Evansville Half Marathon

Saturday, October 5, 2024 • 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 21st annual running 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. 5), the average low is 54ºF and the average high is 74ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Evansville Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM


$60 and up


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Indiana’s Evansville Half Marathon, register online at RaceRoster.com here.

Official Race Website



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5 comments… add one
  • Mike Peters December 28, 2018, 12:56 pm

    I have a few questions: What’s the date for the 2019 half-marathon? I seen OCT 13th and OCT 5th. Is there a military discount? Can you provide a list of hotel closest to the start point?

  • Matt October 3, 2016, 7:26 am

    Frank is just mad that you’re cooler than he is. Don’t be like Frank.

  • Frank August 20, 2016, 6:44 am

    To much money to run past vacant building and bars.


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