Consistently ranks in the top-25 of marathons to BQ (per marathonguide.com)
Includes a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and a marathon relay!
Come to Carmel, Indiana, voted one of the best small town suburbs in the US. Our unique race-day format includes all race distances utilizing the same start AND finish line! This allows participants to arrive, prepare and start together then easily find each other at the finish. Marathon and half marathon runners start together in the south two lanes with the 10K and 5K together in the north two lanes of City Center Boulevard. The four lanes are separated by a grass medium for 300 yards until the first turn where the courses turn in opposite directions. The official start/finish area and all race activities are located next to the Palladium Music Center, at the corner of 3rd Avenue and City Center Drive. Free parking, shuttles from hotels, beer garden and more. Join us!
Why should you run Carmel? Here are the most common answers from our runners when surveyed:
One of the flattest Midwestern marathon and half marathon courses in the Spring
A race distance for everyone in our running group (offering a marathon, relay, half marathon, 10K & 5K)
All races are on Saturday starting at 8:00 AM (10K and 5K) and 8:10 AM (marathon and half)
Marathon course is a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier and has consistently been one of the 50th fastest in the US
Event offers both marathon AND half marathon pacers with marathon pacers running Boston qualifying times
Easy FREE parking at the expo and the start/finish area
Great fitting, gender specific tech shirts that actually breathe and are light weight
Custom-designed finisher medals unique for each distance
Finish line recovery area features the Indiana Spine Group Pancake Village serving pancakes to runners
Official Beer Garden features free beer to celebrate your day
Same start and finish location makes it ideal for spectators and families
Water and Gatorade approximately every 1.5 miles
The marathon has sold out the last three years! Register early to avoid the waiting list.