Carmel Marathon

Marathon Course Map

The Carmel Marathon (also a Boston Marathon Qualifying Event) will attract elite women and men from around the Midwest to compete for the special purse. Last year's event attracted participants from 39 states and five countries!

The start and finish line are located just north of the Palladium at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and City Center Drive (starting East on City Center Drive). We are one of a few marathons to utilize the same location for both the start and finish allowing friends and families to witness both without leaving the area. Staging will open at 6:45 a.m. with opening ceremonial remarks and National Anthem beginning at 7:15 a.m. followed by the 7:30 a.m. official start.

We are a walker-friendly event with a maximum course time of 6.5 hours or until 2 p.m. (15 minute pace/mile). The full marathon will be capped at 1,000 participants. The Carmel Marathon course highlights the picturesque views of Hamilton County, Carmel Clay Parks trails, spectator-friendly neighborhoods, Carmel Arts and Design Downtown District, The Monon Community Center’s Central Park, and the new state-of-the art Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. Music will help you unwind as you cool down and catch up with friends and family.

Gender-specific technical shirts will be provided for all participants, and as you cross the finish line you will receive a special Carmel Marathon Weekend Marathon finisher’s medal!

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for some volunteers for the Carmel Marathon. Please click here if you're interested in helping us out!