Join us for the
christmas in july half-marathon
whos your santa?

Ready to beat the July heat? Have you got what it takes?

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! Hit the paths of White River State Park for a super-fun and festive course with the start and finish at the Washington Street bridge. The Half Marathon route is about 60% shaded for an awesome 13.1 miles in July.

This is a live, in-person eventPlease read our statement and guidance regarding Covid-19 virus.

Your Choice: 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.

Other registration options include walking or running a virtual half-marathon or 5k on your own at the location of your choice if you are unable to participate on race day. You still get a shirt, bib and medal. We will mail your packet out to you after the event.

Register Today and Save!

In order to get ahead of the summer heat, start times for the Half Marathon are between 6:00 a.m. and 7:10 a.m.  The start times for the 5K are between 7:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.

Race maps can be found on the Race Information page.

Registration Is Open

The 2020 registration is now open.

Don't Wait - Register Now!

It's Christmas in July. What about presents?

For 2020, Santa is bringing you some of the best swag.  Our medals are awesome! Below are 2018, 2019 & 2020 medals.  2020 is a snow globe with blinking lights!!!




Post-Race Christmas Party

With love and Christmas Joy…there will be cold beer, Truly Hard Seltzer, ice cream, cookies, soda, snacks, and fun goodies.  Enjoy some drinks and snacks 6 feet away from your fellow runners.


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

Animal House Shelter BSA Troop 894 Shelter Inc


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

Dole Greek’s Pizzeria Renewal by Andersen Runners Forum