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100% of Proceeds Benefit St. Vincent Cancer Care!

For 10 years, runners and walkers have joined together to make a difference for patients and their families affected by cancer at St. Vincent. Please join us this year as we raise funds at a new and very unique race venue. Don't miss this rare opportunity to be among the first to ever experience running or walking alongside a runway at the Indianapolis International Airport!  

  • Unique 5k run on the Indianapolis Airport Airfield (IND)
  • Start/finish line on the ramp at Republic Hangar
  • Coolest run in Indy... feel the breeze of the planes
  • Fun, family Airport experience
  • Run through the Hush House
  • Take flight to fight cancer

Registration fees

Hope Champion Fundraiser Registration Closed

Can't make it to the event but would like to fundraise with us? Sign up here!

  1. Free
    Apr 15 - Sep 14

5K Kids Closed

12 & Under

  1. $20.00
    Apr 15 - Sep 14

Airport Experience Pass Closed

Spectator donation required for visitors 4 and up. Don't miss your opportunity to experience the Indianapolis International Airport up close and personal! The experience will include the opportunity to tour the cockpit and take pictures with other airport equipment.

  1. $5.00
    Apr 15 - Sep 14

5K Adult Closed

Registration closed
    1. $35.00
      Apr 15 – Jul 12
    2. $40.00
      Jul 13 – Aug 16
    3. $45.00
      Aug 17 – Sep 14

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-up

Friday Early Packet Pick-Up
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Lilly Conference Center at St. Vincent William K. Nasser Healthcare Education and Simulation Center
1801 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260 

If you are unable to make it to Packet Pick-up on September 14, packets may be retrieved beginning at 7:30 a.m. until the start of the race on the morning of the event at the Republic Airways hangar. 

Race Day Packet Pick-up
On-site Packet Pick-up: 
7:30 a.m.

Race Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Republic Airways Hangar, S. Hoffman Rd., Indianapolis
Please note: GPS will not take you to the hangar. Refer to the specific directions below.


  • Take 465-West
  • Exit onto US-40 West/Washington St. (0.3 mi)
  • Go west on US-40 West/Washington St. (3.0 mi)
  • Turn left at Bridgeport Road (446 ft)
  • Take the first right on N. Perimeter Road (0.9 mi)
  • Turn left at the second flashing red stop sign
  • Follow the signs

On-site parking at the hangar is available. Please carpool when possible. 

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor


Event Hosts


Matching Sponsors


Supporting Sponsor


Race Bib and Results Sponsor 


Mile Sponsors

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Event Producer


Are you interested in being a sponsor for the event? Sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000. Please contact Sara Homburg at or call 317.338.5095 for more information. 

Supporting St. Vincent

Use of Funds 

Each year, more than 30,000 Hoosiers are diagnosed with cancer. Proceeds from this event will benefit St. Vincent Cancer Care and support those in our community who have been affected by cancer.

100% of all funds raised by participants makes a difference for those facing cancer by making these programs and services possible:

  • Digital Tomosynthesis: This revolutionary 3D diagnostic imaging technology can detect breast cancer earlier and help save lives. 
  • Art Therapy: Art therapy is available to those being treated as inpatients or in the outpatients setting, as well as survivors. 
  • Mobile Screening Van: A second mobile screening van now is available, allowing us to double the number of people who have access to free or low cost screenings.
  • ….and more! 

Fundraising as an Individual and Team

You’re registered and excited for the event! Now what? Get your fundraising going! Set a goal, e-mail your friends and family, and post on social media! To support an individual, click on the name of the person you want to support and you will be directed to his/her personal fundraising page. To support a team, click on the name of the team you want to support and you will be directed to the team fundraising page.

Make a Donation 

Can’t attend but would like to make a difference? You can donate online to support a walker, runner or team, or you can make a general donation to support cancer patients through the event. You can also mail in donations, or hand deliver them to the St. Vincent Foundation: 8402 Harcourt Rd, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260. 

Team Captains

Team Captains:
You've got your team and your sneakers ready to go. Now what?  GET YOUR TEAM MOVING!  Below, please find some quick tips to help motivate your team and get everyone excited for the Cancer Challenge!

  • Set a Team Goal. Setting a team goal is the first step to success and helps get everyone rallied around a common purpose. Make sure that everyone on your team knows what the team goal is and how they can contribute to helping achieve it.
  • Send emails to your team. This not only helps you track how your teammates are doing on their fundraising goals but you can also share encouragement, news and plan fundraising events to help your team reach (or exceed) your goal.
  • Get social. Encourage your teammates to post updates and ask for support on Facebook and other social media sites. Be sure they're sharing statuses and raising awareness of team fundraising activities!


Do I have to raise a minimum amount of money to participate in the Run/Walk? No, you do not have to raise a minimum amount.  The minimum requirement is to pay your registration fee. Any additional fundraising directly benefits the patients and families served at St. Vincent Cancer Care.  
What is a Super Champion fundraiser? Participants who raise $1,000 or more, or teams who raise $1,000 or more per number of team members (for example, $5,000 for a team of 5), earn the special distinction of being a Super Champion fundraiser. 

Does my registration fee apply to my fundraising goal? No, your registration fee does not apply to your fundraising goal.

If I can’t attend the event, can I still fundraise?  Yes!  You can set up your own fundraising page by registering as a Hope Champion if you cannot walk or run at the event. You can raise money online or mail in donations.  100% of your generous support will go toward your goal and our fight against cancer at St. Vincent!

Do I have to be on a team? No, you can register as an individual, start a team, or join a team. 

Can members of my team choose to either run or walk? Yes, different members of the same team can choose to either run or walk.  

How do I donate to the event? You can donate online to support a walker, runner or team, or you can make a general donation to support cancer patients through the event. You can also mail in donations, or hand deliver them to the St. Vincent Foundation: 8402 Harcourt Rd, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260. 

Can my company be a sponsor of the event? Yes! Sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000. Contact Sara Homburg at or 317.338.5095 for more information. 

Are there time limits for the runs and walks?  Walkers have a time limit of 20-minute miles. At the end of this time span walkers are still encouraged to finish, or they have the option of being taken back to the start/finish area by one of our support vehicles.

Are strollers allowed?  Due to airport policy, strollers are not allowed for participants.

Are dogs allowed?  We love our furry friends but unfortunately, they are not allowed at this event. 

Do I need to register my kids to participate in the event?  Yes, all participants will need to register for the event.

Can family and friends come and watch me? Do they have to pay the registration fee if they are not going on the route? The more the merrier and family and friends are welcome to watch! To gain access to the airport grounds, there is a $5 airport experience donation benefiting St. Vincent Cancer Care.  Spectators can register in advance of the event or can pay the day of the event upon arrival. 

What happens if it rains on the day of the run/walk? The race will go on! However, the race may be delayed or cancelled in the event of lightning, for everyone's safety.  Please remember that no refunds will be given should the event be cancelled.

Will there be mile markers and water stations on the route? Yes, there will be mile markers as well as one water station on the route. 

Where can I get my results? Results will be available via social media and the website after the race. The results link will also be published in the post-race email, which you will receive immediately following completion of the event on race day.

I am no longer able to participate. Can I get a refund or transfer? There are no refunds or transfers for the event. Your registration fee will be put to good use to benefit St. Vincent cancer patients and families! 

I have more questions. Who do I contact? Please email and your question will be answered as soon as possible. 

Event Schedule

  • September 15 9:00 AM EDT - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Republic Airways Hangar - Indianapolis International Airport, S. Hoffman Rd, Indianapolis, IN

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