Fair on the Square Half Marathon & 5k

Saturday, September 9, 2023 Danville, IN 

The Fair on the Square Half Marathon & 5K is the perfect race for those who are looking for a fun and adventurous way to explore one of Indiana’s most welcoming small towns. Located on the picturesque Courthouse Square in Danville, this event offers runners the opportunity to indulge in the seasonal festivities and offerings of friendly small-town vendors while enjoying a scenic 13.1-mile run through the Indianapolis metro area.

The course is one of the most picturesque in the area, highlighting the beautiful natural scenery that surrounds Danville. With aid stations every two miles and porta-potties available every odd mile, runners can rest easy knowing that they’ll be taken care of throughout the race. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a beer garden at the finish line where participants can celebrate their accomplishments with a cold drink and some delicious fair food!

Don’t think you’re up for the challenge of a half marathon? No worries – the 5K offers a shorter distance for those who want to take things a bit easier. And with a 1-mile fun walk, there’s something for everyone in this event.

The Fair on the Square Half Marathon & 5K isn’t just about the races themselves – it’s about the town of Danville and the sense of community that comes from running with others. With plenty of shopping, live entertainment, and more, the fair that accompanies the race is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long run.

This event has been held for several years now, with the experience improving with each new iteration. With a chip timing system, winners in each age group are awarded with custom trophies and pint glasses, providing unique memorabilia to help runners remember the day. And let’s not forget about the Fair on the Square medals given to all finishers.

Race Weather & Climate

Danville, Indiana, is a town located in the central part of the state, approximately 20 miles west of Indianapolis

In mid-September, Danville, Indiana, experiences the transition from summer to early fall. The average high temperatures during this time typically range from the mid-70s to low 80s Fahrenheit (around 24-28°C), providing pleasant and mild weather for outdoor activities. The average low temperatures at night can drop into the 50s Fahrenheit (around 12-15°C). September is generally a relatively dry month in Danville, making it favorable for running conditions.

Fair on the Square Half Marathon Race Results

Fair on the Square Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Fair on the Square Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM EDT.


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Fair on the Square Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

Online registration is now closed for this race.

Fair on the Square Half Marathon Race Website

Fair on the Square Half Marathon Website

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