Welcome to RacePlayMichiana—fitness news for South Bend, Granger, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Goshen, Plymouth, Warsaw areas in Indiana;

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Featuring the RPM Race & Event Calendar RUN . RIDE . TRIATHLON . WALK and COMMUNITY FITNESS EVENTS

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10/24        Beutter Park 5K

                     Mishawaka, IN

                    5K, 1-mile kids race


10/31        Fall Frolic

                   Mishawaka, IN 10K, 5K, 2K,

                      Obstacle Course


10/31        Thanksgiving Day Run

                   Niles, MI 10K, 5K run/walk,

                      1-mile Family Fun Run


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READ ON Inside October-November RPM

For the Love of Swimming

A scholarship partnership between the Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County and Irish Aquatics had given seven Mishawaka elementary Club members a chance to swim on a team. Page 2.


Shave Time off your Next Race

RPM contributor Dan Vuckmiromich is back, with practical training tips to build up your speed as you begin to make new goals for the 2016 race season. Page 3.


Team Pond Scum, Inc. Makes Tracks

The father-daughter duo of Jon Neilsen and Victoria Wolf used local events and resources throughout the spring and summer to train for the Barron Lake Triathlon.  Page 4.


"My Hips Hurt, Mom."

OSMC orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Liebelt begins a three-part discussion on the female athlete--why they are prone to certain injuries and how they can train to avoid getting hurt.  Page 7.


Michiana Serves Up a T-Day Feast

If turkey trots have become Thanksgiving Day's fireworks, then Michiana is in for some explosive morning-of running and walking. A treat for the whole family. Page 8.


Plenty Left on the Calendar

There's plenty of life left in the RPM Race & Event calendar to keep you going through the change of seasons. Check out  Race Previews. Pages 8-11.




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