Saturday, August 1, 2020

The 11th Annual Eagle Creek Trail Marathon

The Eagle Creek Trail Marathon remains #1 for urban based trail marathons across the USA. Offering the quarter, half and full marathon distances, this race is one you won’t want to miss!

What You Get at the Race

  • An unforgettable experience running the “Best Urban Based Trail Marathon” in the country (Trail Runner Magazine, 2011)
  • Choose either the super soft short sleeve unisex race tee in triblend black, or the racer favorite women’s racerback tank, also in triblend black. (or save some money and elect the “no shirt” option).
  • Celebrate with 2020 Finisher Medal!  This heavy duty 6″ black matte beauty will be yours when you cross that finish line!
  • NEW for 2020!  For finishers in the Half and Full Marathon, you’ll cross that line and grab the all new black stainless water bottle, Take It Outside! – Get Up. Get Out. Get Running.
  • Free to download, professional, high-resolution, race photos. If you know us, we’ll have hundreds to choose from.
  • Post-race snacks and beverages… including our famous snow cones!
  • 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!)
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This race is limited to the first 600 racers to make sure the trails are not overcrowded and parking remains under control. 


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  • 37 W 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290
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You will be amazed at the 2020 Heavy Duty Bling you’ll receive when you cross that finish line!  For the 11th annual race we will be featuring a 6″ finisher medal, extra thick in a black matte finish!


Choose either the super soft short sleeve unisex race tee in triblend black, or the racer favorite women’s racerback tank, also in triblend black. (or save some money and elect the “no shirt” option).


New for 2020! Finishers in the Half & Full Marathon distances will also receive at the finish line, this all new black stainless water bottle – TAKE IT OUTSIDE! GET UP. GET OUT. GET RUNNING.

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Start Times – All times APPROXIMATE and designed to help spread out the field. ALL DISTANCES – Please be prepared to start at 7:30am:

  • Full Marathon: 7:30 am (Eastern Time)
  • Half Marathon: 7:35am (Eastern Time)
  • Quarter Marathon: 7:40am (Eastern Time)

Race Cutoff time: Full Marathon runners must start their second lap before 10:40am

Location: Eagle Creek Park’s Eagle Crest, Indianapolis Indiana

  • ** THIS IS NOT THE NORMAL SIDE OF THE PARK. If you have to enter through a gate house, you’re in the wrong place. **
  • Physical Address: 7201 Fishback Road, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Early Packet Pickup – Friday, July 31st:

Race Day Packet Pickup – Saturday, August 1st:

  • 6:00am-7:15am
  • Race Start Location at Eagle Creek Park

All racers receive the 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.

Top 3 Male and Female in all Divisions

Age Groups Male & Female (Awards are 3-deep for fields greater than 100, 1-deep for less than)

  • Under 18
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+ Masters Division

You will automatically be entered into the correct division based on your age.

Course Information

Course Map:  View the Course Map

Course Description:

The Eagle Creek course is mostly single track through forested park around Eagle Creek Reservoir. About 90% of the course is extremely runnable, but there are a few sections with steep, but short hills with lots of roots. It allows you to open up your stride on the flat sections, yet has just enough technical sections to make it interesting.  
There will be a little bit of everything…but mostly single track through the woods going over roots and branches.  There is a grassy open section, and there is spot you will cross over a road and run on pavement for a short distance.
The out and back course is 13.1 miles in length, Half Marathoners will run this once and Full course racers will complete the course twice.

All events start and finish at Eagles Crest following the trails to the south, crosses the causeway on 56th Street (street will be closed) and then north into the trail system on the east side of the park.

The Quarter Marathon distance does not cross 56th street, this distance will turn around at the “Big Bear” before the road crossing.