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Writer  /  Bethany Henderson

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 10.02.44 AMLooking for something fun that you and your family can do together? Come ROCK THE BLOCK! Create an exciting new tradition, enjoy a bit of healthy competition or train for the upcoming Mini-Marathon, all while making unforgettable memories. This inaugural event April 23 is structured as a community celebration featuring a 10K, a family-friendly 5K walk or run and a FREE Kids Run. In other words, fun for ALL ages!

Howard Harrell, Center Grove Boys Cross Country Coach, is excited about ROCK THE BLOCK. “Competitive running races on Indy’s southside are few and far between. This event will cater to the competitive 10K runner as well as the first time 5K walker. Add in a few kids races, and now you have an event for the whole family!”

The Main Street Expo will feature food vendors, healthy lifestyle gear and interaction with local charities and sponsors as well as activities and games to participate in. Experience a lively block party atmosphere as local bands entertain you on the Main Stage.

The proceeds from ROCK THE BLOCK will benefit charities, organizations and trail projects in the Center Grove area. Plan to have an enjoyable time Rocking the Block while supporting and improving your community.

With enthusiasm, Carla Johnson, Executive Director of the Center Grove Education Foundation, says, “This will be a unifying and energetic event that underscores the strong sense of community in Center Grove.”

Are you ready to start an exciting new tradition? We invite YOU to come ROCK THE BLOCK!

*ROCK THE BLOCK is powered by Pay it Forward Johnson County and Tuxedo Brothers. Early registration runs through March 31 and is $25. For more information, contact Erin Smith at


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