About the event
BOILER UP on Saturday, October 14 at the 6th Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K!
Join thousands of runners and walkers as you start and finish at Ross-Ade Stadium, the home of Purdue football! The half-marathon course will meander through the cities of West Lafayette, Lafayette, and of course the Purdue University Campus. Not up for a half-marathon? Stick to the 5k for the perfect tour of the campus! (See our full course descriptions below)
We are proud to support the Purdue Athlete's Life Success Program (PALS) for the sixth consecutive year! Since 2012, over $50,000 has been raised for the underserved youth of Tippecanoe County!
Whether you are a Purdue alum, student, fan, or have no affiliation to the school at all, the Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5k is a must-do this fall!
---HALF-MARATHON COURSE ---
Experience all there is to see in West Lafayette and Lafayette! Participants will start just outside of Ross-Ade Stadium, before beginning along this scenic course. Take in the sights and sounds of both of these beautiful cities as you pass Birck Boilermaker Golf Course and Kampen Golf Course, before crossing over the Wabash River into historic downtown Lafayette, where you will run along Main Street and past the Tippecanoe County Courthouse.
Once back in West Lafayette, treat yourself to the perfect tour of the Purdue University Campus as you pass by many iconic sites, such as Academy Park, the Memorial Mall, the France A. Cordova Recreational Center, the Elliott Hall of Music, the Purdue Engineering Fountain, the Stadium Mall, and the David Ross Memorial and Garden. Then, cross the finish line back at Ross-Ade Stadium!
Participants will start outside of Ross-Ade Stadium and travel through the heart of Purdue University while passing many of the highlights on campus, including the David Ross Memorial and Garden, the France A. Cordova Recreational Center, the Elliott Hall of Music, the Engineering Fountain, the Stadium Mall, and the ever popular Mackey Arena. Finish up back at Ross-Ade Stadium to complete your tour of the gorgeous Purdue University Campus!
---RECOVERY / AID STATIONS---
Expect top quality water station and replacement fluids along the course. Medical stations will also be included along the way.