Which marathon claims to be the only marathon in a U.S. National Park?
What you get:
No time to pick up your packet?
If you’d like to have your packet mailed to you, sign up online by December 27th and we’ll mail your shirt, bib and race packet to you during the week of the 28th.
All racers receive a 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.
DO NOT USE the north gate, use the main/south gate of the park, 7400 W. 56th Street.
Please note that park gate fees will be collected upon entry into the park.
Race Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Race Field: Limited (and this one sells out a month in advance)
4:00pm-7:00pm Packet Pickup at The North Face
8702 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240
4:30pm Packet Pickup (NO REGISTRATION), Race Start Area
6:00pm Race Start
Race Start:This will be a chip timed start, your time does not start until you cross the line. In order to spread out runners and reduce the “hole-shot” backup, we will start racers in waves of approximately 30-40 racers at a time. Full Marathon runners will be started first and given an approximate 5 minute head start. After that, please self seed according to the announcer’s instructions.
Chip Timing: All distances chip timed by MyLaps Bibtags system. The chips are attached to the back of your bib and are disposable so we do not need them back. Please wear your bibs on the front of your body and do not cover with heavy coats.
Parking: There is parking available in the park. Use the beach area lots first. Parking along the road is ok, but do not drive on the grass.
Light required: Headlamp or flashlight is required during this race
Facilities: Portables Only, at the start and each aid station
Please make sure to read the FAQ Section of this website for additional race details.
The full marathon is reserved for runners capable of finishing within the 5.5 hour time limit. This is a tough race to complete in that amount of time so we’re requiring runners to submit proof of finish time. For your entry to be accepted, you’ll need to email prior race results showing one of the following:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to 5 days for verification. If you are not approved you will receive a 100% refund of your race entry.
In 2016 we’re introducing the Fire & Ice Challenge. This medal will be presented at the Summer Night Trail Marathon to all racers that complete both the Winter Night Trail Marathon and the Summer Night Trail Marathon (any distance, but you must finish).The 2016 Eagle Creek Trail Marathon on July 30 is not part of this award, but if you’re racing for bling, you won’t want to miss this one… JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE IT!