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IN Urban Wilderness Run


Event Overview

Did you ever imagine that you could complete an entire 1/4 Marathon (just a bit longer than a 10k) completely on soft surfaces in the heart of downtown Indianapolis?  We’ll be doing just that during this inaugural Indiana Urban Wilderness trail run!  The course is an out & back loop that will have you running across grass, dirt & crushed limestone paths along the Fall Creek & White River corridors.

While experienced trail runners will enjoy the change of pace offered by this course that puts you within sight of the downtown Indianapolis skyline, this event is a perfect introduction for runners & walkers that may be looking to experience soft surface racing for the first time.

Along the way we will be sharing space with the wildlife that call urban Indianapolis home including beaver, fox, mink, great blue heron, red tail hawk, American kestrel & osprey.  This is a perfect way to get up close and personal with our Indianapolis waterway habitats!

Proceeds from the event will go towards improvements along this corridor as our community works towards Reconnecting with Our Waterways.


Race Location

Martin Park – 1500 Fall Creek Parkway Drive East, Indianapolis, IN  46202

The start & finish are located at the south end of Martin Park.  Access to parking for the event is from 16th street.

View the Course Map here!


Dates & Times

Friday June 12th – Michael A Carroll Stadium (1000 West New York Street 46202)

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Early Packet Pickup.

Enter through the NE gate of Michael A Carroll Stadium.  We encourage you to consider staying for the American Milers Club that evening – a series of professional track & field competitions featuring some of the best post collegiate runners from all across country.

6:00 – 8:00 PM: Free Kids Trail Running Clinic

Saturday June 13th – Martin Park (1500 Fall Creek Parkway East Drive 46202)

7:00 – 8:30 AM – Packet Pickup

9:00 AM – 1/4 Marathon Trail Run begins from the south end of Martin Park

9:05 AM – 2k Kids Trail Fun Run begins from the south end of Martin Park


Event Registration

$25 – Early Bird through April 31

$30 – Month of May

$40 – June 1 through race day

Kids Run – $10 with adult registration


Collegiate Running Association Trail Championships

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We are excited to announce that the Collegiate Running Association will be conducting their National Trail Championships during the Indiana Urban Wilderness Trail Run!  Membership to the CRA is free to anyone that has taken a college level course between January 1 & June 13, 2015.

A $6,000 prize money purse will be available for the top 5 men’s and women’s CRA members:

1st Place – $1000

2nd Place – $750

3rd Place – $600

4th Place – $400

5th Place – $250


Founding Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors


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