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Thank you for registering for the 8th Annual 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race or Cat Nap 5K! Thank you for another sold out event! The weather forecasts are all over the board. We may even get a sprinkle of rain for only the second time in eight years. The course is in great shape; the towpath has been smoothed out, the trail through the woods has been widened a bit and Bulldogs Revenge (the hill) is full of roots to step over!


Below are the final race details you should know. Please share with team members, friends, family, or anyone joining you.


Friday Packet Pickup:

  • Location: JackRabbit/Fleet Feet Broadripple (1079 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220) 

  • Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Team reps will pick up for the entire team

  • Tent locations provided


Race Day Timeline:

  • Race Date:  Saturday, July 15

  • Location:  West side of Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler University campus (510 W 49th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208) directly in front of the Health & Rec Center

  • Tent Village opens for setup: 7:00 AM

  • Packet Pickup/Team Check-in opens: 8:00 AM

  • Opening Ceremonies and Announcements: 9:50 AM

  • 8-Hour Dream Start Time:  10:00 AM

  • Cat Nap 5K Start Time:  10:00 AM (starts with the 8-Hour Race)

  • Cat Nap Awards: 10:45 AM

  • Participant Cookout Opens:  5:30 PM

  • 8-Hour Dream ENDS:  6:00 PM

  • Post-Party Begins:  6:00 PM

  • Award Ceremonies (in front of the band):  7:00 PM

  • Post-Party Ends: 8:30 PM


On Course Hydration + Medical:

  • Gatorade and water will be offered at the start/finish line area at the Gatorade Station

  • On course WATER stop #1 is located at the Long Course / Short Course split

  • On course WATER stop #2 is located on the Tow Path on the Long Course

  • Indianapolis EMS will be on-site with medical parked at the start/finish as well as on course on a medical cart throughout the day



Free parking is available in the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot. Paid/covered parking is located in the garage south of Tent Village. Please note that other activities are scheduled inside Hinkle so the parking lot may be busier than normal.


Tent Village:

All tent locations are pre-assigned by the event staff. If you are in the wrong location, you will be asked to move.

  • All Teams will be located on the west side of the course (closest to the HRC)

  • All SOLOS will be located on the east side of the course (closest to the parking lot)

  • Locations will be marked by numbers on the grass. Your location will be pre-assigned

  • Maximum tent size is 10x10.  All tents larger will be required to move to an alternative location

  • Tents can be shared by teams and solo runners.  In fact, we encourage it

  • Once the event begins, you are free to relocate to open tent areas


Tent Location Assignments:

Tent locations are being finalized and available on Friday at Packet Pickup.


Course Information:

The race utilizes a 3.11 mile “Long Course” (5K) and a 1.89 mile “Short Course.” Cat Nap 5K runners must take the Long Course to be scored. This includes crossing the turnaround timing mat.


Weather Policy:

We are a rain-heat-or-shine event. However, safety is most important. If lightning and/or heavy wind moves into the area, we will halt the event until the storm passes.

  • We will use our weather apps to monitor conditions throughout the day.

  • If weather approaches, we will pause scoring to prepare and seek shelter.  All runners will have to stop after they finish their lap.  All canopies/tents will be lowered for safety and participants will be required to move into the HRC or Hinkle Fieldhouse.

  • Once the weather passes, we will restart the event but NOT restart the clock. The clock will continue to run during the weather delay. Therefore if the weather causes a 40 minute pause, the event now becomes a “7 hour and 20 minute race”.


Competition Rules and Guidelines:

All participants must review the rules and guidelines prior to Saturday. They can be found HERE:


Timing & Scoring Notes:

  • Starting before 10 AM is PROHIBITED. Only mileage obtained between 10 AM – 6 PM will be recognized and scored

  • To be scored for the 3.11 distance, you MUST cross the timing mat at the turnaround.  If you do not get recorded by the timing mat, you will be scored the Short Course distance

Using the Health & Rec Center (HRC)

  • FREE showers are available ALL day for participants.  You MUST bring your own towel. No towels will be provided by the Health & Rec Center (HRC).  Please plan accordingly.

  • Participants ARE NOT allowed to use the pool, weights or any cardio machine; showers only.  Butler has been a great partner for the event in offering free showers.  Please don’t abuse our relationship with them.


Beer Garden, Food Partners, & Post Event Fun:

  • BenchMark Physical Therapy will be onsite all day performing stretches, and conditioning to keep you lose between laps.
    Fleet Feet, Official Retail Partner of CRRG Events, will be serving up free Sno Cones from their tent in the Beer Garden to keep you cool

  • Stop 11 Coffee will be serving up coffee and iced lattes to keep you energized
    Boston Beer Company Beer Garden serving up Sam Adams Summer Ale and Truly adult beverages. You must be 21 to enter the beer garden. ESG Security will be checking IDs.

  • Bags of ice will again be for sale for $5 at the CRRG Headquarters Tent (packet pickup)
    Enjoy the bluegrass sounds of Bahler’s Golden Age Band starting at 6 PM immediately following the event

  • Complimentary cookout for all participants courtesy of our Official Charity Partner, The Carmel Lions Club


Team Rules of Note:

  • Teams are NOT required to run in a set order. You choose the order of runners throughout the day

  • Team exchanges MUST take place just past the start/finish line making the loop complete prior to the hand off

  • Participants cannot be added throughout the day. Non-registered runners will be automatically disqualification for the Team. Support can only take place in the Tent Village.


Final Notes:

  • Remember, you can stop as often as long as you want. We will be monitoring lap times watching for abnormal splits with SOLOS. Please don't take a break only to cross the line again to get scored. We will be watching.

  • SOLOS, when you decide to quit, report to Race Headquarters to receive your buckle. If you logged 26.2 miles or more, you will also get a Trucker Hat.

  • TEAMS, when you decide to quit, turn in your baton to Race Headquarters for your medals.

We are looking forward to a great event. Thank you for running with us!

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