What is the Indy Women’s Half Marathon?
The Indy Women’s Half Marathon was introduced to the central Indiana running community in August 2010 as the first women’s only half marathon in Indiana. In its five years, it has become the largest women’s running event in the state and a 13th largest Women’s half marathon in the U.S. In 2017, the race jumped to the 7th largest women’s running event in the country.

This event is special. A women’s only race offers a unique atmosphere, emotion, and camaraderie from women of all ages and abilities. Some race competitively, some for charities, some for loved ones or for reasons we may never know about, and some will run with friends decked out in colorful fashions. According to the 2014 Running USA industry report, there are 8.6 million female runners in the U.S. Within that group, half marathons are the fastest growing race distance. As Indiana’s largest women’s only running event, we hope you join us!

Where and when is the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon?
The Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon & 5K will be held on September 29, 2018. Late Registration and Packet Pick-up will occur on September 28, 2018 at The Indiana Historical Society, located at 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Why is the Race for Women Only?
To showcase and honor the strides women have made in the sport of running & walking.

Can Men Participate in Any Way?
Yes. We encourage you to be a spectator in supporting and cheering on your wife, sister, mother, friend and others. We encourage you to become a volunteer for the event – not just to support women, but to help the sport of running & walking.

Can I walk the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon?
All of our events are walker friendly. Please remember the course time limit for the half marathon is 4 hours.

Preparing for the Indy Women’s Half Marathon & 5k?
Warmup activities such as jogging and stretching for 10 minutes before can decrease injury and improve performance. Learn more training tips from Franciscan Health Sports Medicine.

Are jogging strollers allowed in the Indy Women’s 5k and Half Marathon portions of the race?
Yes, jogging strollers are allowed for the Women’s 5k and the Women’s Half Marathon and will begin at the back of the race behind the runners.

Can my friend or family member pick up my race packet for me?

When and Where is Packet Pick-Up?
Late Registration, Fitness Expo, and Packet Pick-up take place at The Indiana Historical Society, located at450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202. The expo will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 11a-8p. All packets MUST be picked up at the expo.

Please note: there is NO race day pickup or registration.

May I switch my registration from one race to another?
Yes! You can downgrade from the half marathon to the 5K online. To upgrade to the half marathon, email todd@carmelmarathon.com.

May I switch my registration to another person?
Yes! You can transfer your entry to another participant online.

What is the cancellation policy?
The Race Director, Official Medical Director and Indianapolis Police have the authority to cancel or delay the event for any reason such as extreme weather, accidents, city emergency, etc. No refunds or deferrals are allowed.

I want to make sure I am signed up. How do I confirm this?
You may have your confirmation resent from the online registration portal.

How can I volunteer to help with the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon?
Our volunteers help make this event possible. Volunteer in the days leading up to the race, at the Expo or on race day!

What is the time limit for the course?
Half Marathon and 5K time limit is 4 hrs. Both the half marathon and 5K will start at 7:30 AM.

What will the course be?
You can find all course information, including links to course map and elevation, on the Course Information page.

What is the minimum age for the half marathon?
The minimum age is 10 years unless the individual is approved by the event committee. For consideration email info@carmelroadracinggroup.com

Who receives a finisher’s medal?
Every individual who crosses the finish line within the time limit will receive a finisher’s medal for the event distance she completed.

Does the money from this event benefit a special cause?
The Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon & 5K has chosen to support the I.W.I.N. Foundation. Learn more about the I.W.I.N. Foundation at IWINFoundation.org.

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