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.

Featuring the RPM Race & Event Calendar for COMMUNITY FITNESS EVENTS

upcoming RPM




1/16       Niles Frigid

                  Downtown Niles, MI

                      5K run/walk


3/20       Melting Mann

                    Dirt Road Bike challenge

                   Cass County, MI

                      22- or 32-mile loops


4/16     Carmel Marathon

                  Carmel, IN

                      Marathon, Half Marathon,

                    8K, 5K


6/4         Sunburst Races

                  Downtown South Bend to

                     University of Notre Dame

                     Marathon, Half Marathon,

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

                     Family Walk


4/16       Tour de LaPorte

                 Laporte, IN

                     Half Marathon, 10K, 5K,

                   5K Non-Competitive Walk,

                   Mini TDL Fun Run;

                   Distance rides, time trial

Race & Event Calendar

Click on the Calendar Tab for a comprehensive listing of Michiana's 2016 run, walk, ride, mountain bike, triathlon, adventure and fitness-related events.

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Race Directors!


The 2016 Race & Event Calendar debuts in the upcoming

February-March issue.


Listings for fitness events within Michiana borders are free.


In return, RPM asks that when possible, a listed race will include issues in their race packets or have them out at their event.


The Race & Event calendar is not only a resource to participants, but also to race directors and those planning new events, with a goal to help avoid overlapping of events that would draw a simliar participant group.


Notify Jan Spalding of your

2016 Event! (by Jan. 18)




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READ ON Inside December-January RPM

Annual Gifts-for-the-Fit guide

Each year RPM shops a little early to discover what Michiana retailers will be boasting for the holiday season. Shop locally first to support the businesses that make our local events possible!  Page 4-6.


Aliens Among Us?

Outpost Sports' RPM contributor Gary Andert hails the athletic prowess of 82-year-old world champion bicycle racer Carl Grove of Bristol, IN and 80-year-old world masters ski champion Larry Tomie of Sult Ste. Marie, MI  Page 7.


Training Youth to Avoid Injury

In this issue, OSMC orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Liebelt gives insights on the science of injury prevention which focuses on more knowledgeable training and better preparation for teh demands of a particular sport.  Page 9.


Sick, But Missing Your Workout?

Dr. Kari Sears, sports medicine physician with Family Medicine of South Bend, shares practical guidelines for knowing when to hold back --sometimes, an athlete needs to modify or pause to speed up recovery. Page 7.


Is Adrenal Fatigue a Factor

Are your workouts contributing to a kind of stress that leads to adrenal fatigue? Erin Brandes and Blair Herrman, owners of Integrative Health & Wellness in Granger, educate RPM readers on this exhausting condition. Page 8.


Skiing SOLO But Not Alone

A local "snow roots" group teaches skiing each winter to folks with special needs. Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities (SOLO) seeks both volunteers and learners for cross country and downhill skiing. Page 10.


Making it A Truly New Year

"Reflection and planning are critical to personal development," says wellness coach Bridget Hardy, Memorial Health & Lifestyle . She quotes John Dewy: "We do not learn from experience...we learn from relfection on experience." Page 12


Jump for Joy and Warm Up

Jumping rope is a great warm up for all sports because it warms up the ankles, knees, hips, feet, shoulders, back and arms, says Fleet Feet Mishawaka trainer Jason Fransted. Read on for techniques and  routines. Page 13.


Are You a Hammer or a Nail

How would you describe your cycling ability? Hammer or nail, asks RPM cycling contributor Bruce Gordon. As the face of Michiana cycling, Bruce encourages all to show visitors to a riding group our good form. Page 13.


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