INDIANAPOLIS - Whether you're new to running or a seasoned expert, the Monumental Mile run can be a beneficial experience.
Laura Kegerreis, an athletic trainer with Franciscan St. Francis Health, said even for beginners who can't run the whole way, there's still a party at the end to look forward to.
MORE: Indiana Running Clubs
And Kegerreis said the layout of the race -- a straight shot down Meridian toward Monument Circle -- should have runners excited.
"Because you see the monument down there and you know that's my final point that's my end point," she said. "I think it's going to be something that people are going to really embrace and they're going to love."
For those setting their sights on the longer Monumental Marathon this fall, the run's website says Thursday's mile-long run serves "as an early summer fitness test and a launching point for your fall training."
"If you can run a mile on Thursday, June 5, you can reach your goal at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on Saturday, November 1," the website reads.
Suspect injured after officer-involved shooting
A man was hospitalized after being shot by an officer Monday afternoon on the city's south side.
Not guilty plea for man in Indiana teen's death
An ex-convict charged with killing a 15-year-old girl whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard made his initial court…
Burst manhole rattles Indianapolis workers
Downtown workers said they felt it when a cover burst out from a manhole.
High winds lead to power outages across Indiana
Winds gusting more than 50 mph have downed tree limbs and power lines across Indiana, leaving more than 13,000 electricity customers without…
Students team up to sew stockings for troops
A group of central Indiana high school students is lending a hand to help send holiday stockings to deployed troops stationed overseas.
BMV: 250 drivers asked to give back tax refunds
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is asking more than 250 motorists to pay back refunds they received just one month after $29 million in…