Saturday, September 3, 2016Sign Up Now!

Bring your running club, invite your family, grab your friends, it’s going to be a BOOM SHAKALAKA PARTY… Half Marathon & 5K. At this unique event we will give you an opportunity to run 13.1 miles, win prizes, dance to great music, and show off your bling on Monday morning with your impressive BOOM 13.1 or 3.1 Finisher Medal.

Do you BOOM? Come celebrate the Summer of 2016 with us!

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What You Get at the Race

  • Coveted BOOM Shakalaka finishers Medal… the 2016 Rotating Suncatcher!
  • Awesome BOOM Shakalaka HIGH QUALITY, SUPER SOFT Race Shirt in one of several colors for 2016
  • The first 100 Half Marathon entries will receive the BOOM 13.1 bag
  • And did we mention there would be Beer and a PARTY at the finish?
  • As always with 131 Events, the race is professionally chip timed event with results available on the screens, by text or on
  • In addition, all the photos taken at the Boom Shakalaka (and there will be lots!) are FREE for our participants! That’s right: all of the photos will be free to download, compliments of 131 Event Productions. Just another reason to celebrate the finish line!
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Where do I Run?

  • Run anywhere, alone or with your friends, outside or inside on the treadmill!

What do I Get?

  • Coveted BOOM Shakalaka finishers Medal… the 2016 Rotating Suncatcher!
  • The BOOM Shakalaka custom race bib, number 2016 to commemorate your run!
  • FREE US Shipping

How Much?

  • $18 through online close
  • You can add the awesome BOOM Shakalaka HIGH QUALITY, SUPER SOFT Race Shirt in one of several colors for 2016 for $12

When do I Run?

When do I receive my Swag?

  • We typically ship within 1-2 business days.
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2016 Finisher Medal

The 2016 BOOM Shakalaka Finisher Medal is a 4″ translucent “suncatcher”, the center rotates to capture the backlight beautifully!

2016 Race Shirt

The 2016 race shirt is an awesome triblend short sleeved shirt and super soft! And because Life is not Black & White, we have 4 different colors this year! We’ll have some fun and assign shirt colors randomly so you never know what you’ll get! (If you aren’t comfortable with this random selection, we do have an option to lock in your color on the registration site)


If you’re one of the first 100 Half Marathon entries, you’ll get the awesome BOOM Bag!

Custom Race Bib

Local racers and virtual racers will all receive a custom printed race bib to commemorate your run!

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Start/Finish & Party Location

Major Taylor Velodrome (Map Link)
Marian University 3649 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Packet Pick Up
Saturday, September 3rd – 5:30-6:30pm at the race start area

Party and Music
Saturday, September 3rd – Music starts at 5:30!

Race Start
Half Marathon starts at 7:00pm
5K starts at 7:05pm
Note: All runners must complete the course within 4 hours of the start time.

Registration Pricing

Online registration will close at midnight on Thursday, September 1st. Registration will be offered at Packet Pickup on Saturday at a modified price that will not include shirts if the race is not sold out.  Extra shirts can be purchased separately on Race Day if available.

Half Marathon Pricing

  • $55, first 50 registrations
  • $60, next 100 registrations (or 6/26 at Midnight)
  • $65 until Sunday, August 6 at midnight
  • $70 through Thursday, Sept 1 at midnight
  • SAVE $8 on your registration if you do NOT want the race shirt

5K Pricing

  • $30, first 50 registrations
  • $35, next 100 registration (or 6/26 at Midnight)
  • $40 through Sunday, August 6 at midnight
  • $45 through Thursday, Sept 1 at midnight

Virtual Pricing

  • $18, includes Finisher medal, custom race bib, FREE US Shipping (no service charges)
  • Option to add shirt for $12 ($15 for 2X or 3X)
  • Additional shipping options available for Canadian and International racers



All finishers…Half and 5k…will receive the Coveted BOOM Shakalaka Medal!

Half Marathon and 5K Overall & Age Group Awards

  • Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers
  • Age Group awards to the top 3 in the Half and first place only for the 5k in the following: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Course Information

Course & Format

boom-course-iconThis is a 4-lap Half Marathon course so you’ll be close to the party the entire time. Relay exchanges and the loop ends inside the Velodrome by the stage. There are aid stations approximately every mile that include music, fun, refreshments… and you may even find a snow cone or some other treat at each.

Headlamp or Flashlight Required:  If your finish time will take you past about 8:30pm, make sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight!  This course will be dark after that time.

Download the PDF Course Map or here’s an Interactive Course Map