The purpose of the Ball State Runners’ Association is to facilitate recreational and competitive running to all members of the Ball State Community.
The BSRA was founded in October of 2003 and has since grown into one of the most visible sports clubs at Ball State. BSRA is a proud member of NIRCA, or the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association, and represents Ball State at several races each year including the NIRCA Regional and National Races. BSRA is also the host of the oldest NIRCA sanctioned race, the MC5, held each year at Mounds State Park.
BSRA caters to runners of all ability levels and is a highly social club. Each semester the club hosts several pasta dinners, bowling trips and other fun events that help club members bond and grow closer. We are a group of friends that love to run and encourage you to come out and be a part of all the fun!
Meeting Location and Workouts
We meet at 5:00pm everyday inside the front doors of Lewellen pool off of Mckinley Avenue. If it is nice you’ll see us out in front on the walk or grass. We leave by 5:10 – so if you get out of class at 5:00 you DO have time to make it! Club is completely participatory and you may come and go as you like. Although we encourage you to come everyday.
Anybody and everybody can run with us. We have all levels of fitness and speed. Some people will be training for a ½ marathon, some for a full marathon; some are just out for a run! Our club offers a great opportunity for those who would like regularly scheduled daily exercise!
Most days are group runs where we just take it easy and talk about the days events. Conversations may be as follows:
"Hey Alaina, how are you doing?"
"Oh, I'm doing just fine. Did you see the cute guy hanging out at the student center today?"
"Yeh, he is so dreamy!"
Workouts can include anything from a nice hard run (tempo, sub-thresh to threshold) to doing speed work on the track to playing hardcore ultimate Frisbee.
We run rain or shine no matter what. Cold weather, despite what your parents may say, doesn't freeze your lungs and it is impossible to get a cold from the cold weather. Also, our bodies are better adapted for heat dissipation than any other animal on this planet and it is completely feasible to run in very hot weather once acclimated. In other words, we were born to run.