Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
Apr
20
Sat
Easter Egg 5K & Egg Hunt – A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am
Easter Egg 5K & Egg Hunt - A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park

Easter Egg 5k run/walk benefits St Vincent de Paul.

The 5K starts and finishes at historic Military Park  What else, you ask?  An Egg Hunt for everyone, kids and adults!  Why should our kids have all of the fun.

After we finish the 5K, we will look for some Easter Eggs. Plus a beer or root beer & finishers medal to all!

Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run 5K – A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm
Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run 5K - A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park

Run or walk a 5K (3.11 miles) along a scenic route in downtown Indianapolis! The 5K begins (at noon) and finishes at Historic Military Park at White River State Park but the majority of the course will take you along the White River.

You will venture west out of Historic Military Park along New York St. before heading upstream on the White River Wapahani Trail (wide sidewalk). Just before 10th Street, you will cut over to the Urban Wilderness Trail and head downstream. After approximately 1.25 miles you will take a short ramp to reconnect to the White River Wapahani Trail, but only for a short distance before taking Wabash St. back to Historic Military Park. A 1-mile walk is also available.

Before and after your walk/run enjoy the free Earth Day Indiana Festival also taking place in Historic Military Park at White River State Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May
9
Thu
IdeaShare – Fort Wayne @ Hylant
May 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together wellness professionals, business leaders and community members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics.

Discussion Prompt: TBD

2:00am Registration
2:30am Welcome and introductions
3:00am Idea sharing and guided discussion
4:00pm Adjourn

The IdeaShare series is always free for Wellness Council of Indiana members to attend. Non-members can attend two IdeaShare sessions free of charge. Click here for information about becoming a member of the Wellness Council.

About the sponsor:

Since the founding of our family-owned business over 80 years ago, we made a promise to make you our top priority. To deliver on that promise, we remind ourselves daily to be here when you need us, to come to you with things that matter to you, and to go above and beyond to protect you and the things you care about most. We’re more than an insurance brokerage firm. And you’re more than a client, employee and neighbor. You’re family. And that’s just the way we treat you.

May
21
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Telehealth: What is it? Why Should Employers Utilize and Promote it? @ Zoom Webinar
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Learning Objectives

  • What is telehealth?
  • Why should employers utilize it?
  • How does an employer promote and encourage telehealth use?

About the Speaker

Kevin Friend drives enrollment and utliization for Anthem’s LiveHealth Online. This internet-based communication tool allows patients to connect with doctors in a private, secure, and easy to use manner.

Jun
18
Tue
IdeaShare – Indianapolis @ FirstPerson Advisors
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together wellness professionals, business leaders and community members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics.

Discussion Prompt: TBD

8:00am Registration
8:30am Welcome and introductions
9:00am Idea sharing and guided discussion
10:00pm Adjourn

The IdeaShare series is always free for Wellness Council of Indiana members to attend. Non-members can attend two IdeaShare sessions free of charge. Click here for information about becoming a member of the Wellness Council.

About the sponsor:

FirstPerson is a benefits and compensation advisory firm with decades of experience helping clients navigate the changing workforce. We believe a strong partnership begins with discovering and understanding an organization’s unique challenges. Learn more

Jun
22
Sat
Royal Beast Trail Relay Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Southeastway Park
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am
Royal Beast Trail Relay Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Southeastway Park

Choose to run solo for 12 hours or as a relay team, up to 9 teammates. Gather family and friends, pop a tent, bring chairs, snacks/drinks for a Royal Picnic. Indoor shelter house with Air Conditioning is available to cool off all day! Songs picked by you and played by us! Short sleeve shirt and medals for all participants.

Shaded Trail run through beautiful woodsy Southeastway Park is one 1.31 mile loop. Run 10 loops for a half marathon, 20 loops for a full marathon, 77 loops to cross 100 miles. Register solo, 2-3 person relay team, 4-6 person relay team or 7-9 person relay team. Prizes in all team categories for the most miles run in 12 hours.

Jul
4
Thu
Run for Freedom Races – A Fun-Races Event @ Avon Town Hall Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am
Run for Freedom Races - A Fun-Races Event @ Avon Town Hall Park

Begin your Independence Day with a run and celebration. Run 4 Freedom will happen Wednesday, July 4, 2019 at Avon Town Hall Park, Avon Indiana.

It’s 4-mile run (Hey, it’s America and we still measure distances with miles). There is also a 1-mile run/walk for those who want to be involved but aren’t up for 4-miles.

Jul
12
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Jul
23
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Why Dental Care Should be Included in Employer Wellness Programs @ Zoom Webinar
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dr. Jeff Johnston of Delta Dental will discuss why it’s important that dental care be included in employer wellness programs, how dental care affects overall well-being, or the cost of poor dental health to employers. He will also discussing the lack of adequate Medicaid coverage and the need to purchase private insurance or allow private insurance to manage CMS programs.

Aug
10
Sat
Wacky Wine Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Buck Creek Winery
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm
Wacky Wine Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Buck Creek Winery

Events include 5-Mile Run, 5K Walk/Run through the country along a hilly route (starts at 5:00pm) and 0.5 mile Stumble (start anytime after 5:30pm) around the vineyard including wine samples! (must be 21 to do the stumble)

Each event includes a wine glass, shirt and custom bib.  Finishers of the 5-Mile and 5K receive finishers medals. Finishers of all events receive a 5-ounce pour of wine. Participants of the .5mile Stumble receive four wine tastings along the stroll, finishing with a 5-ounce pour of their favorite.

Come early, stay late for the fun festival atmosphere.  Live music and food trucks compliment a wonderful evening.

Sep
17
Tue
2019 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, JW Marriott Indianapolis @ JW Marriott Indianapolis
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

The annual Indiana Health and Wellness Summit is the largest gathering of wellness professionals in Indiana. Presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana, attendees learn the latest strategies to build a healthier workplace and a healthier community. The Summit features more than 40 breakout sessions over two days on cutting edge topics, workplace wellness case studies and peer to peer networking. Nationally renowned keynote speakers inspire dialogue and personal development.

Sep
21
Sat
Uncorked Wine Walk/Run – A Fun-Races Event @ Indiana State Museum
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm
Uncorked Wine Walk/Run - A Fun-Races Event @ Indiana State Museum

Taking place in downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana State Museum, start this 5k with a wine tasting…and another from a different winery at each kilometer or so along the route. Enjoy a glass of your favorite at the finish line! Stay and enjoy a festival with all of the wineries and food options at the museum.

Every participant will get 8 wine tastings and a glass of your favorite pour. Enjoy 3 wine tastings either before or after the race, and the other 5 tastings will be enjoyed along the 5K route. First tasting is at the start line….and another from a different winery at each kilometer along the route. Beer will be available for those who prefer beer.

All participants and Wine festival attendees must be 21+ to participate. All participants must have a wristband to receive wine at the event.

Oct
11
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Oct
12
Sat
OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest – A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm
OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest - A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum

The OktoberFast 5K is a fun-filled run/walk that is part of Germanfest. The event is both competitive and non-competitive and will help kick of this year’s Germanfest at the Athenaeum, in downtown Indianapolis. All proceeds from this event benefit the maintenance and care of the Historic Athenaeum. Discover your Inner-German and party at the Athenaeum Celebrate German-American Day with this unique family event. Expect great food, drink (including beer of course), live music, contests and games for everyone!

The route for 2019 is the same as last years. Everyone will receive a shirt, medal, a pint of craft beer at the finish and entrance into Germanfest! Packet pickup details tba. Race day packet pickup will be at The Athenaeum from 10-11:30am prior to the start of the race at noon.

Oct
23
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

COURSE DETAILS
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

Oct
27
Sun
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk – A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk - A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison

Expect a few ‘tricks’ and ‘treats’ along the course. Chip-timed 5K Run, or leisurly walk through Ft Ben or a fun 2.5K for the kids. All participants will receive a custom T-shirt at packet pickup and a fun finisher’s medal at the finish line.

Packet pickup tbd.. Race day packet pickup will be 8-9:45am Sunday, October 29 at Ft Harrison State Park.  You can also pick up a friend’s packet, just bring a copy of their registration email.

Nov
30
Sat
Turkey Legs Trifecta – A Fun-Races Event @ The Urban Wilderness Trail
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am
Turkey Legs Trifecta - A Fun-Races Event @ The Urban Wilderness Trail

Trail Runs at The Urban Wilderness Trail located just west of downtown Indianapolis.

Long-Sleeve Shirts, Medals to all participants. Top 3 Male/Female & Age Group Prizes.

Here’s the plan: We’ll run a 4K  at 10:00am. A 5K at 11:00am. A 6K at 12:15pm.

Bring your own food/snacks. Set up a picnic. Trade watching kids with your friends.  The medals are limited. If you register for the event, you are guaranteed to receive a shirt and medal.  If you register ‘Late’, they are first-come after each event is finished. Turkey Chili & Turkey Hot Dogs included.

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Employer Opioid Strategy – Greenwood 8:00 am
Employer Opioid Strategy – Greenwood @ Fransiscan Hospital Indianapolis
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance[...]
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Employer Opioid Strategy – Bloomington 8:00 am
Employer Opioid Strategy – Bloomington @ Cook Group
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance[...]
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Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership 10:00 am
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and[...]
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – “Stop Telling Me What to Do … The Truth About Incentives and Motivation” 2:00 pm
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – “Stop Telling Me What to Do … The Truth About Incentives and Motivation” @ Zoom Webinar
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar - "Stop Telling Me What to Do ... The Truth About Incentives and Motivation" @ Zoom Webinar
It’s human nature to crave autonomy. Parents of toddlers will readily attest to this fact—their little ones want to do EVERYTHING by themselves and will defy their parents’ requests. No one, no matter their age,[...]
Easter Egg 5K & Egg Hunt – A Fun-Races Event 10:00 am
Easter Egg 5K & Egg Hunt – A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am
Easter Egg 5K & Egg Hunt - A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Easter Egg 5k run/walk benefits St Vincent de Paul. The 5K starts and finishes at historic Military Park  What else, you ask?  An Egg Hunt for everyone, kids and adults!  Why should our kids have all of[...]
Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run 5K – A Fun-Races Event 12:00 pm
Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run 5K – A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm
Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run 5K - A Fun-Races Event @ Military Park
Run or walk a 5K (3.11 miles) along a scenic route in downtown Indianapolis! The 5K begins (at noon) and finishes at Historic Military Park at White River State Park but the majority of the[...]