Carmel Marathon


The Carmel Marathon (also a Boston Marathon Qualifying Event) will attract runners from around the Midwest to compete for the special purse and large-scale marathon event feel. Last year's event attracted participants from 37 states and 5 countries!

The start and finish lines are located north of the Palladium at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and City Center Drive. Runners and spectators enjoy the unique opportunity of seeing their friends, family or running partners start and finish in the same location. Staging starts at 7:30 AM with opening ceremonial remarks and National Anthem beginning at 7:50 AM followed by the 8:00 AM official start.

We are a walker-friendly event with a maximum course time of 6.5 hours after the last marathoner and half marathoner cross the start line, or until approximately 2:30 PM (15 minute pace/mile). The marathon course highlights the picturesque views of Hamilton County, Carmel Clay Parks trails, the Arts and Design District then back to the Center for the Performing Arts.

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

Register for the Carmel Marathon here.