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Carmel Marathon Course

Carmel Marathon presented by Franciscan Health

26.2 Miles

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

Event Details

Elevation

The marathon course is flat to rolling and highlights some of the most beautiful parts of Carmel.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be at the following locations on course, and include water and Gatorade Endurance.

1.5 | 2.7 | 3.9 | 5.4 | 7.3 8.9 | 10.4 | 11.7 | 13.1 | 15 | 16.5 | 18 | 19.6 | 20.7 | 22.1 | 23.6 | 24.8

Pacers

There will be pacers for the marathon running the times below. Pacers will line up in the start corrals with signs indicating their pace and target finish time. Running with a pacer is free and no additional registration is required -- just show up at the start line and introduce yourself to your pacer.

3:00 | 3:05 | 3:10 | 3:20 | 3:25 | 3:30 | 3:35 | 3:40 | 3:50 | 3:55 | 4:05 | 4:20 | 4:35 | 4:50 | 5:05 | 5:20 | 5:30 | 6:00 | 6:30

Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and the top 3 in each age group for each gender. In addition, there will be a prize purse for the top 3 for each gender:

1st place overall Male and Female: $750

2nd place overall Male and Female: $500

3rd place overall Male and Female: $250

Course Record Bonus: $300 in addition to prize purse above

Age groups:

16-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70-74 | 75-79 | 80+

Course Records

Overall course records:

Male: 2:18:18 (Jack Beakas, 2023)

Female: 2:33:42 (Parley Hannan, 2023)

Age group course records:

Age Group
Female Record
Male Record
16 - 19
3:14:32 | Michelle Kent | IN (2015)
2:45:41 | Jonas Bietz | WI (2018)
20 - 24
2:43:30 | Sarah Sibert | NY (2022)
2:18:18 | Jack Beakas | IN (2023)
25 - 29
2:33:42 | Parley Hannan | ME (2023)
2:20:49 | Steven Froeschle | IA (2022)
30 - 34
2:42:13 | Leah Thorvilson | AR (2012)
2:21:46 | Jesse Davis | IN (2013)
35 - 39
2:40:17 | Ziyang Liu | WA (2021)
2:23:14 | Jesse Davis | IN (2019)
40 - 44
2:49:21 | Nickie Luse | OH (2023)
2:29:11 | Mark Guyer | IN (2023)
45 - 49
3:05:16 | Tonya Nunn | IL (2019)
2:45:02 | Ryan Michalski | IN (2023)
50 - 54
3:03:17 | Lucie Sulewski | IN (2021)
2:42:36 | Thomas Lentz | OH (2018)
55 - 59
3:27:54 | Vicki Gundrum Gerrein | KY (2021)
2:53:02 | Michael Mallon | IA (2022)
60 - 64
3:40:15 | Maria Sutton | IL (2022)
3:18:47 | Perez Madison | IN (2022)
65 - 69
4:04:25 | Patricia Bales | KY (2022)
3:13:01 | Yuan Gao | CHINA (2023)
70 - 74
4:47:08 | Ellen Pope | NM (2022)
3:42:48 | John Jenk | WI (2019)
75 - 79
5:07:05 | Darrell Heineman | IN (2023)
80+
6:05:11 | Jim Simpson | CA (2023)

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