Find a 5K!

What’s a surefire way to get your kids to exercise? Finding a physical activity your whole family can enjoy together. If you haven’t tried a 5K walk or race yet, these events provide the perfect opportunity for a day of outdoor family fun. Many of the races in Hamilton County benefit local organizations in our community as well. Check out this list of upcoming events for a few dates to mark on your calendar.




Brain Bolt 5K

Location: Carmel Gazebo at Civic Square

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10 am

Details: This family-friendly 5K will feature musical entertainment, food trucks and activities for kids on the gazebo’s grass lawn. The race benefits the treatment and care of those with traumatic brain injuries. Come see MEGA Brain – an inflatable, interactive, walk-through exhibit – while you’re there!



River 5K Trail Run

Location: 10910 Eller Road, Fishers

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9 am.

Details: This trail race raises funds for the four Junior High Athletic Departments in the Hamilton Southeastern District. Music and food add to atmosphere and awards will be given for top finishers.



Trinity Free Clinic 5K

Location: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Carmel

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9 am

Details: Proceeds from this race benefit Trinity Free Clinic and help provide free medical and dental care to Hamilton County’s most vulnerable families. Multiple prizes awarded, including “Middle of the Pack” awards!



Harvest Haul 5K

Location: Forest Park, Noblesville

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8:30 am

Details: Bring your entire family and enjoy a morning of fun, running and raffles. All race proceeds support the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank.



Brew HaHa Halloween 5k

Location: Four Day Ray Brewery in downtown Fishers

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 28 at 9 am

Details: Come in costume and run through downtown Fishers. Runners over 21 can enjoy some free beer courtesy of FDR after the race and those under 21 will receive post-race goodies too.



Dunn Run

Location: 701 Cicero Road, Noblesville

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 am

Details: This 5K run and walk benefits the American Cancer Society.



Ghosts & Goblins 5K, 2K and Walk

Location: Carmel High School

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct 28 at 9 am

Details: Presented by the Carmel Education Foundation, this fundraising event benefits Carmel Clay schools through education grants for classroom enrichment and curriculum development. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given for the best entries!




New Beaver Moon Twilight 5k, 2.5K

Location: Potter’s Bridge Park, Noblesville

Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4:30

Details: Runners will travel across Potter’s Bridge, wind along the White River to Field Drive and return to Potter’s Bridge just before dusk. A portion of the proceeds from this race go toward the Friends of Hamilton County Parks Foundation.



Bolt for the Heart – Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/ Walk

Location: Palladium Center Green in Carmel

Date & Time: Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 am

Details: One hundred percent of the proceeds from this race go to buying automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for Indiana State Trooper Patrol cars.



Fishers YMCA Wishbone 5K

Location: Fishers YMCA

Date & Time: Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8 am

Details: This Thanksgiving day race also includes a Wishbone Kiddie Fun Run for just $5.



Michael Treinen Foundation Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and 3K Family Walk

Location: Noblesville Downtown Square

Date & Time: Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 am

Details: Support a great cause with family and friends with this holiday run. A balloon lift at the start of the race will honor those that have battled cancer.



Gobblers Jog 5K

Location: Saxony at Witten Park, Fishers

Date & Time: Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8 am

Details: Benefitting the Come to Me Food Bank and area fitness initiatives, this safe and scenic course is certified by USA Track & Field.




Caribbean Christmas Half Marathon and 5K Run

Location: Carmel City Gazebo

Date & Time: Saturday, Dec. 16. Half Marathon start 9:30, 5K start 9.40

Details: Costumes are encouraged at this race, with a post event holiday reggae party included.



11th Annual Donut 5K Holiday Run/Walk

Location: Carmel Racquet Club, 225 E. Carmel Drive

Date & Time: December 23 at 9 am

Details: Over 2,000 donut holes from Jack’s Donuts of Carmelwill be provided along the course as well as regular-sized donuts at the finish! Come with pet food donations to help support the Hamilton County Humane Society.


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