The 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race is a Fixed Duration event; you have 8 hours to run, walk, or stroll as far as you can. It is the largest endurance running event in Central Indiana and has experienced record each year. The Dream has SOLD OUT three years in a row primarily because our returning runner percentage is so high. Spending a day on Butler's campus in what feels like a running tailgate, while testing your limits is truly an unforgettable experience.
There are three ways to participate; the SOLO category, Team category and in the Cat Nap 5K. The Team category offers two three divisions (female, male and coed) and two team sizes to choose from; 3-4 members and 5-6 members. The Cat Nap 5K starts at the same time as The Dream offering family and friends to run the first loop with Solo runners.
What makes The Dream unique is the start time (10 AM) the location (outside of the Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on Butler University's campus) and the Closing Ceremonies and Post-Race Party. The Post-Race Party features a beer garden, complimentary hamburgers and hotdogs prepared by charity members and a live bluegrass band!
Throughout the day, participants choose between the long course (5K) or the short course (1.82 miles) for strategy, shade or to achieve the accurate distance they are shooting for. Both courses take you up and over the now famous Bulldog's Revenge hill.