Saturday, October 13, 2018 • Evansville, IN • Course Map
More than 2,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair participants come out each year for the Evansville Half Marathon, which celebrates its 15th annual running in 2018 along a course that overlooks the big, beautiful ribbon-like Ohio River that cuts through the city and marks its border with Kentucky to the south.
From the starting line on Riverside Drive, the out-and-back course takes runners along a course with plenty of flat stretches — with some gentle, rolling hills, however — over the last several miles.
Along the way, participants are treated to several of the city’s most well-known sights and attractions, including Garvin Park, Bosse Field, Main Street and the Evansville Walkway, Bayard and Akin Parks and the last, finishing mile along the city’s Riverfront Park.
All participants — runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors — need to be aware that the course closes after four and a half hours, and several parts of the course remain open to traffic throughout the race.
Organizers also have the spectator areas humming with activity throughout the race, with rock, jazz and R&B bands performing along the course as well as Evansville’s Youth Philarmonic Orchestra.
Race Weather & Climate
From its perch overlooking the Ohio River and Indiana’s southernmost border with Kentucky just a stone’s throw across the river, the city of Evansville tends to experience early fall weather that ranges from pleasantly mild to cool (and sometimes cold) conditions.
On race day (Oct. 13), the average low is 48ºF and the average high is 73ºF.
- 2017 Evansville Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Evansville Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Evansville Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Evansville Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Evansville Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Evansville Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Evansville Half Marathon Results
- $60 – $85 for the half marathon
Official Race Website
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