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Carmel Half Marathon Selected as Road Runners Club of America’s 2023 Central Region Championship Event

December 6, 2022

Special recognition and awards to be given to top half marathon finishers on April 8, 2023

CARMEL, Ind. (Dec. 6, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has designated the 2023 Carmel Half Marathon as its Central Region Championship event for its 13th annual race on Saturday, April 8.

The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots-organized running series in the U.S. with over 200 races participating that attract nearly 300,000 participants. RRCA Championship Events are designated annually at the State, Regional, and National level through a competitive bidding process. As part of the Championship event, RRCA will provide awards for the top Carmel Half Marathon finishers residing in RRCA’s designated Central Region (Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota). Award categories include open male and female, 40-plus male and female, 50-plus male and female, and 60-plus male and female.

“We’re excited to have the Carmel Half Marathon represent the RRCA Central Region Championship in 2023,” said Jean Knaack, CEO of RRCA. “We had a lot of interest and many strong applications this year, but their event has consistently impressed with a top-notch experience. We’re looking forward to showcasing the Carmel Half Marathon and top runners from the region in April.”

The Carmel Half Marathon is held annually as part of the Carmel Marathon Weekend, which also offers a 5K, 10K, and full marathon. The race is held on the streets and trails of the popular Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Indiana.

“RRCA has been so supportive of the Carmel Marathon Weekend since our inaugural race, and we’re pleased to see our event’s efforts and reputation have been recognized with this special distinction,” said Todd Oliver, race director for the Carmel Marathon Weekend. “While most people only see us on race day, it’s the work of months of planning behind the scenes that make honors like this so special. We couldn’t do it without the support of RRCA, as well as the local community, city of Carmel, our partners and of course our participants.”

Registration is available for the Carmel Marathon Weekend at CarmelMarathon.com. For more information on RRCA, please visit RRCA.org.

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About the Carmel Marathon Weekend:

The 13th annual Carmel Marathon Weekend on Saturday, April 8, 2023 will feature a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K, as well as a marathon relay. The Carmel Marathon is the second largest marathon in Indiana and the largest running event in the city of Carmel. The event offers a fast course (certified Boston Qualifier) through the popular Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Indiana. To learn more, please visit CarmelMarathon.com.