Ho! Ho! Ho!

How about some Christmas Spirit this summer? Join many other festive runners this July in downtown Indianapolis for the first annual Christmas in July Half Marathon and 5K!

Indianapolis, Sat July 15, 2017

Hit the streets of Indianapolis for a super-fun and festive course with the start and finish at the Tow Yard Brewing Company on Madison Avenue with a free beer to 21 and older participants.

The Half Marathon will start at 7:00am so we can beat some of the summer heat. The 5K begins at 7:20am.

Don’t miss the fun!

Half-Marathon or 5K

Not feeling up to a half-marathon, then choose the 5K option and you can still join in on our Christmas-In-July party.

Both races begin in front of the Tow Yard Brewing Company which is located just south of South Street at 501 S Madison Avenue. The Half-Marathon begins at 7:00am. The 5K begins at 7:20am.

Review the routes below at RunGo and download their app for turn-by-turn instructions on your phone.  These routes are subject to change due to the City or construction. (latest revision 6-2-2017)

Half-Marathon Route (download)  rev. 7/6/2017
5K Route

Your Presents

After the Run

  • A complementary tasting of White Claw Hard Seltzer by Mike’s Hard Lemonade.
  • A free pint of craft beer from Tow Yard Brewing Company!
  • Soda will be available for those under 21, and those who prefer soda.

The Bling

Our medals and shirts are the best ever! We went out of our way to custom design race medals that are unlike any other you’ve ever seen! Our shirts are the best tech shirts. So comfortable!

You’ve never seen medals like these!

These may be two of the coolest race medals ever! The Half Marathon Finishers Medal is a Christmas Tree with 13 blinking lights! The 5K Medal is a Christmas Wreath with 5 blinking lights!

Half-Marathon Medal

5K Medal


These are the most comfortable t-shirts ever!

Made of flexible and breathable fabric, these super lightweight Leslie Jordan Maquis shirts are perfect for runners.


A free drawstring bag for whatever you want

Every runner will get a drawstring bag (see image below) to use as you please.  If you want to use it to check your gear, label it with your bib number.


We are all about giving and the following charities are being supported by a generous donation from proceeds of this race.

Toys For Tots John Boner Neighborhood Centers Thank You For Everything Everyday Inc.


Please thank our sponsors by checking them out and patronizing their business.

White Claw Hard Seltzer Aqua Systems Tow Yard Brewing Company SMRT Indiana Athletic Annex Star Timing & Results Crowne Plaza Hotel

If you want to join our prestigious list of sponsors, visit our sponsor page.