PrimeLife Enrichment will be the official charity of the 2018 Carmel Marathon Weekend, the Carmel Road Racing Group announced Nov. 14. PrimeLife Enrichment, 1078 3rd Ave SW, provides programs and services promoting independence, optimal wellness and socialization for people age 50 and older.
The eighth annual Carmel Marathon Weekend on March 31, 2018 will include a marathon, half marathon, Indiana Spine Group 8K and Carmel 5K. PrimeLife Enrichment members will have several opportunities to participate or volunteer at events throughout the weekend.
“My personal goal is to host multiple generations from numerous families on the PrimeLife team,” stated Sheri Oor, executive director at PrimeLife Enrichment, in a press release. “A grandparent’s example will influence the lifestyle choices of three generations.”
Last year’s Marathon Weekend benefited the children and families of the Ronald McDonald House, and this year organizers decided to focus on a different demographic.
“It’s no secret that staying active improves our physical and mental wellbeing as we age,” Race Director Todd Oliver said. “We’ve found we share so many goals and values with the PrimeLife Enrichment center, and it’s exciting we’re able to help promote physical activity to their members throughout the winter and spring.”
The 2018 Marathon Weekend will happen earlier in the year than past events, lining up with spring break at Carmel Clay Schools. It will also feature a new course. The marathon is a certified Boston qualifier and features a fast course throughout Carmel.