Monumental Marathon Marks 10 Years

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The Monumental Marathon consists of four events: a traditional 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half marathon, a 5K run and a Kids Fun Run. The Monumental Marathon consists of four events: a traditional 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half marathon, a 5K run and a Kids Fun Run.

Nearly 20,000 people are expected to take part in events surrounding Saturday's CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Organizers expect the 10th annual event to have an economic impact of more than $4 million. CNO Financial Director of Brand Marketing Carrie Jost says the event is currently a top 20 marathon in the United States, and adds the company is committed to helping it grow.

The Monumental Marathon consists of four events: a traditional 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half marathon, a 5K run and a Kids Fun Run.

For the sixth consecutive year, the marathon has sold out, this year with a record field size of 6,000 participants. The Monumental Kids Movement, aimed at getting young people involved in running, expects to have over 1,500 students in the 5K race. The program has expanded from 18 to 60 schools since 2013.

Hundreds of employees of Indiana companies are also expected to take part in the races as part of the third annual Apex Monumental Challenge. That program, created with Apex Benefits Group, is a friendly competition among Indiana-based employers.

Honorary starters for this year's marathon include CNO Financial Group Chief Executive Officer Ed Bonach, Beyond Monumental founder Carton Ray and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee.

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