About the Event

The Holliday Park Trail Run is a two day event on March 15 & 16 that includes fun events for the whole family Friday evening, and both a 5-mile run and 3-mile hike on Saturday morning. Participants will scramble, run, jump, climb or walk along the trails of Holliday Park, Blickman Park, White River, and Williams Creek. Participants will be challenged by uneven terrain, hills, stairs, mud, rocks, roots, and maybe even some water!

Friday Family Fun Events (3/15): Beginning at 6:00 p.m, parents can cheer on their kids as they race from the Ruins and along the trails during the 1-Mile Kids Run (ages 6-12) and Tot Trot (5 and under). Every finisher gets a prize! Once the races are over, everyone is invited to stick around and enjoy a bonfire and s’mores!

Saturday Morning (3/16): Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the 5-mile run and 3-mile hike will challenge participants as they journey along the course.

Runners only for the 5 Mile Trail Run. Must be able to finish in 1 hr 10 minutes

We do not allow dogs at this event.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, enthusiastic participants, and loyal volunteers, all proceeds from the Holliday Park Trail Run are used to supplement the city budget, support environmental educational programming, field trips, and maintain the park’s amenities at a high standard.

Event Schedule

Friday Evening, March 15:
4:00-6:30 PM: Packet Pickup
5:30 PM: Sign In/Bib Pickup for 1-Mile Trail Run begins
6:00 PM: 1-Mile Trail Run/Hike (ages 6-12, registration required)
Tot Trot will start immediately after the finish of the 1-Mile race.
6:00-7:30 PM: Campfire and S’mores for all participants

Saturday Morning, March 16:
7:45-8:45 AM: Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration
9:00 AM: 5-Mile Run and 3-Mile Hike Begin
9:30-11:30 AM: Post-race refreshments available


Family Activities: Friday, March 15 (Children’s Activities Only)

  • 1-mile Trail Run/Hike, ages 6-12
    • EARLY BIRD (until Mar. 10) – $18
      • Includes short-sleeve t-shirt if registered before Mar. 10
      • Additional shirts available for purchase ($14) until Mar. 10
    • Late Registration (Mar. 11-15) – $5
      • Does NOT include a shirt
  • Tot Trot Run, ages 5 and under – FREE
    • Race shirts available for purchase ($14) until Mar. 10

Race Day: Saturday, March 16

  • 5-Mile Trail Run (runners only, must be able to finish in 1 hr 10 mins)
    • EARLY BIRD (until Feb. 29) – $30
    • Regular (Mar. 1 – 15) – $35
    • Raceday (Mar. 16) – $40
      • Shirts available for additional charge through Mar. 10
  • 3-Mile Trail Hike (walkers only)
    • EARLY BIRD (until Feb. 29) – $30
    • Regular (Mar. 1 – 15) – $35
    • Raceday (Mar. 16) – $40
      • Shirts available for additional charge through Mar. 10

(shirts are not included in race entry, but race gear is available for purchase through 3/10)

* No refunds. The event is rain or shine. If this event is forced to cancel, entry fees will be converted to a donation to Holliday Park.

Race Shirts (available for purchase until Mar. 10)

 Women’s shirt fits generously. Sleeves and overall length runs long. Consider ordering a size down.

Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration

Packet pickup will take place at the Holliday Park Nature Center on Friday, March 15, from 4:00-6:30pm and Saturday, March 16, from 7:45-8:45am.


Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis. Race headquarters will be in the Nature Center. (See map.)

Course Map

Click to see course maps for the 3-Mile Hike and 1-Mile Kids Run

Trail Run Countdown








Despite the cold and snowy conditions, the 2023 Trail Run was a success! Thanks to our tough-as-nails participants, amazing volunteers, generous sponsors and supporters, Trail Run generated over $47,000 to support Holliday Park. Proceeds will support a variety of environmental education programming needs, capital projects, and trail renovations right here in the park. 

Whether you participated in the race, contributed as a sponsor, donated your services, goods or time, your contribution was key to our success. Thank you for your support!

We are already looking forward to 2024, no matter what the weather may bring!

Presented by:

Friday Family Events

Premier Sponsors

 Race Day

Premier Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Meg Coyle

Anne Scheele

The Linsmith Family

Mary Lou Hurst

Event Sponsors

Meg Coyle

The Linsmith Family

Mary Lou Hurst

Anne Scheele

Event Supporters

Casey Cronin Photographer

athletic annex

Forvis LLP

Jiffy Lube of Indiana


Athlete Bouquets

Chris Duncan