Hit the Bricks - 5K Race/Walk & 3k Walk (Not timed)

Saturday, October 1, 2022 in Zionsville, IN at Zionsville Town Hall - 1100 West Oak Street

  • 5K Race/Walk at 8:05 AM
    Includes tech shirt

    » $35.00 Registration (through 9/30 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    » $40.00 Race Morning - first come/first serve on shirts/sizes
    5K Registration

  • 5K and 3K Family Entry - 2 to 5 Members
    $30 each for first 2 – then $20 per additional family member. Includes tech shirt

    » $30.00 each for first two family members, $20.00 each additional family member; Registration (through 9/30 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    » $40 for first two family members, $20 for each additional. First come, first served on shirts/sizes.
    5K Family Entry Registration

  • 3K Walk
    Includes tech shirt

    » $35.00 Registration (through 9/30 at 6:00 PM EDT)
    » $40.00 Race morning - first come/first serve on shirts/sizes
    Youth 3K Registration

  • Make a Donation to the support the Zionsville Optimist Club and it's beneficiaries
    Does not include event registration

    » Enter your contribution on step 2. (through 10/1 at 8:00 AM EDT)
    Make A Donation

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Start/Finish Area

The race this year has a new start/finish at Zionsville Town Hall. The route will be similar to previous years and will include running the rail trail and Zionsville’s brick main street.

About The Event

The Zionsville Optimist Club is proud to announce our 40th annual “Hit-the-Bricks” 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, October 1. We’ve had 39 consecutive years with no rain!

This year’s event features the usual 5K race/walk utilizing elements of Zionsville’s Rail Trail and also looping through the historic downtown area before returning to our new start/finish at the Town Hall. Additionally we will have an 3K walk (Not timed) for those that may want a more leisurely Saturday morning stroll through Zionsville.

We are excited to announce that we are continuing our relationship with the Zionsville Parks Department who was a beneficiary of last years Hit the Bricks event. Monies raised funded a new water station, bike repair stand and bike racks at the new Overley-Worman Park.

Please help us fund important programs for youth in our community and our Parks, which are enjoyed by so many. The Zionsville Optimist Club, is well known for their support of local youth and other local charities..

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 other local organizations;

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!

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

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

You may pick up your packet or register late on event morning:
Zionsville Town Hall - 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.

Enter through the main entrance of the Town Hall

Race-day registration for individuals is $40 for the 5K Run/Walk and the 3K
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 street - hence the name "Hit the Bricks"), through neighborhoods and along the Zionsville Rail Trail.

The 3K will also utilize the Zionsville Rail Trail and downtown Zionsville village area

Both courses are fairly flat and fast.

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+


Multiple local organizations will benefit from the race.


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

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