CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Sells Out for Eighth Consecutive Year
7 Nov, 2019
The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon has reached capacity for the eight consecutive year. The event, scheduled for November 9 in downtown Indianapolis, has closed registration for the 26.2-mile race with a field size of 6,000. Together with the half marathon, 5K and Kids Fun Run, the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon expects to bring nearly 19,000 runners to the start line on race day.
“After a record year at our 10th anniversary event in 2017, we’ve used our momentum to continue to grow as an organization throughout the past two years. With the help of our title sponsor, CNO Financial Group, we’ve been able to sustain exciting growth of our events and programs” said Jed Cornforth, executive director of Beyond Monumental, “We’re thrilled to have so many runners, walkers and supporters joining us in downtown Indy.”
As the title sponsor of the event for the fourth consecutive year, CNO Financial Group’s commitment to health, wellness and the central Indiana community aligns with Beyond Monumental’s organizational mission to educate Indianapolis youth on the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living. The sponsorship has provided significant growth opportunities for the upcoming November event.
The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon routinely hosts Olympians, international athletes, local elites, and first-time runners alike. The marathon was 5th among all U.S. marathons in having the most qualifiers for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and expects the best elite fields in event history in advance of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. It has also been named one of “10 Great Marathons for First Timers” by Runner’s World.
A waitlist is available for the marathon and participants will be allowed to register as space permits. The half marathon is currently at 85% capacity and may sell out before the Monumental Health and Fitness Expo – a first for that distance.
Registration remains open online for the 5K and Kids Fun Run through November 5th and will be available at the 2019 Monumental Health and Fitness Expo, taking place at the Indiana Convention Center on November 7 and 8.
About Beyond Monumental: Beyond Monumental provides the Indianapolis community with a complement of activities built around their premiere event that promotes healthy living & fitness for all ages. Beyond Monumental gives back to the Indianapolis community by supporting youth programming that reinforces healthy lifestyles for young people, with an emphasis on working with urban students and Indianapolis Public Schools, donating more than $1.3 million in 11 years. The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a top 15 marathon in the US and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten Great Marathons for First Timers”. The 12th annual running is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2019. www.beyondmonumental.org