The 46th Annual Sam Costa Half Marathon, certified by USATF, is 13.10938 miles. The 10th Annual Sam Costa Quarter Marathon, also USATF certified and sponsored by Mike Helms, DPM, is 6.55469 miles. We are proud to announce that the half marathon has been declared the 2015 RRCA Indiana State Half Marathon Championship, and the quarter marathon has been declared the 2015 RRCA Indiana State Quarter Marathon Championship!
Date and Time
The Half Marathon starts at 9:00 a.m., and the Quarter Marathon starts at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
Note: Central Indiana observes Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
Enjoy scenic suburban neighborhoods and some winding, rural roads. Costa veterans will experience nostalgia for the way the course felt 20 years ago! The half marathon and quarter marathon are both certified (IN10003MW and IN09032MW, respectively).
Brandon Russell led from mile 2 and won his first "Costa" Half by nearly four minutes in 1:12:07.
With a surge in the last mile Ziyang Liu won her first "Costa" Half in 1:25:57.
First time "Costa" Quarter winner Mike Cole ran 37:28 while leading from "wire to wire".
Gwenaelle Begue broke the race record for the Quarter while winning in 42:13.
We know that some of you love finisher medals, while others couldn't care less. Let's compromise! For 2015, we are offering optional Sam Costa Half Marathon finisher medals for only $10 through March 10, 2015. These medals will be substantial, artistically crafted, and feature the "Costa" detective logo.
In addition, we will be distributing medals to the top 50 overall finishers in the half marathon! (We did this the last couple years but did not announce it in advance.)
Both races will start and finish at Northview Church, Carmel, IN. The church is located at 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway, 2 miles east of Keystone and just west of the Hazel Dell Parkway/Main Street intersection.