Green Initiatives

Beyond Monumental is committed to making our races sustainable for our local community. Beyond Monumental and our partners have held a long-time dedication to recycling, reusing, and reducing trash from our events. In addition to the steps we take to reduce the footprint of our events, we are committed to reducing printing and increasing our year-round sustainability efforts.



With the help of Zero Waste Event Productions, we succeeded in keeping 2,575.4 pounds of event waste out of the landfill via recycling, composting, and donating.

We’re thrilled that the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon reflects Beyond Monumental’s care for the environment. Thank you to Littler and Circle Bev for supporting our Green Team and helping us tread more lightly on our planet!

Green Initiatives


At Beyond Monumental, we strive each year to improve our events for our participants and the planet. Our waste diversion efforts at the Monumental Health & Fitness Expo and CNO Financial Indianapolis Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K included:

  • We collected and recycled 579 pounds of cardboard from the Monumental Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Thanks to Circle Bev, we provide canned water for all participants at the finish line — a much more easily recycled product over bottled water.
  • Two on-course aid stations (stations H and R) with all compostable supplies.
  • All Nuun Hydration stations have compostable cups.
  • The finish line Nuun Hydration and water station have compostable cups.
  • The finish line area and Post Race Celebration have thirty co-located stations (compost, recycling, landfill, liquids) with volunteers monitoring and refilling bags.
  • Six receptacles in the finish line area and Post Race Celebration to collect heat sheets for recycling.


Green Initiatives


Beyond Monumental is proud to partner with LITTLER and Circle Bev to support the Monumental Green Team. A leader in the labor and employment industry.

LITTLER shares our passion for taking the lead in environmental matters and returned for the fourth year as the presenting sponsor of the Green Team at the 2023 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.

Circle Bev became a Green Team partner in 2023 and are proud to provide canned water to all participants of Beyond Monumental events. Circle Bev is a certified B-Corp dedicated to making healthier for you beverages and growing our community with every single can.