Hit the Bricks 5K to benefit Zionsville Optimist Club

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Runners prepare for the start of the 2016 Hit the Bricks. (Submitted photo)

The Zionsville Optimist Club will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year with Hit the Bricks, a 5K that begins and ends at Zionsville Community High School. The race begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 7.

“We’ve had it now for so many years,” said Tim Ottinger, Zionsville Optimist Club president. “We’ve broken the record again this year. It is the biggest fundraiser of our year. The proceeds go to support local Zionsville youth.”

The race winds through Zionsville.

“From the high school they run down toward the football field, over to the rail, downtown through the Village and back to ZCHS for the finish,” Ottinger said.

After the race, prizes will be awarded.

“They’re not cash prizes but gift certificates or items that have been donated. We have gifts at certain age brackets,” Ottinger said.

The race typically draws serious runners but also young students involved in running clubs.

“I think people typically think of running events that they’re more adult-oriented than youth. That’s not the case with this event,” Ottinger said. “Last year we had around 170 elementary students from running clubs around town.”

Cost is $20 per person in advance or $30 day of the race and $30 per family, up to five people, or $40 the day of the event. For more, visit zionsvilleoptimist.org/.


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