(Virtual Registration, Virtual Transfers and Deferrals are still available-

 see info below)

Updated as of June 29, 2020

As of June 29, 2020, we are still planning on having the Carmel Marathon on Saturday, October 17th.  While the City of Carmel continues to monitor the on-going safety issues with COVID-19, we do not have a final approval from the City at this time. Once we are 100% certain that we can host our annual race, we will notify all participants as well as make announcements via Social Media and our website.  Registration for our Virtual option is still open here: VIRTUAL REGISTRATION.



Updated as of April 27, 2020

The safety and well being of our participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators is always our top priority. As we prepare for the 10th Anniversary, Carmel Marathon Weekend,  we're closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19.  That includes staying in close contact with the City of Carmel and using updates from the city's public Health Department as well as the State of Indiana, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization to help us plan an event that everyone can enjoy safely.

As of today, our postponed date of June 14th has been cancelled by local officials.  Indiana is making strides in flattening the curve of COVID-19 but not enough progress has been made for a June event.  Registration is paused as we work with city officials on a potential fall date. We will continue to update you as we have any new information or details.




Updated as of March 26, 2020

2020 Carmel Marathon race date is


As a reminder, the 2020 Carmel Marathon Weekend, originally scheduled for April 4th, has been postponed.   We are excited about celebrating the 10th anniversary with you and celebrating our nation’s victory over COVID-19. Please continue social distancing so we can run together on again soon.

With the forced postponement, we know that a new date presents challenges for some.  We want to remind you of the options we are offering if you are currently registered in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and marathon relay.  As of today, here are your options:

2021 Deferrals: 

You may defer your 2020 Carmel Marathon race entry to the April 3, 2021 Carmel Marathon Weekend. (Please log into your Race Roster account and transfer your current registration to 2021 Deferral. There is no cost to do this.) 

To Defer your Entry: Click Here

2020 Virtual Option:

You may transfer your entry to the 2020 Virtual option. (Please log into your Race Roster account and transfer your current registration to the 2020 Virtual option. There is no cost to do this.) For details on the Virtual Run, please see our Virtual Web page.

To Transfer to the Virtual Option: Click Here

To download instructions on how to transfer your registration to Virtual or to Defer, CLICK HERE

To submit your Virtual Race Results

Additional information can be found on our Virtual Run Webpage.



Updated as of March 16, 2020


Dear Carmel Marathon Weekend Participants,


As we have noted in our last update, we have been working hard to secure a postponement date for this year’s Carmel Marathon.  We will continue to monitor the ongoing changes and developments with regard to the COVID-19 virus and follow the recommended guidelines to beat the virus.  


As an organization we are always committed to staging safe events and it has become clear that holding the Carmel Marathon on April 4 would be nearly impossible during a time when resources such as medical teams, volunteers, and vendors may be strained under the impact of this situation.  The health and safety of our community, participants, volunteers and spectators come first along with supporting our partners in their efforts.


Participant Update: registered participants have the following options to choose from:


  • Automatically entered in the new race date which is TBD.  No action is required.

  • Transfer your entry to Virtual.  Participants will receive their bib, shirt and medal once they have logged into their account and changed their entry to “virtual” and completed the distance.  Detailed information will be emailed.

  • Defer your entry to April 3, 2021.


We know there will be many questions about the above options. In order to answer these and many other questions, please visit our FAQs below.


Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We are so appreciative of our running community and love being able to put on exceptional races for you.

Todd Oliver,

Race Director



Frequently Asked Questions:


Is the Carmel Marathon Weekend Still Happening?

Yes, the race has been postponed to a new date TBD,

Do I need to do anything with my registration to particpate in the postponed date (which is still TBD)?

If you plan to run with us in 2020, your current registration will automatically transfer to the new date. No need to do anything.

What are my options if I don't want to participate in 2020?

If you can't participate on race day, which is TBD, you have the following options:

Virtual Run: 

All participants will need to transfer his/her current registrations to Virtual. You can do that on our Registration page HERE:


You can defer your entry to the 2021 Carmel Marathon. Race deferments need to be submitted through our registration platform HERE. 

Can I receive a refund if I cannot participate in 2020?

It is our policy that we do not offer refunds if you cannot attend the race in person. 

Can I change my registration to a different race distance?

Yes! Downgrades will be available for all race distances. 

- Downgrades from the half and full to the 10K or 5K are $10

- Downgrades from the Marathon to the Half Marathon are $20.


Upgrades to a longer distance need to be made by email Here.

Downgrades can be made HERE: 

Can I transfer my race registration to a different person?

You may transfer your entry to another participant for a $10 transfer fee. The current registered person must provide CRRG Events with the email address of the person transferring in to initiate the transfer process.  You can send transfer emails HERE.

Where is the 2020 Carmel Marathon Fitness Expo?

Due to the postponement of the race, this info is TBD.

What do I do with my Hotel reservation?

If you have a reservation with one of our official partner hotels, please contact them directly. We have been in direct communication with the hotels and it is our understanding that the hotels have availability and transfer options.

Are there any other changes to the 2020 Carmel Marathon Weekend?

We are monitoring the current COVID-19 situation daily and will post additional information, details and changes as soon as we have them.  As always, please watch our website, email and social media platforms for additional information.

Click here to read more.

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