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August 08, 2020

Lt. Jr. Grade Graham Edward Martin Park
1500 East Fall Creek Parkway East Dr
Indianapolis Indiana, 46203


IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2020 Adjustments & Procedures Due to COVID-19


Beaver Chase The Urban Trail Race is the only trail quarter, half, and full marathon located in downtown Indianapolis! It’s not very often that athletes have the opportunity to race a trail race at these lengths within the city, but due to the incredible work of trail enthusiasts and our parks departments, we now have the Urban Wilderness Trail connecting our two championship caliber cross country courses designed by the Indiana Invaders distance team. The loop totals a perfect quarter marathon, and it only makes sense to host a killer race on it! We are excited to return Indy’s only downtown trail race, and we look forward to hundreds of runners taking part in the Fifth annual Beaver Chase Urban Trail Race! See the city like never before and explore your limits while racing along the Fall Creek and White River water ways on the northwest corridor of Indy! This race will be a hit for athletes from throughout the nation for decades to come! Get Busy folks, the beaver never rests!


*Limited field of only 250 participants in LIVE race with a different 15 minute start window for each distance. Social distancing will be strictly followed, and all pre/post race activities eliminated. Let’s race, chase goals, and enjoy a live event together safely!* Read More Updates Here


**Virtual Options added so you can now race anytime & anywhere in AUGUST 2020! Head downtown to run the Urban Wilderness Trail, or take “Beaver Chase” to your favorite running trail nearby!** Learn More About Virtual Options Here




Full Marathon: 26.2 Miles / Half Marathon: 13.1 / Miles Quarter Marathon: 6.55 Miles

New: Virtual Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon (Your Place & Your Pace!)




2020 Wooden Coaster Beaver Chase Finisher Medal with a magnetic Bucky the Beaver Bottle Opener: Limited Quantity-Register Soon! 



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Quarter Marathon Loop Description: 

-1k is ran on wooded trail consisting of dirt with 200 meters or less of sand

-4k is ran on short grass over two different cross country courses

 -5k is ran on a small crushed limestone path connecting the two XC courses (always the option to run on the side of that as well)
 Athletes will run run 1, 2, or 4 loops depending on the distance selected. It’s absolutely gorgeous. You have the waterways (Fall Creek & White River) right on the west side of you all run, and the city of Indianapolis on the east side of you!

Event Information



The Beaver Chase course runs throughout two cross country courses and the Urban Wilderness Trail that connects them both. The loop also consists of a 1k wooded section that provides gorgeous views of Indy’s waterways. The loop has 6 hills, all are very run-able. Overall the quarter marathon loop will race very fast. Athletes will race this loop 1, 2, or 4 times depending on the distance selected. We will have 6 aid stations throughout the loop, allowing you to receive aid every mile as desired. We will also have a self support tent set up near the start/finish that athletes will pass on each lap. See Course Images Here

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