- 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
- Event Website
The highlight of the expo was hearing Deena Kastor speak. I was also able to meet her afterwards. I love that this sport offers us these opportunities. I think I could spend all day at expos.
Swag: the shirts were low quality and ugly, in my opinion. This was a PR race for me so I'll cherish the swag for that reason but the shirt is just not my style. My husband did the half marathon and loves his t-shirt, so to each their own. Upon finishing, we were given a race hat and medal, both very nice.
We stayed at a Holiday Inn by the Lucas Oil Stadium and had a short walk to the start/finish. I highly recommend staying within a mile walk from the start/finish. It was 28° when the race started. I wore several layers of clothes that I discarded before the gun went off. Aside from the cold, the weather cooperated with the exception of a head wind in the later miles.
Super flat. Lots of people qualified for the Olympic Trials that day. Very competitive field. The course offered lovely views of Indianapolis in autumn. There were more spectators than I expected with the chilly temps. Lots of great energy. Outstanding finish line.
Post race food options were lacking. The only warm food was pizza which looked a bit spent. I was also a bit spent and once the chills set in, I was ready to hobble back to the hotel. The race was a very positive experience for which I'm quite thankful. If you're on the fence and enjoy bigger races, go for it! Indianapolis is a fun city to explore.