For those of you who are traveling to Indianapolis from outside of the state, Indianapolis now observes Daylight Savings Time, and is in the Eastern Time Zone. The Geist Half Marathon & 5K start times will remain at 7:00 a.m. EDT
Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, strollers, baby joggers, walking poles and animals are prohibited along the course. All race regulations comply with liability insurance requirements and ensure your safety and the fairness of the race. For your safety and the safety of others, please allow room for faster individuals to pass you. If you are running or walking with friends, please do not line-up more than two abreast.
Race officials may cancel, delay or change the race to a non-scored event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancellation, no refunds will be issued.
Free parking is available at the Hamilton Southeastern schools to the north of the start line. Arrive early to avoid congestion! Parking is available in the following locations: Hamilton Southeastern High School Student and Athletic Lots. There is no parking at the start/finish line area!
All participants may check their gear before the start of the race at the Gear Check Area, provided free of charge. Participants can prepackage their gear with the bag you were given at Packet Pickup and seal it with the label available at Gear Check, or a bag may be provided to you on raceday. Your gear check bag will be waiting for you in the truck at the start/finish line in the Rest & Recovery Area. If items are not claimed within 30 days of the event, they will be donated to a charity.
THE ST.VINCENT GEIST HALF MARATHON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS. DO NOT GIVE YOUR ITEMS TO ANY VOLUNTEER EXCEPT THOSE AT THE GEAR CHECK TRUCKS!
Planet Adventure Race will record your official St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon or 5K time with a disposable timing tag affixed to the back of your bib. At packet pick-up, you will receive your official bib with a disposable tag on the backside. Your time starts when you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. As a result, the tag tabulates your “net time,” the actual time it takes YOU to complete the course.
If you are WALKING in the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon or 5K please follow these simple guidelines in order to make your experience more enjoyable.
Runners will be seeded in starting line corrals according to the letter system to the right. Please line up in your proper corral. If you are running with a friend or family member, make sure you all plan on finishing around the same time. Slower runners and walkers should start near the back of the start to prevent too many passes.
There will be a simple flag warning system all along the course to communicate to participants the status of weather-related or course-related conditions. Flags are located at each mile marker along the course.