The 47th Annual Sam Costa Half Marathon, certified by USATF, is 13.10938 miles. The 11th Annual Sam Costa Quarter Marathon, also USATF certified and sponsored by Mike Helms, DPM, is 6.55469 miles.
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 19, 2016.
Note: Central Indiana observes Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
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.
All women's shirts will be gender-specific, v-neck, and cut specifically for women!
All runners should check in (or register) between 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on race day at Northview Church. (There is no early packet pick-up.)
Time Limit for Half Marathon Completion:
There is a 3 hour time limit for completion of the Sam Costa Half Marathon. This equates to a 13:45 min/mile pace. For those not wishing to maintain this pace, or faster, for the entire Half Marathon, we request you compete in the Quarter Marathon instead.
In both the Half and Quarter Marathon, awards will be given to the top 3 overall finishers in the Open and Masters divisions. In addition, Age Group awards will be distributed in approximate proportion to the number of Early Registration entries received by March 6, 2016. In no case will there be less than 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 2016, we are again offering optional Sam Costa Half Marathon finisher medals for only $12 through March 8, 2016. 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!