Welcome to RacePlayMichiana—fitness news, running, cycling, triathlon calendars for

South Bend, Granger, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Goshen, Plymouth, Warsaw areas in Indiana;

Niles, Buchanan, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Three Oaks, St. Joseph & Benton Harbor areas in Michigan.

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4/16     Carmel Marathon

                  Carmel, IN

                      Marathon, Half Marathon,

                    8K, 5K



4/16     NSL Color Fun Run

                  Niles, MI

                      Unbtimed 5K Color Run on

                    Brandywine running trails



5/7        Cinco de Miles

                  Mishawaka, IN

                     On the Mishawaka




5/7        Silver Mile Run for


                  Mishawaka, IN

                      5K, Timed Mile Run (on

                    track) Fun Walk



5/14     Fifth Third River Bank


                  Grand Rapids, MI

                     25K, 25K Relay, 10K, 5K and

                     5K Walk



5/15     Granger Paths 5K

                  Granger, IN

                     5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run



5/21       Girls on the Run 5K

                  South Bend, IN

                     Untimed 5K celebration



5/22       Silver Lake Duathlon

                 Rolling Prairie, IN

                     Trail Run, Bike, Trail Run



5/20-22 Fat & Skinny Tire Fest

                  Warsaw, IN

                      Multiple trail/road/leisure

                      biking and social events



6/4         Sunburst Races

                  Downtown South Bend to

                     University of Notre Dame

                     Marathon, Half Marathon,

                     10K, 5K run, 5K Fitness Walk,

                     Family Walk



6/11       Ideal Beach Triathlon

                  Elkhart, IN

                      Long & Short Sprint triathlon

                     10K & 5K runs, 5K walk,

                      Kids triathlon



6/25     Optimist Sprint Triathlon

                  Warsaw, IN

                      Kids & Adult triathlons



8/6       LOGANs Run

                  Notre Dame, IN

                      10K, 5K 1 Mile Walk



8/6         Eagle Lake Triathon

                  Edwardsburg, MI

                     Long & Short Sprint triathlons

                     Kids triathlon



8/19-21 Tour de LaPorte

                 Laporte, IN

                     Half Marathon, 10K, 5K,

                   5K Non-Competitive Walk,

                   Mini TDL Fun Run;

                   Distance rides, time trials



8/20     Running Wild

                   South Bend, IN

                      5K Trail Run & 3K run/walk



8/27     Barron Lake Triathlon

                  Niles, MI

                      Sprint & Kids triathlons



9/17     Maple City Walk

                 Goshen, IN

                    Full & Half marathons, 10K

                   on Mapcle City Greenway/

                   Pumpkinvine Trail



9/17     Indy Women's Half


                 Indianapolis, IN

                    Half Marathon, 5K



10/1-2   Fort 4 Fitness

                  Fort Wayne, IN

                     Marathon, Half Marathon,

                   10K, 4 Mile, Kids, Seniors




10/2     Hero Half

                  Indiana Dunes, IN

                    Half Marathon, 10K





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READ ON Inside April-May  RPM

The Office That Trains Together . . .

Eleven members of the St. Joseph Chamber are training  for the Indy-Mini. The Chamber gives its staff $150 for event entry fees each season. Page 3.




Crossing the Sunburst Finish LIne

RPM welcomes cyclist Brian Sullivan as an RPM contributor. In the April-May issue he shares some of his favorite on and off-road riding locales. Page 3.




5K Running & Walking Trail Opens

The Edwardsburg Sports Complex has opened its 5K running and walking trail to the community. Give it a try -- they welcome your feedback. Page 4.




IUSB Titans Add Four Varsity Sports

Mens and Womens Cross Country are two of the varisty sports added this fall to the IU South Bend roster. Mens Golf and Baseball were also added.  Page 5.




Feed Your Children Well

Dr. David Liebelt, MD, Ph.D with OSMC explains the critical role good nutrition plays in the prevention of injury as well as recovery after surgery. Page 6.




Overcoming Shin Splints

Dr. Randall Kline, a podiatrist with Allied Physicians of Michiana, reviews what you can do to detect and overcome the discomfort of shin splints. Page 7.




Tri Michiana A Clever Boost

TriMichiana is helping build and promote the triathlon community with a event series, registration discounts and training education. Page 11.




RPM Shorts & Briefs

Read on on for news about Goshen's Ultimate League kickoff, health club openings and championship success of   student-athletes. Pages 10-11.




Race & Event Previews Galore!

Leisurely or competitive - or anywhere in between -- the April-May race & event pages are full of l fun on foot or wheels. Pages 12 -15.


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