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Crossroads Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Crossroads Half Marathon

The Terre Haute’s Crossroads Half Marathon is formerly known as the Blues at the Crossroads Half Marathon.

The race celebrates the Terre Haute area’s history as the "original" crossroads of America from the early days of horse and wagon travel, thanks to its location along what was once known as the old National Road (now U.S. Highway 41) between Indianapolis and the city of Vandalia in nearby Illinois. It’s along that old National Road that a portion of the race takes place.

The Half Marathon derives its name from the starting area of the race which begins near what was the original "Crossroads of America" at 7th and Wabash in downtown Terre Haute. The race is open to both runners and walkers.


Distances

10K Run/Walk

  • 10km

Half Marathon Run/Walk

  • 21.097km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

There will be water stations every 1.5 to 2 miles. Every other stop will have Gatorade available.

Award Medals

Finisher's Medal for everyone completing the 13.1 mile course. Awards for Overall Male and Female Winners, Overall Male Master and Female Master, Overall Male Grandmaster and Female Grandmaster, Overall Male Walker and Overall Female Walker. There will also be Male and Female age group awards.

Equipment Storage

There will be a bag check available near the start of the race.

Maximum Time

3 hours 30 minutes.

Parking

There a many parking options available within this area. You can choose to park near the start line and then walk back to your vehicle at the end of the race. Or you can park near the finish line and then walk to the start line. Or you can park somewhere in the middle.

Timing

Chip timing.

Crossroads Half Marathon Route Map

Crossroads Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Corner of 7th Street and Ohio Street

Terre Haute,us

Finish:

Sycamore Street

Terre Haute,us

Highlights

The race course is filled with history and is very scenic.

Overview

Runners start the half marathon at the actual location of where the historic crossroads lies, at the corner of 7th Street and Ohio Street, near the southern edge of the campus of Indiana State University.

From there, runners follow an out-and-back course that takes them in a mostly eastward direction, toward the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Lost Creek township, which lies just east of the city.

Mostly flat for its first several miles, the race unfolds along Terre Haute’s paved city streets, including the historic Ohio Boulevard for the first couple of miles.

The course then turns left and heads north along Brown Avenue in the direction of the Indiana Trail, which takes runners around Indiana State University’s Memorial Stadium, and then heads out onto portions of the paved National Road Heritage Trail, which stretches nearly six miles along a former east-west railroad line that once connected Terre Haute with Indianpolis.

The course keeps runners on the old National Road Heritage Trail for most of the race — from about miler marker 3 through mile marker 11 — as it winds its way eastward toward the turnaround point in nearby East Glenn, near the Mewhinney Cemetery at the corner of Wabash Avenue and North Chamberlain Street.

From there, runners make the turn and retrace their steps along the paved trail pathways all the way back toward the Indiana State campus, remaining on the trail until they reach the intersection with North 13th Street.

There, the course turns off the trail and heads onto Sycamore Street, where runners will cross the finish line at 11th and Sycamore, just a few blocks north of where they started.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.