40th Anniversity "Hit the Bricks" 5K Run/Walk & 3k Walk (3k walk is not timed)

in United States at Zionsville Town Hall - 1100 West Oak Street

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 tri-blend shirt

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  • 3K Walk
    Includes tri-blend shirt

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

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

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  • Withdrawn

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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 year’s Hit the Bricks event. Monies raised funded a new water station, bike repair stand and bike racks at the new Overley-Worman Park.

Established in 1981, the Zionsville Optimist Club is a local chapter of Optimist International (optimist.org). Our motto is “Friend of Youth”. Please help us fund important programs for youth in our community. The Zionsville Optimist Club is well known for their support of local youth and other local charities.

This event is our largest fundraiser for the year and supports these annual programs and other local organizations;
Scholarship to a Graduating ZCHS Senior
Sponsorships of local youth sports
Optimist Club Oratorical Contest
3rd Grade Zionsville History Program at Sullivan Munce Center
Funding for Textbook, Sports and Musical Instrument Assistance
Boone County Boys & Girls Club
The HAWK Foundation
Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding
So Big Mountain House Maternity Home
ZCHS After Prom Event
Holiday Gifts for Families in Need
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

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For more information on the Zionsville Optimist Club Click Here

Participant Shirts

Great looking shirts will be included with your registration through Wednesday, September 14! Be sure to register by that day to guarantee your shirt!

Shirts/sizes may be limited starting September 15.

Overall/Age-Group Awards & Raffle Prizes!

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

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

In addition to the normal overall and age-group award prizes, Hit the Bricks offers the "best post race raffle prizes in central indiana"! We've got gift cards, coupons, dinner options and much more from many of Zionsville's best restaurants and businesses. We've really pulled out all the stops for our 40th Anniversary race. (must be present at post race prize giving to win).


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 for each 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.


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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