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

in United States at Anywhere!

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About the event

BOILER UP for the 9th Annual Purdue Boilermaker Virtual Half-Marathon & 5K, presented by Franciscan Health! This virtual event can be run anywhere between October 1 - 31.

Finisher medals will limited to the first 400 registrants in the Half-Marathon, and 325 in the 5k. Updates will be made to this page when medals have sold out.

We will offer Packet Pickup options, and also shirt/medal mailing. See PACKET PICKUP and SHIRT & MEDAL MAILING sections below.


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

Please Note: All registrants who had originally registered for the in-person event have been automatically be switched to the Virtual event, where you can submit your own times, starting October 1st. Refunds/deferments will not be offered.

Selecting Your Route

This virtual event is intended to be completed on your own time and along any route of your choosing from October 1st - 31st.

Please be aware of your surroundings, use running trails or sidewalks if possible, use crosswalks when crossing roads, and obey traffic laws as you are not participating on a closed course.

The official event courses are NOT approved for 2020. Please use your own route that is safe.

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.

Half-Marathon Finisher Medals
---Medals will be limited to the first 400 registrants in the half-marathon
---A message will be posted to this page once we have sold out of medals

5k Finisher Medals
---Medals will be limited to the first 325 registrants in the 5k
---A message will be posted to this page once we have sold out of medals

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

Packet Pickup --- NON-STUDENTS who attend get a 10% discount code for 2021!

We will host two (2) in-person Packet Pickups this fall, where you can retrieve your shirt and finisher medal.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO PICKUP YOUR MATERIALS.

Only NON-STUDENTS are eligible to receive this 10% discount code for the 2021 event! (PU students already receive a 10% discount).

Packet Pickup #1 - Friday, October 30
--- Time - 9am - 6pm
--- Location - St. Thomas Aquinas Center* (535 W. State Street, West Lafayette)
--- Use street parking, where available. Be aware of Permit Only and No Parking signs.

* Our tent will be set up on the NE corner of St. Thomas.

Packet Pickup #2 - Saturday, November 14
--- Time - 9am - 6pm
--- Location - Lafayette Family YMCA** (3001 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette)
--- Use the YMCA parking lot

**Our tent will be set up near the entrance to the YMCA

Shirt & Medal Mailing

If you prefer to have your packet mailed, please e-mail Jason@TuxBro.com ASAP so we are aware.

Packets will be mailed to the address you registered with, and will NOT be re-shipped if sent to an incorrect address! THE DEADLINE TO UPDATE/CONFIRM YOUR ADDRESS IS OCTOBER 31st! E-mail Jason@TuxBro.com, if necessary.

--- Mailing #1 ---
- Starts November 2nd
- Includes anyone registering THROUGH Sunday, October 25

--- Mailing #2 ---
- Starts November 16
- Includes anyone registering AFTER Monday, October 26

Our staff is very limited, so we please ask for your patience during this process. We will do our best to communicate when your packages have been shipped.

Finisher Medals!

A message will be posted to this page once we have sold out of medals.

Participant Shirts

Submitting Your Results - OPTIONAL

You will have the ENTIRE month of October to complete the distance and submit your time! Starting October 1st, there will be an option at the top of this page to submit your time for the half-marathon or 5k. Simply enter your e-mail address, your time, and VOILA!

There will not be awards offered this year, but we can't wait to hear how you do!

Results will be posted on Nov. 1 to purduehalf.com/results.html

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.

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/

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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