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The Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation embraces a crucial long-term role in the advancement of orthopedic medicine. 
The ATI Foundation is dedicated to assisting children with physical impairments. 
The goal of this special event is to raise funds for both organizations' missions.

This 1K/5K event was created to celebrate individuals returning to an active lifestyle following joint replacements and orthopedic implants. Participants who fit this mission are invited to participate at no cost, as this is your day of triumph over pain. 
(Please note, all participants do need to register below).  Family and friends are encouraged to register and join you in your celebration.

Registration fees

Kids Entry (12 and under) Closed

You will choose your sub-event during the registration process.

  1. Free
    Jul 5 - Sep 21

Metal Walk Participant Closed

Those with joint replacements or orthopedic implants! Choose to participate in the 1K or 5K course.

  1. Free
    Jul 5 - Sep 21

5K Participant or Metal Walk Supporter Closed

Registration closed
  • Open to all who wish to participate in the 5K or support those Metal Walk Participants participating in the 1K

    1. $20.00
      Jul 5 – Aug 31
    2. $25.00
      Sep 1 – Sep 21

Event Pricing and Value

  • Joint Replacement/Orthopedic Implant participants are invited to participate for FREE and will receive an event shirt and a Metal Walk participant gift, plus a participant surprise.
  • Kids 12 and under are invited to participate for FREE and will receive the participant surprise. Youth event shirts can be purchased for a $20 donation during the registration process, or at the event.
  • All others are invited to participate for a $20 registration donation. Registration includes event shirt and a participant surprise. Registration donation increases to $25 after September 23. 

Note:  Event shirts will be given out to the first 200 participants registered.  Event day registrants are not guaranteed an event shirt, so advance registration is encouraged.

Metal Walk & Fun Run

This event is a fun, non-competitive walk/run to raise money for the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation and the ATI Foundation.    

The Metal Walk is designed as a unique event for individuals with joint replacements or other orthopedic implants, and their supporting family and friends. Come celebrate triumph over pain and a return to a physically active lifestyle. All participants may choose from either a 1K or a 5K course. 

The event is open to all: competitive runners, leisurely joggers, walkers, families, etc. The course at Eagle Creek park is paved and begins at the Beach Shelter area. The walk/run will not be officially sanctioned or chip timed. We will have a clock at the finish line for those who are interested in viewing their approximate time as they finish.  

Team Registration

While there is an option to register individually, we are also encouraging participants join together and register as teams to help raise additional funds by obtaining pledges. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most participants and to the team that raises the most money.

Two Options for Creating/Joining a Team:

1. Register yourself and all your team members within one transaction. As the first person registering you will CREATE A TEAM name. Then you will have the option to checkout or add an additional person, be sure to have each additional person JOIN your team.

2. The captain will register him/herself and create a team, then check out. They will notify their friends that they have created a team. Each teammate can then register and choose JOIN A TEAM, and select the team name from the dropdown menu.

Refer a Friend and Earn Cash

Earn a $2 referral bonus for every paying registrant you get to register under your own unique registration link (given on the confirmation page). Learn more by registering yourself today. Registration site and referral bonuses are being powered by Race Roster. Race Roster will pay out referral bonuses after you accumulate at least $20 in earned bonuses. 

MSM Event Contact

Doug Thornton

ATI Foundation Event Contact

Terry Williams

Event Schedule

  • September 22 8:30 AM EDT - Participant Check-in / Event-day Registration

  • September 22 9:15 AM EDT - Welcome and Presentations

  • September 22 9:30 AM EDT - Metal Walk and Fun Run

  • September 22 11:00 AM EDT - Presentations and Raffles

Contact Information

Event Location

Eagle Creek Park, West 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States Beach Shelter

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