Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4.2
(6 Ratings)  (6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.8
SCENERY
3.7
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.2
Aloha! The Christmas in July Half Marathon & 5K Indy will be running Hawaiian Style!!! Run in the sun (and shade) and earn some chillin’ swag! Live 5K or Live Half Marathon Registration Includes: – Chipped Timed Half Marathon or 5k – Very Cool Sublimated Hawaiian-themed Tech Shirts or Ladies Tank Tops … MORE
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Recent reviews

    jdallas FIRST-TIMER '22

    I really enjoyed this race. I'm not a huge fan of loops but the course varied enough along the river that it didn't get too repetitive. They include a fun … MORE

    I really enjoyed this race. I’m not a huge fan of loops but the course varied enough along the river that it didn’t get too repetitive. They include a fun challenge to relay a stuffed santa from water stop to water stop for a little additional prize at the end which really had me paying attention to try and keep tabs on his position.
    With such a good post-race party including Ice cream, drinks and plenty of snacks in a great location downtown, I was surprised it was <300 runners. If you are looking for a fun and friendly race in Indiana with a pretty flat and fast course, this would be a great option.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    ChetKlene Aug 02, 2022 at 4:06pm

    Hi John, thanks so much for coming, and thanks for the nice review! -Chet

    Hi John, thanks so much for coming, and thanks for the nice review! -Chet

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    dchaplin1990 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was a very fun race, I enjoyed it and had a good time. The course was beautiful. The one thing that could be improved significantly is for the medal … MORE

    This was a very fun race, I enjoyed it and had a good time. The course was beautiful. The one thing that could be improved significantly is for the medal to be more of a top notch medal like the most popular half marathon in Indiana. I really did enjoy the race and don’t want to say anything negative, and would just like to add a suggestion that could be a improvement

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    troll2069 FIRST-TIMER '21

    What a hot and humid day in Indy! The course was unsettled until just a few days prior to the event due to heavy construction and road closures in downtown … MORE

    What a hot and humid day in Indy! The course was unsettled until just a few days prior to the event due to heavy construction and road closures in downtown Indianapolis. The event took place in a city park and ran past the NCAA building, a museum, the zoo, and along the river. There were some excellent views of the city along the river, and the backside of course was more densely wooded, which was a nice relief from the temperatures. The course itself was not difficulty – flat and what would have been a fast run. However, the humidity really slowed me down after mile two and I struggled much of the run. From what I heard the course has changed over the years, but I liked the layout they had this year. The half marathon was two loops around the park and easy to navigate. The medal was impressive in that it was large and lit up in a flashing series of lights.

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    1
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    ChetKlene Apr 11, 2022 at 12:03pm

    Hi, this is Chet, the Race Director. I'm new to Race Raves, so pardon the delayed reply. Thanks for posting your comments. I think your ratings are spot-on! I hope… MORE

    Hi, this is Chet, the Race Director. I'm new to Race Raves, so pardon the delayed reply. Thanks for posting your comments. I think your ratings are spot-on! I hope to see you again:) LESS

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    jianwang2019 FIRST-TIMER '19

    It is quite hot in July but the majority of the course is shaded. Tasty flavored popsicle, water, and Gatorade are plenty along the course. Two hours just fly by … MORE

    It is quite hot in July but the majority of the course is shaded. Tasty flavored popsicle, water, and Gatorade are plenty along the course. Two hours just fly by quickly. Awesome volunteers in Santa costumes. I’d love to go back next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    ChetKlene Apr 11, 2022 at 12:04pm

    Hi, this is Chet, the Race Director. I'm new to Race Raves, so pardon the delayed reply. Thanks for posting your comments. I think your ratings are spot-on! I hope… MORE

    Hi, this is Chet, the Race Director. I'm new to Race Raves, so pardon the delayed reply. Thanks for posting your comments. I think your ratings are spot-on! I hope to see you again:) LESS

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    cwline FIRST-TIMER '18

    Race is mostly on cement and asphalt trail along canal and near river. Plenty of water/gatorade stops. Markers at most miles. The shirt and medal go with the theme, but … MORE

    Race is mostly on cement and asphalt trail along canal and near river. Plenty of water/gatorade stops. Markers at most miles. The shirt and medal go with the theme, but disappointed that the folks at waterstops weren’t Christmas themed. Due to some changes day before race, the start and finish were not at the same place, and were not too easy to find. Results posted next day. Free photos.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    ChetKlene Apr 11, 2022 at 12:05pm

    Hi, this is Chet, the Race Director. I'm new to Race Raves, so pardon the delayed reply. Thanks for posting your comments. I had forgotten that we had to move… MORE

    Hi, this is Chet, the Race Director. I'm new to Race Raves, so pardon the delayed reply. Thanks for posting your comments. I had forgotten that we had to move the Start and Finish in 2018 - getting down to the canal was a bit congested... We have a similar course this year - two loops with the same Start/Finish and some cool Hawaiian-themed swag. I hope to see you again:) LESS

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    JoyceS FIRST-TIMER '17

    I thought we were crazy to get up at 4:30 and drive 75 miles to a 7am start but we had a blast. Doing the 5K we finished in time … MORE

    I thought we were crazy to get up at 4:30 and drive 75 miles to a 7am start but we had a blast. Doing the 5K we finished in time to watch the half runners come in, just below our brunch perch at the brewery. 830 am beer and brunch after a fun run was perfect! Medal has Christmas lights on it. Will definitely do again!

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    ChetKlene Apr 11, 2022 at 12:06pm

    Hi Joyce, thanks for the nice words! At 4:30, I usually think it's crazy to drive to run a race - but afterwards, it feels so good!! Thanks again, hope… MORE

    Hi Joyce, thanks for the nice words! At 4:30, I usually think it's crazy to drive to run a race - but afterwards, it feels so good!! Thanks again, hope to see you there this year:) -Chet LESS

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