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


Beyond Monumental Enhanced Training Program Powered by Coach Matt Ebersole

This year, we are offering an Enhanced Training Program. To be eligible, you must register for the 2020 Virtual CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon or Half Marathon by September 8, 2020. The program will include hand-crafted, small-batch workouts created by Coach Matt Ebersole. Once participants choose their goal race distance and difficulty level, they will utilize software as their interface for their workouts where notifications and email preferences can be configured. Participants will also be able to view a weekly video explaining the upcoming training week and have access to videos addressing broader training and racing issues with deeper explanations. Have questions? Please email


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.
(Not a member yet? Join Indy runners!)
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 at the River House Apartments front patio space (6311 Westfield Blvd, 46220) 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 five (5) 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

The Riviera Club Fall training program is a 16-week program, meeting every Thursday throughout the Summer and Fall. The group runs will focus on speed work and optional post-run strength or yoga training sessions. The training program also includes three (3) Saturday long group runs and all training program participants will receive a shirt.

The informational kick off is July 18 at 6 PM. The training runs will begin on July 25th also at 6 PM.

Registration Fees:

  • $65 for Rivi members
  • $75 for non-Rivi members

For more information or to sign up, please email


Athletic Annex with Lindsey Hein, is proud to offer a Fall Half and Full Marathon Training Program! We will take you from week 1 all the way to the finish line on Nov 9th. Runs and walks will take place north and south on the Monon Trail from our new Nora Plaza store on Thursday nights and hydration will be provided on the course.

When: Starts July 25th – Thursdays @ 6:30pm

Athletic Annex Nora – 1300 E 86th Street , 46240
Cost: $60 Questions: Call (317) 872 0000

Program Features: 

  • Expert coaches providing knowledge and support
  • Training Programs from beginner to advanced
  • Monthly Socials
  • Team Shirt
  • Closed Facebook Group to discuss training and ask coaches questions throughout
  • Pacers to help on runs
  • The first 100 participants will receive a FREE Athletic Annex Hat
  • A post race party for those who complete the program

Can’t make the Thursday night runs but want still want to participate? We’ve got a virtual option!

Carmel, IN

The Carmel Runners Club (CRC) runs from the SoHo Café & Gallery on Saturdays at 8:00 AM until April 11th when the club starts to meet at 7:30 AM until the time changes again in the fall. CRC also runs from Union Brewing Company on Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM. SoHo and Union are both located directly on the Monon Trail and both are located in the same building at 620 South Rangeline Road in Carmel. Moreover, the club has post-run socials at SoHo and Union after the runs each week.
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 with the fall training program focused on preparing runners for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon. 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 including the Cheer Zone at the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. 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

The Indy Chinese Runners Club (IndyCRC) was founded in 2014. The groups mission is to encourage Chinese Americans to actively participate in running. The group meets from Rohrer Road Monon Entrance (14178 Rohrer Rd, Carmel, 46032) on every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 AM. 

IndyCRC is a home for walkers & runners of Chinese Americans. These include training, racing, and socializing. All interested individuals are welcome regardless of age or ability. IndyCRC can be reached via the IndyCRC website or the IndyCRC Facebook page.

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.

Greenwood, IN


If you’re looking for a community of runners to train with, join us! No matter what your experience with running is, ALL LEVELS are welcomed! Being a part of Transcend Running Group you will learn powerful and essential training skills and tools that will help you progress in your running journey. You don’t have to do it all alone. We’re here to hold you accountable, support you, and help you achieve your next goal!

As a member of the Transcend Running Group you will receive:

  • Expertise, knowledge, and coaching from RRCA Certified Running Coach and Transcend Health & Wellness owner, Whitney Miller
  • Pre-planned weekly running routes and workouts
  • Coaching for 5k to ultra-marathon distance
  • Good running form education
  • Nutrition support and education
  • Mental mindset education
  • Performance-enhancing warm-up and cool-down exercises
  • Premier access to all Transcend Running Group events and workshops
  • Accountability and support

Transcend Running Group Meet-Ups:

When: Every Saturday morning at 8:00 AM

Where: Craig Park (in front of the Greenwood Community Center) in Greenwood, Indiana

For more information and to join Transcend Running Group visit Transcend Health & Wellness.

Speedway, IN


Speedway Running Club is a running and walking club open to all ability levels. The purpose of the club is to provide a fun, safe environment to help keep you focused and accountable toward your fitness goals. We are a 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by Daredevil Brewing Co. Our workouts begin at Daredevil Tap Room on Main Street along Speedway Trails, every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Distance, pace and time is your choice or you can join fellow members. After our workouts, we enjoy fellowship among one another in the brewery while recovering with a cold, refreshing beer. SRC can be reached at or through our social media platforms:,,

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

Bloomington, IN


The Bloomington Area Runners Association (BARA) hosts Saturday morning long runs from Bryan Park at 7-8am and Monday and Thursday evening group runs and workouts from Switchyard Brewery at 6 pm. Beginning July 15, through the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on November 9, long runs and workouts follow a training plan specifically building up to either the Marathon or the Half Marathon. The Fall Race Training Program is included with club membership – just $25 for the full year. (Not a member yet? Join BARA.)

Weekday group runs and/or workouts from Switchyard Brewery range from 1.5 to 5 miles at the start of the season, building to as much as 10 miles at the peak of marathon training. Saturday morning long runs meet in the NW corner of Bryan Park, in the parking lot near the intersection of Henderson and Dixie. We follow a set distance progression for long runs, but always have multiple options for each race distance.

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.

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, 2020, are:

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

Click here to join Kalamazoo Area Runners.



RunningLane is a personalized coaching service that helps runners of all ability levels reach their goals. RunningLAne has helped over 200+ people run PR’s, qualify for Boston, and even qualify for the Olympic Trials. If you want to not just finish the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon or Half Marathon, but own the experience and run your best, RunningLane can help. The coaches work with you one on one to create a customized training schedule to fit your busy work and family schedule. You will have unlimited communication between you and your coach along with access to your interactive training calendar where you can post-workout feedback and also see comments from your coach. RunningLane coaches runners all over the US so no matter where you live we can help. If you’re motivated to have your best Fall yet, email for more information at to start the conversation. Mention that you heard about Running Lane through the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and RunningLane will give you a free Nike RunningLane singlet! Check us out at