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Seymour Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About Seymour Half Marathon

Every year, the City of Seymour opens up it’s small town hospitality to host one of its biggest running/walking event – the Seymour Half Marathon. Come run the streets and country in and around our awesome town!

This small Indiana city is often called the “crossroads of America” thanks to the north-south and east-west railroad lines that cross in its downtown — and is perhaps even more famous for being the hometown of famed singer-songwriter John Mellencamp. It is an inviting space.

A section of the course, flat and wide-open, with farm fields dotted only by houses and barns, offers up a portrait of the places Mellencamp wrote about in songs like “Small Town” and “Pink Houses.”

Runners are asked to bring any of a variety of dog food, toys and accessories with them on race day, including rawhide bones, Purina dog and/or puppy chow, and bedding towels and blankets, among other items.


Seymour Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

1 Mile Dog Walk

  • 1.60934km


Maximum Time

4 hours

Seymour Half Marathon Route Map

Seymour Half Marathon Route Map


Community Drive



Runners can experience some of the places John Mellencamp wrote about in some of his songs.


The race starts and finishes next to the campus of Seymour High School on Community Drive, just west of the city’s downtown.

From there, runners first head north toward the nearby town of Rockford, making their way along turns onto South Drive, East Drive and West 7th Street before heading onto Elm Street and then onto North County Road 760, which brings runners up into the rural farmland and countryside just north of the city.

Once runners make their way up to East County Road 975, they make the turn and then head onto County Road 700, which brings them south and reconnects with 760 for the stretch back toward Seymour.

After a few turns on streets just west of downtown, runners finish the race right back where they started, at Seymour High School.

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.