homecoming-13The Hound Hustle 5K Run/Walk & Ace Chase is an annual UIndy Homecoming tradition that brings participants from all over the community. All are welcome to participate — show your UIndy pride by registering to run, or cheer on your friends!  The race takes participants on a tour of the beautiful UIndy campus and the University Heights neighborhood. A kids’ Ace Chase will be held immediately after the 5K concludes. Proceeds from the event will be used for student scholarships and programs. Cash awards will be given to 1st place finishers! register


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Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9 a.m.

University of Indianapolis
Schwitzer Student Center Atrium
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Registration information

Advance online registration:

$20 (no added fees) until September 24 (midnight); includes a shirt. $5 of your entry fee will support student scholarships. register

Same-day registration

$25 on the day of the event (cash only) includes a shirt, if available. $5 of your entry fee will support student scholarships.

Note: Registration fee is non-refundable; the event will occur rain or shine.

  • Anyone is welcome to participate; you do not have to be affiliated with UIndy.
  • Strollers are welcome; please start in the back for everyone’s safety.
  • One-hour course limit (18 minute/mile pace).
  • No dogs allowed.

About the event

The 6th Annual Hound Hustle 5K takes participants on a tour of the beautiful University of Indianapolis campus and the University Heights neighborhood. The non-certified course is fast, flat and scenic and highlights our buildings and athletic facilities, including the Athletics & Recreation Center, Roberts Hall, and the UIndy Health Pavilion. The UIndy Hound Hustle 5K is an event for everyone, with proceeds used for student scholarships.

The event begins and ends at the Schwitzer Student Center on the UIndy campus. Post-race refreshments will be served outside (weather permitting) or inside the Schwitzer Student Center atrium.

A kids’ Ace Chase will be held at 10 a.m. after the 5K concludes. The age divisions will be 6 and under and 7-10. The UIndy mascot, Ace, will lead the kids on a lap of the circle around Smith Mall. Please register your kids the day of the event. Prizes for all kid runners!


Race-day parking on the UIndy campus is free. Please check the map for location of parking lots.

Course map



Friday, September 27

4:30-6:30 p.m.: Advance packet pick-up and new 5K registrations ($25 cash). Location: TBD

Saturday, September 28

7:30-8:45 a.m.: Packet pick-up and same-day registration, Schwitzer Student Center Atrium
9 a.m.: Start of 5K, outside Schwitzer Student Center
9:20-10:20 a.m.: Post-race refreshments & door prizes
10 a.m.: Ace Chase for kids (free entry, prizes for all)
10:20 a.m.: Awards ceremony


$25 cash award to:

    • 1st place overall male & female
    • 1st place masters male & female (40+; no repeat awards)

Gift certificates will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female.

Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers (male & female) in the following divisions:

      • 12 & under
      • 13-16
      • 17-19
      • 20-24
      • 25-29
      • 30-34
      • 35-39
      • 40-44
      • 45-49
      • 50-54
      • 55-59
      • 60-64
      • 65-69
      • 70 & over

Questions about the event?

Contact Kathy Stickney, 317-788-3552.