About 2021 Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma

Join us in celebration of the 15th Race Against Melanoma in Indianapolis! Throughout the years, your support of this event has helped raise more than $3.5 million to support advances in melanoma research and skin cancer education programs for children and adults. THANK YOU!

This year’s event includes a timed 5K run, a non-timed 5K run/walk, and a non-timed 1-mile fun walk in and around scenic Lawton Loop in Lawrence. Please note: To remain COVID-19-safe, registration will be online only. There will not be on-site registration the evening of the event. 

October 9, 2021

Please arrive on time so you don't miss any of the fun!

4:00 PM: Event begins with live music by Soul Street and emcee Allison Gormly, WTHR-TV

4:45 PM: Melanoma survivors gather at stage for survivor photo

5:30 PM: Races begin!

FREE AND MONITORED PARKING is located at the General Emmett Bean Center: Hess Avenue and Post Road (directly across from the race site on 56th Street.) 


Outrun the Sun merchandise is available. Order Now via our Merchandise link found under the what's happening tab at the top of the page.


Starts at:  October 9, 2021 3:00 PM
Ends at:  October 9, 2021 8:15 PM


Lawton Loop
8838 Otis Avenue
Indianapolis,IN 46216 USA


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Why Participate?

9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. Additionally, 560 people are diagnosed with melanoma daily. Outrun the Sun supports melanoma research at top medical institutions throughout the United States. This year we named our 26th Melanoma Research Scholar who is actively seeking a cure for melanoma. Funding also supports educational programs that help prevent skin cancer altogether. THANK YOU for your generous support!

How Your Support Makes a Difference

In addition to funding melanoma research, race proceeds support Outrun the Sun’s ongoing educational community partnerships. These include programs with Girl Scout councils throughout the United States, Indiana Department of Education, youth camps across America and more. For a complete overview of Outrun the Sun’s programs, please visit our web site at www.outrunthesun.org. These initiatives would not be possible without your support of the Race Against Melanoma!

Thanks to our generous sponsors