The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
A talented group of civic-minded individuals with backgrounds in event management, sales, engineering, local government operations, education and charitable giving are developing a national destination marathon and half marathon in downtown Indianapolis.
Our core goals include:
1. Educating Indianapolis youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living.
2. Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by promoting health, physical fitness and wellness in the Indianapolis community.
3. Utilizing proceeds from fund raising activities, specifically a marathon, to fund charities whose missions are consistent with the other purposes of this corporation.
With the help of our participants, sponsors and volunteers, we have donated more than $400,000 to Indianapolis Public School Charities.
Carlton has nearly 30 years of engineering management and leadership experience in both the public and private engineering sectors including currently leading the development and implementation of DC Water's $2.6 Billion Clean Rivers Project. Carlton also worked with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works including leading a technical team that successfully developed and negotiated a $1.8 Billion consent decree between the City of Indianapolis, USEPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management that addresses raw sewage overflows in Indianapolis.
Carlton is avid marathoner (completed 28 marathons in US and Europe) and cyclist.
He is the proud father of three wonderful daughters and grandfather of Amadeus. He attends North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
Blake brings a decade of coaching knowledge and experience as an elite runner to the IMM. He comes to Indianapolis from the University of Pennsylvania where he was the head cross country coach for the men's and women's programs. At Penn he was also the Coordinator for the Men's Olympic Development Mile and led a crew of officials for the Penn Relays, the world's largest and oldest annual track and field meet. Also while in Philadelphia Blake became involved with the Children's Crisis Treatment Center, a local not-for-profit organization, serving on the Executive Committee of the Friends of CcTC and as the honorary coach for Team CcTC. While coaching collegiately, he worked with four future Olympians, multiple national champions and numerous All-Americans. As an elite athlete he competed in events ranging from the 1500 to the half marathon, finishing in the top 10 in the U.S. four times.
Blake grew up in Osceola, Iowa and in 2007 became only the third Iowa native to run a sub 4:00 mile. In addition to coaching, he also taught high school and middle school math while pursuing his own athletic career. He has written for Running Times and contributed to Runners' World and Fitness Magazine.
Don Carr of Tuxedo Brothers who has over 25 years of race management experience. Don is currently race director of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Komen Indianapolis Race for the Cure.
Don has directed over 1,000 races of all distances. A few other notable events that Don directs each year are: Big Ten Hoops 5K, Outrun The Sun, Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series, Tri Indy, Freedom Run, Drumstick Dash and Jingle Bell Run.
Don and his wife Robin live in Zionsville with their two sons Alex and Jackson their dog Luke and cat Pookie.
Casey joined the IMM in August of 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a volunteer assistant for men's and women's cross country and track programs. Prior to his time at PENN he was the graduate assistant for men's and women's cross country and track at Dakota Wesleyan University coaching the 800 to the marathon. In his three years at DWU he had 10 NAIA National Championship qualifiers, three top ten finishers, and coached an All American in the marathon.
Casey has his B.S. in Journalism from Missouri State University and his M.A. - Education Educational Policy & Administration with a second concentration in Secondary Certification & Degree from Dakota Wesleyan University.
Heather Ladd is the Office Manager at Tuxedo Brothers Event Management. She has a B.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University. She worked as a Cardiac Stress Technician before joining the Tuxedo Brothers team in July 2009.
You can generally find her working at the "Trouble Table" at any of the many running and triathlon events managed by Tuxedo Brothers.
She enjoys playing co-ed softball, basketball, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family. Heather is also a Licensed Esthetician.
LAURA NEIDIG - Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Laura Neidig is an Indianapolis-based marketing professional, most recently spending over five years with the Indianapolis Children's Choir (ICC) as Marketing Director. Prior to her time at ICC, she was the Box Office Manager and Community Relations Coordinator at the Pike Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis. She is a 2-time Emmy™ award winner, freelance writer and co-founder of Humanity in Motion, a nonprofit film company.
Laura volunteers her time with the Indianapolis Men's Chorus and the Heartland Film Festival. She serves on the communications committee for the Indianapolis chapter of the American Marketing Association, and is a member of Indy Runners.
A New Jersey native, she graduated from the University of Scranton with a BA in Communications.
Emily Horn has volunteered as the Co-Entertainment Coordinator for this year's Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. She has a B.S. in Hospitality, Food Management and Marketing from Ball State University. She has brought several years of organization and administration experience to this years team.
In her spare time you can find her swimming with the Indy Aquatic Master's team, trying new recipes and enjoying time with her friends and family.