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Summer Fun Run Series 2019-Registration Now Open


The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County has partnered with your local park departments to give you an active tour of trails inside Hendricks County. No matter what your athletic ability, this series is for you! We’ve made a few changes to allow the community to give back to the parks that give us so much all year long.

Here are the details:

* All events are free to participant

* Shirts will be available to purchase as supplies last.

* Kick-Off Expo and Pasta Dinner:
May 29th at HC Fairgrounds and Week 1 of the series.
Register by May 15 and pick up your shirt at the Expo. Attendees will get information about our local parks and sponsors, and enjoy a free pasta dinner. (for first 500 people in attendance) You’ll also find a one-mile path for running and walking around the fairgrounds. Shirts will also be available to purchase at expo while supplies last.

* 2019 Online Registration is required:

Simply register online then check-in each week at the park. Those who attend 9/12 events will get their name listed on our website AND printed on the 2020 SFR adult shirts.

* Longer check-in hours!
During each event you will be able to check in anytime between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This means you can even start at 6:59 p.m. if you like.

* Each park will have a one-mile course and an additional course to be determined by the park host. The second distance will vary with each site. This is to help with the flow of these very popular events!

Fall Colors Run 2018

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    5K or 1-Mile

 A scenic trail run on the banks of the Big Walnut Creek during the peak of fall colors

October 20, 2018, at 9 AM

McCloud Nature Park


  – Color changing water bottle for All Finishers

      – BonFire and Refreshments

– Packet pick-up between 8-8:30 AM

-Families Run for Only $60 

Please note this race is not professionally timed, but a volunteer will help you with finish time as needed

      – Stick Around for Fall Fun after the Run – McCloud Fall Colors Festival & Prairie Maze

          – Your Run Improves our Hendricks County Parks.  Thank you!


Online Registration 

Our Partners supporting a Natural Hendricks County!

Hendricks Regional Health
Banning Engineering




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Become a Friend of the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County

Chances are you and your family have benefited from a Hendricks County Park, program, event or amenity. We are often asked the best way to give appreciation for having access to these natural spaces and education so we have created an easy way to show your support- become a “Friend” of the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County. 

The Foundation assists Hendricks County Parks and Recreation in projects, long-term planning, and events like the Summer Fun Run Series and Fall Colors Festival to ensure natural spaces and outdoor recreation for all our residents. Our next big project is Phase 1 of W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park in Washington Township. 

To become a friend, you can find us at a Hendricks County Parks and Recreation event, pick up a form at the McCloud Nature Park Nature Center or make a donation online. 

Friends commit to giving $10 or more a month or a make a one-time donation of $100 or more per year. To become a Friend online, head to our donation page. Then select the amount you would like to give. In the box “I would like to designate this to a certain fund”, select “Friend of PFOHC” and then click monthly if you choose or leave box unclicked for a one-time donation. 

Friends will be recognized on our website, get invited to Foundation events and feel pride in knowing their donation is helping local natural spaces for generations to enjoy. 

Thank you for joining us in supporting your Hendricks County Parks and Recreation!

Let’s Build a Park Together!

As we look ahead to 2018, we are most excited about helping Hendricks County Parks & Recreation break ground on a new park- W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park. A master plan includes a bicycle obstacle course, nature playground, shelter, bathrooms, hiking trails, community garden and more. 

W.S. Gibbs is located off Gibbs Road between 200 S and 350 S making it the county’s most centrally-located park! 

More information about the park can be found on the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation website

To contribute to the park, you can make a one-time donation or recurring sponsorship here

Thank you for supporting our local natural spaces! 

Fall Colors Run

October 21st, 2017: 1-mile, 5K or 10K