Student Organizations

Running Club

The Indiana University School of Optometry Running Club welcomes runners and walkers of any caliber to join us. Faculty, staff, students, and anyone with an enthusiasm for running can join in the fun! We typically meet to run on the weekends and have scheduled races in the fall and spring that will work toward your specific running or walking goal.

Annually, we run in the Jill Behrman 5K and the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K. Both are charity runs with proceeds going to great causes. We also schedule longer runs. Over 20 of us participated in Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Festival Half Marathon.

Whatever your pace or skill level, our running club provides great support and motivation for any mileage. The diversity of our group allows for guidance on how to approach any race from 5Ks to marathons. So whether your goal is to lose weight, get into shape, or shave time off your races, come out and join us!

If you’d like to join us for a run, sign-up to place on our leaderboards or just want further information concerning the club, please join us online at or please contact Dr. Todd Peabody at