Carmel Marathon shadow run organized to support military


There are a lot of reasons that someone might have to miss the Carmel Marathon on Saturday April 18, but fortunately military deployment isn’t one of them.

Troops in Kuwait can participate in the Carmel Marathon Military Shadow Run that same day. As of the end of March, there were 41 people registered for the event.

Traditionally, a “shadow run” is a way for deployed troops to participate even if they are in a country by running that distance course where they are. A half marathon and 8K will be available.

Lt. Preston Ray, who participates in a group called the Kuwait Running Mafia, said he’s from Carmel and was very grateful for the chance to participate.

“Having run the half before and being from Carmel it makes me feel good to see how my community back home is still supporting the troops,” he said. “I signed up as soon as I heard and challenged friends and family back home to race as well. We had a PT test that day and rescheduled so more guys from our unit could race. I am glad I don’t have to miss the race again due to my Military Commitment.”



TIME: 7:30 a.m. Saturday April 18

LAST DAY PACKET PICKUP AND REGISTRATION: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday April 17 at the Monon Community Center.

PARKING: Ample free parking is available around the start/finish; south on Third Avenue in the parking garage, west on City Center Drive at Guilford Road and north on Third Avenue in a Woods Wire gravel lot on the east side of the road.


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