The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half-Marathon Packet Pick-up and Expo promises to provide one of the best opportunities to visit vendors and exhibitors in the fitness community.
The expo is held in conjunction with the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon each year with an expected 15,000 participants. The Expo usually hosts 40 exhibitors featuring running gear and shoes, as well as the latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition. Speakers will cover topics like motivation, running, health and fitness.
Featured Speakers and Times - TBA
Amy Begley is an Indiana native, graduated from East Noble High School (Kendallville, IN) in 1996. She was a 4-time Indiana state champion, a mental attitude award winner and 3-time Footlocker finalist during her prep career. Begley, a 15-time All-American and two-time NCAA national champion while competing for the University of Arkansas, made the 2008 Olympic team at 10,000 meters with a dramatic last lap, racing the clock to beat the required "A" time standard for inclusion. In 2009, she finished sixth at the IAAF World Championships at the same distance in a personal best 31:13.78., making her the eighth-fastest American woman in history. She finished her professional career with six national titles, four of them-at 3000m indoors and 10,000 meters on the track and at 5K and 15K on the roads-in 2009.
Amy is the current coach for Atlanta Track Club. She coaches the elite team, but also coaches training programs for all ages and paces. Among her other endeavors since retiring from professional competition, Begley in 2012 founded the Distance Divas in Portland, OR, to help post-collegiate women bridge the gap to a possible professional career. She also founded the Track is for Everybody Foundation, a nonprofit developed to provide youth educational and sports programs. Prior to her position in Atlanta, Amy coached at the University of Connecticut for 18 months.
Andrew Begley grew up in Topeka, IN and ran for Westview High School. He was also a 4-time Indiana state champion and a Footlocker All-American. As an athlete at the University of Arkansas, Begley earned three All-Americans and ten All-SEC honors as a member of 9 NCAA Championship and 12 Southeastern Conference Championship teams. He won an SEC indoor title in the Indoor 5,000 Meters in 2000. His top NCAA finish in cross country was in 1999, when he finished 7th. Begley capped off his career at Arkansas by qualifying for the 2000 United States Olympic Trials in the 10,000 meters where he finished 16th.
Andrew currently works with Amy as a coach at Atlanta Track Club. Begley was an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut for one year. Prior to this position, Andrew was a high school science teacher and coach in Beaverton, Oregon. During his seven years in Oregon, he served as head cross country/distance coach at Westview High School and coached a group of professional women.
Yasso joined Runner's World in 1987 to develop the groundbreaking Runner's World Race Sponsorship Program, creating a vehicle for Runner's World to work with over 7,000 races representing 4 million runners per year. Inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.
Yasso also invented the Yasso 800s, a marathon-training schedule used by thousands around the world. He is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon. In 1987, Yasso won the U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship and won the Smoky Mountain Marathon in 1998. He has also completed the Ironman five times and the Badwater 146 through Death Valley. He has also cycled, unsupported and by himself, across the country twice.
Andrew Peterson has proven the skeptics wrong time and time again.
Born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Andrew lived in foster care and wasn’t expected to walk or talk normally. All that changed when Craig Peterson adopted Andrew and his three siblings. Although learning was never easy, Andrew always tried his best. Upon running his first 3K race at age nine, he found a niche.
With the support of his father, Andrew developed into an accomplished distance runner. He earned four varsity letters in high school and won over 50 gold medals in state competitions. At the 2014 Special Olympics National Games, Andrew brought home three gold medals – running personal bests of 4:47 in the 1500M and 10:22 in the 3000M.
Four years ago, Andrew joined the Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Program. He has since addressed over 60,000 high school students about respect and ability, as well as 100 community organizations and businesses. He’s also shared his gifts with younger athletes by serving as an assistant cross country coach for two local high schools and his own Special Olympics team.
In 2014, Andrew was a finalist to appear on the cover of Runner's World magazine – inspiring thousands of families across the country and giving them hope for their own children. His story and picture appeared in the December issue. Additionally, he was named the 2014 Outstanding Self-Advocate for The Arc of Indiana and 2015 Athlete of the Year for Special Olympics Indiana.
Now 22 years old, Andrew continues to impress people with his confidence and unassuming nature.
Coach Matt Ebersole
Personal Best Training, IMM Pace Team & Elite Athlete Coordinator
Coach Ebersole will provide details on the Monumental Pace Team and share insights based on the thousands of athletes he has successfully coached, including many who have seen success in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.
IMM Founder and Course Preview
Meet the creator of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and get his insider's tips on the course and race details.
THURSDAY, NOV 5, 4pm - 7pm
FRIDAY, NOV 6, 11am - 8pm
Indiana Convention Center - Hall D
Nearest Entrance - 305 W Maryland St
The Health and Fitness Expo will serve as the pick-up location for Race numbers, t-shirts and Race Weekend Magazine for the participants, but is also free and open to the public.
For more information on the Convention Center, please click here.
You MUST pick up your packet during one of the Expo days listed above. There will be NO race day packet pick-up.
The Packet Pick-up and Expo promises to provide one of the best opportunities to promote and market your company's products and services this fall in the Indy area.
10' x 10' Booth: $700 (2015)
10' x 10' Corner Booth: $800 (2015)
* * * 2015 INTERACTIVE LAYOUT
* * * Additional booth configurations are available upon request.
* * * Setup Time is Thursday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
RACE WEEKEND MAGAZINE
If you'd like to reach an affluent and educated audience of runners, consider advertising in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Race Weekend Magazine. Race Weekend magazines will be distributed at the Expo & Packet Pickup.
Full Page Color Cover: $1,500 (2014)
Full Page Black & White: $1000 (2014)
Half Page Black & White: $600 (2014)
Quarter Page Black & White: $350 (2014)
Eighth Page Black & White: $200 (2014)