About 2023 Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma


To the survivors who inspire us, the Race Against Melanoma is a time to celebrate life.

To families gathering in support of loved ones, the race is a time to create memories.

To generous sponsors, the race is a time to engage with the skin cancer community.

Join us September 30 for a delightful evening that signals hope to those living with skin cancer. 

For nearly 20 years Outrun the Sun has been Indiana’s only nonprofit organization solely focused on supporting skin cancer education and melanoma research.
We work with individuals and organizations here at home, while also partnering with national leaders in melanoma research. We do this because people living with melanoma deserve the strongest, most robust teams working on their behalf. THANK YOU for being part of the Outrun the Sun team!


ALL registrants for either event are welcome to participate in the 1-mile Sunset Stroll around scenic Lawton Loop, taking place following the 5K race at 7pm. 

-Tents (without stakes), blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome.

-Enjoy live music and a delicious selection from local food trucks.

-Visit the wine and beer garden and toast a special survivor or loved one. 

-Teams raising $2,500 or more by August 1 receive a free team tent and chairs.


4:00 PM

Event begins with live music by Soul Street

Bibs and timing device pickup at Welcome Tent

Health and wellness tents open

Kids' Zone open

Food trucks, wine and beer garden open

4:30 PM

Special announcements and sponsor recognition

4:45 PM

Melanoma survivors gather at Melanoma Heroes Tent for group photo

5:00 PM

Kids' Races

5:30 PM

Bib and timing device pickup ends

Special announcements

Line up for 5K race

Food trucks, wine and beer garden remain open 

7:00 PM

1-Mile Sunset Stroll around Lawton Loop (All registered participants are welcome!)

Live music continues

Food trucks, wine and beer garden remain open 

Health and wellness tents remain open

Kids' Zone remains open

9:00 PM

Event concludes

Order yours now. 

A Few Housekeeping Rules (PLEASE READ!):

There will NOT be on-site registration the evening of the event. Online registration will end on Friday, September 29 at 5:00pm.

For insurance purposes, all participants must enter the fenced area and not remain outside of the fenced area. 

For insurance purposes, alcohol may NOT be brought to the property (this includes inside or outside of the fenced area.) Participants 21 and older may purchase alcohol in the wine and beer garden.

EVERY person aged 18 or older MUST register him/herself for the race and personally sign the participant waiver.

We apologize for any inconvenience, appreciate your understanding, and are grateful for your support of our mission!

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.) 


Starts at:  September 30, 2023 3:00 PM
Ends at:  September 30, 2023 8:00 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. We are honored to support 29 Melanoma Research Scholars who actively seek a cure for melanoma. Funding also supports educational programs that help prevent skin cancer altogether. THANK YOU for your generous support! Learn more about the Outrun the Sun Melanoma Research Scholars HERE.

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, youth camps and schools across America. 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!