Rules & Policies

As a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned event, the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K is subject to the USATF Competition Rules. The Policies and Procedures incorporate the USATF Rules and additional provisions adopted by Beyond Monumental to ensure a safe, fair race for all participants. The complete USATF Rules are available HERE. The USATF Rules are implemented by Beyond Monumental.

WHAT ARE THE RACE TIME LIMITS?

The time limit is 6.5 hours for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. The course will close on a rolling schedule, with the finish line closing at 3:00 p.m. Marathon runners must maintain a minimum pace of 15:00 per mile to finish ahead of the course closure. Marathon participants must reach the Marathon/Half Marathon course split (between miles 7 & 8) by 10:15 a.m. to continue the race.

Half Marathon runners must maintain a minimum pace of 15:00 per mile for the first ten (10) miles to finish ahead of course closure.

The 5K course requires a minimum pace of 18:00 per mile.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT FOR EACH RACE DISTANCE?

Marathon participants must be 16 years of age or older on race day.

Half marathon participants must be 10 years of age or older on race day.

5K participants must be 5 years of age or older on race day.

All participants must sign/agree to the Event waiver. A parent or legal guardian must register participants under 18 years of age and sign/agree to the Event waiver.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM?

 Please email INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG for information and general policy on handcycles, push duos, and push rim wheelchairs.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY PACKET?

Yes. They must present the email that includes your ASSIGNED RACE BIB NUMBER or a copy of your government-issued photo ID. Digital or printed copies of the email and government-issued photo ID are acceptable for Packet Pickup.

MAY I PICK UP MY PACKET ON RACE DAY?

You can purchase Race Day Packet Will Call when you register or add it later by logging into your BEYOND MONUMENTAL PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT and selecting Buy Products. Quantities are limited and subject to availability.

We will share the hours and location for Race Day Packet Will Call in pre-race communications if you purchase this product.

WHAT IF I DON’T FEEL WELL AND CANNOT PICK UP MY PACKET?

You should not attend the Monumental Health & Wellness Expo if you are sick. This includes participants with a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19 and participants exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses.

If you cannot attend due to COVID-19 sickness, please email INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG to discuss options.

WHAT ITEMS ARE REQUIRED ON THE COURSE?

You must wear your race bib at all times. Your bib should be worn conspicuously on the front (and back when applicable) for the entire Event.

WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED OR NOT RECOMMENDED ON THE COURSE?

You WILL NOT be allowed to participate with animals, bicycles, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates, inline skates, or any other not approved wheeled devices.

You may use your cell phone so long as you don’t pose a safety hazard on the course. Selfie sticks and camera mounts/rigs are prohibited. Other items such as large bags, coolers, props, non-running items, and weapons are not allowed on the course. Please use your best judgment regarding the safety of all participants for items not listed.

For information and general policy on handcycles, push duos, and push rim wheelchairs, please email INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG.

HOW WILL THE STARTING AREA AND WAVES WORK ON RACE MORNING?

The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon will use a wave start. What does a wave start mean?

– The race will have multiple start times.
– The Marathon and Half Marathon will be broken into separate “waves” of participants, based on the expected finish times provided during registration.
– Participants will line up in their pre-assigned wave as indicated on their race bib. Participants may move back to a slower wave, but will not be allowed to move up to a faster wave on Race Day.
– The event is chip timed so your official time will remain unaffected.

Less congestion in the early miles, at water stops, and throughout the course may result in faster finish times and a better race overall experience.

Please reach out to INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG with any questions.

WHAT IF I DON’T FEEL WELL ON RACE DAY?

You should not attend the Event if you are sick. This includes participants with a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19 and participants exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses.

If you cannot attend due to COVID-19 sickness, please email INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG to discuss options.

WHAT HAPPENS IF EXTREME WEATHER HAPPENS DURING THE EVENT?

If extreme weather or an emergency situation becomes an issue during the Event, the Command Group will meet and determine the status/future of the Event. Depending on the situation, the Event may be delayed, ended early, or canceled. Information will be relayed to the race committee. Participants will be notified by course monitors and race officials. Participants will be required to use their best judgment, based on the situation, as to the next best course of action.

Download the event app and allow push notifications to receive the timeliest updates. We will also provide updates about Event delay(s) or cancelation(s) as quickly as possible through FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and TWITTER.

CAN I CONTINUE RUNNING ON THE COURSE IF I DON’T COMPLETE THE RACE PRIOR TO COURSE CLOSURE?

Continuing on the course after course closure is at your own risk. You will be asked by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to move off the streets to allow for vehicle traffic. No times are recorded after 3:00 p.m. for either the marathon or half marathon.

You may not receive full on-course support from aid stations and traffic safety personnel and you may not be allowed to complete the full race distance. Finisher medals will be awarded only to those finishing within the specified time limit.

WHAT IF I NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION DURING THE RACE?

There are twenty-one (21) aid stations with medical support and portable toilets on the course, including one at the start line and one at the finish line.

Event-authorized medical personnel may examine any participant who appears in distress. If in the sole opinion of authorized medical personnel, it is in the best interest of the participant’s health and welfare, medical personnel may remove a participant from the Event. Participants must retire at once from the race if ordered to do so by a member of the Event’s official staff, official medical staff, or any governmental authority, including fire and police officials.

Participants are responsible and assume liability for any and all medical expenses incurred as a result of training for and/or participation in the Event, including but not limited to ambulance transport, hospital stays, physician and pharmaceutical goods and services.

 IMPORTANT: It is recommended that you write any medical conditions, medications, allergies, and emergency contacts on the backside of your race bib. You must wear your race bib at all times during the event.

CAN I LEAVE THE COURSE AND COME BACK?

You will be disqualified if you leave the course.

You, as a registered participant, are responsible for recognizing and understanding Event signage and symbols relating to course maps and directions.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I COMPLETE A DIFFERENT RACE DISTANCE THAN MY REGISTERED RACE DISTANCE?

We encourage you to officially upgrade/downgrade and make other changes to your race registration prior to the race start to ensure all results are correct and official. Our participant tracking through the mobile app will attempt to follow any changes throughout the race.

WILL THE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON HAVE PACERS?

Yes, we will have pacers for both races.

Marathon paces covered will be, at a minimum: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 6:33.

Half marathon paces covered will be, at a minimum: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, and a 15:00 pace sweeper through 10M.

Other paces may be available as interest and number of pacers allow.

WHO WILL RECEIVE AGE GROUP AWARDS?

MARATHON – Top three male, female, and non-binary finishers by chip time. 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over

HALF MARATHON – Top three male, female, and non-binary finishers by chip time.10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over

5K – Top three male, female, and non-binary finishers by chip time. ​ 11 & under, 12-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over

Elite Athletes are not eligible for age group awards.

WHEN AND WHERE WILL AWARDS BE DISTRIBUTED?

All finishers will receive a medal in the Finish Chute.

The top 3 finishers in each age group will earn an Age Group Award!

– 5K age group winners must pick up their award at the Results & Awards Tent on Race Day. Be sure to hang out and enjoy the Post Race Celebration to see if you receive an Age Group Award!
– Marathon and Half Marathon age group winners will be notified via email after the race results are finalized.

Beyond Monumental is committed to making our races sustainable for our local community. Marathon and Half Marathon age group winners must submit an Award Claim Form within seven days of notification. Beyond Monumental will review and verify all claims. Confirmed age group winners can expect to receive their award approximately 4-6 weeks after Race Weekend.

 Elite Athletes are not eligible for Age Group Awards.

HOW CAN I CHECK MY RESULTS?

There are several different ways to check your results after you finish.

– Scan the QR code on your participant bib to access live results.
– Visit the Results & Awards Tent in the Post Race Celebration to receive a printout of your finish time.
– View live results at WWW.MONUMENTALMARATHON.COM.
– Download the Beyond Monumental mobile app in your favorite app store.

If you have questions about the results, please visit the Results & Awards Tent during the race or email INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG after the race.

AMENDMENTS/CHANGES TO EVENT RULES & POLICIES

– Event officials reserve the right to modify, supplement, or waive all or part of the Event rules.
– Participants shall be bound by any modification or supplement of the Event rules published prior to the Event.
– Failure to follow Event rules may result in immediate disqualification, loss of prizes, and removal from official results.

Participants must follow instructions as given by Event officials including race staff, volunteers, medical personnel, fire and police officials, security officers, and city officials throughout the duration of the Event. Event attendees must adhere to Event, city, state, and other public health guidelines and orders.

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