2017 Apex Monumental Challenge Winners Announced

January 10th, 2018

2017 Apex Monumental Challenge Winners Announced

Wellness Competition has Record Participation

INDIANAPOLIS – (Jan. 10, 2018) – Four Indianapolis companies have been crowned winners of the 4th annual Apex Monumental Challenge.  The innovative collaboration between Beyond Monumental and Apex Benefits saw 37 companies participate this year.  Winners are as follows:

Very Small Business (Up to 9 Employees) Small Business (10-50 Employees) Medium Business (51-500 Employees)          Large Business (501+ Employees)


1stIndianapolis City Market 1stThe International Center 1st – CliftonLarsonAllen 1st – CNO Financial Group
2ndIFF 2ndWeekends Only 2nd – USA Track & Field 2nd – Health & Hospital Corporation
3rdRenew Indianapolis 3rdMy COI 3rd – Delta Faucet 3rd – Eli Lilly

The Apex Monumental Challenge is a friendly competition between central Indiana based employers in which points are awarded based on participation in Beyond Monumental races throughout the year.  Rather than emphasizing speed, total scores are calculated as a percentage of points earned by participants relative to total employees in the company. Winning organizations receive a traveling trophy, awards luncheon, and intra-company recognition. Immediate family members are also eligible to earn points.

“The Apex Monumental Challenge is our most important sponsorship annually because we believe that health and fitness benefit our entire community both personally and professionally,” said John G. Gause, President & CEO of Apex Benefits, “Because this challenge has seen an employer participation increase of 68% from 2016 to 2017, it’s clear that Indiana businesses are finding this to be true.”

“Partnering with Indiana employers who are serious about improving the wellness of the Central Indiana work is critically important to us,” said Jed Cornforth, Executive Director of Beyond Monumental, “We want to continue to grow this free, friendly competition and bring a sense of fun and fitness to as many people as possible.”

The Apex Monumental Challenge will continue in 2018 at the Monumental Mile, Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben, and CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Enrollment is currently open and any employer with offices in central Indiana is eligible.  For more information on enrolling your organization, email challenge@beyondmonumental.org – there is no cost to enroll!

The 10th annual CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon experienced record numbers and greater success than ever before, due largely in part to support from title sponsor CNO Financial, and presenting sponsors Franciscan Health, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Apex Benefits. Registration for 2018 event is set to open now.


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 (both runners and walkers.) 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 $1,000,000 in ten years. The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a top 20 marathon in the US and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten Great Marathons for First Timers.” The 11th annual running is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2018.


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2017 Apex Monumental Challenge Winners Announced

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