By Rick Morwick
For members of the Carmel Runners Club, participating in Global Running Day is an ideal expression of the group’s mission.
“(The club) promotes running and walking opportunities year-round by hosting multiple-group runs and walks each week,” said Adam Peat, a CRC board member. “These outings are for everyone, regardless of age or pace. Social interaction is also a vital component in the club’s impact on its membership.”
Members will have the opportunity to combine running and socializing June 5 when it celebrates Global Running Day with a 3-mile run and cookout at Union Brewing Company in Carmel, 622 S. Range Line Rd.
Of the club’s approximately 200 members, up to 70 are expected to participate. The run begins at 6 p.m. at Union Brewing, followed by the cookout, which will feature a live band. A $10 registration fee for club members includes dinner and a beer ticket.
The club annually participates in Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of running that encourages physical activity.
“We typically partner with a local establishment along the Monon,” Peat said. “It’s a nice way to put a spotlight on being active.”
CRC membership is open to all runners and walkers or to anyone interested in joining, regardless of age or ability. The annual membership fee is $35, which includes free half-marathon training programs, discounts at local retail stores, discounts on select races, a weekly newsletter, seminars and recovery snacks and drinks at club runs, among other perks and benefits.
A volunteer-operated nonprofit, the CRC promotes healthy lifestyles through running and walking with year-round events. The club also provides training programs for runners and walkers targeting longer distance races in the spring and fall.
To register for the Global Running Day event, visit secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=132555. To join the CRC, visit carmelrunners.net.