Carmel Marathon presented by Franciscan Health
Start time: 8:10 a.m.
Profile: Flat to rolling
Participants: Capped at 1,200
Time Limit: 6.5 hours (15:00 / mile pace)
The Carmel Marathon presented by Franciscan Health course starts and finishes north of the Palladium on City Center Drive. The course highlights picturesque Hamilton County, Carmel Parks, and the Arts and Design District before returning to the Center for the Performing Arts. Runners pass by the start / finish line at the halfway point, getting a boost from spectators before starting the second half of the course.
In 2023, nearly 25% of finishers ran a Boston Marathon qualifying time, and the Carmel Marathon has been in the top 10 of Boston qualifying events.
Race Week Schedule
Friday, April 12
Expo: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Drury Plaza Hotel
9625 N Meridian St.
All runners must pick up their packets at the expo. There will be no packet pickup on race day.
Saturday, April 13
City Center Dr and 3rd Ave
7:30 a.m. Runners to their corrals
7:45 a.m. Opening ceremonies
7:52 a.m. National anthem
8:00 a.m. 5k and 10k start
8:10 a.m. Marathon and Half start
11:25 a.m. Cut-off time for 2nd loop
2:40 p.m. Marathon cut-off time