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Indiana > The Morse Mini Marathon & 5K
Arcadia, IN



Saturday, September 3, 2011

Event Details

Set for its third annual running in 2011 on Indiana's race calendar, the Morse Mini Marathon & 5K takes runners along a course that takes runners through the rural areas just to the north of Indianapolis, through areas that race organizers describe as "invigorating" with the "fresh air of the Hoosier Heartland."

Designed as a fundraiser for more than 20 athletic programs for Arcadia's Hamilton Heights School Corporation, the race will feature a scenic course that runs along the Morse Reservoir and takes runners past the final resting place of world-renowned AIDS activist Ryan White, who lived in nearby Kokomo, Ind.

From the starting area at Hamilton Heights High School just south of town, runners follow an out-and-back course along the highway southward to the town of Cicero, crossing the reservoir along the way. The course makes its way through the city streets and neighborhoods of Cicero and then leads runners out of town onto tree-lined country roads, past farm fields with grazing cattle and horses as they make their way back to Arcadia for the finish back at the high school.

The race takes runners on paved surfaces throughout the course, and the terrain is mostly flat and fast, thanks to the rural areas through which it is run. In past years, the field has been capped at 5,000 entrants for the half marathon and the 5K combined, so runners are encouraged to sign up early.

Race Weather & Climate

Located near the center of the state, about a 40-mile drive north from Indianapolis, the small town of Arcadia typically experiences moderate to warm weather conditions in the late summer and early fall, as temperatures reach the mid-80s regularly this time of year. In September, the town's average monthly temperatures range between 76°F and 51°F, while rainfall totals average around 2.89 inches for the month, bringing drier weather on average than June and July, which are generally the area's wettest months.




To reserve your spot at the fall 2011 running of Arcadia's Morse Mini Marathon or 5K race, register online at the event website.



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