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12th Annual Ripple Effect 5k

Join hundreds of runners and walkers on Thursday, October 18th for the 12th annual Ripple Effect 5k. The Ripple Effect welcomes people of all ages and ability levels! It includes a 5k Competitive Run (Timed) and a 5k Non-competitive Run/Walk (Not Timed). 

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 p.m. start at Runners Forum (902 E Westfield Blvd)

A scenic course on both residential and commercial streets in Broad Ripple Village

- Soft, vintage-style t-shirt*
- Pint glass for first 300 registrants
- 2 free beer tickets to those over 21
- Post-race Block Party with vendors and refreshments
- IPICO timing
- Discount family rates
- On-course water and Gatorade stations
- Discounts from Broad Ripple businesses when you wear your Ripple Effect t-shirt
- Food from Yats and Greeks Pizza SoBro included with entry

*Shirt sizes are not guaranteed for those that register after September 28, shirt availability not guaranteed for those that register after October 5.

Pre-registered on or before September 30
- Individual- $25
- Family Rate - $25/person for first 2, $20/person for each additional
Registered October 1 - October 18
- Individual- $30
- Family Rate - $30/person for first 2, $25/person for each
Race day - October 5
- Individual - $35
- No family rate

Participants may get their race materials at the Runners Forum in Broad Ripple (902 E Westfield Blvd) on race day from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Parking is available at the Broad Ripple parking garage (6280 N College Ave). Note: no vehicles will be allowed to park on Westfield Blvd, between Guilford Avenue and Winthrop Avenue during the event.

Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers.

Stick around after you finish for some post-race celebrating! There will be a variety of vendors present, giveaways and raffles. All participants over the age of 21 are invited to grab 2 FREE beers from the Broad Ripple Brewpub in the lot behind Runners Forum. Not a beer drinker? No problem! We'll have lots of other refreshments to help you re-hydrate.

Presenting Sponsors:
-Geiger & Peters, Inc.
-Kompose Yoga
Supporting Sponsors:
-Bella Bridesmaids
-Cork & Cracker
-Greeks SoBro and Tap Room
In-kind Partners: Average Joe's Sports Pub, Runners Forum

Event organizers need assistance at the registration table, water stations, and along the course. Volunteers will receive a complimentary T-shirt! If interested, contact Jason at 

The BRVA is partnering with local businesses to provide special offers to people wearing their 2018 Ripple Effect shirts. Check back for updates on this!

Interested in becoming a sponsor or having an on-site presence on race day? Contact Garrett Lawton -

As the name suggests, the impact of the Ripple Effect is felt throughout the community. Proceeds from the event benefit the Broad Ripple Village Association, a nonprofit focused on enriching the community, attracting investment, amplifying public spaces, and improving quality of life. By participating, you will help fund important BRVA programs, including: public safety, beautification, and lighting, among many others. These programs ensure that Broad Ripple continues to be a safe and attractive place for people to live, work, and visit.