CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon has Total Event Sell Out for First Time in Event History
November 7, 2019
November 6, 2019– The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon weekend has reached full capacity in all distances prior to event weekend and the Monumental Health and Fitness Expo. The Marathon reached capacity on October 14, while the Half Marathon and 5K distances sold out on November 5 before online registration was scheduled to close. Event weekend expects to bring nearly 19,000 runners to the start line on race day across all three events this Saturday.
“We’ve experienced record levels of registrations in 2019, resulting in sell-out fields in all three races,” 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.
The 2019 Monumental Health and Fitness Expo precedes race day on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 at the Indiana Convention Center, Hall A. The featured Speaker Series, presented by GECIO, is highlighted by 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist and American Record Holder Deena Kastor.
A full schedule for Monumental Race Weekend can be found here.
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