Bolt for the Heart 5K - Thanksgiving Day RunThursday, November 22, 2018 in Carmel, IN at the Palladium
5K Run/Walk - Individual Entry
» $30.00 registration (through 11/1 at 11:59 PM EDT)
» $35.00 registration (11/1 at 11:59 PM EDT through 11/19 at 11:59 PM EDT)
» FREE Perky Turkeys over 75 years (Must register online. Shirt NOT included)
» $27.00 early registration (no shirt) (through 11/1 at 11:59 PM EDT)
» $30.00 early registration (no shirt) (11/1 at 11:59 PM EDT through 11/18 at 11:59 PM EDT)
» $40.00 on race day (no shirt or medal guarantee)
5K Run/Walk - Group or Family
Buy 4, Get 1 Free. (Must be purchased in one transaction.)
» $30.00 per person (through 11/1 at 11:59 PM EDT)
» $35.00 per person (11/1 at 11:59 PM EDT through 11/19 at 11:59 PM EDT)
» $27.00 per person registration (no shirt) (through 11/1 at 11:59 PM EDT)
» $30.00 per person registration (no shirt) (11/1 at 11:59 PM EDT through 11/18 at 11:59 PM EDT)
Children register for free using "5K-Ages 5 and under" category below.
No other category will grant a youth discount.
Group or Family Registration
5K Run/Walk - Ages 5 and Under
» FREE Registration (through 11/19 at 11:59 PM EDT)
5K - Ages 5 and Under Registration
Includes custom race hat, VIP Packet Pickup line, custom VIP bib and the knowledge you've done even more to provide first responders with AED's to save lives on the front line.
» $99.00 Registration (through 11/19 at 11:59 PM EDT)
Preferred Hearts Registration
A limited number of entries will be available at Packet Pickup on a first-come, first-serve basis.
* $35 per entry, does not include the race shirt
$40 race day registration, shirt not guaranteed, that's $5 more than regular registration
Start a new FamilyTradition and do someone good for your heart, and maybe someone else's. Flock to Carmel this Thanksgiving and earn your turkey! Join us for a 3.1 mile run/walk on a beautiful USATF CERTIFIED course to benefit Bolt for the Heart for the placement of life saving AED's
(automated external defibrillators) in Central Indiana in an effort to save people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. Thanksgiving can challenge any routine, whether it be cooking, family events or travel.
The Bolt for the Heart 5K Run provides friends and family a chance to do something active before they start their traditional Thanksgiving celebration. Because we all have so much to be thankful for.
All registrations before November 16th include:
- Custom Bolt race bib
- Quality long sleeve 50/50 performance Bolt race shirt
- Newly designed Finishers medal
- Post race refreshments
Bolt for the Heart is a 501c3 charitable organization so your registration is tax deductible AND 100% of the race proceeds will go directly to buying AEDS for the Indiana State Police.
|Packet Pick Up|
Wednesday 11/21 from 12:00-5:30pm at IU Hospital North in Carmel
* Registration prices will be $5 higher per person at Packet Pickup and on Race Day
Thursday 11/22 from 7:30-8:30am at Center Green by the Palladium
Parking for the event is available in at the James Building (Tarkington Theater), the Mohawk Place Shopping Center and at the United Methodist Church on Rangeline Road.
For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.
Don't be afraid to ask! If your question isn't here, just send us an e-mail by clicking on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.
Q: How long is a 5k?
A: 5 kilometers = 3.1 miles
Q: Will there be race-day packet pickup?*
A: Yes. There will race-day packet pickup starting at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, however, we strongly encourage participants to pick up their packets on Wednesday from 12:00-5:30pm at IU Health North - 11700 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032
Q: Can a friend pick up my packet for me?
Q: Are strollers or dogs allowed?
A: Baby joggers/strollers are permitted. As the safety of all participants is our top priority, we ask that those with baby joggers/strollers start toward the back and priority everyone's safety over
finish time. Due to insurance restrictions, participants are not permitted to bring dogs on the route.
Q: What if it rains on race day?
A: Bolt for the Heart will take place rain or shine. Event will be cancelled only if absolutely necessary for the safety of participants, volunteers and event staff. In this case, there will be no refunds of race entry fees.
Q: Will there be age group awards?
A: Yes, we will have results and awards for age group finishers in 5 year
Q: Can I wear headphones?
A: Yes, but we ask that you keep the volume down at a safe level so that you
can hear other runners or instructions from event personnel.
Q: Can I volunteer to help on event weekend?
A: Yes! There are volunteer positions for every type of person. It's also a great way for individuals, families, clubs, and other groups to get involved and start a holiday tradition! For students looking to earn community service hours, volunteering earns hours and a free shirt!
Q: I am registered, but cannot participate. Can I transfer my registration/bib to someone else?
A: No, as noted in the application waiver, registrations/bibs are nontransferable and cannot be transferred from one person to another.
Q: I am entered in the race but recently incurred an injury and will be unable to compete. Can I defer my participation to next year?
A: No. We do not offer deferments or refunds.