2020 Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k, presented by Franciscan Health

Saturday, October 17, 2020 in West Lafayette, IN at Ross-Ade Stadium


  • Half-Marathon at 8:00 AM

    » $65.00 Registration (through 8/31 at 11:59 PM EDT)
    » $70.00 Late Registration (9/1 at 12:00 AM EDT through 10/15 at 5:00 PM EDT)
    » $60.00 Purdue Student Registration (through 8/31 at 11:59 PM EDT)
    » $65.00 Purdue Student Late Registration (9/1 at 12:00 AM EDT through 10/15 at 5:00 PM EDT)
    » Expo & Race Day $75, Students $70
    Half-Marathon Registration


  • 5K at 8:10 AM

    » $28.00 Registration (through 8/31 at 11:59 PM EDT)
    » $30.00 Late Registration (9/1 at 12:00 AM EDT through 10/15 at 5:00 PM EDT)
    » $25.00 Purdue Student Registration (through 8/31 at 11:59 PM EDT)
    » $28.00 Purdue Student Late Registration (9/1 at 12:00 AM EDT through 10/15 at 5:00 PM EDT)
    » Expo & Race Day $35, Students $30
    5K Registration


  • Virtual Half Marathon

    » $65.00 Registration (through the day of the event)
    » $60.00 Purdue Student Registration (through the day of the event)
    Virtual Half Marathon Registration


  • Virtual 5K

    » $28.00 Registration (through the day of the event)
    » $25.00 Purdue Student Registration (through the day of the event)
    Virtual 5K Registration


  • Volunteer
    Race entry not included

    » Enter Contact Information on Step 2 (through 10/15 at 5:00 PM EDT)
    Volunteer Registration



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About the event

BOILER UP on Saturday, October 17 at the 9th Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K, presented by Franciscan Health!

Join thousands of runners and walkers as you start and finish at Ross-Ade Stadium, the home of Purdue football! The half-marathon course will meander through the cities of West Lafayette, Lafayette, and of course the Purdue University Campus. Not up for a half-marathon? Stick to the 5k for the perfect tour of the campus! (See our full course descriptions below).

For those wanting to participate in the tradition but not attend the in-person event, we are offering VIRTUAL races for both the half-marathon and the 5k!

Whether you are a Purdue alum, student, fan, or have no affiliation to the school at all, the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k is a must-do this fall!

In the event that this race is cancelled, all registrants will automatically be switched to the Virtual event, where you can submit your own times. Shirts/medals will be mailed, and refunds will not be offered.

For more information, visit www.purduehalf.com!

Help support the Purdue Athletes Life Success Program!

We are proud to once again support the Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS). PALS is a free, summer development program for underserved youth, ages 8-14, in Tippecanoe County. Since the inaugural 2012 event, over $80,000 has been raised for PALS!

For more information on this program, visit https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/pals/

Here's What You Get!

Shirts
---Half-marathon participants will receive a high quality, long sleeve, tech shirt.
---5k participants will receive a great looking long sleeve, cotton shirt.
---SHIRTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED IF YOU REGISTER AFTER 11:59PM ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8!

Finisher Medals
---All finishers in both the half-marathon and the 5k will receive a medal! Previews coming soon!

Goodie Bag
---Includes some great freebies, including coupons to local businesses around Purdue

Post-race Refreshments
---Once you cross the finish line, take advantage of the great food and drink options!

Brokerage Brewing Co. Beer Ticket
---Use the pull tab from your race bib to get one (1) free beer from the beer garden! MUST BE 21 TO REDEEM!

Course Descriptions

---HALF-MARATHON COURSE ---
Experience all there is to see in West Lafayette and Lafayette! Participants will start just outside of Ross-Ade Stadium, before beginning along this scenic course. Take in the sights and sounds of both of these beautiful cities as you pass Birck Boilermaker Golf Course and Kampen Golf Course, before crossing over the Wabash River into historic downtown Lafayette, where you will run along Main Street and past the Tippecanoe County Courthouse.

Once back in West Lafayette, treat yourself to the perfect tour of the Purdue University Campus as you pass by many iconic sites, such as Academy Park, Memorial Mall, the France A. Cordova Recreational Center, the Elliott Hall of Music, the Engineering Fountain, the Stadium Mall, and the David Ross Memorial and Garden. Then, cross the finish line back at Ross-Ade Stadium!

---5K COURSE---
Participants will start outside of Ross-Ade Stadium and travel through the heart of Purdue University while passing many of the highlights on campus, including the David Ross Memorial and Garden, the France A. Cordova Recreational Center, the Elliott Hall of Music, the Engineering Fountain, the Stadium Mall, and the ever popular Mackey Arena. Finish up back at Ross-Ade Stadium to complete your tour of the gorgeous Purdue University Campus!

---RECOVERY / AID STATIONS---
Expect top quality water station and replacement fluids along the course. Medical stations will also be included along the way.

Awards

Overall results will be posted as quickly as possible, and age-group awards can be picked up at the Packet Pick Up tables, just outside Ross-Ade Stadium.

Age-Group Awards
---Awards will be presented to the Top 3 male and female finishers, in 5-year increments in both the half-marathon and 5k.

Top 3 Overall Half-Marathon Finishers (Male and Female)
--- 1st place - $300
--- 2nd place- $200
--- 3rd place - $100

Kids Fun Run

Let your youngsters burn off some energy in the Kids Fun Run! This short race (~50 yards) is free to children under the age of 8 and does NOT require any registration.

All kids will receive a finisher medal.

This event will start at 10:30am near the Start/Finish line

Packet Pick Up and Expo

Although we encourage you to pick your packet up on Friday, you may pick your packet up on race morning if you are unable to attend the expo. Race Day pick-up will be on the north side of Ross Ade Stadium.

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up
---Date: Friday, October 16
---Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
---Location: To be determined

Expo
---After you get your packet, be sure to stick around for the Expo and mingle with all of our awesome sponsors and vendors!

Raceday Packet Pick Up
---Date: Saturday, October 17
---Time: 6:00am - 8:00am
---Location: Ross-Ade Stadium

Gear Check

Keep your personal belongings safe during the race and check your items into Gear Check, located just west of Packet Pick Up, on the north side of Ross-Ade Stadium.

Opens - 6:30am
Closes - 12:30pm

Restroom Facilities on Raceday

The restrooms on the northwest side of Ross-Ade Stadium will be open to the public.

Please do not use the portable toilets in the parking lot.

Brokerage Brewing Co. Beer Garden

We're excited to partner with Brokerage Brewing Co. for the third straight year! Stop by their Beer Garden once you cross the line for a delicious, local brew! Just tear the pull tab off your bib to redeem your free beer!

Must be 21 years of age, and show a valid Driver's License to enter.

Restrictions

Participants must be AT LEAST 10 years old to compete in the half-marathon

For both the half-marathon and the 5k, we ask that our participants be able to maintain a pace of at least 18 minutes/mile.

Participants are NOT permitted from running or walking with the following:
- Strollers
- Skates
- Bicycles
- Pets

Sponsorship / Vendor Opportunities

Looking to increase your audience? The Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k is the perfect opportunity! This event draws participants from over 30 states each year, but nearly 50% of our participants are local, joining us from right here in West Lafayette and Lafayette! If interested, contact Jason Springer at Jason@TuxBro.com.

Volunteer with us!

This event would not be possible without the amazing support we receive from the community! Join in on the excitement as an individual or with a group of friends, family or co-workers!

All volunteers will receive a shirt and refreshments!

For more details on these positions, go to purduehalf.com/volunteers.html

Friday, October 16
---Expo Packet Pick-Up (25 total needed)

Saturday, October 17
---Volunteer Check-in (3 total needed)
---Race Day Packet Pick-Up (15 total needed)
---Gear Check (12 total needed)
---Cone Crew (4 total needed)
---Start/finish Setup (5 total needed)
---Water Stations (80 total needed)
---Course Marshal (100 total needed)
---Finisher Medal Distribution (10 total needed)
---Finish line Refreshments (10 total needed)

Questions?

Still have questions? Just click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page and we will be happy to answer anything you have questions about!


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