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Andante 5k Walk & Run

Sat June 10, 2017
Type: Run or Run/Walk

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 center 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!

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. 

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Event Time Price Details
9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Mile Fun Run
9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Packet Pickup & Race Day schedule

Packet Pickup:

Packets can be picked up on Friday, June 9th, the evening before the race, in the lobby of Ball Gym from 5-8pm

Race Day Schedule:

7:30am - Race Day Registration & Timing Chip pickup opens

8:30am - Race Day Registration & Timing Chip pickup closes

8:45am - Participants report to the Start Line

9:00am - RACE START

10:00am - Awards & Door Prizes

The start/finish line as well as all post race activities will be located on the lawn directly east of, and facing, Ball Gymnasium on the Ball State University campus.

Parking is available in many areas conveniently close to the race start/finish line, and Ball Gym, where Packet Pickup will be held the evening before. A few metered spots are available along the drive directly south of Ball Gym, with the rest of the drive and a parking lot to the west being free to park in weekdays after 7pm. All campus parking (except metered spots) is free on weekends.

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Severe Weather Policy

Weather Cancellation Policy

The safety of our participants is our top priority and if any of the threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed, canceled or rescheduled for a date in the future.


Threatening Weather Conditions

The race may be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, "Heavy" Rain, lightning, high winds or other major weather conditions.


Delay or Cancellation of the Event

The start of the event may be delayed up to one hour from the posted start time if any of the above mentioned conditions exist. The event may then be canceled if any threatening weather conditions persist. Should the weather present any immediate danger to participants who are on-site, local staff and volunteers will assist in moving people to shelter.


Authority to Cancel the Event

The Race Director has the authority to cancel the event. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day. Rest assured that your registration fee is considered a valuable donation to the Muncie Symphony League and will go to support the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and our scholarship and outreach efforts in the Muncie community.

In the event of cancellation, all participants will receive notification via email with information about rescheduling or how they can still receive their race packet, including shirt.


Broadcast of Cancellation

  • If Event is canceled more than 24 hours prior to the start time: We will notify all participants by email.
  • If Event is canceled less than 24 hours before start time: We will notify all participants by email.  We will also make every attempt to call participants who provided a phone number during the registration process.
  • If Event is canceled during the actual event, on-site notification will be given over the PA system and event volunteers will assist in moving individuals to safety and shelter as needed.

The start/finish line as well as all post race activities will be located on the lawn directly east of, and facing, Ball Gymnasium on the Ball State University campus.

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