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Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathons

March 23, 2024

Carmel, IN

Get ready to hit the pavement and leave your competition in the dust at the Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathons! On March 23, 2024, Carmel IN transforms into a runner's paradise with a race so electrifying, it'll give you a "charge" of adrenaline! Unleash your inner speed demon and join us for a day of epic endurance!
Get ready to hit the pavement and leave your competition in the dust at the Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathons! On March 23, 2024, Carmel IN transforms into a runner's paradise with a race so electrifying, it'll give you a
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About The Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathons

The Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathons, taking place on the 23rd of March 2024 in Carmel, IN, is not just any race. It is the oldest race in the state of Indiana and the flagship race of the Indy Runners and Indy Walkers Club. This race, organized entirely by volunteers, exudes the charm and warmth that can only come from runners who truly understand the spirit of the sport.

Whether you’re a seasoned half marathon runner testing your early-season fitness or a beginner looking to challenge yourself at a solid distance, the Sam Costa has something to offer. The Half Marathon is a true test of endurance, with a challenging pace requirement of sub-13:44 to meet the three-hour time restriction. However, if you’re not quite ready for that distance, the Quarter Marathon provides a shorter yet equally fulfilling option.

Not only is the Sam Costa a fantastic race experience, but it also gives back to the community. All net proceeds from the event benefit the Indianapolis running and walking community, supporting initiatives such as high school scholarships, promoting walking and running as a lifestyle activity, seasonal training programs, and community runs.

Carmel, the host city for this extraordinary event, is filled with fun facts and attractions. Known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant arts scene, Carmel offers a delightful backdrop for the race. Plus, our generous hosts at Northview Church in Carmel provide warm indoor spaces in their Student Activity Center for pre-race and post-race activities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all participants.

And let’s not forget about the weather! March in Carmel brings cool temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to mid-50s Fahrenheit, perfect for runners seeking a refreshing spring race.

So lace up your shoes, grab your race number, and join us for the Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathons. It’s more than just a race; it’s a celebration of community, determination, and the joy of running. See you at the starting line!

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