Vincennes Historical Half Marathon

Saturday, September 14, 2024  • Vincennes, IN

Vincennes Historical Half Marathon in Vincennes, IN

Welcome to the Vincennes Historical Half Marathon, where racers run through the heart of Indiana’s first city and its most iconic landmarks. This half marathon is organized by the Rotary Young Leaders of Vincennes, a non-profit organization that aims to promote our city’s history, local businesses, and community projects.

The race includes a 5K and a kid fun run which is absolutely free for kids aged 12 and under, but the half marathon is the real crown jewel of the event. The course is flat and scenic, perfect for runners of all levels, from seasoned veterans to first-timers looking to test their limits. 

Starting off at 8:00 am, the course will take you through Vincennes’ historic sites, such as the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, and the Indiana Military Museum. It is not just a run, but also a chance to get to know the city’s rich history. You can explore these landmarks up close as you traverse the full 13.1 miles.

Adding to the excitement, the swag bags are not to be missed. Each participant will receive a medal, a towel, a water bottle, and a free after-race beer from Vincennes Brewing Company. There’s even a free donut from Fossmeyer Bakery, a running towel from Byron Bobe’s Pizza, and samples from Cottage Harvest, among other exclusive discounts from the partnering hotels and museums.

After the race, Vincennes offers plenty of recreational activities to make this a great weekend getaway. You can visit the Knox County Farmers Market, explore the town’s many hiking trails, take a canoe trip down the Wabash River, or even check out the planetarium and observatory.

Best yet, the earnings from the race are donated to local charities and community projects, making this an event that truly gives back to the community.

Race Weather & Climate

Vincennes, Indiana, is a city situated in the southwestern part of the state, approximately 50 miles north of Evansville, Indiana, and about 120 miles southwest of Indianapolis

On September 14 in Vincennes, Indiana, you can expect to experience the late summer season. The average high temperature for this date typically reaches around 80°F (27°C), providing warm and pleasant conditions for outdoor activities as summer begins to transition into early fall. The average low temperature in the evening drops to approximately 56°F (13°C). September is generally a relatively dry month in Vincennes, with an average precipitation of 3.13 inches.

Vincennes Historical Half Marathon Race Results

Vincennes Historical Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Vincennes Historical Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

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


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Vincennes Historical Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $75.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $40.00 fee for the 5k.
  • The kids fun run is FREE.

Vincennes Historical Half Marathon Race Website

Vincennes Historical Half Marathon Website

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