Country’s Seventh Largest Women’s Half Marathon Draws Thousands to Downtown Indianapolis
Pasca Myers was the winner of the eighth annual Indy Women’s Half Marathon, held on Saturday, Sept. 29 in downtown Indianapolis. Myers, who is originally from Kenya and currently lives in Fort Dodge, Iowa, won the race in a time of 1:16:03, the fastest time on this course in five years.
In the 5K, Evansville’s Lauren Minor won in a time of 17:46, followed by second place runner Ashley Schacht and third place finisher Jessie Hoffman. Both Schacht and Hoffman reside in Indianapolis. Cash prizes were awarded to the top 10 finishers in the half marathon and the top three finishers in the 5K. More than 1,600 women ran the half marathon or 5K event.
“This year’s half marathon was the overall fastest Indy Women’s Half we have ever seen in a number of years,” said Race Director Todd Oliver. “We are extremely proud to have drawn such an incredible lineup of elite runners to Indianapolis, but we are also thrilled to know that so many of our runners set personal records on Saturday.”
Next Year’s Indy Women’s Half Marathon and 5K will take place on Sept. 28, 2019.