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Magnificent 7 Race Series

2024 Mag 7 Race Series


The Magnificent 7 Race Series consists of 21 races located within a 7-county area in south-central Indiana. Individuals who complete at least 7 of these races during a given year are automatically eligible for Series awards!

The Magnificent 7 Race Series is overseen by a volunteer committee of runners and walkers, who are active participants and dedicated to the common good of the Series. Please note, though, that each race in the Series is autonomous and managed by a local director, NOT the Mag 7 committee. Race directors set rules for their own races, but agree to meet a minimum set of standards required for Series inclusion.

The Magnificent 7 Race Series is indebted to our founder, Dr. Jerry Ruff. Dr. Ruff first organized the the Series in 1997, with a goal of encouraging broader participation in local races. He cobbled together a set of road races within a 7-county area and sought out sponsors to fund participation awards. His legacy lives on! (Dr. Ruff's contribution to local sports goes beyond the Mag 7. You can read more about his legacy in this nomination that advocates for him to be added to the Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame.)


The Mag 7 Race Series is located in south-central Indiana. Individual races can be found in Monroe, Owen, Lawrence, Morgan, Brown, Greene, Washington, Orange, and Jackson Counties.

Series Contact Info

If you have any questions about this series, please contact the series director at


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