About the R4V


The Race for Vocations generally takes place usually on the first Saturday in May within the One America Festival Mini Marathon and 5K each May in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Sponsored now by the Indiana State Knights of Columbus, the Race for Vocations welcomes people of all ages to run/walk in the mini or 5K to both promote and pray for vocations to the priesthood, religious life, sacred married life and sacred single life.

Hundreds of participants pray while they train, attend the Mass for Vocations and dinner the Friday night before the race, and then run/walk in the mini or 5K the next day.  Participants wear vocations runners shirts that create a greater awareness of Catholic vocations.

The race began in 2008 and since then we have had literally thousands of prayers offered and hundreds of race participants.

Please join the Knights of Columbus this year as we Race for Vocations so “that the word of the Lord may speed on and triumph”. (2 Thessalonians 3:1)