Carmel Marathon, Carmel Half Marathon, Carmel 8K, and Carmel 5K. All events will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, starting at 7:30 a.m. Eastern.
7:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
7:20 a.m. National Anthem
7:25 a.m. Final Pre-Race Announcements
7:30 a.m. Start of All Events
8:30 a.m. 8K and 5K Awards Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
11:15 a.m. Marathon Awards Ceremony
Cash Awards Ceremonies will take place on the west entrance of the Palladium by the Tom Wood car display. Age group awards will be distributed at the Results Tent
The Marathon (#IN11008GAN), Half Marathon (#IN11007GAN) and 8K are all USATF certified. All races will begin at 7:30 a.m., and will begin and finish at the Palladium at the corner of 3rd Avenue and City Center Drive. View the course maps here.
No, we have discontinued these divisions due to the narrowness of the course during the park sections.
Yes, there will be bands, DJs and cheer groups along both the half marathon and marathon routes. We encourage interested music groups to contact us as we are always seeking more.Return to top of page
All events are walker-friendly including the marathon and half marathon. With a 7:30 a.m. start, the marathon and half marathon courses have a maximum course time of 6.5 hours or until 2 p.m. The 8K and 5K also start at 7:30 a.m. and do not have time restrictions. Any runner/walker that fails to maintain the minimum pace will be asked to get in the SAG Wagon or asked to walk on the sidewalk. The Finish Line will officially close at 2 p.m..Return to top of page
iPod or other music devices are allowed but we ask that you stay safe and aware by keeping volumes at a low level in case of emergency. Rule 144.3 of USA Track and Field enables race directors to choose to allow the use of headphones by runners in non-championship races. The only exception to this new rule is those elite athletes competing for money are not allowed to use iPods or music devices.Return to top of page
Online registration closed Thursday, April 20th, at 11:59pm. You can register in person at the expo on Friday, April 21st.
You can receive a copy of your confirmation via email here.
The deadline for online participant transfers and race distance changes has passed. You may still make these changes in person at the expo on Friday, April 21st.Return to top of page
Packet Pickup is located at the Fitness Expo, hosted by the Monon Community Center at 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032. The Expo is free and open to the public on Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be NO Packet Pick up or Race day Registration on race day.Return to top of page
Yes with a copy of email entry confirmation.Return to top of page
Yes! We realize that training can go much better than expected, or maybe not quite as expected. To switch to a longer event, participants must pay an upgrade fee dependent on distance. There is a small change fee to switch and drop to a shorter race; no money will be refunded for changing distances to a shorter event. The deadline for online participant transfers and race distance changes has passed. You may still make these changes in person at the expo on Friday, April 21st. This is the ONLY way a race switch can take place. Once the race has started, do not change distances. This kind of change is problematic for our timers and causes re-work on results (and sometimes awards). It will also get you disqualified from the event. If this happens accidentally or unintentionally, PLEASE visit the timing tent so that we can take you out of the incorrect results. Return to top of page
Yes! The deadline for online participant transfers and race distance changes has passed. You may still make these changes in person at the expo on Friday, April 21st. Return to top of page
Unfortunately, we do not offer either refunds or deferrals. However, you can transfer your registration to another participant (please see above).Return to top of page
Carmel Marathon Weekend does not offer a race-specific pasta meal. Carmel and Hamilton County have many dining options. Also, Whole Foods will be offering a very special $1 pasta meal ($4 for non-participants). More information can be found in your race packets and on the Dining Page here. Return to top of page
We’ll help you out! There will be a vehicle following the marathon and half marathon. Anyone who cannot finish or cannot keep the minimum pace will enjoy a free ride back to the post race area.Return to top of page
The Carmel Marathon Weekend will be using MyLaps disposable timing tags. Participants must still wear their pre-assigned bib number to enter the pace corrals.Return to top of page
Participants must be at least 12 years of age on race day to register for the Half Marathon and 16 years of age to register for the Marathon. There are no age minimums for the 8K or 5K but all youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and all those under the age of 16 must have a parental waiver signed.Return to top of page
The only events in which strollers, baby joggers, and wheelchairs are allowed in are the 8K and 5K. There are no exceptions for the Marathon or Half Marathon. For the 8K and 5K, baby jogger and stroller participants must start at the back of the field for safety. Only registered participants are allowed on the courses. Any adult person not wearing a race bib will be removed immediately.Return to top of page
Our event shirts are gender specific! If you need to exchange sizes, we may have additional sizes available at the Expo Shirt Exchange or the apparel trailer onsite parked in the Finish line area.Return to top of page
Carmel Marathon Expo: Monon Community Center, 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032 317-848-7275
Start and Finish for all events: 3rd Avenue and City Center Drive
Event Parking: Parking garage and open areas south of the finish line on 3rd Avenue, College Drive and Congressional Blvd in Carmel, Indiana
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Hotel Shuttle Info:
Shuttles will run on race day from our official hotels to the Start/Finish area from 5:15 to 8 am. All buses will drop-off runners at Gradle Drive and 3rd Avenue (2 blocks south of the Start/Finish line). These shuttles will run on a continuous basis. After 8 a.m. the shuttle will run approximately once per hour through 2:30 p.m. Click here for the shuttle map.
Packet Pickup Shuttle:
A shuttle van will run Friday evening for packet pickup from our official hotels from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Yes. The gear check will be located just west of the Center Green on 3rd Avenue (at the end of the finish chute). The drop off and pick up will be at the same location.Return to top of page
Yes, for the half marathon and marathon, there will be four corrals: A, B, C, and D. You will be assigned a corral (listed on your bib) based on the estimated finish time you provided when you registered. Our pacers will also line up in the corrals with signs indicating their pace and finish time. We ask you to line up accordingly. You may move back to a later letter corral (example: from A to C) if you desire, but please do not move forward beyond your assigned corral. For the 5k and 8k, there will be pace signs in the starting area. Please line up accordingly. Each corral of the half marathon/marathon will be released to start at 90 second intervals. 5 minutes after the last half marathoner has started, the 5k and 8k race will begin.Return to top of page
Each course is slightly rolling but fast and scenic with less than 200 foot elevation change over the entire distance. There are long but rolling straights, scenic running/walking paths through parks, various urban and semi-rural landscapes and a finish you will not forget!
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Each water station will contain water, PowerAde and port-o-lets. Click here for water station locations marked on course maps. Water stations will not offer chews, etc. but water stations M and P will offer GUs (see below). The water stops will be staffed with medical personnel from our Official Medical partner, Franciscan Health. Please plan ahead and bring what you have trained with!Return to top of page
Yes! Interested spectators, friends, and family can sign up here for live runner tracking that will email or text when their runner has passed over timing mats on-course and at the finish. Marathon and half marathon tracking updates will occur at the start, various points along the course, and the finish. 8k and 5k updates will occur at the start and finish line only.
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Yes! GU will be offered at the following water stops:
- Water stop M = mile 10.7 for half marathoners and mile 17.9 for the marathoners
- Water Stop P = mile 22 for the marathoners
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