Yearly Events

Cardinal Greenways hosts many events each year, from walking and running to cycling, to meeting with Santa!

Cardinal 5K Run/Walk

Date: June 26, 2021

The Cardinal 5K is a fun/walk utilizing the Cardinal and White River Greenways.  We’ll have events in both Muncie and Marion. A timed, competitive race will be held starting and ending at the Muncie Depot and a non-competitive family run/walk in Marion at the Depot.

GGT Ride

Date: July 31, 2021

Take a tour on the Greenway choosing from one of multiple destinations utilizing the entire Greenway. We’ll have concurrent events in both Muncie and Marion. Muncie will offer multiple routes and distances up to 100 miles beginning and ending at the Wysor St. Depot. Marion will feature a Family Fun Ride with a single route starting and finishing at the Depot.

Cardinal WIN

Date: September 11, 2021

In honor of our long time event Walk Indiana we offer a  non-competitive walking event for people of all ages and abilities. Choose your distance of a 5K, 10K, 10 Mile and Half Marathon. Refreshments will be served at SAG stops along the way and at the finish.


Date: October 2, 2021

BikeTOURberfest is our autumn cycling event highlighting the beautiful Wayne County section of the Cardinal Greenway. Choose from multiple route distances between 5 and 56 miles with some combining the Greenway and beautiful fall colors on scenic country roads, with stops on each route will help get you through. Not a cyclist? Participate in the three mile fun run/walk!

BikeTOURberfest is the largest fundraising activity of the year for the Wayne County section of the trail and helps raise critical funds to help care for and maintain the 22.5 miles of the Greenway at the southern end of the system. With the trail much busier than usual we need your support now more than ever. As a private, non-profit trail we rely on this event, donors and supporters like you and private grants for 100% of our resources.

Because of Covid-19 this year we’re doing BikeTOURberfest a little differently. Instead of our usual event, you’re invited to register in support of the Cardinal Greenway and create your own tour! Walk, run, ride, hike, whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want. Take your tour any time between October 3 (the original date of the event) and October 31. We also want to see photos of your tour so we can share them on the event website and our social media channels.

Turkey Trot

Date: November 25, 2021

Turkey Trot is Cardinal Greenways’ classic Thanksgiving Walk/Run. The non-competitive event is for walkers and runners, and their dogs too, of all ages and abilities. Beginning at the Historic Wysor Street Depot at 8:00 a.m., participants have the option of walking or running different routes along the beautiful Cardinal Greenway and the scenic White River Greenway.  We ask that you bring a non-perishable food item. Participants are encouraged to wear something fun to show their Thanksgiving/Turkey Trot spirit. Hot cider, coffee, fruit and other refreshments are served at the Depot. It’s a fun event from beginning to end!