Indy Runners Presents:
Sam Costa 49
Half and Quarter Marathons
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Indy Runners and Walkers Presents:
The 49th Annual Sam Costa
Half and Quarter Marathons
Saturday, March 24, 2018
The 50th Anniversary Sam Costa will be held on March 23, 2019. Register for the HALF MARATHON by April 6, 2018 to have a special anniversary shirt mailed to you (allow ~4 weeks) instead of waiting for a standard race day shirt.
Register for 2019! Get 2018 photos!
days     hours   mins   secs
until the Sam Costa!
Matthew Farkas
Matthew Farkas won the 2017 Sam Costa Half Marathon with a time of 1:14:16.
Candace Delong
Candace Delong was the top female at the 2017 Sam Costa Half Marathon with a time of 1:25:04.
Rosie Edwards
Rosie Edwards broke the women's record in winning the 2017 Sam Costa Quarter Marathon with a time of 0:37:14.
Mike Cole
Two-time quarter marathon winner Mike Cole was the top male at the 2017 Sam Costa Quarter Marathon with a time of 0:37:42.

General Information

Half Marathon Start

Who Benefits?

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The Sam Costa Half & Quarter Marathon is put on by Indy Runners and Walkers, Indiana's largest RRCA-affiliated running club. All net proceeds from the race benefit the Indianapolis running community through high school scholarships, promotion of walking and running as a lifestyle activity and competitive sport, training programs, community runs and more. Learn about Indy Runners!


  • USATF certified half marathon (IN09032MW)
  • USATF certified quarter marathon sponsored by Mike Helms, DPM (IN10003MW)
We are proud to announce that the half marathon has been declared the 2018 RRCA Indiana State Half Marathon Championship!

Date and Time

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • The half marathon starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • The quarter marathon starts at 9:10 a.m.
Note: Central Indiana observes Eastern Daylight Savings Time.


Both races will start and finish at:

Northview Church
12900 Hazel Dell Parkway
Carmel, IN 46033

This is 2 miles east of Keystone Parkway and just west of the Hazel Dell Parkway/Main Street intersection.

Packet Pick-up:

All participants must check in (or register) between 7:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on race day inside Northview Church. (There is no early packet pick-up.)

Time Limit:

  • 3 hours for the half marathon (13:45 min/mile pace)
  • No time limit for the quarter marathon (perfect for walkers and slower runners!)


Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon:
  • Top 3 male finishers (open division)
  • Top 3 female finishers (open division)
  • Top 3 male finishers (master division)
  • Top 3 female finishers (master division)
  • Age group awards (male)
  • Age group awards (female)
Age group awards will be distributed in approximate proportion to the number of entries received by March 14, 2018 (at least two awards per age group). Five year age groups start at 19 & under and go to 75 & over.


We know that some of you love finisher medals, while others couldn't care less. Let's compromise! For 2018, we are again offering optional Sam Costa Half Marathon finisher medals for only $12 through March 14, 2018. These medals will be substantial, artistically crafted, and feature the "Costa" detective logo.

In addition, we will again be distributing medals to the top 50 overall finishers in the half marathon!