Indianapolis IN - October 9th

Join us for the inaugural DNF (Do Not Fall) Half & Quarter Trail Marathon.  It’s been a crazy year, let’s flip the story and change our mindset! Now you can say you got a DNF and EARNED IT! 

And if you’ve ever done one of our races at this location, you’re in for something a bit different. We’ll be running the course in the opposite direction… just try not to fall 🙂

Quick Facts:

  • Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Indiana
  • Half & Quarter Marathon Trail Run
  • Start Location: Beach Parking Area (map)
    • 7602 Eagle Beach Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Full details below!
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What You Get at the Race

  • ALL FINISHERS (Quarter and Half) will receive the EPIC (literally the only word to describe this one) LIGHT UP SUGAR SKULL FINISHER MEDAL! It actually has 4 different light options… so I guess you can say this one is LIT!
  • Long sleeve tri blend race shirt (remember, you can always save some $ money if you select the no shirt option)
  • An awe-inspiring timed trail event
  • 100’s of professional high res race photos – never watermarked, always free to download!
  • Did we say cake!?  Yes, we will celebrate your DNF with cake at the finish line! See, we told you a DNF isn’t a bad thing… we just made it sweet! 
  • A self gratifying sense of accomplishment that you conquered an event that only a small number of people get to do each year (remember the field is limited and this event will sell out!)

2021 Finisher Medal

When your finisher medal is a sugar skull that lights up, you have the right to brag! 

2021 Race Shirt

Your BODY can stand almost anything. It’s your MIND that you have to convince.


  • Saturday
    • Packet Pickup and Registration (if not sold out) at the start area, 8:00am – 9:30am (NO FRIDAY PACKET PICKUP)
    • Race starts at 10:00am
    • Eagle Creek Park Beach Area
    • Race cutoff:  The course will close at 2:00pm, allowing 4 hours for the Half Marathon distance. The cutoff will require you to start your second lap no later than 11:45am.

Race Location

Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Indiana 5700 North Eagle Creek Parkway on Eagle Beach Drive (Map Link)

Course Details

If you’ve run this course before, watch out, because we’re running the opposite direction this time! 

The course covers trails on the east side of Eagle Creek Park. You’ll encounter single track, double track, some gravel and a short section of paved multi-use trail. Quarter Marathon runners will complete the course once and the Half Marathon runners will complete it twice.

  • Water and gatorade approximately every two miles
  • Drop table at the turn for Half Marathon runners
  • Course Map Link

Park Entrance

7400 W. 56th Street (please note that parking gate fees will be collected upon entry into the park)

Additional Details

Race Field: LIMITED to 600 total participants

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.

Results: Results are available immediately after you finish. You’ll find your time on the scrolling monitor, on, or you can text your Bib# to 317-316-8001

Chip Timing: All distances chip timed by Race Result 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.

Facilities: Portables at the start and each aid station


All racers receive a one of the most unique finisher medals available at any trail race!

Top 3 Male and Female in all Divisions

  • Age Groups – Male & Female
  • Under 18
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+ Masters Division

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.