White River Park, Sat July 14, 2018

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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

Indianapolis, Sat July 14, 2018

Hit the streets of Indianapolis for a super-fun and festive course with the start and finish at the White River State Park and a free pint of beer to 21 and older participants, thanks to our sponsors.

Both the Half Marathon and 5K are planned to start at 7:00am.

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.

The races start and finish in White River State Park. Start time for both races is planned for 7:00am and will run the same course for the first 3.1 miles.

Review the tentative routes below at MapMyRun 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 4-23-2018)

Half-Marathon Route
5K Route

Packet pick is on Friday, July 13th noon – 7:00pm at Escape Room Indy, 200 S. Meridian St., Suite 220, Indianapolis, IN 46225.  If you can’t make it Friday , we will have packet pick up race morning from 5:00-6:30 but it will be busy so come early.

Your Presents

After the Run

  • A complementary tasting of White Claw Hard Seltzer by Mike’s Hard Lemonade.
  • A free pint of craft beer!
  • 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 very comfortable tech shirts.

You’ve never seen medals like the ones we give out!

Expect the coolest race medals ever! The 2017 Half Marathon Finishers Medal was a Christmas Tree with 13 blinking lights! The 2017 5K Medal was a Christmas Wreath with 5 blinking lights!

Here is the 2018 finisher’s medal:


These are the most comfortable t-shirts ever!

Made of flexible and breathable fabric, this is the design of the 2018 shirt.


Hotel Accommodations

If you are traveling here from out of town, we have arranged for discounted rates at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station Hotel, 123 West Louisiana Street, Indianapolis (317-236-7458).  Use this special link for our group rate or call the hotel and indicate the group code ‘RCE’.  Hurry, as there are limited rooms at the discounted rate and a cut-off date for reservations will be published soon.


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


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

White Claw Hard Seltzer Aqua Systems Star Timing & Results Crowne Plaza Hotel Upland Brewery Top Golf

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