Events Update: April 2016


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You can help make staying at the Ronald McDonald House easier for our families by donating items from our Wish List.

Granola Bars

Liquid Laundry

Snack Items (Little

    Debbie's, Individual Chips
    and Pretzels)

Liquid Hand Soap
Dryer Sheets

Bottled Water

Pop Tarts

Cereal (Individual Servings)

Paper Towels

Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray

Please Join Us For Our Upcoming Events


Check out all of these fun and exciting events we have taking place over the next few months. Whether you're a runner, a golfer, a collector or prefer to spend your time in the kitchen -- there's a little something for everyone.


Community events are such an integral part to spreading awareness of our mission and allowing us to provide comfort and care to nearly 5,000 families each year. We are forever thankful for everyone involved -- from those who host the events to those that help spread the word. We can't wait to get the season started and hope to see you around at an event or two!

Carmel Marathon
Saturday, April 16


We are excited to announce that the Carmel Marathon has once again chosen our House as their charitable partner for 2016! The Carmel Marathon will take place April 16, 2016 at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN. The 6th Annual Carmel Marathon Weekend will offer a marathon, half marathon, Horizon Bank 8K and Carmel 5K.


Click here for registration information.


We are still in need of volunteers from 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, to help fill the Ronald McDonald House water station at the race. Volunteers are also needed for packet stuffing on Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12, from 2 - 9 p.m. (multiple shifts available) as well as Fitness Expo packet pick-up on Friday, April 15, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (multiple shifts available). Meals are provided if working over lunch or dinner.


Volunteer Benefits Include:

  • Free parking with shuttle service to your work area
  • Invitation to the Carmel Marathon Weekend volunteer appreciation post-race party
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments
  • Opportunity to be a part of Carmel's largest running event of the year!

Please contact Marketing Associate, Rachel Moehle, at if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!

Cooking for a Cause
Thursday, April 21


Join the House and IUPUI's Tourism and Event Management Department for a one-of-a-kind cooking class and competition on Thursday, April 21! Participants will join Indianapolis' own Tyler Herald, Executive Chef of Patachou, Inc. and Craig Baker, Executive Chef of Plow and Anchor in teams of three to four as they face-off to create the best dish for families staying at the House.


Individual Registration: $50

Participants will enjoy a chef-led cooking class, gourmet meal at the Ronald McDonald House and prizes for the winning kitchen.


Spots are limited. Click here to register.

Run, Walk or Bike at the 10th Annual Heroes for the House 5K 

Saturday, June 18

Get your teams together and run, walk or bike your way over to the NCAA Hall of Champions on Saturday, June 18 for the 10th Annual IREM Heroes for the House 5K! Sign up with your coworkers, business partners, family and friends, and compete for awards and prizes, all while raising money for the House!
The 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m. and will start at the NCAA Hall of Champions and course through the Indianapolis Downtown Canal. There will be a Rookie Run hosted for kids 10 and under. Whether you're competing or just coming out to enjoy the festivities, there's something for everyone.

Register online at
30th Annual Ronald McDonald House "Swing for Kids" Pro-Am Tournament
Thursday, June 23


Golf season is in full "swing" and we are busy planning for the 30th annual "Swing for Kids" Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 23, at Broadmoor Country Club. The tournament will pair one professional golfer with each amateur foursome and will begin with a shotgun start at 9:45 a.m. All golfers will receive a custom shirt and an opportunity to shop at our fabulous silent auction. Meals will also be provided. Registration information will be available soon!


View sponsorship opportunities here.


For more information, contact Development Officer, Sonya Robinson, at (317) 267-0605 ext. 227 or by e-mail at

12th Annual Pop Tab Drop on Monument Circle
Friday, July 15


It's that time of year again! Time to gather your pop tab collections and join us on Friday, July 15, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at our 12th Annual Pop Tab Drop on Monument Circle. The event will have fun for all ages, including food, games, live music and even an appearance by Ronald McDonald!

Sunday, August 28


MommyMile is an interactive, untraditional and viral 5K race/walk celebration honoring mothers. Filled with live music, high-end gift bags and more, the race is open to women in all walks of motherhood, from soon-to-be mothers to experienced grandmothers, and the friends and family that support them. MommyMile aims to empower women, encourage fitness and draw a community together to recognize one of the greatest gifts on Earth: motherhood. Registration information will be available soon.

Chicago Marathon - "Team RMHC"
Friday, October 7


Become a part of our network of hope, strength and support. Join us by running #forRMHC at the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and you'll receive:

  • Free guaranteed 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon entry (valued at $185 USD)
  • Official Team RMHC technical running shirt
  • Customized donation page & social media help to give family and friends an easy way to donate and show their support for you
  • Group marathon training programs through Coach Brendan Cournane (including complimentary virtual training program) or Chicago Area Runners Association
  • Pre-race pasta dinner on marathon eve
  • Access to Team RMHC hospitality tent including private gear check, restrooms, pre- and post-race snacks/meals, massages, entertainment and the "red carpet"

Interested? Sign-up today and 50% of proceeds will be donated directly to our House. The other 50% goes to support Houses all around the world. It's a win-win!

Save the Date: More Details to Follow


Taste...the Wine Regions of California

Friday, October 21

D'Amore, Events of Indianapolis


Wild, Wild Midwest Sporting Clays Shoot & BBQ

Saturday, September 17

Izaak Walton League - Kokomo, IN