Run the State 5K & Hike Series

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The Run the State 5K and Hike Series returns in 2024!

Invest In Your Health and our partners at Anthem and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are excited to host the 2024 Run the State 5K and Hike series for state employees and family members.

The 2024 series features four 5K events and one hike at state parks across Indiana on select Saturday mornings this summer. Employees and their family members are invited to attend these morning events and spend the rest of the day enjoying the parks.

2024 Run the State Series Schedule


Registration is now open for all events. Click the links above to register.

There is no cost to register, but participants are required to pay $7 per vehicle at the gate for state park entrance. You may register for more than one event; however, there are registration limits for each park. Sign up with your family members and make the commitment to get out and get moving!

Run the State T-shirt & Medal

All Run the State 5K & Hike participants will receive a free Run the State t-shirt and medal. T-shirts will be handed out during check-in and medals will be given at the end of each 5K or hike. Please indicate preferred t-shirt sizes when registering.

Gift Card Giveaway

Anthem will be giving away $25 gift cards to some lucky participants at each event! Be sure to check-in before the 5K or hike to be entered into the drawing.

More details for each event are coming soon!

Want to participate in a 5K, but can’t make it to a Run the State event? Check out Race Finder to search for races near you. You can filter by State, City, or Region.