Over the years we’ve seen countless brave patients triumph over pain and injury through sheer grit and hard work. That’s especially true for people who have undergone joint replacement or had an orthopedic implant.

It takes a special kind of strength to re-learn how to walk, or throw, or just undertake common household tasks with a new part inside your body. That’s why Indy Metal Walk and Fun Run was designed especially for them.

Presented by our partners, the Indianapolis Colts, Metal Walk celebrates triumphing over pain. It’s meant to honor those returning to an active lifestyle after joint replacements or implants. But the event is open to all runners and walkers of every age and skill level as either a 1K or 5K course.

This is the third year for the race, which takes place at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Eagle Creek Park. Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt, but is free for kids 12 and under or anyone with an artificial joint or implant. You can preregister, or same-day registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from Indy Metal Walk will go toward the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation and the ATI Physical Therapy Foundation to assist children with physical impairments and support medical advances in orthopedic care.

For more information or to register, click here.

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