Event information

Bring the family out and celebrate America's birthday
at the CarmelFest Freedom Run & Walk!

Participants can choose between a 4.5 mile run or a 1.5 mile walk. Both of these events will start and finish outside of Carmel High School. There is also a FREE Kids Fun Run for children 10 and under!

When - Thursday, July 4

Time - 8:00am

Distances - 4.5 Miles & 1.5 Miles

Where - Carmel High School (520 East Main Street)

Participant Shirts

Pre-registered participants will receive an awesome, soft-style T-shirt!

We'll do our best, but shirts/sizes are not guaranteed to those that register after 7-2!


Stick around after you finish for the awards ceremony! We'll recognize our Top 3 male and female finishers, as well as our age-group winners in the 4.5 mile race!


Overall Awards
- Top 3 Male/Female finishers in the 4.5 mile race

Age-Group Awards (4.5 Miles only)
- Top 3 in each age-group
- Age-groups: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and above

Water Stations

There will be 2 water stations on the course, located between miles 1 and 2 and miles 3 and 4. Additional food and refreshments will be available at the finish.

Kids Run

The kid's run is free and there is no registration. Announcements will be made around on race morning for all kids wanting to participate to report to a location in the immediate area. The kids run is open to children ages 10 and under and consists of a short distance course of about 100 yards. All kids run finishers will receive a Popsicle and other goodies!

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available at Carmel High School and in surrounding neighborhoods


Strollers are welcome at this event. Please line up toward the back as you begin.


We are always in need of dependable volunteers to help create a safe and fun environment for everyone!

All volunteers receive a free shirt, refreshments, and free parking!

If interested, fill out and submit our Volunteer Form!