Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma and Sunset Festival - 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN at Lawton Loop Parade Grounds with courses through Fort Harrison State Park

  • Make a donation or support a participant or team

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  • 5-mile, 5K, or 1-mile Race
    on June 2nd at 6:00 PM

    » $26 for 5K or 1-mile; $29 for 5-Mile timed run (until March 15th)
    » $29 for 5K or 1-mile; $32 for 5-Mile timed run (March 15th until June 1st)
    » $32 for 5K or 1-mile; $35 for 5-Mile timed run (on Race Day)
    Register for the Race

  • In Spirit Participation
    If you can't attend in person, you can attend in spirit!

    » $15.00 registration
    Register 'In Spirit' (if you can't attend)

  • Volunteer
    Volunteer Positions, includes: Water/Snack Distribution, Course Marshal, Event Set Up, Kids' Zone, Tear Down, Water Stations.

    » FREE registration
    Register to Volunteer

* Click here for fee information

Visit Team/fundraiser Homepages

Learn more about a team/fundraiser participating in this event, click on one of the names below.

BOOTS2CANCER (4 members, $24.00)
Busse's Brigade (4 members, $160.00)
Dermatology Associates of Indiana (1 member, $15.00)
HELLaNOma! (5 members, $171.00)
Indiana SDPA
Mahin 40 Strong (4 members, $324.00)
MelaNOmore (2 members, $6.00)
Pa's Pack (5 members, $572.00)
Spirit of Roxie (17 members, $1,207.00)
Steve’s Crew
Team Dono + Indy Runners (2 members)
Team Jeni
Wormser's Warriors (3 members, $100.00)
progress total raised: $2,579.00
goal: $125,000.00

progress: 2.06%

About the Event

The Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma is not just another race. To the survivors who don their special blue race T-shirts, it’s a reminder that life is a gift. To the families who gather in support of loved ones with advanced melanoma, it’s a race against time to finding a cure. To the donors and sponsors who support the event, it’s knowing that your support has meaning and impact.

Outrun the Sun, Inc. is dedicated to building awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers, educating communities about preventive measures that reduce melanoma’s incidence rate, and to raising funds for melanoma research, leading to effective treatments and a potential cure.

The Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma includes a 5-mile timed run, 5K non-competitive run and a 1-mile fun run. Races are followed by the Sunset Festival where friends and family can gather for music, food and fun. Event proceeds benefit skin cancer education and melanoma research programs at Outrun the Sun, Inc.

To learn more about Outrun the Sun, Inc check out our website HERE

Outrun the Sun, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization.


Fundraising Goal for each participant - $500

Outrun the Sun is a nonprofit organization that relies on generous donations to support its education and research programs. You are encouraged to collect online donations from your colleagues, friends and family. If you know an organization that may be interested in becoming a sponsor of the Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma, please contact the OTS office: 317-253-2121.

Non-Participant Fundraising/ In Spirit Participant:
If you are unable to attend the event but still wish to support skin cancer education and melanoma research, register as an "In Spirit" participant and create your own personal fund raising page.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up and onsite registration will be available at the Lawton Loop lawn 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Sunset Festival

The Sunset Festival includes music, food trucks, wine and beer tents, health and wellness tents, games and a Kids' Zone. Please come prepared to spend time with friends and family prior to and following the Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma. Kids' Zone: While children over the age of six must be paid registrants, all children 10 and under are welcome to participate in our free Kids' Zone. Activities include kids' runs, giveaways and sun-safe activities. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Please do not drop off your child in the Kids' Zone unattended.


The scenic 5-mile competitive run and 5K non-competitive run/walk course(s) enters the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park and consists of some hills and
elevations. Strollers are not permitted in the timed run. 1-Mile walk consists of a scenic course around historic Lawton Loop. It is a flat course. Strollers are welcome.

You must be at least eight years old to participate in the 5-mile competitive run.

Click here to view the course map!

Safety and On-site Rules

For insurance and safety reasons, headphones, roller skates, inline skates, wagons, bicycles, skateboards or other similar equipment will NOT be permitted on the course.

For insurance and safety reasons, pets are not permitted on the course or the premises at any time.

Children over the age of six must be paid registrants.

ALL adults attending the event, including those choosing not to participate in a race, are required to pay the registration fee.


There will be awards for the top three overall finishers in the men's and women's categories as well as age group awards.

Volunteer Info

Volunteers are an integral part of any Outrun the Sun program. By giving your time and energy to the Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma, you help Outrun the Sun, Inc. fund skin cancer education and melanoma research programs. Your help makes a tremendous difference and we thank you!

Volunteers will receive assignment instructions and volunteer T-shirts when they check in on race day at the Volunteer registration tent.

While we will do everything possible to allow you to volunteer in the area you have selected, we may need to shift volunteer responsibilities to where the need is greatest.


For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.


Sunset Festival Sponsor

Race Distance Sponsor

Water Station Sponsor

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