InStep, a local chain of running and walking centers, plans to host an indoor marathon on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Pettit National Ice Center. The InStep Icebreaker Marathon will be limited to 100 runners. Runners will have to lap the 443-meter oval just over 94 times to cover the official 26.2 mile run. There are only two running lanes at the Pettit Center.
Registration for the race will open on Monday, Sept. 8. Profits from the InStep Icebreaker will be earmarked toward resurfacing the running track at the Pettit Center.
In conjunction with the marathon, InStep will host a 16-week build-up program at the Pettit Center leading up to the race.
Now let's talk about how horrendous this would be. Only TWO running lanes? One-hundred runners? NINETY-FOUR LAPS? Why does this even seem like a good idea?
OK, and profits from the race will raise money for resurfacing the running track. So, meanwhile, let's run a MARATHON on an indoor (!) running track that needs resurfacing.