Indy Runners Presents:
Sam Costa 50
Half and Quarter Marathons
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Indy Runners and Walkers Presents:
The 51st Annual Sam Costa
Half and Quarter Marathons
Saturday, March 21, 2020
March 16, 2020 Update: Indy Runners is exploring all options for the 2020 Sam Costa and working with stakeholders, including the host venue and city, to understand what is possible. As soon as we have determined what is best for our registrants, our club and our community, we will provide an update. This, likely, will come in early April. We recognize that this necessary decision is disappointing to so many who have trained for the race, as well as the volunteers who have invested hundreds of hours into organizing this annual event. We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process.

March 12, 2020 Update: Due to the current public safety concerns with coronavirus (COVID-19), the Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathons will not take place as planned on March 21, 2020.

New for 2020!

This year, we are offering two half marathon options:

Option 1 – All the bling!
  • Includes a finisher medal
  • Your choice of Sam Costa branded gloves or socks!
  • Includes a gender-specific short sleeve technical race shirt
Option 2 – I just want to race!
  • Optional finisher medal
  • Includes a gender-specific short sleeve technical race shirt
In addition, members of Indy Runners and Walkers who register by March 5, 2020 will receive a $10 discount!
Half Marathon Runners

Who Benefits?

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The Sam Costa Half & Quarter Marathons are brought to you by Indy Runners and Walkers, Indiana's largest RRCA-affiliated running and walking club. All net proceeds from the race benefit the Indianapolis running and walking community by providing high school scholarships, the healthy promotion of walking and running as a lifestyle activity and competitive sport, seasonal training programs, community runs, and so much more.

Are you ready to learn more about Indy Runners and Walkers, our weekly walks/runs, and how to join our club? Check us out!


  • Half marathon (13.109 miles)
  • USATF certified quarter marathon sponsored by Mike Helms, DPM (6.554 miles)

Date and Start Times

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Half marathon: 9:00 a.m.
  • Quarter Marathon: 9:10 a.m.
Note: Central Indiana observes Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

Packet Pick-up:

  • 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:

  • Half Marathon: 3 hours (13:45 min/mile pace)
  • Quarter Marathon: No time limit (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 12, 2020 (at least two awards per age group). Five year age groups start at 19 & under and go to 75 & over.


In addition to optional half and quarter marathon finisher medals, we will again distribute medals to the top 50 overall half marathon finishers!


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.