Welcome to RacePlayMichiana—fitness news 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 RUN . RIDE . TRIATHLON . WALK and COMMUNITY FITNESS EVENTS

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(Click on race name to link to informational site)


9/13          Bike Michiana for Hospice

                   South Bend, IN

                     Ride routes from Family to

                     125 Miles.


9/19           Maple City Walk

                    Goshen, IN half, 10K walk


9/25-26     Fort 4 Fitness

                     Fort Wayne, IN Half

                      Marathon, 10K, 4-Mile,

                      Kids and Seniors marathons


10/10        Sandhill Crane

                     Jones, MI half marathon,

                      10K, 5K


10/31        Fall Frolic

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

                      Obstacle Course



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Have a favorite seasonal recipe you'd like to share with fellow fitness enthusiasts?

Send it to RPM -- we will be creating a recipe tab with old favorites and new with the debut of the upcoming Oct.-Nov. issue.

Find the recipe for this Spa Salad with bulgar, seasonl fruits, fresh mint and lemon in the June-July issue above.Submitted by Whole Foods, Mishawaka. IN.


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READ ON Inside August-September RPM

Racing for Steve-O Has Found Its Legs

The Raceing for Steve-O Foundation which honors world champion triathlete Steve Smith awarded $15,000 in scholarships and donations to local individuals and organizations. Page 3.


He Logs 10,000 Miles Per Year!

South Bend resident John Boughton brought his stress level down by building his miles up with commuting, daily rides and dedication, contribued by Cole Shearer. Page 5.


What's Your Pack Mentality?

"King-of-the-mountain sprints to the top of a big climb have no place in a productive pack," says Bruce Gordon, RPM contributor. Bruce shares tips  for perfecting pack maneuvers.  Page 5.


Wellness Coaches Bring out the Best

Memorial Health & Lifestyle Wellness Coach Bridget Hardy introduces the art of being—and staying—well with guidance  through the dizzying array of options.  Page 4.


"So This is D3, Huh?"

Home for the summer from Wittenberg University, Ryan Parmater shares insights to playing D3 LaCrosse and the  life applications the team, coaches and sport have imparted. Page 15.


Dance for Fitness

Not all movement is created equal. Dancing is one of the best fitness brain boosts of all and Latin dance outlets in Michiana are pickin up ithe pace. Find out where. Page 14.



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October-November issue of RPM

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10,000 printed.

Distributed in many event race packets, at events and at drop locations throughout Oct.-Nov. 2105