What is Indy Racers?

Indy  Racers at  Firecracker 6 Indy Racers is the Indy Runners Grand Prix Challenge. Indy Racers is for runners and walkers of any ability who like to attend local races in the Indianapolis area, compete, stay in shape and have fun. Time restrictions do not exist with the Indy Racers, but a committed attitude in attending many of the races posted in the 2018 schedule is required....and the ability to have a great time!

See the 2018 Grand Prix Leaderboard

How do I get involved?

1. Become a member of Indy Runners. Please visit the Indy Racers page at www.indyrunners.org to learn more.
2. Register and race! On race day, be sure to stop by the Indy Runners tent before and after the race to meet up with your fellow Indy Racers.
3. Check the Indy Racers Grand Prix results after each race. Compete with your running friends and have fun!


Grand Prix Program Returns for 2018!

Points are earned January 1st through Thanksgiving weekend by running in Indy Racers events (see schedule below). All official race distances finished at the events on the schedule count toward the overall miles raced. After each race, the Indy Racers scoring committee will verify and publish standings for members. Award categories are most miles raced, fastest times, and most improved. All Indy Runners members are automatically entered in the Grand Prix program. Awards are presented at the end of the year party each December.

Note: In order to award more runners and make the awards more interesting, there is only one award per person. The awards below are listed in priority order.

Prizes are awarded for:

• Most miles raced at Indy Racers events (male and female)
• Fastest marathon (male and female)
• Fastest half marathon (male and female)
• Fastest 5K (male and female)
• Fastest mile (male and female)
• Most improved marathon (male and female)
• Most improved half marathon (male and female)


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Who should I contact?

If you are interested in joining or still have questions regarding Indy Racers, please contact team captain Dan Hay.

2018 Indy Racers Schedule

Event Date Distance
Grand Park Running Series - New Year, New You Run January 7, 2018 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k
Indy Runners Event!Groundhog 7 February 4, 2018 7 miles
Polar Bear February 17, 2018 5 miles, 5k, both
Indy Runners Event!Sam Costa Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon  March 24, 2018 13.1 miles, 6.55 miles
Carmel Marathon Weekend March 31, 2018 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles, 8k, 5k
Zionsville Half Marathon April 15, 2018 13.1 miles, 5k
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon May 5, 2018 13.1 miles, 5k
Geist Half Marathon May 19, 2018 13.1 miles, 10k, 5k
Monumental Mile June 7, 2018 Any distance
Firecracker 6 July 4, 2018 6 miles, 6k
Eagle Creek Trail Marathon August 4, 2018 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles, 6.55 milles

Grand Park Running Series 5K-20K Canceled

Run any September race and send your results to membership@indyrunners.org to claim your IndyRacers credit for 2018 (up to 13.1 miles credit)

September 2, 2018

September 2018

5k, 10k, 15k, 20k

Up to 13.1 miles credit

Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben October 6, 2018 13.1 miles, 5k
Ripple Effect October 18, 2018 5k
CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon November 3, 2018 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles, 5k
Drumstick Dash November 22, 2018 2.75 miles, 4.5 miles