2022 Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k, presented by Franciscan Health

in United States at Purdue University - Ross-Ade Stadium

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration for the 2022 Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k is TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Due to a change in the Big Ten football schedule, our event has been forced to move to SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22. Stay tuned, as registration will re-open ASAP.

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  • Half-Marathon
    Shirt guarantee deadline date is Sunday, October 16

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  • 5K - NEW start time
    Shirt guarantee deadline date is Sunday, October 16

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  • Volunteer
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About the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k, presented by Franciscan Health

BOILER UP on Saturday, October 22nd at the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K, presented by Franciscan Health!

The 2022 race will be mark the 11th running of the 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 West Lafayette, and of course the Purdue University Campus. Not up for a half-marathon? Stick to the 5k!

Get registered by October 16th to guarantee your shirt! 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 $100,000 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!

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 $100,000 has been raised for PALS!

For more information on this program, visit https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/pals/

NEW Half-Marathon Course

For 2022, participants in the HALF-MARATHON will get to enjoy an updated course! This is due to recent construction, making it impossible for the race to safely get in/out of Lafayette.

We are excited to provide this new half-marathon route, and hope you find it enjoyable!

CLICK HERE to view the course map.

Like always, the event will start/finish outside of Ross-Ade Stadium, but will stay entirely in West Lafayette, and use a combination of roads and the city’s smooth bike paths! Don’t worry – you’ll still get to experience all the highlights in West Lafayette and on Purdue’s campus, and be treated to the perfect tour of many iconic sites!
- Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex
- Pickett Memorial Park
- David Ross Memorial and Garden
- Rankin Track & Field Complex
- Stadium Mall
- Engineering Fountain
- Centennial Mall
- Purdue Bell Tower
- Academy Park
- Memorial Mall
- Loeb Fountain
- Kampen Golf Course

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. 16 shirt guarantee cut-off)
---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

Register by October 16 at 11:59pm to GUARANTEE your shirt! Shirts and/or sizing may be limited to anyone signing up during race week (October 17 - 22).

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 Pickup tables, just outside Ross-Ade Stadium.

Age-Group Awards - 5 year increments
---Given to the Top 5 male/female finishers in the half-marathon
---Given to the Top 3 male/female finishers in the 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

We strongly encourage you to pickup your packet at the Friday Expo, but it will also be available on race morning. Race Day pickup 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 21
---Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
---Location: West Lafayette Wellness Center (1101 Kalberer Road)

Raceday Packet Pickup - Saturday
---Date: Saturday, October 22
---Time: 6:00am - 8:30am
---Location: Ross-Ade Stadium

Schedule of Events - Raceday (Oct. 22)

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
8:30am – Packet Pickup & Registration close*

8:00am - Half Marathon Start
8:35am - 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, there will be no Kids Fun Run for the 2022 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 a 1/2 mile 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 Pickup, 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:
- 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 21
---Expo Packet Pickup (Shift #1 - 15 needed)
---Expo Packet Pickup (Shift #2 - 15 needed)

Saturday, October 22
---Volunteer Check-in (3 total needed)
---Race Day Packet Pickup (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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