11) features the largest 25K road race in the country; the only 25K Wheelchair racing division in the world along with a 25K Handcycle division— but there is also a 5K, 10K along with team competitions. Read on.

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    Fat & Skinny Rides on May 17-19

    If you like bikes, you can’t miss this three-day celebration off all things cycling. From leisure tours to off-road riding. There’s plenty for the kids and even more for you! Read on.

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    Dirty Donut Ride Has Great Taste

    Get ready to ride on June 9. Take a bite and hop in the saddle for this new bike event held on dirt roads and welcoming to a wide variety of cyclist. Read on.

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    Faith on the Run

    It took faith on the run for 18-year-old Chloe Davis to train for and complete her first half marathon. Read on.

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    Body Measurements That Get to Your Core

    DEXA scan at Allied Bone Health Clinic is a full-body bone and tissue scan (yes, that includes adipose fat,) an ideal tool for athletes who want the most precise BMI measurements. Read on.

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    Mrs. Steelhead

    Kayzie Priebe Weedman has a closetfull of competitive swimwear–some for the stage and some for the open water. As Mrs. Indiana, she competed in and completed the August Steelhead Ironman 70.3 . Full face make-up on? “Heck ya!” Read on.

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    Stepping Into Better Health: Can Prolotherapy Help Me As A Runner

    Podiastrist Dr. Randall Kline, Allied Bone & Joint, offers a fascinating overview on the use of regenerative medicine—from a first-hand perspective. Read on.

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    Stepping Into Better Health: Why Do My Child-Athlete's Heels Hurt?

    Podiastrist Dr. Randall Kline, Allied Bone & Joint, gives parents valuable insight into their child-athelte’s heel pain, causes, prevention and relief! Read on.

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    Be Ready to Beat the Heat

    With Michiana’s below average training temps this May, Dr. Linda Mansfield, Beacon Sports Medicine, reminds us all to take precautions to “pre-hydrate” and know the warning signs of heat illness. Read on.

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    Time for a Nutrition Form Check

    It’s Sunburst training season and time for a nutrition form check. Laura Jordan, registered dietitian for Beacon Health System, shares tips for timing and selecting your pre- and post-workout meals. Read on.

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    Fill Your Tank with Sticky Bites

    Chocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bites are an athlete favorite for their one-bite combo of salty sweetness. From “Feed Zone Table, Family-Style Meals to Nourish Life & Sport,” available locally at Spin Zone. Read on.

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