Indiana Spine Group 8K
All runners and walkers participating in the ISG 8K will utilize the same start and finish line as the Marathon and Half Marathon. Participants can begin entering their corrals at 6:45 a.m. for the 7:30 a.m. start. The ISG 8K course map can be found here. The awards for the ISG 8K will be presented at 8:30 a.m. on the west entrance of the Palladium in the center of the Tom Wood car display.
The ISG 8K course takes you north on Rangeline Road, through the Arts & Design District then north again Indiana's famous Monon Greenway Trail. Runners will then follow the Hagan-Burke Trail to Smokey Row Road, then to Keystone Boulevard. You will wind your way through a neighborhood then down the home stretch to the finish.
The 8K at the Carmel Marathon hosted the 2011 USA Track & Field's Men's 8K National Championship where the course record was set by then underdog Bobby Mack stopping the clock at 23:05, a 4:39 pace! Later, Mack's performance at our USATF National Championship was labeled his 'breakout' race and received the RRCA Runner of the Year award after multiple wins.
All participants will receive gender-specific tech shirts and a unique ISG 8K medal! Participants using baby strollers or baby joggers must start behind all runners and walkers.