Multiyear agreement includes medical race support, training resources

CARMEL, Ind. (January 26, 2023) – CRRG Events announced today Franciscan Health will return to the Carmel Marathon Weekend in a multiyear agreement. The long-standing partnership, first activated in 2014, will again recognize the full marathon distance as the Carmel Marathon Presented by Franciscan Health. In addition to medical support, Franciscan Health will provide online training resources for race participants in the lead-up to this year’s 13th annual event held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Carmel, Indiana.

Franciscan Health is a 12-hospital health system which includes clinics, home health services and doctors serving Indiana and Illinois. Franciscan Health Carmel, a three-story hospital along the marathon course, includes growing primary care services, surgical services, neuroscience services, an outpatient infusion clinic, imaging, and labs. In addition, the Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital Carmel, which opened in April 2022, offers a full spectrum of care for musculoskeletal conditions as well as Franciscan ExpressCare urgent care.

“We’re thrilled to have Franciscan Health back for 2023 and beyond,” said Todd Oliver, race director for the Carmel Marathon Weekend. “This year will be their 10th year on board, and it’s truly reassuring to have a partner like Franciscan Health on your side on race day. With their large footprint in Carmel and overall presence in the Midwest, I know they are a name our participants can trust whether they are training or out on the race course.”

“The Carmel Marathon is a well-known event and sets the pace in promoting health, wellness and athleticism in the Midwest,” said Sharon Annee, Administrative Director of Orthopedics and Neurosciences for Franciscan Health Central Indiana. “Franciscan medical experts and athletic trainers will be on hand to assist participants every step of the way in the year’s event.”

The Carmel Marathon Presented by Franciscan Health attracts runners from around the country to compete for a cash prize purse and enjoy a boutique race experience with all the benefits of a large-scale event. The marathon, a USATF certified course, has been named to’s list of Top 50 Boston Qualifying Races five times.

In addition to the Carmel Marathon Presented by Franciscan Health, the Carmel Marathon Weekend has the support of presenting sponsors with the Indiana Spine Group 10K and Indiana Members Credit Union 5K. The event also includes a half marathon distance.