Indy Women’s Half Marathon expected to bring in over 1500 women runners & walkers
The largest women’s only race in the state!
The Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon was introduced to the Indianapolis community and runners in August 2010 as the first women’s only half marathon in Indiana. This is the largest women’s half marathon in the state (a top-10 Indiana half marathon overall in number of registrants). The race will be held downtown Indianapolis June 7th, 2014 with the Fitness Expo from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM at the Sheraton, just a block from the Monument Circle start line.
This event is special, being a women’s only race, offering a unique atmosphere and a crowd of women of all ages and abilities. Some race competitively, some will run with family or friends, some will deck out in colorful fashion. All excited to see their supporters along the sidelines, while they celebrate their athletic accomplishments together.
The race has announced the Julian Center as the Official Charity for 2014. “It was a natural fit to partner with the Julian Center, being a women’s only event.” Said Race Director Todd Oliver. “This race is meant to empower women of all abilities and we believe the work the Julian Center does in the local community has that same mission.” The Julian Center is the largest domestic violence emergency shelter and family justice center in Indiana. The agency provides safe shelter, case management, advocacy, limited legal assistance and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other life crises.
“The Julian Center is honored to be the Official Charity for the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon and 5K,” said Catherine O’Connor, President and CEO of The Julian Center. “We are thrilled to partner with women who are committed to showing their strength and taking strides to reduce domestic violence in our community. We are grateful to the organizers and all the runners and walkers who will make the race, and the entire day, a tremendous show of support for women in Central Indiana.”
The event also includes a Fitness Expo, hosted at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel. The 2014 half marathon course will undergo a change and take runners northwest of downtown along the White River to the world-renowned Major Taylor Velodrome and back. The new course provides more shade as well as a fast, flat route. The event also offers a 5K distance, with its start and finish sharing the half marathon course.
The course for the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon features the city’s finest downtown sites. The race begins on Monument Circle, finishing near the Indiana War Memorial, where post-run celebrations will occur.
For more information and to register, please visit www.IndyWomensHalfMarathon.com
About the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon:
The Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon is the largest women’s only race in the state of Indiana. The race will take place on Saturday, June 7th at 7:30am, starting downtown at Monument Circle, finishing on Meridian and Vermont St., with a post race celebration on the lawn in front of the War Memorial.