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Get Ready - November 5 - CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

  • September 26, 2022 8:29 AM
    Message # 12932191
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Indy is about 40 days away from the 15th running of the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathonon Saturday, November 5.  

    We’re expecting a near-record field for the Marathon and Half Marathon and we need your help to elevate the on-course experience to celebrate this milestone event for our community. Completing a road race is a major accomplishment and every participant can share a story about how someone along the course helped them push through and across the finish line. 

    I have also included a few things to help get the word out to your neighborhood:

    • The 2022 Traffic Restrictions Maps; the course map hasn’t changed this year. I will share final maps in mid-October.
    • Based on feedback from last year’s event, Indy residents are relying on posts in online community and neighborhood groups for information about upcoming events.
      • You can use the attached graphics on Facebook and Nextdoor, for example, to help ensure your neighborhood is prepared for Race Day.
      • Please be sure to use #BeMonumental and #RunIndy when you post.

    Activation Ideas:

    • Coordinate a neighborhood-wide Porch/Front Yard party.
      • Keep it simple or come up with a neighborhood-focused theme.
      • Our event colors are red, white, & blue – it’s a great opportunity to re-use your Independence Day decorations!
    • Recruit your neighbors to set up Cheer Stations along the course.
      • Make signs to help encourage the participants.
      • Groups of 10+ from school cheer squads, sports teams, and other organizations can earn a donation for their program!
    • Turn up the music!
      • Put together a neighborhood playlist to raise the volume along the course!
      • Youth musical groups – bands, choirs, drumlines, etc. – can also earn a donation for their program.

    You and your neighbors could be what participants remember and appreciate most about the 2022 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon!




    We're looking for individuals or groups of musicians, roving performers, and cheer groups who are excited to motivate and encourage race participants as they navigate through our neighborhoods. Groups will be designated a performance area along our 26.2-mile course. 

    Sign up HERE.

    Did you know that it takes nearly 2,000 volunteers to host the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Monumental Health & Fitness Expo? The Indy community –you – are integral to our events!

    Review the Race Weekend individual and group volunteer opportunitiesHERE.

    The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is one of the 15 largest marathons in the U.S. and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten Great Marathons for First-Timers”. Come be a part of the action! 

    Individuals and groups can register TODAY.

    Race Weekend provides many opportunities for students who need volunteer hours for school or are fundraising for their teams or organizations. To learn more, contact our team at volunteer@beyondmonumental.org.

    Can we count on your neighborhood to get involved? 


    Review our event FAQs to learn more about Race Weekend.

    Julie Brown

    Director of Operations and Consumer Experience

    Beyond Monumental

    Last modified: September 26, 2022 8:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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