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

Saturday, October 23, 2021 in West Lafayette, IN at Purdue University - Ross-Ade Stadium


  • Half-Marathon at 8:00 AM

    » $50.00 Earlybird Half Registration (through 1/31 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $60.00 Half Registration 1 (1/31 at 11:59 PM EST through 7/31 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $65.00 Half Registration 2 (7/31 at 11:59 PM EST through 10/17 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $70.00 Raceweek Half Registration (10/17 at 11:59 PM EST through 10/22 at 7:00 AM EST)
    » $45.00 Earlybird Half STUDENT Registration (through 1/31 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $55.00 Half STUDENT Registration 1 (1/31 at 11:59 PM EST through 7/31 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $60.00 Half STUDENT Registration 2 (7/31 at 11:59 PM EST through 10/17 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $65.00 Raceweek Half STUDENT Registration (10/17 at 11:59 PM EST through 10/22 at 7:00 AM EST)
    » Packet Pickup & Race Day $75, Students $70
    Half-Marathon Registration


  • 5K at 8:10 AM

    » $25.00 Earlybird 5k Registration (through 1/31 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $30.00 Registration (1/31 at 11:59 PM EST through 10/17 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $32.00 Raceweek 5k Registration (10/17 at 11:59 PM EST through 10/21 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $22.00 Earlybird 5k STUDENT Registration (through 1/31 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $27.00 Purdue Student Registration (1/31 at 11:59 PM EST through 10/17 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » $30.00 Raceweek 5k STUDENT Registration (10/17 at 11:59 PM EST through 10/21 at 11:59 PM EST)
    » Packet Pickup & Race Day $35, Students $32
    5K Registration


  • Volunteer
    Race entry not included

    » Enter Contact Information on Step 2 (through 10/22 at 7:00 AM EST)
    Volunteer Registration



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Social Distance Guidelines

Tuxedo Brothers is excited to host the 10th annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k in 2021, but we want to make sure all participants, volunteers, and spectators feels safe and comfortable. With this in mind, social distancing guidelines will be enforced. We will follow all recommendations from the local health department with regards to social distancing and requirements of face masks.

About the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k

BOILER UP on Saturday, October 23rd at the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K!

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 for the perfect tour of the campus! (See our full course descriptions below).

Get registered early 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/

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 outside of 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 outside 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.

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, 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 and medal previews!

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 - $300
--- 2nd place- $200
--- 3rd place - $100

Friday Expo and Raceday 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
---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 22
---Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
---Location: To be determined

Raceday Packet Pickup
---Date: Saturday, October 23
---Time: 6:00am - 8:00am
---Location: Ross-Ade Stadium

Schedule of Events - Raceday (Oct. 23)

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 - Kids Fun Run
10:30am Half Age-Group awards may be picked up
12:30pm Gear Check closes

*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

Let your youngsters burn off some energy in the Kids Fun Run! This short race (~50 meters) 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

Parking

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.

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 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 22
---Expo Packet Pick-Up (25 total needed)

Saturday, October 23
---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.

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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