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• Due to insurance requirements, no baby joggers, unofficial bicycles, roller blades, or animals will be allowed.

• No phone or fax entries are accepted.

• Only one participant is allowed per entry form.

• Re-assignment or name changes of entries are only permitted if you follow the transfer process found in the FAQs Section.

• The Waiver and Release of Liability MUST be signed in order to process your entry.

•Participants must maintain a 15:00/mile pace for the Full Marathon and 17:00/mile pace for the Half Marathon or they will be asked to retire from the event. Due to safety considerations and road closure permits, the enforcement of the time limit must be strictly adhered to. Please make sure that you are able to maintain this pace for your chosen event. In addition, there will be an 8 minute “grace period” to allow everyone to cross the starting line. To ensure the safety of all participants, any participant not maintaining this pace will be asked to retire from the event and will be taken back to the race site in an event vehicle.

Information Line: (317) 454-8519

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Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, October 17th from 11:00am – 9:00pm at the Sterrett Center, 8950 Otis Avenue (corner of Otis Avenue and Post Road). Parking will be free. There will be five or six expo booths at the packet pickup as well.

Special Note!

We ask that everyone come on Friday to pick-up their packets and enjoy the expo! Saturday morning we will offer packet pick-up for 1 hour between 6:30am -7:30am at the Sterrett Center. The address of the Sterrett Center is 8950 Otis Avenue, Indianapolis, 46216. This limited time is necessary as our focus on Saturday morning will need to be on preparing for the races. Pre-registered participants arriving after 7:30am to pick up their packets cannot be guaranteed they will be processed by the race start. Please come Friday! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. No packets will be mailed before or after the event.


Late Packet Pick-up 06:30am - 07:30am **Sterrett Center - by Race Site**
Marathon/Relay Begins 08:30am
Half-Marathon Begins 08:30am
Indy Marathon 5K Run/Walk Begins 09:00am
Post-Race Meal Begins 10:30am
Kids Marathon Check-in 11:30am - 12:30pm Kids Marathon registration and check-in will be located in the tent just South and West of the marathon finish line.
Half Marathon Course Closes 12:20pm
Kids Marathon/Fun Run Begins 12:45pm
Marathon Course Closes 03:10pm
Post Race Meal Ends 03:10pm

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Official pace groups will be offered by experienced marathoners for the 2015 Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon. There is no extra fee or need to formally sign up; merely look for the official pace group signs at the starting line. Pace groups will be offered as follows:

- Group #1: 3:40 Marathon Finish Time / 1:50 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #2: 3:50 Marathon Finish Time / 1:55 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #3: 4:00 Marathon Finish Time / 2:00 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #4: 4:10 Marathon Finish Time / 2:05 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #5: 4:20 Marathon Finish Time / 2:10 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #6: 4:30 Marathon Finish Time / 2:15 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #7: 4:40 Marathon Finish Time / 2:20 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #8: 5:00 Marathon Finish Time / 2:30 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #9: 5:30 Marathon Finish Time / 2:45 Half Marathon Finish Time.

- Group #10: 6:00 Marathon Finish Time / 3:00 Half Marathon Finish Time.

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All events (except the Kids' Marathon) will be timed using the electronic Timing Tag enclosed in your race packet. YOU MUST WEAR YOUR TIMING TAG ON YOUR SHOELACE TO GET TIMED AND SCORED! You also must wear your bib number visibly on the front of your body. Please make certain the information on your bib is correct before leaving packet pickup.

Instantaneous Results will be available to participants directly after the race! Go to our Results and Awards tent to receive your results printout including split times and age group / overall place. No more waiting around for the results to be posted! This has been a huge delighter to the participants!

All Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, and 5K finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.

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The Kids Marathon is a 1 Mile Fun Run for children in 5th Grade and under. It has been created to encourage children to exercise by establishing a fun and exciting goal for them to strive toward. The Kids Marathon will take place at 12:45pm on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The event Starts and Finishes at the Indianapolis Marathon Race Site. The Kids Marathon will be run during the Indianapolis Marathon and will share the finish line with the participants of the actual marathon! There will be hundreds of spectators present at the Marathon finish line to cheer for the kids. The kids are the "crowd favorites" and receive much encouragement.

Check-in and race day registration for the Kids Marathon will take place from 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Kids Marathon tent just south and west of the marathon finish line. Kids Marathon race numbers and shirts can also be picked up at the regular packet pickup location on Friday.

The race is not timed or scored. The purpose of the event is to have fun with physical fitness by striving for the marathon goal.

Kids Marathon Entry Form
Rules, Instructions & Mileage log (2 pages)

Kids Marathon - 1 Mile Run map (pdf)

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Relay teams may have from two to four runners to compete in the Indianapolis Marathon Relay Division. Teams may sign up online, or by paper entry forms. If using paper forms, all team members must complete a registration form and mail them in together as a package (same envelope) with total team payment.

Relay Exchange Zones

Leg 1
Start Line to Fort Harrison State Park Inn which is 1/4 mile North of Otis Avenue on Post Road. (5 miles)
Leg 2
State Park Inn to just past Full/Half split ... 250 meters inside Fort Harrison State Park Entrance (7.5 miles)
Leg 3
Fort Harrison State Park Entrance to Marathon Turnaround (6.55 miles)
Leg 4
Marathon Turnaround to Finish Line (7.15 miles)

Transportation will be provided to and from exchange zone #3. Exchange zones #1 and #2 are within walking distance of the race site (located approximately 1/4 mile and 7/8 mile from the race site). Online Registration requires 4 team members. If you will be competing with less than 4 team members, repeat the names of the runner(s) who will be running multiple legs so that the system will accept your entry.

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The Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon courses are open to Wheelchair and Handcycle participants, and there are some special challenges that we need to share in advance. Many features that make our courses so popular and special to the runners and walkers pose challenges for Wheelchair and Handcyle participants.

We have received feedback that the layout and surfaces make this course especially challenging for Wheelchair and Handcycle participants. There are two locations on the course that travel across mulch where participants enter the State Park and exit the State Park near 63rd Street and Lee Road. Approximately 5 miles of the Half Marathon course is on a bike path that will be challenging for Wheelchair and Handcycle participants due to the downhills and uphills on the path which are narrower than if run on a wider road. Once the Full Marathon course splits off from the Half Marathon course at mile 12.5, there are several locations where participants cross patches of grass transitioning from roads to bike paths and back.

As stated, the event is open to Wheelchair and Handcycle participants, and we feel it is important to explain the features of the course so that the athletes will know in advance these features and be prepared, to avoid unplanned surprises on race day allowing for athletes to have a positive experience! As stated, many features that make our courses so popular and special to the runners and walkers pose the challenges for the Wheelchair and Handcyle participants.

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The Marathon and Half Marathon courses will remain open and supported for all participants maintaining the following paces: Half Marathon 17 minutes per mile, and Full Marathon 15 minutes per mile. In addition, there will also be an 8 minute “grace period” to allow everyone this extra time to get across the starting line. This works out to finishing time limits of 3 hours 51 minutes for the Half Marathon and 6 hours 41 minutes for the Full Marathon. To ensure the safety of all participants, any participant not maintaining this pace will be asked to retire from the event and will be taken back to the race site on an event vehicle.

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