Why We Run

Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
- Matthew 25:40
Imagine you live in a one room cinder block home with your family of five.

You have no electricity, no heat, no toilet, no sanitary, running water. You have to walk for hours every day just to bring water and food home. Your farmland is 40% rocks and it doesn’t rain for months on end. You are illiterate and you have never seen television or heard a radio.

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

The infant mortality rate is the highest in the hemisphere and life expectancy is only 52 years. The adult HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is 5.6%, also the highest in the hemisphere. Many people have never received health care and live in a one-room cinder block home without electricity or running water. The need for your support is great and the

We run to serve others in need

The Carmel 5k for Haiti was formed for the sole purpose of serving our brothers and sisters in Haiti. We are extremely fortunate to live in such a wealthy country and have so many resources available to us.

We need your support

The need for your support is great and the impact of the proceeds are immeasurable. The Haiti Ministry of St. Elizabeth Seton thanks you for your generosity.

SEAS Haiti Ministry

Watch the video below from a recent medical mission trip from the SEAS Haiti Ministry. Here you'll see the reason behind this event. You'll see real poverty, real needs, real famine and real love. This isn't just another fun running event. This is a running event on a mission to help those with indescribable needs.
SEAS Haiti Mission youtube play

All proceeds benefit the Haiti Ministry of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, IN

Race Information

Race Day

Check-In Begins: 6:30am
5K Run Begins: 8:00am
Kids Fun Run Begins: 9:15am

  • Location

    St. Elizabeth Seton is located on the northeast corner of 106th Street and Haverstick Road in Carmel, IN.

  • Parking

    Parking is available in the St. Elizabeth Seton parking lot on the west side of the church

  • Course Map

    The Carmel 5k for Haiti route begins and ends at St. Elizabeth Seton. The course takes participants through the flat, fast neighborhood of the Woodlands. USATF_-_America_s_Running_Routes_-_SetonFest_5k__2_

  • Additional Info

    Athletes must use caution when participating in race as there will NOT be any street closures. The course will be well marked and volunteers will help direct both athletes and traffic. All athletes must yield to traffic, especially when moving through the housing additions.

The Kids Fun Run was designed to help promote healthy and active lifestyles for our youth.

This event is for children ages 3 - 12 and is free. The race will begin at approximately 9:15, following the awards for the 5k. The course is short...roughly 100 - 200 meters depending on the age groups. Age groups will be determined on race day.

Prizes will be handed out at the end of the race.

Please note, there will not be any t-shirts provided for the Kids Fun Run.


Frequently Asked Questions for Race Day

Are walkers allowed to participate?

Yes, individuals of all levels are welcome to participate.

Can I push baby joggers or strollers during the race?

Yes, we welcome people of all ages to the event even if they, themselves, aren't able to walk/run that far yet.

Can I bring my dog with me?

No, unfortunately not. Due to liability issues we can not have any animals on the course during the event.

Where do I sign up?

You can register by clicking on the link on the home page at www.carmel5kforhaiti.org, by completing the registration form attached to this website or by arriving the morning of the race. Race day registration is available and will take place from 6:30 am to 7:45 am.

I’m not able to run due to injury or unexpected event. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds for the Carmel 5k for Haiti.

What is the course like?

The course is flat, fast and partly shaded. There is a link on the home page to view a course map.

Can I exchange my t-shirt size for another one?

We try to order a little extra in the event your t-shirt doesn't fit and can try to accommodate you if possible.

Our Team

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Carmel Glass and Mirror Wooden & McLaughlin Guerin Catholic RoadID BKD Cresa The Runners Forum Chick-fil-a Mid-State Truck Equipment

Don't want to run? How about signing up to give us a hand? We need all kinds of volunteers to help put this race on, especially on race day. Sign up now!

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