Carmel Marathon Weekend Returns
The fourth annual Carmel Marathon takes place April 12 and includes a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay and the Horizon Bank 8K. All marathon runs begin at 7:30 a.m., with the 8K kicking off at 8 a.m.
The Carmel Marathon, an official qualifying event for the Boston Marathon, takes runners on a scenic tour through Hamilton County, winding through Carmel Clay Parks trails, spectator-friendly neighborhoods, the Carmel Arts and Design Downtown District, the Monon Community Center’s Central Park and the new state-ofthe art Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts.
The Horizon Bank 8K is the first race of the Hoosier Park Triple Crown Series, which has runners competing in three different events on three different terrains for cash prizes. The second race is the Tour de Campus at Butler University on April 26 and the third event is the Hoosier Park 8K, which starts on the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino horse track.