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October 18, 2018

Plainfield Friends Meeting Park
105 S. East Street
Plainfield, IN 46168

The inaugural BENefit Mile will take place on Thursday, October 18, in Plainfield, Indiana at 6:00 p.m..  This net downhill race will begin on Buchanan Street and finish in downtown Plainfield near the Plainfield Friends Meeting off of East Street.

This event features a unique opportunity for seasoned runners to tackle a fast, shorter race than the typical road run, and will also appeal to those just starting out with running (walkers are also encouraged to participate)!  The BENefit Mile will have two waves: A walk and open mile run. Stick around after the races for post-race festivities!

The BENefit Mile will raise funds for the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in memory of Ben Harmon, a Hendricks County resident and runner and who passed away in July of 2018 of Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.  Ben’s optimism and genuine positivity towards everyone, as well as his fight against his cancer was incredibly inspiring. This race will raise funds to help the Peyton Manning Children’s Center support other patients and families in their fight against cancer as well.

To hear more about Ben’s story, please visit the link below:

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2018/06/14/doyel-cancer-getting-run-its-money-ex-avon-track-star-ben-harmon/690495002/

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1M Course


This net downhill 1 Mile course races through a residential street in Plainfield, Indiana. Expect fast times, and fun as we race to raise both awareness and funds for Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in memory of Ben Harmon.

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