Earlier this year, I committed to running 13 5k races in 2013 (one down, 12 to go!). Since then I’ve been on the lookout for races I can participate in, whether they be virtual 5ks or local races. Races here in Indianapolis are great because I get to run in my beautiful city while supporting a worthy cause.


St. Vincent Family Fun RunWhen I heard about the Second Annual 5k Family Fun Run to benefit Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, I knew I had to be a part of it. I live close to the hospital and have made many visits there to see students and their families over the years, whether they were there for a routine procedure or something more serious. I’ve seen firsthand how hard the staff works to make the kids comfortable and take away their fears. They do so much for the kids they treat, and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to do something for the hospital.


I was even more excited to get involved when I realized that this is an event that is truly for the entire family. This year’s Family Fun Run will have two Kid’s Races! There’s a race for kids ages 5 to 9, and race for the little guys ages 4 and under. One of the main reasons I started my fitness journey was to be a better example for my children, and I love that this event allows them to be a part of that journey. There will also be a live DJ, face painting, famous mascots, a race photographer, games, food and drinks, and even a chance to win a signed picture from Peyton Manning! All kids participating in the kid’s races get a ribbon, and the first 50 to register get a free shirt – so if your little one loves to run, don’t wait.


The Second Annual 5k Family Fun Run will be Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Butler University Campus (4600 Sunset Avenue, 46208). The race starts at 8:30 a.m., with race day registration starting at 7:00 a.m. But why wait when it’s so easy to register online? Bring the whole family, but please note that strollers are not allowed due to the course terrain. For more information about the race, be sure to follow their Facebook page and Twitter account.


I am also so excited to announce that I will be giving away one free race entry and race t-shirt to a lucky Mom For Less reader! To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what your family loves to do to stay fit. Be sure to log your comment on the Rafflecopter form below. Doing so will unlock some easy additional entries. The giveaway will end March 11 at 11:59 p.m., so don’t wait! Best of luck to you!
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The fine print:

  • Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Winner will have 24 hours from time of email to respond, and then another winner will be randomly selected.
  • No purchase necessary to win. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
  • Big thanks to the 5k Family Fun Run for providing the prize for this giveaway!