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First annual Ripple Effect race course winds through village and surrounding neighborhoods - By Lindsey Taylor
posted: Aug. 24, 2007
The first annual Ripple Effect four mile run/walk will take place on Sunday, September 2, 2007, right before Labor Day. The run will start at 7 p.m. from Broad Ripple Station, just west of Broad Ripple High School. From there, participants will run (or walk, if they choose to do so) a loop around the village.
The course will begin near Broad Ripple High School and continue around the village. Participants have the option of running or walking the course.
Pre-registration for this event is $20 through August 29, 2007. The fee will increase to $25 after this date. Family members are only $15 if the parents have registered for regular price. Entrants will receive a colored shirt with the event logo and a bib number.
The race is sponsored by many businesses located in the village and is managed by the Tuxedo Bothers. According to the Tuxedo Brothers' Event Management website, www.tuxbro.com, the course will wind through Broad Ripple neighborhoods and some of the major streets in the area.
"The businesses in Broad Ripple have really come to the line with their support [for The Ripple Effect]," Ellen Morley Matthews, President of the BRVA, said.
The Tuxedo Brothers are also in charge of the Indy 500 Mini Marathon and the annual Drumstick Dash held each Thanksgiving in Broad Ripple.
"We're hoping to build on this event [The Ripple Effect] just as we have with the Drumstick Dash in the past years," Morley Matthews said.
Funds raised by the Ripple Effect will go towards BRVA area efforts.
"Just like other events, we plan to use the money for the needs of the village, such as beautification, public art and public safety," Morley Matthews said.
During the race there will be water and Gatorade stations. Afterwards, food, drinks, music and fun will be provided to all of the participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall runners in each age group.
"Volunteers are what we really need. We need to recruit 70 volunteers for this event," Morley Matthews said. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the BRVA at (317) 251-2782.