ARCHIVED RACE: 17th Annual Community Health Network Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon @ Historic Fort Harrison State Park area, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on 20 October 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: 17th Annual Community Health Network Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 5K Run/Walk
  • Distance (Miles): 26.2M Marathon and Marathon Relay; 13.1M Half Marathon; 1M Kids Marathon and Fun Run
  • Date: 20 October 2012
  • Start Time: 08.30
  • Venue: Historic Fort Harrison State Park area
  • Best Time (Men): 02:35:30 for 2011 Marathon
  • Best Time (Women): 03:11:01 for 2011 Marathon
  • Organised By: Joel Sauer, Race Director
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

What Sets This Event Apart…
–One of the most beautiful Autumn Marathon courses you will find anywhere, this course has been described as “Enchanting” and “Surreal” by participants! “No ‘down’ spots along the entire course.” An amazing treat.
–The fantastic post-race atmosphere. After the race, hang out in the beautiful park setting of the former Army Parade Grounds of Lawton Loop. Enjoy music, fire pits, a free post-race meal, and a magical atmosphere where people simply want to relax, catch up with new and old friends, and enjoy their accomplishment on a beautiful autumn day.
–The Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon registration fees are some of the most reasonable in the country!
–We delight in paying attention to the details. Our Goal for participants: Exceed Expectations, Amaze Them!

Additional Event Highlights we are Proud to Share…
–This is our 17th Year, and we just LOVE putting on this event! A motivated race committee, consisting of friends, family, and runners who know what participants like, puts on a top quality event!
–The Indianapolis Marathon or Half Marathon has been chosen by Road Runners Club of America to be the RRCA United States Central Region Championship Event for each of the past three years. We have been chosen as the RRCA Marathon or Half Marathon Indiana State Championship event numerous times as well!
–Water is provided at 20 aid stations along the course as well as at the finish line.
–Gatorade is provided at 19 aid stations along the course as well as at the finish line.
–We have USATF Certified courses featuring Electronic timing and scoring. Instant Results at our Results/Awards Tent. Get your race results printout, including splits and positions, right after crossing the finish line. Did you win an age-group award or qualify for Boston? No waiting – you will know at once!
–Free Finishers Certificate for all Full and Half Marathon participants are available to order from photographer 2 weeks after event.
–2012 Indianapolis Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier for both their 2013 and 2014 races! Check the results page for 2011 Boston Marathon qualifiers.
–Enjoy the GREAT post-race atmosphere including a free post-race cookout for all participants.
–Perks include colorful technical T-shirts for all participants and outstanding finisher medals presented to Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, and 5K finishers.
–Plenty of FREE parking is available near the race site for all race weekend activities.
–Results are posted on our website for participant’s convenience at
–You’ll have fantastic course support with attentive volunteers.
–Race photos by Brightroom Professional Event Photography will be available at
–You can feel good about your participation in this event knowing that in 2011 this event helped raise over $150,000 for local charities … and we hope to do even more in 2012! If you have a charity that would like to participate in this race, please contact us.
–Late Registration will continue until the field is filled at 5,500 participants. There will be walk-up Late Registration on Race Weekend at Packet Pickup on Friday and Saturday if the field has not yet filled. Please check our website to see if the field has filled.

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