Race to the Eclipse Camping & 5K Registration Now Open, Musical Entertainment Announced

BROWNSBURG, IN (February 14, 2024) –Details for the historic Race to the Eclipse, one of Hendricks County’s biggest public events celebrating the total solar eclipse, emerge as the big day approaches.

Registration is now open for camping and the morning 5K race. Organizers also have secured Indianapolis band GrooveSmash to perform during the event and have commemorative event T-shirts available for preorder.

Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, in conjunction with the Town of Brownsburg and Visit Hendricks County, will host the free Race to the Eclipse event at the track from 1 to 5 p.m. April 8. The event will include tons of activities and attractions culminating with two dragsters speeding down the track during the three minutes of total darkness.

Among the many activities, the 5K Race to the Eclipse Fun Run held before the main Race to the Eclipse activities begin will give participants the opportunity to walk or run down the famed drag strip along with other one-of-a-kind perks. Registration is now open for this historic run by going to www.VisitHendricksCounty.com/eclipse/race-to-the-eclipse/. For a limited time, early bird tickets cost $24.99 for adults and $14.99 for youth for the Fun Run.

At that same website, visitors can find more information about the afternoon activities, order T-shirts, enter to win a giveaway for a two-night stay at the Embassy Suites in Plainfield and purchase a pass for the most affordable camping you will find in central Indiana for the eclipse. The camping is primitive, so no hookups, but only costs $25 for two nights!

During the three hours of the partial and total eclipse, the track will host live music, food trucks, family activities and a beer garden and will pass out commemorative Race to the Eclipse glasses to the first 5,000 people in attendance.

Organizers of the nearby B&O trail also are encouraging residents to ride their bikes and will offer group trail rides to the track the day of the event. Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park is located at 10267 U.S. Highway 136, Indianapolis, IN.

For more information about all the county’s eclipse activities and more, visit: www.VisitHendricksCounty.com/Eclipse.

The Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., d/b/a Visit Hendricks County attracts visitors to the county by promoting and developing tourism, which stimulates economic growth and enhances quality of life.  For more information, visit our website at VisitHendricksCounty.com or call (317) 718-8750.

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