Glühwein Gallop 5k Run/Walk

in United States at Carter Green

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About the Glühwein Gallop

Get ready for some wintertime fun on December 4th in the inaugural Glühwein Gallop 5k Run/Walk! This NEW event starts at 10:30am during the Carmel Christkindlmarkt festivities at Carter Green.

The Glühwein Gallop draws its name from the German word Glühwein (pronounced 'glue vine'), which translates to Glowing Wine in English. Glühwein is a delicious mulled wine that is served warm in different flavors. Glühwein and its special mugs are one of the biggest attractions each year at Christkindlmarkt. Glühwein mugs are SOLD SEPARATELY at the market and are NOT INCLUDED with your registration fee.

This beautiful 5k course will start/finish at the Christkindlmarkt festival, traveling on the Monon Trail and past the shops along Mainstreet and Rangeline Road. Once you finish, you'll be at the market, which opens at 12:00pm. Registrants 21+ will receive a ticket for a complimentary serving of Glühwein or beer! Hot chocolate and other non-alcoholic refreshments will also be available.

In addition to the race, there will also be a costume contest, and prizes will be awarded to our favorite costumes!

This event is open to all ages and abilities! Get registered today!

What you'll get!

Registrants will receive the following items:
- Long-sleeve shirt to all pre-registered entrants*
- Option to be timed
- Festive finishers medal**
- Complimentary serving of Glühwein or beer (21+)
- Post-race refreshments

* Shirt guarantee deadline is Nov. 30
** Provided to the first 1,000 finishers

Post-race Glühwein, beer and hot chocolate!

Participants (21+) can redeem the tear-off tag on their race bib for one complimentary serving of Glühwein or beer! This can be redeemed within the festival, immediately after finishing the 5k. Be sure to have your photo ID with you! Additional servings may be purchased separately.

Hot chocolate from Java House and other non-alcoholic drink options are also available.

Costume Contest!

Get into the holiday spirit and wear your most festive outfits! At the end of the event, awards will be given for our favorite costumes!

Participants are encouraged to go overboard, so put together the best costume you can!

Packet Pickup - Friday and Saturday

Participants are encouraged to pickup their packets the day before the race.

Friday, December 3rd
- Location - Runners Forum - Carmel (620 Station Drive)
- Time - 4pm - 7pm

Saturday, December 4th
- Location - Carmel Christkindlmarkt (10 Carter Green)
- Time - 9:00am - 10:30am

Course Map

Parking and Site Map


What is Christkindlmarkt?

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has brought the old-world charm of Christmas in Germany to Carmel, Indiana. The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is an open-air Christmas market in traditional German style, and was founded as a nonprofit organization in 2017 with the support of the City of Carmel and Mayor James Brainard.

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is dedicated to creating an authentic German market with products sourced from Germany and other German-speaking European countries. You will find a blend of traditional German foods and gifts being sold from small wooden huts, and the market surrounds a beautiful outdoor ice skating rink.

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has become the premier holiday offering in Indiana, attracting well over half a million people since the opening. An extensive poll by USA Today’s 10BEST travel media group has named Carmel Christkindlmarkt the No. 1 winner in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Holiday Market. In addition the market received the distinction of being the top Christmas market in the state of Indiana by Taste of Home Magazine in 2017.

Volunteers Needed!

Show your support for the fitness community and VOLUNTEER on raceday! You'll receive a long-sleeve shirt and refreshments!

Available positions:
- Packet Pickup (8:30am - 10:30am)
- Course Marshal (9:30am - 11:45am)
- Water Station (9:30am - 11:30am)
- Finish line Refreshments (10am - 12pm)

To volunteer, go to

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