Hit the Bricks - 5K Race/Walk & U14 3K Race

in United States at Zionsville High School - 1000 Mulberry Street, Zionsville

Online registration for this event is closed. You may register on-site from 6:30am - 8:00am. Please note, there is a price increase on raceday.

  • 5K Race/Walk
    Includes tech shirt

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  • 5K Family Entry - 2 to 5 Members
    $30 each for first 2 – then $20 per additional family member. Includes tech shirt

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  • Youth 3K Race - 14 and under only
    Includes tech shirt

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  • 3K Family Entry - 14 and under only
    Includes tech shirt

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  • Make a Donation
    Does not include event registration

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  • Withdrawn

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Start/Finish Area

Due to ongoing school construction the race start/finish and parking will be at the rear of the HS with access from Mulberry Street and Hal Sharpe.

About The Event

The Zionsville Optimist Club is proud to announce our 39th annual “Hit-the-Bricks” 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, October 9! We’ve had 38 consecutive years with no rain!

This year’s event features a new timed U14 3K race for Middle School runners. We hope to grow this element with participation from other youth running teams in the coming years.

Additionally, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Zionsville Parks Department who will become one of the primary recipients of the Hit the Bricks event. We plan to donate monies to fund a new water station, bike repair stand and bike racks at the new Overley-Worman Park which is opening later in 2021. Please help us fund important programs for youth in our community and our Parks, which are enjoyed by so many.

Please join in, as so many do, in this family friendly event and support the Zionsville Optimist Club, well known for their support of local youth.

Est. 1981, the Zionsville Optimist Club is a local chapter of Optimist International (optimist.org). Our motto is “Friend of Youth”. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year that supports these annual programs and others too many to mention.

Annual $1,000 Renewable Four Year Scholarship to a Graduating ZCHS Senior, Sponsorships of Youth Baseball, Basketball, Football and Soccer Teams, TriStar Basketball Skills Contest, Optimist Club Oratorical Contest, 3rd Grade Zionsville History Program at Sullivan Munce, Funding for Textbook, Sports and Musical Instrument Assistance, Cash Contributions as Needs Arise to Partner Organizations Such as- the After Prom Event, Boone County Boys & Girls Club, 4-H, the HAWK Foundation, Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding, So Big Mountain House Maternity Home, Holiday Gifts for Families in Need, the RHI (Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana), and many more.

Register today and See You There!

For more information on the Zionsville Optimist Club Click Here


6:30 AM: Race-day check in
8:05 AM: 5K Race/Walk
8:15 AM: 3K Race (approx. time)

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

You may pick up your packet or register late on event morning:
Zionsville High School - 6:30 to 8:00 AM

Athletes will have the ability to pick up their materials (shirt, bib number) up to 90 minutes in advance in the morning.


Race-day registration for individuals is $40 for the 5K Run/Walk
For families, race-day registration is $80 for the first two people, then $20/additional person.

Scenic Course

The 5K will have you running down Main Street in Zionsville (Brick Road - hence the name "Hit the Bricks"), through neighborhoods and along the Zionsville Bike/Hike Trail.

The U14 3K will go onto the rail trail before looping back to the High School

Both courses are fairly flat and fast.

To view a course map Click Here


Awards / Age Groups

5K - There will be age-group awards for the top finisher in each age group.

Age groups will be in 5-year increments starting at 15-19, 20-24..., and 70+

U14 3K – Awards will be given to the top finishers (boys and girls)


Zionsville Parks will be a beneficiary as well as other Optimist Club programs.


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

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