A record number of people participated in the 2015 Carmel Marathon Weekend, with registrations up 11 percent, according to race organizer Carmel Road Racing Group. Its growth makes it the fastest growing half marathon in the state.
The April 18 event included a full marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, the Horizon Bank 8K, and the inaugural Stay Healthy Hamilton County 5K.
“We are proud to host a world class running event in Carmel – this year for more than 4,000 people from 36 states and eight countries,” said Todd Oliver, race director and president of Carmel Road Racing Group. “Participants from the City of Carmel increased, making it the No. 1 city in regards to the total number of participants. We are thrilled with the significant support we receive each year from the community and look forward to growing our relationship within the community.”
Charities supported through the race included Ronald McDonald House, Back on My Feet, Medals4Mettle and Wheeler Mission Ministries.
Oliver expects participation in the race to continue to grow. The 2016 race is scheduled for April 16.