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The Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon courses start with a loop through historic Fort Benjamin Harrison along the tree-lined Fort Parade Grounds. The course then heads North for a loop through Fort Harrison State Park. The Half Marathon then returns to the finish line while the Marathon continues through the State Park to Fall Creek Parkway. This begins a beautiful, flat, tree-lined, creek side, out and back stretch along Fall Creek Corridor Park before retuning to the finish line via the State Park.

All 2014 courses remain the same as 2013!


Full Marathon Video (YouTube)

Half Marathon Video (YouTube)

2014 Full/Half Marathon Course Map (pdf)


2014 Elevation Chart (pdf)


5k Video (YouTube)

2014 5K Course Map (pdf)


2014 Finish Area Map (pdf)


2014 Kids Marathon 1 Mile Course Map (pdf)

Kids Marathon Video (YouTube)



USATF Course Certification numbers:
Marathon - IN09039MW
Half Marathon - IN09038MW
5K - IN09041MW

 

COURSE DIRECTIONS

Start: at Fortune Academy School (8755 E. Otis Avenue, Indianapolis, 46216)
West on Otis.
North on Lawton Loop West Drive.

East on Funston.
North on Lawton Loop East Drive.
East on Kent.
North on Post Road.
West on Shafter Road (into State Park).
Continue West on Bike Path where Shafter Road ends.
South on Boy Scout Road.
East on 56th Street.
North on Post Road.
East on 59th Street.
North on Lee Road to turnaround at the VFW, North of 63rd Street
South on Lee Road.
West at 63rd Street on short mulch path into State Park .
North on paved Bike Path (follow main bike path to Delaware Lake).
South on Clark Road by Delaware Lake.
West on Bike Path just North of Shafter Road.
South on Bike Path “connector” at West end of Shafter Road.
East on Shafter Road.
North on Clark Road.
East on Bike Path just North of Shafter Road.
Continue on Bike Path back to short mulch path to leave State Park.
South on Lee Road.
West on 59th Street.
Full/Half Marathon Course Split at 59th and Post Road ...

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Half Marathon Course - After Split: from 59th & Post Road

South on Post Road.
West on Kent Avenue.
South on Lawton Loop East Drive.
West on Otis Avenue to Finish Line in front of Fortune Academy School.

Full Marathon Course - After Split: from 59th & Post Road

West on Shafter Road (into State Park)
Continue West on Bike Path where Shafter Road ends.
West at Boy Scout Road crossing bridge.
South on Fall Creek Greenway Running Path
South on Fall Creek Parkway (curves Southwest)
Stay on Fall Creek Parkway approximately 4.5 miles to Marathon Turnaround

Course takes Running Path UNDER 56th Street and Emerson Avenue

Turnaround is approximately 500 meters North of 46th Street on Fall Creek Parkway.
After the turn-around, run back North(east) on Fall Creek Parkway.
After passing under 56th Street on running path, continue all the way to Boy Scout Road bridge.
East to cross bridge.
East on run path into State Park (Boy Scout Road turns South).
East on Shafter Road.
South on Post Road.
West on Kent Avenue.
South on Lawton Loop East Drive.
West on Otis Avenue to Finish Line in front of Fortune Academy School.

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AID STATIONS AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL

Water will be provided at 20 Aid Stations along the course (approximately 1.25 mile intervals). Gatorade will be provided at 19 Aid Stations along the course (approx. 1.25-mile intervals). Water and Gatorade will be provided at the Finish Line as well. Food will be provided at the finish. Every mile will be marked on the road and on a stand-up sign. Amateur radio personnel will be present at each Aid Station and at other positions along the course. Portable restrooms will be located at approximately 3-mile intervals. If you need to drop out of the race, please make every effort to report to the nearest Aid Station so that your name and bib number can be recorded - even if you require no medical assistance. A race vehicle will take you back to the finish area.

Medical personnel will be stationed at various sites throughout the course to provide medical assistance. Participants requiring medical treatment may be transported to an area or downtown hospital for treatment in an emergency room facility. It will be at the discretion of the on-scene medical personnel to determine which facility will be used. Anyone transported to a facility and treated will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider for services rendered.

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SPECIAL INFORMATION

There will be a "Seeded Runner" area at the front of the starting field. Seeded runners will be identified by their race bibs. All other runners should self-seed their starting positions according to the pace signs at the starting line.

VERY IMPORTANT! 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 be taken back to the race site on an event vehicle.

Several parts of the course are an "out and back" format. Participants should stay to the right when facing other oncoming participants at all times. The entire course is marked with white arrows.

The Full and Half Marathon courses run together for the first 12.5 miles. When you return to the intersection of 59th Street & Post Road at the entrance to Fort Harrison State Park, the Marathon continues straight into the park while the Half-Marathon turns left onto Post Road and proceeds to the finish line. The roads are clearly marked and plenty of volunteers will direct participants.

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  Contact the Info Line: 317.826.1670 info@indianapolismarathon.com