Join the Muncie Symphony League for our 2nd Annual musical race - the Andante 5k Walk & Run! Presented as an outdoor ambulatory concert around the beautiful Ball State University campus, the course will feature 4 different live music setups along the way. Additionally, the MSO's Maestro Douglas Droste will lead off the race from the start line in his concert tails!
This year we've added a 1 Mile Fun Run for kids and others who want to experience the music with less walking! The mile course is a straight shot up McKinley with a turnaround beneath the bell tower, and back to the finish line. In addition to a shorter kid-friendly route, both the 5k and 1 mile course are stroller friendly, so bring the entire family!
The 5k will be headlined by a band at the Start/Finish line in front of Ball Gym, two more ensembles will play at the two turnaround loops of the course, and at the left of it all, the Shafer Tower Carillon will chime away.
The course has been designed to be exceptionally safe and very family-friendly. The first 2.5 miles take place over roads that will be fully closed and police-controlled. No traffic to worry about! The remainder of the course finishes up entirely on sidewalks, again - no traffic!
In addition to the unique experience of getting to listen to live music while you run/walk, each registrant will receive a T-shirt, all age group and overall winners will receive MSO ticket packages, and even more MSO concert tickets will be given away as door prizes after the race!
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! After the race, take some time to relax, maybe by visiting the Art Museum, or a restaraunt in The Village, but be sure to come back for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra's FREE outdoor concert: "Festival on the Green"! An Arts Fair will open at 5:30, followed by the concert at 7pm.