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May 20, 2017

Indiana State Museum Lawn
650 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Join us on May 20, 2017 on the historic Indy Canal Walk for the second annual Run With Shears 5k. This family friendly event kicks off National EMS Week and is a great way to celebrate with EMS professionals from across the state. This 5k run & walk starts and finishes on the Indiana State Museum Lawn and is open to runners and walkers of all abilities (and yes, even pets, strollers, and kids are welcome!) All athletes will receive a sweet custom die-cast finisher medal, a comfy shirt, and a great post race experience on the beautiful canal walk. Also, you don’t have to be an EMT or Paramedic to join us. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about what emergency medical services providers do on a daily basis.  All proceeds from this event will go toward building the Indiana EMS Memorial at the statehouse. Don’t miss out on the only 5k in Indiana with a helicopter flyover!


Parking Passes are Now Available: Park for free in the state garage at 401 West Washington Street until NOON race day w/pass!

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Click to View/Print Race Week Athlete Email (all race details inside!): Participant email 2017


Check out the 2017 Medals that are Guaranteed Through 3/31/17, and these Comfy Shirts


ONLY 25 Shirts (sizes vary) & Medals LEFT as of 5/11! Register ASAP to assure you get yours! 

Keep the fun going on race weekend by checking out the Indy Zoo! We are excited to offer Corporate Pricing to our racers as the Zoo partners with us to help celebrate EMS providers. Purchase tickets at the link below.


Purchase your Indy Zoo Tickets Here Now

Event Information

Learn More about this Event Along the Downtown Indy Canal Walk

5k Run/Walk

The beautiful St. Vincent Run With Shears 5k Run/Walk will take place on Indy’s Canal Walk. Athletes will start/finish near the Indiana State Museum. Athletes will run west along the Old National Road (paved brick road near NCAA Hall of Fame) and then wrap back to the canal proceeding to run the entire canal loop (all the way north on the west side of the canal, and then back south on the east side of the canal). Athletes will return to the start area right at the Indiana State Museum completely a very fast 3.1 mile route.

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