Saturday, August 4, 2018

The 9th Annual Eagle Creek Trail Marathon

The Eagle Creek Trail Marathon remains #1 for urban based trail marathons across the USA. Offering the quarter, half and full marathon distances, this race is one you won’t want to miss!

What You Get at the Race

  • An unforgettable experience running the “Best Urban Based Trail Marathon” in the country (Trail Runner Magazine, 2011)
  • Choice of either the super soft Military Green Race Tee or Heather Gray Racerback Tank (or save some extra money and opt for no shirt during registration)
  • The amazing Finisher Medal for the 9th Annual Race – Every finisher receives the 5″ dark stained wood engraved with polished metal frame and sublimated ribbon. Worthy of a center position on display!
  • Free to download, professional, high-res, race photos. If you know us, we’ll have thousands to choose from.
  • Post-race trail-runner food and beverages… and snow cones!
  • A self gratifying sense of accomplishment that you conquered an event that only a small number of people get to do each year (remember the field is limited and this event will sell out!)

Register Now

2018 Event is Sold Out

Note:  This race is limited to the first 600 racers to make sure the trails are not overcrowded and parking remains under control.  

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT EVERY YEAR – DO NOT DELAY YOUR REGISTRATION

Host Hotel

We realize that Gen Con Indianapolis is the same weekend as this event, many hotels will be booked early and at much higher rates. 

We have secured a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott Carmel (Map Link) for $159/night but you must book prior to July 13th.

Courtyard Marriott Booking Link

Note: Friday Packet Pickup will be at this hotel from 3:00-6:00PM.

8th Annual Finisher Medal

Unique 5″ Finisher Medal – Wood engraved with polished silver frame and sublimated ribbon. Worthy of a center position on display!

Race Shirt Options

  • Choice of either the super soft Military Green Race Tee or Heather Gray Racerback Tank (or save some extra money and opt for no shirt during registration)

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Start Times – All times APPROXIMATE and designed to help spread out the field. ALL DISTANCES – Please be prepared to start at 7:30am:

  • Full Marathon: 7:30 am (Eastern Time)
  • Half Marathon: 7:35am (Eastern Time)
  • Quarter Marathon: 7:40am (Eastern Time)

Race Cutoff time: 2:30pm (Full Marathon runners must start their second lap before 10:45am)

Location: Eagle Creek Park’s Eagle Crest, Indianapolis Indiana

  • ** THIS IS NOT THE NORMAL SIDE OF THE PARK. If you have to enter through a gate house, you’re in the wrong place. **
  • Physical Address: 7201 Fishback Road, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Early Packet Pickup – Friday, August 3rd:

Race Day Packet Pickup – Saturday, August 4th:

  • 6:00am-7:15am
  • Race Start Location at Eagle Creek Park
Awards

All racers receive the custom finisher medal.  

NOTE:  Overall Top 3 Awards are presented as soon as the 3rd place finisher in each group finishes.  Age Group awards can be picked up at the awards table after you finish, just check the results screen and look for your place in the Age Group column.

Top 3 Male and Female in all Divisions

Age Groups Male & Female (Awards are 3-deep for fields greater than 100, 1-deep for less than)
Divisions:

  • Under 18
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+ Masters Division

You will automatically be entered into the correct division based on your age.

Course Information

Course Map:  View the Course Map

Course Description:

The Eagle Creek course is mostly single track through forested park around Eagle Creek Reservoir. About 90% of the course is extremely runnable, but there are a few sections with steep, but short hills with lots of roots. It allows you to open up your stride on the flat sections, yet has just enough technical sections to make it interesting.  
 
There will be a little bit of everything…but mostly single track through the woods going over roots and branches.  There is a grassy open section, and there is spot you will cross over a road and run on pavement for a short distance.
 
The out and back course is 13.1 miles in length, Half Marathoners will run this once and Full course racers will complete the course twice.

All events start and finish at Eagles Crest following the trails to the south, crosses the causeway on 56th Street (street will be closed) and then north into the trail system on the east side of the park.

The Quarter Marathon distance does not cross 56th street, this distance will turn around at the “Big Bear” before the road crossing.