2023 Race Updates


Registration will be opening on Monday, January 23rd at 9:00am EST.  The link will to register is here.


The course map from 2022 can be found here. Adjustments will be made based on feedback from the course route last year, but this will provide a good idea of what the course will look like in 2023. Please note that the 10K and 13.1 mile routes split briefly at main circle and on DeBartolo quad. There are four water stations along the loop. A very limited number of portable restrooms will also be available (not currently marked on the race map) in McGlinn Fields, which is in the southwest corner of the course. The race will start by heading west and then north, towards the lakes.


Our race bags will include your race bib, t-shirt, and various items from our sponsors.

Packet Pick Up will be available on Friday, April 14th (9 am - 7 pm) in the Sorin Room in LaFortune Student Center, and Saturday, April 15th (7:30 am - 8:30 am) at Stepan Center directly before the race. Please note that these pick up locations differ from Friday to Saturday. Given that only one hour of packet pick-up is available on Saturday, please make every effort to pick up your packet on Friday.

At packet pick up, we will have small course maps available and other Holy Half swag for you to take/purchase. At packet pick up, you will sign a waiver. If you are picking up a packet for a friend, please have them sign the waiver that we send prior to race day. You will need their signed waiver to be able to pick up their packet. Race waivers were emailed to runners in early April.

Are you a visitor to campus? LaFortune Student Center is located immediately southeast of the Main Building (the Dome).  Visitors should park in a visitor lot on the south side of campus and plan on a ten minute walk north towards the Dome/LaFortune. The primary visitor lot is Walsh Visitor lot, and visitor parking is also available in Compton, Joyce, Walsh Architecture, and Baseball lots. All of these lots are pay-to-park with free one hour parking (you’ll see pay stations where you will need to enter your license plate number). A live map of campus is available here, and a PDF map highlighting LaFortune and parking options is available here.


As you know, we have two races: a 13.1 mile race and a 10K race. The starting and finish line for the event is at Stepan Center, located on the Northern edge of ND's campus.


We will have three waves for the race as a whole, and those participating in the 13.1 mile race and 10K race will be intermixed throughout the three waves. A race wave format will allow us to split up runners into different groups to prevent crowding. Waves are self-sorting (meaning, runners anticipating a faster pace should place themselves in an earlier wave, regardless of the distance they’re registered for) and because our bibs have chip timers in them, your time starts when you cross the start line. 


Please line up at the starting line at 8:45 am. The race start times are as follows. 

Wave 1: 9:00 am (Runners anticipating a faster pace, regardless of race distance)

Wave 2: 9:05 am

Wave 3: 9:10 am (Less competitive runners, regardless of distance)


Runners should enter campus from the east (off of Twyckenham Drive) and can park in the Bulla and Wilson lots. For directions to these lots, you can visit map.nd.edu and type in their names.

There are signs indicating the names of the lots, and parking volunteers will be available to help you locate them. If needed, overflow lots will be available. Please allow 15-20 minutes to park, walk to the starting line at Stepan Center, and get situated. 


We will recognize top finishers in a very brief awards ceremony at 11:15 a.m. in Stepan. The following runners will be recognized, and top finishers (not top 3) will receive a Fleet Feet voucher and prize from South Bend’s Healthy Happies!

10k Men's Student Top Finisher & Women's Student Top Finisher

10k Men's Non-Student Top Finisher & Women's Non-Student Top Finisher

Half Men's Student Top 3 Finishers & Half Women's Student Top 3 Finishers

Half Men's Non-Student Top 3 Finishers & Half Women's Non-Student Top 3 Finisher

All race finishers will receive a medal upon finishing the race!


There will be a bag drop available beginning at 7:45 a.m. in Stepan Center for storing runners’ small bags or other personal items. You can pick up these items at the same location until 12:15 p.m. Please leave as many belongings in your car or dorm room as possible. The Holy Half is not responsible for any lost or stolen items, and the bag drop will be monitored by a race day volunteer, but not locked.



Further questions? Check our FAQ page, which is up-to-date for 2023.


Last Updated 11/08/2022