Register 10/1/17

May 19, 2018

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

“Next to the Indiana Statehouse, firefighters and police officers from across the state who gave their lives in the line of duty are memorialized. Join fellow EMS professionals to create an addition to this memorial for emergency medical technicians and paramedics who lost their lives serving our communities.

Help us continue to raise funds for this project and kick-off National EMS Week by joining us for the third annual Run With Shears on May 19, 2018.

This event is proudly hosted by the Indiana EMS Memorial Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charity. We are one of the only EMS 5k races in the United States and annually host hundreds of runners, walkers, and EMS professionals from across the Midwest.

Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate in this annual event along the scenic Downtown Canal in the heart of Indianapolis. EMS professionals and competitive runners alike will love our fast and flat USATF sanctioned course with elite awards, medals, and shirts. Children, and strollers are also welcome.”


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

Click to View/Print: parking pass

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


Check out the 2017 Medals and Comfy Shirts


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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