We are excited that you’re planning to run in one of Beyond Monumental’s events. There are a number of great training programs that will get you ready to run at your desired pace to cross the finish line. These include several wonderful national charity programs, online training programs and regional training programs.

Training Spotlight


Since founding Personal Best Training in 1991, Coach Matt Ebersole has worked with more than 7,000 runners of all abilities and aspirations. He has helped thousands run their first or best half and full marathons; hundreds qualify for the Boston Marathon; three (3) CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon winners and nine (9) qualify for the Olympic Trials. Matt offers group training programs and highly individualized private coaching to help runners get faster, pursue new challenges, or simply have more fun running. He has also served as the Elite Athlete and Pace Team Coordinator for the Monumental Marathon since 2013.

Indianapolis, IN

Indy Runners’ Fall Race Training Program for Full and Half Marathons is Included with Club Membership – just $35 for the full year.
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The Training Program begins in July and continues each Saturday through the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.
Runners and Walkers meet along the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple near Brugge Brasserie –  at the corner of Westfield Blvd and Winthrop starting at 7:30 AM. This program is appropriate for all paces and experience levels.
The Fall training program includes:
  • Suggested distances and routes (on a “basic training progression” with plenty of room to add/subtract based on experience level).
  • Water stops on the route and post-race recovery snacks.
  • Routes include the Monon Trail, Canal Towpath, Butler University, Williams Creek and we will preview the northern sections of the Monumental Marathon Course several times throughout the progression
  • Wave Starts to group participants in similar paces.
  • Medical Support and Injury Checks available along the way to keep us healthy and on track.
  • Continual encouragement and support from experienced veterans and newcomers alike.
  • Indy Runners has 4 additional group runs/walks throughout the week in different parts of the City to support your training.
  • Special events during the Training Program include an organized Course Preview on a 9-mile special of the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon course and the annual “Run the Monon” event from Carmel (20-mile training run) or Broad Ripple (11-mile training run) to downtown, followed by lunch.
  • Cheer Zone at the Race itself to meet up and celebrate our accomplishments while cheering in the rest of the field.
Additional information is available at

More information coming soon regarding The Riviera Club’s 2019 Fall training program for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Stay up to date by checking Rivi’s website.

Carmel, IN

The Carmel Runners Club (CRC) runs from outside the Carmel City Center on Saturdays at 8:00 AM. CRC runs from the Indiana Design Center on Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM.

CRC is a volunteer-operated, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting healthy lifestyles through running, walking, and social opportunities in Carmel, Indiana and the surrounding communities. CRC promotes running and walking opportunities year-round by hosting multiple group runs and walks each week. These outings are for everyone regardless of age or pace. The club also provides training programs for runners and walkers targeting longer distance races in the spring and fall. These include optional, recommended distances and routes. Social interaction is also a vital component in the club’s impact on its membership. Pre and post-race socials are enjoyed by members. We also schedule non-race related socials on a regular basis and encourage family participation to be able to include non-runners/walkers as well. All runners, walkers, and interested individuals are welcome regardless of age or ability. Visit our website at

Fishers, IN


Fishers Running Club (FRC) is all about community, about getting people moving – no matter how fast, no matter how far – and supporting each individual on their specific journey. FRC is a home for area walkers, beginning runners, experienced runners, and elites as well. So regardless of where you are, or want to be, know FRC has a home for you. So come for the cardio, stay for the community, and enjoy the journey.

Westfield, IN


The Westfield Running Club (WRC) was founded by Angie Smitherman and Joel Rush in April 2015. The group’s mission is to promote an active lifestyle while building relationships through supporting and mentoring our members. Group runs are on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM and Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM. WRC utilize all of Westfield’s trails but do occasionally venture out to join other surrounding running clubs. WRC can be reached at and through their Facebook page

Ohio - Cincinnati & Columbus-areas


Welcome to the home of Queen City Running & Walking Club – now in its 4th year in the Greater Cincinnati area. Whether you are an experienced or novice runner, run/walker or walker, the Queen City Running & Walking Club has a program for you. The current group membership is over 700 runners & walkers, which simply means that you will have plenty of company out on the roads and during our workouts. Fall Marathon Training – Running & Run/Walk Our Fall Marathon Running training kicks off on July 7 for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon as one of the club’s goal training races. The club can easily cater to those with a different race in mind. Queen City Running & Walking Club will offer a variety of mid-week workout options – Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at various sites around the Cincinnati & West Chester areas. Saturday mornings will be the primary long run workout, with Sunday morning makeup runs always an option. Queen City Running & Walking Club will provide “on-course” coach/pace group support, monthly training schedule, planned workout routes, hydration/nutrition stations along routes, safety lights (when needed) and plenty of motivation and support that comes with the “team-like” environment. This program is open to experienced and first-time marathoners alike, but they do ask that 5-6 miles is a comfortable distance for you when starting out.


Fall Marathon season is the best! Regardless of where you are headed for your big event, Fleet Feet has your training covered. Fleet Feet Cincinnati’s comprehensive and adjustable fall training plans will allow participants to customize for most of all major fall marathons; including the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. For more 2018 detailed information and to register, click here.


There are TONS of options for fall full or half marathons, The trouble is that all of them are 26.2 or 13.1 miles, and that is hard to train for all by yourself! Join us at Tri-State Running Company to train for a fall full or half marathon. We target our training programs for the Monumental Marathon (Full & Half), but feel free to sign up for whichever one you like! We’ll again have two training group locations this year! One that meets at our store in Edgewood, KY and another that meets at our store in Mariemont, OH. ​ For 2018 detailed information, click here. ​

Louisville, KY


The Louisville Distance Project is the most comprehensive training program that Louisville has to offer! By partnering with local health and fitness professionals, product vendors, skillful coaches, LDP Ambassadors, and local race organizers, our program provides an unparalleled training experience. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or looking to do a race for the first time ever, these groups are designed to help meet your needs as you crush your goals! Fall training starts on Saturday, July 14th @ 7:00 AM. For the duration of the training program, this group will meet every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM as well as Saturdays at 7:00 AM. This community is open to runners and walkers of ALL paces. Fleet Feet Louisville will be training for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Full Marathon on November 3rd, 2018. The cost of the program is $110. We hope you’ll join us!!! PROGRAM BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Weekly workouts with mapped courses
  • One off-site workout per week focused on building speed
  • Pace groups from walkers to 7 minutes per mile; including multiple run/walk interval groups
  • Weekly training newsletters and a private Facebook group for participants
  • Vendor sponsored runs with discounts and giveaways
  • Clinics with local health professionals, chiropractors, physical therapists, and dietitians
  • Free technical training tee
  • Good Form Running clinic with a certified instructor
  • Injury Prevention clinic
  • A discount card with 10-30% off of running necessities
  • Immersion in a well-established running community, better overall health, an improved sense of well being, and increased focus on your goals!

Want to learn more? Stop by the store for an info session on either of the following dates and times, or simply email Joel Schmidt at

Kalamazoo, MI


You are invited to join Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) and become part of the family of nearly 1,300 runners. Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is the largest running club in the State of Michigan and membership includes exceptional benefits, the opportunity to make new friends, and support and encouragement for runners of all abilities. KAR offers quality training programs and events, group runs, race discounts, service provider and merchant discounts and more throughout greater Kalamazoo, Portage and Battle Creek. KAR’s low annual membership rates through December 31, 2019, are:

    • $25/Individual Membership
    • $35/Household Membership
    • $20/Student Membership

Click here to join Kalamazoo Area Runners.



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