INDIANAPOLIS - The Indy Ultimate, an urban adventure race in downtown Indianapolis, will feature new elements, price structure and route in the third-annual running of the event. The Indiana Sports Corp event will showcase the city’s most iconic sports, military and cultural venues while winding through downtown over the course of five miles. The Central Indiana Community Foundation returns as the presenting sponsor of the race set for Saturday, September 8.
Registration is $45 for the renewal rate through March 7 at 11:59 p.m. before increasing to $55. The Indy Ultimate will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, with wave starts every five minutes at the new start and finish location, Monument Circle.
The shorter five-mile route will feature returning favorites Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field, Indiana War Memorial, among others. Each stop features a unique activity native to the location such as kicking a field goal, running the bases or tackling an obstacle course. Participants can run, jog or walk their way through the course with ample time to spend at each stop location. The minimum age to take part in the Indy Ultimate is 10 years old. A map of the official route will be released at a later date.
Contestants will cross the finish line in the heart of the city, Monument Circle, and receive their finishers medal and one complimentary adult beverage (must be 21 or older). All can then enjoy a game of cornhole, giveaways, music, a photo booth and much more.
Social media is a big part of the Indy Ultimate, with opportunities for selfies and photos throughout the course. Hashtag is #ConquerIndy and prizes will be awarded for best photos shared using the hashtag. There will also be course entertainment along the route including bands and interactive activations.
For those not wanting to participate in the race but would still like to be involved, volunteer positions will be available this summer. For more information, a course map, video, volunteer opportunities and registration, go to www.indyultimate.com.
Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit IndianaSportsCorp.org.