Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run - 23rd Annual

in United States at Riverside Park

Online registration for this event is closed. Please sign up at the Martin Center on Friday or Riverside Park race day.

  • 5K Run/Walk for ages 13 and older
    Register up to two people.
    Youth 16 and under pay $16 (discount applied at check out).

    Adult Registration

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 5K Group or Team Registration

    Register 3+ and Save.
    Youth 16 and under pay only $16.

    Adult Registration

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 5K Run/Walk - Sickle Cell Warriors (Persons with Sickle Cell Disease)
    Code Required

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 5K Run/Walk for children up to 12 years old - FREE
    Free children must be registered separately

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Contribute to a Fundraising Team
    Choose this category if you are unable to make it to the walk but would like to donate to the cause.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Withdrawn

    Online registration is closed for this category.

About the Event

There are hundreds of families in Central Indiana living with the burden of Sickle Cell Disease. Many of those families need additional support which Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative (MCSCI) strives to provide. Your participation in the 23rd Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run will enable MCSCI to fill those gaps with quality supportive services.

The Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run is our premier fundraising event. Proceeds benefit our programs which aim to aid and enhance the lives of those affected by Sickle Cell. This includes Sickle Cell education, family support, food pantry, monthly support groups, and advocacy.

Did you know...

  • each registration fee provides a six month supply of Gatorade to one of our Sickle Cell Clients?
  • when you raise just $100 you provide ten families with access to food from our food pantry?
  • When you raise $250, you give one family full access to our Transportation Assistance Service.

Won't you please join the chain to stop the pain of Sickle Cell?

Click here to see the Sponsorship Brochure.


Race T-Shirts and Packets Pick Up:
1. Pre-Race Day Pick Up for both Team and Individuals - Team Captain are to pick up the entire Team race shirts and packets at the Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative located at 3549 North College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Each race packet will contain race t-shirt, bib/timing tags, and other items. For Questions, please call (317) 927-5158, ext. 1007.
Thursday, 6-20-2019 From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, 6-21-2019 From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2. Race Day, 6-22-2019, Pick Up at Riverside Park Family Pavilion
7:00 AM to 8:10 AM - On-site pick up for Preregistered participants. and on-site registration. Individual Packets are to be picked up at the Individual Packets Table (in Alphabetical Order) labeled with the participants' last name's initials. Team Race packets are to be picked up by Team Captain or designated person at the designated Team Packet Tables only.

6-22-2019 On-Site Registration
7:00 AM to 8:10 AM - All on-site registrations that are completed after 8:00 AM will be allowed to participate in walk or run but will not be timed.

Race Day, 6-22-2019 Program Schedules:
7:00 AM On-site Registration Opens
8:00 AM President/CEO intrduceds Grand Marshall (Maggie A. Lewis) and 2018 Child Ambassador
8:10 AM Registration Closes
8:10 AM Grand Marshall/President Present Sponsor Awards
8:17 AM Memorial ceremony with balloon launch.
8:20 AM Warm-up Exercise Begin
8:25 AM Grand Marshall releases runners to the course
8:30 AM Grand Marshall releases walkers to the course
9:10 AM Runners awards
9:40 AM Walkers awards
9:45 AM Door Prize Raffle

Special Recognition Awards
1. Largest Individual Fund Raiser Award
2. Largest Team Award


1. By popular request, Sandy Lomax and Greg Bacon Jazz Group will be back to perform live throughout the race. Please come and dance or simply enjoy the great live jazz.

2. "Largest Team Award" - Once again, we will award the largest team with a special trophy. Please organize your families, friends and co-workers to form teams and participate in this fun and meaningful competition! If your friends have started a team, please register to help their team competing for this new award.

3. "MCSCI Food Drive for Food Pantry" is back again at the race site and on the race day. We are asking for your support for our Food Pantry Program which is critically important for our clients. We have attached a list of suggested food and beverage items that our clients need. Please make sure that the expiration date of your food and beverage donation items are good through December 24th, 2019. This list will also be published on our event site at In return for your donation, you will receive a raffle ticket that entitles you to participate in the drawing for two (2) very nice gift baskets. The content of these two (2) gift baskets will be published at a later date when they are available.


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

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