About the Event

The Holliday Park Trail Run 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, ford, 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: Beginning at 6:00pm, parents can cheer on their kids as they race around 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: Beginning at 9:00am, 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:
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)
6:30 PM: Tot Trot (Free!)
6:00-7:30 PM: Campfire and S’mores for all participants

Saturday Morning: 5-Mile Run and 3-Mile Hike
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

Fees (Pricing Coming Soon)

Family Activities: Friday, March 17

  • 1-mile Trail Run/Hike
  • 1-mile Trail Run/Hike, ages 6-12
  • Tot Trot Run ages 5 and under 

Race Day: Saturday, March 18

  • 5-Mile Trail Run (runners only, must be able to finish in 1 hr 10 mins)
  • 3-Mile Trail Hike (walkers only) 

(shirts are not included in race entry will be available for purchase through 3/12)

* 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 Coming Soon! (will be available for purchase until 3/12)

Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration

Packet pickup will take place at the Holliday Park Nature Center on Friday, March 17 from 4:00-6:30pm and Saturday, March 18 from 7:45-8:45am.


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

Course Map Coming Soon!