2021 Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k, presented by Franciscan Health

in United States at Purdue University - Ross-Ade Stadium

Earlybird Registration for the 2021 Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k is not yet open. We hope to open registration to the public mid-December. Check back periodically!

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    Shirt guarantee deadline date is Sunday, October 10

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  • 5K
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About the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k

BOILER UP on Saturday, October 16th at the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K, Presented by Franciscan Health!

The 2021 race will be an incredibly special one, as it will be the 10th running event! 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!

Get registered by October 10th to guarantee your shirt! And, all finishers will receive an amazing medal, which are unique to the half-marathon and 5k events.

We are proud to continue our support for the Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS). Since 2012, over $80,000 has been donated to this incredible summer camp for underserved youth in Tippecanoe County.

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!

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/

Half-Marathon Course Description

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 outside of Ross-Ade Stadium!

Expect top quality water station and replacement fluids along the course. Medical stations will also be included along the way.

Here's What You Get!

Shirts (Oct. 10 shirt guarantee deadline)
---Half-marathon participants will receive a high quality, long sleeve, tech shirt.
---5k participants will receive a great looking long sleeve, blended shirt.

Half-Marathon & 5k Finisher Medals
---Medals will be unique to each distance

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

Post-Race Refreshments
---Once you cross the finish line, refuel with our great food and drink options!

Participant Shirts & Finisher Medals

Stay tuned for shirt previews!

Register by October 10th at 11:59pm to GUARANTEE your shirt! Shirts/sizing may be limited to anyone signing up during race week (October 11 - 16).

Age-Group and Overall 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 given to the Top 3 male and female finishers, in 5-year increments in both the half-marathon and 5k.
---5k age-group awards will be available for pickup at 9:30am
---Half age-group awards will be available for pickup at 10:30am

Top 3 Overall Half-Marathon Finishers (Male and Female)*
--- 1st place - $200
--- 2nd place- $100
--- 3rd place - $50

*Prize money amounts were updated on September 17

Expo (Friday) and race (Saturday) Packet Pickup

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.

Expo Packet Pickup - Friday
---After you get your packet, be sure to stick around for the Expo and mingle with all of our awesome sponsors and vendors!
---Date: Friday, October 15
---Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
---Location: West Lafayette Wellness Center (1101 Kalberer Road)

Raceday Packet Pickup - Saturday
---Date: Saturday, October 16
---Time: 6:00am - 8:00am
---Location: Ross-Ade Stadium

Schedule of Events - Raceday (Oct. 16)

Location - Ross-Ade Stadium

Raceday Schedule
6:00am - Packet Pickup & Registration opens*
6:30am Gear Check opens
7:50am - Opening ceremonies
7:58am - Wheelchair & Hand cycle Start
8:00am Packet Pickup & Registration close*

8:00am - Half Marathon Start
8:10am - 5K Start

9:30am Half & 5k (Overall) and 5k Age-group awards may be picked up
10:30am Half Age-Group awards may be picked up
12:30pm Gear Check closes

Please note, the free Kids Fun Run has been cancelled for the 2021 event.

*If you do not pick up your packet at the expo or on race day, your packet is not guaranteed. Race shirts will not be mailed after the race.*

Kids Fun Run - CANCELLED

Due to lack of participation in previous years, we have made the decision to cancel the Kids Fun Run from future events.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Limited parking on raceday is available in the Ross-Ade North Stadium Parking Lot.

Once this fills up, additional parking is available in the Northwestern Avenue Garage (504 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette). This garage is roughly .75 miles from 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. These are only reserved for football gamedays.


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 to run or walk with the following:
- Strollers
- Skates
- Bicycles
- Pets

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 15
---Expo Packet Pick-Up (25 total needed)

Saturday, October 16
---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)

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.


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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