01/29/15 - Recycle your shoes and help the Indianapolis community!
Back on My Feet Indianapolis, a long-time charity partner of the Carmel Marathon Weekend, will collect gently used shoes at our expo on Friday, April 17, in collaboration with ShoeBox Recycling. Every pair that is recycled helps Back on My Feet Indianapolis raise funds to continue to promote independence in the Indianapolis homeless community.
Accepted: all types of wearable (no holes in the soles, or shoes that need cobbling or mending) pairs of men's, women's and kids shoes in all shapes, sizes and colors, including athletic shoes, cleats, work boots, dress shoes, casual shoes, sandals, heels, and flats; anything as long as they are gently used and re-wearable.
Not accepted: ski boots, heavy winter boots, roller skates/blades, ice skates, flip-flops/crocs, bedroom slippers and single shoes.
For more information, please click here.
01/28/15 - Introducing the Stay Healthy Hamilton County 5K
We are pleased to have the support of the Hamilton County Sports Authority, a division of Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. The Hamilton County Sports Authority supports the continued growth of youth sports in Hamilton County that contributes to local quality of life for residents, while providing outstanding opportunities for visitors to participate at premiere sports facilities. Learn more here.
01/14/15 - Race transfers now available
Need to change your event registration from the full marathon to the half marathon? 8K to 5K? This option is now available online! Please click here and choose "Race Switch."
Can't use your race registration as planned? You can now transfer your registration to a friend! Please click here and choose "Transfer to Another Participant." If the new participant also needs to change the event (downgrade to another race), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
01/09/15 - 2015 medals are in... will you earn yours in April?
Hot off the press: we've received the first shipment of our 2015 race medals!
Register now to earn your medal on April 18!
12/24/14 - A Christmas gift for you: 2015 medal preview!
Merry Christmas! Here's a preview of our 2015 Carmel Marathon and Half Marathon medals. Want one at the finish line on April 18? Register now!
12/15/14 - Vitality Bowls Pacing Team adds new group
The Vitality Bowls Pacing Team recently added a 3:00 hour pace group for the 2015 Carmel Marathon. Twelve percent of our 2014 finishers hit their Boston qualifier times! To view all marathon and half marathon pace groups, please click here.
12/03/14 - Carmel Marathon announces Olympic-style, name-only bibs for Marathon and Half Fields
December 3, 2014 - Today the Carmel Marathon Weekend unveiled a special promotion for their 5th anniversary in 2015. All participants in the marathon and half marathon fields will receive an Olympic-style, name-only bib.
"We are extremely excited about the excitement this will create," said race director Todd Oliver. "Until now, only elites in certain races or in the Olympics received the personalized bibs. At Carmel in 2015 the entire field will look like elites, and it will provide the spectators easy viewing of the names."
Runners will automatically have their last names printed on the bibs with the exception of names more than 11 characters or if a participant does not want their name listed. In those two scenarios, the participant can type in another option or opt for the traditional bib number.
Small numbers will be listed below the names for backup scoring and gear check.
Registration for all events is available here.
08/06/14 - Carmel Marathon Ambassader Program
We are thrilled to be accepting applications for our brand new ambassador program for the 2015 Carmel Marathon.
Ambassadors will come from a variety of running backgrounds. They will be energetic and loyal supporters of the Carmel Marathon Weekend. They must be wiling to keep those in their running community informed and motivated about the race.
We will accept ambassadors for each distance - 5K, 8K, half and full marathon as well as both local runners and runners from each region of the country.
• Local Ambassadors must have participated in the 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 Carmel Marathon
• Ambassador must be committed to participating in the 2015 Carmel Marathon
• Ambassador must be willing to promote the Carmel Marathon at runs and events (running stores, races, running clubs, etc.)
• Ambassador must be willing to interact with the Carmel Marathon on our social media channels
• Ambassador must be willing to blog about the Carmel Marathon
• Race Weekend Support – One Volunteer Shift at expo
• Complimentary Race Registration
• Official Carmel Marathon Ambassador Gear
• Discounts on two Additional Carmel Road Racing Group Events
• Profile hosted on The Carmel Marathon Website with picture, a short paragraph, link to your blog and social media
• Post race VIP Tent Access
• Additional incentives based on involvement
07/06/14 - Carmel Marathon Adds 5K for 2015, Changes Start Time for the Horizon Bank 8K
(Carmel) Carmel Marathon has announces the addition of the Carmel 5K along with a start time change of the Horizon Bank 8K for 2015!
"We are excited about the changes for 2015," stated Race Director Todd Oliver. "The addition of the Carmel 5K will allow more people to enjoy to our event. The 5K is one of the most popular distances for run/walks and a great distance for beginners or for those used to racing that distance."
The Carmel 5K will start at the same time as the Horizon Bank 8K and both events will start at the same time as the marathon and half but from a different starting corral. "The decision to move the 8K start time to 7:30 AM, along with the 5K start, allows all participants and spectators to enjoy the Opening Ceremonies, National Anthem and countdown to start. This will bring over 4,000 participants to our start line making the 2015 the biggest to date."
The marathon and half marathoners will be running east using the 2 lanes south of the meridian with the 8K and 5K participants running east using the 2 lanes north of the meridian. All events will finish at the same finish line.
04/14/14 - 2014 Race Photos now Posted!
Photos for the 2014 event can be found HERE
If you have questions regarding your photos, please contact Steve at Star Photo at email@example.com.
Save the date for the 5th Annual event scheduled for April 18th, 2015.
03/06/14 - Carmel Marathon Registration sets record for 2014
(Carmel, IN) It maybe only the fourth year for the event but 2014 will be another record year in the marathon! The event had 1,000 participant cap in 2013 but had it lifted after discussions with local police and the addition of wave starts. The marathon is now the 2nd largest marathon in the state and the half marathon moved from 10th to 7th on the half marathon chart.
The event moved up a week from its traditional third week in April time because of the lateness of Easter in 2014. Its plan is to shift back to the third week in 2015 with April 18th as its event date.