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Live Half: May 8th, Virtual Dares: The WHOLE Month of May Indianapolis, IN 46202 US Directions



Military Park @ White River State Park
601 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN US 46202


Chase The Checkers Half Marathon & Ultra Dares

The month of May in Indy is about perfect weather, outdoor activities, connecting neighbors, porch lounging, city exploring, and of course RACING. Although the month of May looked different in 2020 has continued into 2021; some things DON’T have to change! Chase the Checkers is here to provide the live races and/or challenge you need to keep motivated, stay connected, and be encouraged to explore our community while racking up the miles. Let's embrace May as we always do, and let's become a fitter, healthier, and happier state than ever before! Sign up today for Chase the Checkers Live Half Marathon, Live 5k, Virtual Half Marathon, Ultra Dare, Double Ultra Dare, or even the "Little Indy 50" for kiddos! Together we will continue the mission to build community, encourage fitness, and shape lives...whether in person or virtually, we find Victory Together! Let's Race!


Chase The Checkers Live Half Marathon

The One and Done Chase The Checkers LIVE Half Marathon (Includes a $15 discount for an Ultra Dare Entry-Join for Only $10)


It is extremely negligent, and flat out dangerous to host massive endurance races with 10's of thousands of participants during the current pandemic. That is why many of the races we absolutely love and look forward to annually are being forced to cancel, defer, or go virtual still this year. With that being the saying goes #runningisnotcancelled. There are safe ways for small scale events to take place. We at RaceMaker Productions have prided ourselves on being diligent with safety while maintaining creativity in planning events to keep folks connected, challenged, and racing. This May is no different and we are beyond excited to add a live in person Half Marathon for a very limited field on May 8, 2021 as a part of the Chase The Checkers event options. 

Live Half & 5k Race Guaranteed or Full Refunds (excludes processing fees)

Got Questions?

Make sure to check out the FAQ Page and the Live CTC Half Tab


Chase The Checkers Live 5k

We are excited to offer the live 5k with the live Half Marathon on in Downtown Indy on May 8th! Not everyone is ready for a half marathon, especially after a year of quarantine. Set your goals, and get your self motivated with the Chase The Checkers 5k! We will have a few hundred spots open for 5k Runners or Walkers to compete! Join us in Chasing Checkers & Kissing Bricks...celebrating fitness and all things "May in Indy!" 


Live Half & 5k Race Guaranteed: 

If we cancel the Live Half Marathon and 5k event due to COVID-19 we will offer 3 options to every registrant. 

1) A race registration refund minus RunSignup processing fees. 
2) Event transfer to the Virtual Half or Ultra Dare. 
3) Event transfer to another RaceMaker Owned event for 2021 or 2022. (Credit for total amount paid applied to new race)

Got Questions:

Make sure to check out the FAQ Page and the Live 5k Event Tab

SWAG Options

Chase the Checkers LIVE Half Marathon & 5k: 

  • 13.1 or 3.1 Mile Live Road Race 
  • Mylaps Electronic Chip Timing 
  • Comfy "Chasing Checkers, Kissing Bricks" Hooded Long Sleeve, Short Sleeve Tee, or Women's Tank
  • Chase The Checkers EPIC "One and Only" Finisher Medal 
  • Commemorative Chase The Checkers Bib 
  • Overall and Age Group Awards (no ceremony) 
  • Chase The Checkers Sticker
  • Chase The Checkers Digital Finisher Certificate
  • Access to the Chase The Checkers social group for support, encouragement, and fun 
  • All Live Half Marathon Entrants Get entry to the ULTRA Dare Event for $10!!!


$25 Virtual Half Marathon, 5k, Ultra Dare, or Double Ultra Dare Basic Package: 

  • Chase The Checkers Digital Bib
  • Chase The Checkers Sticker
  • Chase The Checkers Digital Finisher Certificate
  • Access to the Chase The Checkers social group for support, encouragement, and fun 
  • Unite to help Feed Indiana Families in Need 



Want More?! Participants may choose to Add-On a Comfy T-Shirt, Long Sleeve, or Ladies Tank

Virtual Participants can choose to add on a shirt of their choice! Live race participants can also add extra shirts of the same style or different than what they chose as their freebie when registering. 

Add-On the CTC Epic "One and Only" Medal 

Virtual Participants can choose to add on the 2021 Chase the Checkers Finisher Medal during registration. The medal is included for all live racers.

SWAG Shipping

The Live Half Marathon SWAG will all be available at packet pick up for the race! 

All Finisher items (stickers, shirts, medals) for virtual races and dares will ship out by June 8th. Chase The Checkers Finisher Medals are available on first come first serve basis. (If medals are all claimed we will remove the option to add them to your cart. So rest assured-if you can add a medal then you will get a medal!). 


Charity - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

The number of Hoosiers in need has risen dramatically. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, businesses have closed and individuals have lost jobs at an alarming rate. Because of this, food pantries have seen an increased demand. Gleaners shares that 1 in 5 hoosiers is struggling with hunger. 

Food pantries are able to buy in bulk at discounted prices to really put your donation dollars to work. 

  • $5 = about 20 meals.
  • $10 = about 40 meals 
  • $20 = about 100 meals
  • $50 = about 250 + meals
  • $100 = about 500+ meals
  • $250 = about 1250 + meals
  • $500 = about 2500+ meals

Through donations from Chase the Checkers Races we would like to raise at least $3000 or 15,000+ meals. Let's run, walk, and MOVE while seeking pledges/support for Gleaners to further their fight in feeding hungry hoosiers effected by COVID-19. 


Referral Refunds

We want you to tell your friends all about Chase The Checkers and we're not above bribing you! After you register you'll get a unique referral code. Share that with everyone you know. After 4 referrals you'll get $10 refunded.

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