It’s spring (well, so says the calendar) and it’s starting to feel like getting moving outdoors might be possible again. Spring is the season for fun runs, from easy-breezy Ice Cream 5Ks to hard-core Spartan Races, we’ve got your list of upcoming runs to consider. While there seems to be a run a day when the weather is warm, check out this list of ten races that stand out from the crowd.

Brunch Run

April 22, 2018
The Rathskeller, Downtown Indianapolis

A unique 5K walk/run with complimentary mimosa, bloody mary, or beer, followed by full brunch with live music at The Rathskeller.



May 17, 2018
Circle, Downtown Indianapolis

The first of this Indianapolis 5-race series takes place at the circle. The race is 3.17 miles and features local craft beers.


SHE Power Half Marathon and 5K

June 10, 2018
Pan Am Plaza, Downtown Indianapolis

This women’s only event celebrates the strength, beauty, and determination, one mile at a time.


Spartan Race, Sprint

July 7, 2018
Perfect North Slopes, Lawrenceburg, IN

This 3-5 mile race includes about 20 obstacles which can includes the likes of rock walls, rope climbs, and mud crawls.


Ice Cream 5K

July 21, 2018
White River State Park Indianapolis

This 5K is for ice-cream lovers of all ages and includes (you guessed it) Ice Cream!


OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

May 5, 2018
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

One of the largest half-marathons in the world, this esteemed 13.1 mile race includes a complete lap around the 2.5 mile track of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


DINO Trail Run

June 2, 2018
Brown County State Park

This trail run offers long sustained climbs and steep descents and offers a 5K or a 15K loop.


8-Hour Dream Endurance Race

July 21, 2018
Butler University, Indianapolis

This fixed-duration race gives you 8-hours to run, walk, skip, or crawl as far as you can. Solo competitors or teams of up to 8 are welcome, and a beer garden, snacks, and hydration are available throughout the day.


Christmas in July Half-Marathon and 5K

July 14, 2018
Downtown Indianapolis

This festive summer run is in its first year. It starts and ends at the Tow Yard Brewing Company and includes free beer!


Wacky Wine Run…Walk…Stumble

August 11, 2018
Buck Creek Winery, Indianapolis

This evening event offers a 5-mile run, a 5K walk/run, and a .5 mile Stumble around the vineyard with wine samples.