Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN WILL REGISTRATION FOR THE CNO FINANCIAL INDIANAPOLIS MONUMENTAL MARATHON OPEN?

Registration opens at 12:00 a.m. ET on January 1 and closes at noon ET on Wednesday, November 6, unless the race sells out before this date.

In-person registration may be available at the Monumental Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, November 7, and Friday, November 8, subject to availability.

THE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON SELL OUT REGULARLY, SO SIGN UP SOON!

WHEN WILL THE 2024 CNO FINANCIAL INDIANAPOLIS MONUMENTAL MARATHON TAKE PLACE?

The 2024 Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2024. Registration will open on January 1, 2024 for next year’s race.

DO YOU OFFER A MILITARY OR FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNT?

Beyond Monumental is honored to offer a discount to active U.S. Military members and their immediate family members, U.S. Military veterans and their immediate family members, and active and retired first responders (law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials) and their immediate family members. Qualified individuals can receive a 10 percent (10%) discount off the price at the time of registration.

Email a copy of your or your immediate family member’s military or work photo ID or DD214 to INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG to request the discount.

MAY I UPGRADE OR DOWNGRADE MY RACE REGISTRATION?

Upgrading your registration includes changing to a longer distance and changing to a shorter distance that is more expensive than your original registration fee. You must pay the price difference to upgrade (plus processing fees); we do not offer refunds to downgrade.

You can log in to your BEYOND MONUMENTAL PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT to process your upgrade/downgrade until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 2, 2024, subject to availability.
– There is no additional fee to upgrade/downgrade before the above deadline.

You may submit a request to upgrade/downgrade to INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG from Thursday, October 3, 2024, until noon ET on Wednesday, November 6, 2024, subject to availability.
– There is a $10.00 fee (plus processing fees) to upgrade/downgrade from October 3-November 9, 2024

Any requests after noon ET on November 6, must be handled in person with Runner Services at Packet Pickup, subject to availability and applicable fees.

MAY I DEFER MY RACE REGISTRATION?

We offer deferrals to the 2025 Event with proof of injury, pregnancy, or military deployment. The deferral fee is $20.00 (plus processing fees). Please submit your supporting doctor’s note or proof of deployment to INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG by 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 2, 2024.

To remain fair and consistent, deferrals will only be applicable and approved for the injured, pregnant, or deployed participant.

If you need or would like additional medical support or information, please submit the Fast Track to Care form to be connected directly to the IU Health team, the Official Medical Provider of the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. An IU Health clinical team member will follow up within two business days upon submission. 

MAY I TRANSFER MY RACE REGISTRATION TO SOMEONE ELSE?

You can transfer your registration until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 2, 2024. There is a $20.00 fee (plus processing fees) to transfer a registration.

Log in to your BEYOND MONUMENTAL PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT and select the “Transfer an Existing Entry to a New Registrant” option. You will receive a transfer code via email to give to the new participant to transfer themself into the race.

You may not transfer your registration after the above deadline or give, exchange, or sell your participant bib to any other person.

WHAT IF I ENTERED THE WRONG INFORMATION WHEN I REGISTERED OR I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE SOMETHING ON MY REGISTRATION?

Log in to your BEYOND MONUMENTAL PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT to update your information. Email our team at INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG with questions or if you need help.

WHAT IS THE CUTOFF DATE TO CUSTOMIZE THE NAME ON MY RACE BIB?

You must be registered for the Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 14, 2024, to customize the name on your race bib.

Your name will not be custom printed on your race bib if you register or modify your race registration after the deadline.

WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION CUTOFF TO HAVE MY NAME ON THE COMMEMORATIVE POSTER?

You must be registered by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 13, to have your name added to the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon commemorative poster, which will be available for digital download.

Beyond Monumental is committed to making our races sustainable.

Please visit our GREEN INITIATIVES page for more information.

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.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR MY RACE BIB?

Registered participants must wear their assigned race bib at all times during the Event. Your bib should be worn conspicuously on the front (and back when applicable) for the entire Event.

No one is allowed to participate in the Event without their assigned race bib.

WHAT ARE THE RACE TIME LIMITS?

The time limit is 7 hours for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. The course will close on a rolling schedule, with the finish line closing at 3:30 p.m. Marathon runners must maintain a minimum pace of 16:00 per mile to finish ahead of the course closure. Marathon participants must reach the Marathon/Half Marathon course split (between miles 7 & 8) by 10:25 a.m. to continue the race.

Half Marathon runners must maintain a minimum pace of 16:00 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.

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.

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, 5:15, 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 16:00 pace sweeper through 10M.

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

WILL I GET MY THROW-AWAY ITEMS BACK?

No. All items (clothes, hats, gloves, etc.) discarded along the course will be picked up and donated to a local charity.

To help make the race start experience as safe as possible for all participants, please discard throw-away items over the fence to help keep the roadway clear of hazards.

When on the course please discard clothing on sidewalks and at Aid Stations when possible.

WILL ENERGY GELS BE AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE?

Yes, GU energy gels will be available along the Monumental Marathon course near miles 10.5, 15.5, and 22 and near mile 8.5 of the Monumental Half Marathon course. Flavors available on the course will be Pineapple Roctane.

WHAT HYDRATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE COURSE?

On-course hydration will be provided by Beyond Monumental’s official hydration provider, Nuun Hydration. Nuun Endurance Lemon Lime will be the flavor available on the full and half marathon courses.

Participants are allowed to bring their own hydration pack.

WILL RESTROOMS BE AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE?

Port-o-lets will be available at the start and finish lines and at all aid stations. We ask that you please be kind and courteous to the Indianapolis residents and neighborhoods.

WILL RACE DAY PHOTOS BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?

MarathonFoto will have photographers on hand to capture the event. You can choose from the available photos of your heroic effort. You can pre-purchase your MarathonFoto Package before the race by logging into your BEYOND MONUMENTAL PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT and selecting Buy Products.

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!

– All 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. 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.

WHAT IS INDYTHON?

INDYTHON unites Beyond Monumental’s annual events and finishers earn an extra medal and swag!

INDYTHON Premier: Complete the Indianapolis 5K and Monumental Mile, the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben, and the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon to earn INDYTHON Premier awards.

INDYTHON Ultra: Complete races at the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben and the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon with a cumulative distance greater than 26.2 miles to qualify for INDYTHON Ultra awards.

INDYTHON: Complete races at the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben and the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon with a cumulative distance less than or equal to 26.2 miles to qualify for INDYTHON awards.

WHAT DOES MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT SUPPORT?

Beyond Monumental is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Proceeds from Beyond Monumental events support the Apex Benefits Monumental Kids Movement, a seven-to-nine-week youth running program that culminates with students running a 5K. The bi-weekly program focuses on engaging and educating youth about the benefits of physical fitness and healthy living. You can find more information about our beneficiaries here!

Click HERE if you would like to donate to the Apex Benefits Monumental Kids Movement.

WHAT GREEN INITIATIVES HAVE YOU IMPLEMENTED FOR THE RACE?

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.

Please visit our GREEN INITIATIVES page for more information.

DIDN’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Check out the Rules & Policies PAGE for more race information.

You can also email us directly at INFO@BEYONDMONUMENTAL.ORG.