What is Indy Racers?

Indy  Racers at  Firecracker 6 Indy Racers is the Indy Runners Grand Prix Challenge. Indy Racers is for runners and walkers of any ability who like to attend local races in the Indianapolis area, compete, stay in shape and have fun. Time restrictions do not exist with the Indy Racers, but a committed attitude in attending many of the races posted in the 2017 schedule is required....and the ability to have a great time!

See the 2017 Grand Prix Leaderboard

How do I get involved?

1. Become a member of Indy Runners. Please visit the Indy Racers page at www.indyrunners.org to learn more.
2. Register and race! On race day, be sure to stop by the Indy Runners tent before and after the race to meet up with your fellow Indy Racers.
3. Once you have participated in three of our 2017 Indy Racers Events, you have earned your jersey.
4. Email team captain Dan Hay (indyracers@indyrunners.org) and let him know which three races you ran, your jersey size, and your mailing address.
5. Sport your new Indy Racers team jersey with pride!
6. Check the Indy Racers Grand Prix results after each race. Compete with your running friends and have fun!


Grand Prix Program Returns for 2017!

Points are earned January 1st through Thanksgiving weekend by running in Indy Racers events (see schedule below). All official race distances finished at the events on the schedule count toward the overall miles raced. After each race, the Indy Racers scoring committee will verify and publish standings for members. Award categories are most miles raced, fastest times, and most improved. All Indy Runners members are automatically entered in the Grand Prix program. Awards are presented at the end of the year party each December.

Note: In order to award more runners and make the awards more interesting, there is only one award per person. The awards below are listed in priority order.

Prizes are awarded for:

• Most miles raced at Indy Racers events (male and female)
• Fastest marathon (male and female)
• Fastest half marathon (male and female)
• Fastest 5K (male and female)
• Fastest mile (male and female)
• Most improved marathon (male and female)
• Most improved half marathon (male and female)


Indy Racers Email List

There is a special email list associated with Indy Racers. It includes information about upcoming Indy Racers events that may not always be found on this website. To join Indy Runners email lists, enter your email address below:

Join Indy Runners email lists


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Who should I contact?

If you are interested in joining or still have questions regarding Indy Racers, please contact team captain Dan Hay.

2017 Indy Racers Schedule

Event Date Distance
Polar Dash January 1, 2017 6.55 miles, 4 miles
Indy Runners Event!Groundhog 7 February 5, 2017 7 miles
Polar Bear February 18, 2017 5 miles, 5k, both
Indy Runners Event!Sam Costa Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon  March 25, 2017 13.1 miles, 6.55 miles
Carmel Marathon Weekend April 22, 2017 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles, 8k, 5k
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon May 6, 2017 13.1 miles, 5k
Geist Half Marathon May 20, 2017 13.1 miles, 10k, 5k
Monumental Mile June 1, 2017 Any distance
Firecracker 6 July 4, 2017 6 miles, 6k
Eagle Creek Trail Marathon July 29, 2017 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles, 6.55 milles
Ripple Effect October 5, 2017 5k
Indianapolis Half Marathon October 7, 2017 13.1 miles, 5k
CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon November 4, 2017 26.2 miles, 13.1 miles, 5k
Drumstick Dash November 23, 2017 2.75 miles, 4.5 miles