Overall Rating
Overall Rating (116 Reviews)
4.6
(116 Ratings)(116 Reviews)
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3.8
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4.5
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3.9
2020 EVENT CANCELED, offering virtual race option. *** Now one of the 15 largest marathons in the US, the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is the ideal fall marathon for everyone from the first time marathon runner to elite athletes. Starting and finishing at the Indiana State Capitol, the course highlights landmarks … MORE
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    sandtar79 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I really enjoyed this race. The expo had great vendors and was easy to get to. The course was pretty and had great crowd support. There were signs placed around … MORE

    I really enjoyed this race. The expo had great vendors and was easy to get to. The course was pretty and had great crowd support. There were signs placed around mile 20 that included trivia about Indiana that kept your mind occupied during a mentally tough portion. I enjoyed this entertainment! Would definitely run this race again!

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    Joann FIRST-TIMER '19

    I liked that it started and finished downtown in a beautiful setting. The course was relatively flat and the temperature was perfect running weather. MORE

    I liked that it started and finished downtown in a beautiful setting. The course was relatively flat and the temperature was perfect running weather.

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    natalie.krause REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This was a fantastic experience all around. My running group and I went down to Indy for a fantastic weekend. We spent time at the expo to hear the guest … MORE

    This was a fantastic experience all around. My running group and I went down to Indy for a fantastic weekend. We spent time at the expo to hear the guest speakers and visit all the vendors. Our hotel and dinner restaurant were within walking distance. We were all excited for the race and enjoyed all the sights and spectators. This is a race I don’t want to miss!

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    spennerj2002 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I liked this race. Big but not too big. Great aid stations and good swag. I would run it again. There was plenty of people cheering you along. Weather was … MORE

    I liked this race. Big but not too big. Great aid stations and good swag. I would run it again. There was plenty of people cheering you along. Weather was cold but to be expected this time of the year in November

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    mleegb REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Aid stations are plentiful. Gels are plentiful. Course is nice and easy to follow. Love the hats at the end and the availability of the YMCA. Time of year can … MORE

    Aid stations are plentiful. Gels are plentiful. Course is nice and easy to follow. Love the hats at the end and the availability of the YMCA. Time of year can be chilly though. I feel like this used to be one weekend earlier but I’m not sure. Would recommend.

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    vmbethea REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is a great marathon if you are looking to PR. The weather is great and it is a relatively flat course with just a few inclines. The only draw … MORE

    This is a great marathon if you are looking to PR. The weather is great and it is a relatively flat course with just a few inclines. The only draw back was that the water stops were dismal. I forgot my water belt and thought I would be able to rely on water during the race. A few of the water stops had no water- but also I believe it is the responsibility of the runner to have fuel/water. Otherwise it is a great race and I will likely return this year.

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    Tomeedog REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Monumental is the BEST Organized race in the MIDWEST, maybe anywhere! I have seen this grow from 600 (guessing) in Year 1 to A SELL OUT the last 6 or … MORE

    Monumental is the BEST Organized race in the MIDWEST, maybe anywhere! I have seen this grow from 600 (guessing) in Year 1 to A SELL OUT the last 6 or 7 years, and seeing how it is in year 11 now, that ain’t bad! Course is flat and fast for the most part. PR and BQs are in play for sure! It is a grand tour of Indianapolis for sure and the charity (kids movement) is impressive!

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    allcsmit REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Nice, flat course that highlights downtown Indy and the surrounding historical neighborhoods. I ran my half marathon PR at this race. There is decent crowd support throughout the course! The … MORE

    Nice, flat course that highlights downtown Indy and the surrounding historical neighborhoods. I ran my half marathon PR at this race. There is decent crowd support throughout the course! The weather can sometimes be cold this time of year in Indy, but runners have access to the convention center before the race for a warm area to warm up with plenty of restrooms. I definitely recommend this race!

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    Lizzie1986 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Looking forward to 2020 and to run the full marathon! It will be my first one! I ran the half this past year and absolutely enjoyed it! I thought the … MORE

    Looking forward to 2020 and to run the full marathon! It will be my first one! I ran the half this past year and absolutely enjoyed it! I thought the course was perfect and hoping to do well on it again!

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    erinelmore23 FIRST-TIMER '14

    Great crowd support but not overwhelming like Chicago or NYC. SO EASY to get around! I walked out the back door of my hotel and walked 10 feet to the … MORE

    Great crowd support but not overwhelming like Chicago or NYC.
    SO EASY to get around! I walked out the back door of my hotel and walked 10 feet to the start line.
    PR-Making Course.

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    jmpeter2 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Fast course well ran race will be back again well supported course nice metals need to run 2 more years to complete series definitely bq qualifier course MORE

    Fast course well ran race will be back again well supported course nice metals need to run 2 more years to complete series definitely bq qualifier course

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    pacerpeter REPEAT RUNNER '19

    If you had to pick one race for a PR, it’s this one. Super flat and typically perfect weather (not too hot and not too cold). Nice course that runs … MORE

    If you had to pick one race for a PR, it’s this one. Super flat and typically perfect weather (not too hot and not too cold). Nice course that runs through downtown Indy. I was pacing the 3:55 full and came in perfectly at 3:54:33!

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    meghancraven FIRST-TIMER '19

    It was a relatively easy race, as far as the course. I enjoyed the start/finish area. It was VERY cold at the finish line at the time I finished. It … MORE

    It was a relatively easy race, as far as the course. I enjoyed the start/finish area. It was VERY cold at the finish line at the time I finished. It was difficult to find a place to catch my breath & some heat at the finish line.

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    jamiedaisy25 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Indy monumental is a beautiful, flat fall race with lots of crowd support! It’s very organized and smooth. This will for sure be an annual run for me! MORE

    Indy monumental is a beautiful, flat fall race with lots of crowd support! It’s very organized and smooth. This will for sure be an annual run for me!

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    zena FIRST-TIMER '19

    Well organized run. I would suggest to wear clothing that you usually run in while you train for the race. Do not get new shoes for the race, it is … MORE

    Well organized run.
    I would suggest to wear clothing that you usually run in while you train for the race. Do not get new shoes for the race, it is not a great place to break them in.
    Relax your breathing and enjoy.

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The weekend starts with a fabulous expo. Fantastic and flat half marathon with a lot of support. Great wave start and fabulous finish line. Absolutely love the 4 year medal … MORE

    The weekend starts with a fabulous expo. Fantastic and flat half marathon with a lot of support. Great wave start and fabulous finish line. Absolutely love the 4 year medal series. This is a race I do not miss every year

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    petermerante REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I have run the Monumental 7-8 years in a row and one of the best things about it is that they improve on various facets every year. Marketing, Expo and … MORE

    I have run the Monumental 7-8 years in a row and one of the best things about it is that they improve on various facets every year. Marketing, Expo and Packet pickup, course start, water stations and support, to the finish and the post race environment – every year they strive to make it better and IMM delivers!

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    mig02as REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I've ran this race for the past 4 years and plan to run till I no longer can. The early November race is prime to put your summer miles to … MORE

    I’ve ran this race for the past 4 years and plan to run till I no longer can. The early November race is prime to put your summer miles to the test. The weather has been agreeable, but that is always subject to change. There is plenty of community support; drum lines, dj’s, live bands, and more. There are plenty of pacers from the Olympic qualifying standard to 6 hrs. Along with half marathon pacers. The post race area has plenty of space blankets, snacks, and hats for each distance. After the race, go to the YMCA that you passed at mile 2 and enjoy a free shower. This is a race that shouldn’t be passed over.

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    tracey_fish FIRST-TIMER '19

    The weather was rough! However, pre and post race they had lots of accommodations to help. They bext expo I have been to. Everyone was extremely helpful. I was very … MORE

    The weather was rough! However, pre and post race they had lots of accommodations to help. They bext expo I have been to. Everyone was extremely helpful. I was very intimidated being my first time and only my3rd ever. I met the nicest people at the expo and after. One lady even went out of her way to find me post race to congratulate me. Definitely will run this race again!

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    thewotts REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Very well run, well laid out through many neighborhoods and an excellent finish. Highly recommended! Perfect time of year for this race in early November. Many Olympic qualifiers as a … MORE

    Very well run, well laid out through many neighborhoods and an excellent finish.
    Highly recommended!
    Perfect time of year for this race in early November. Many Olympic qualifiers as a result of the 2019 race.

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