Overall Rating
Overall Rating (54 Reviews)
4.5
(54 Ratings)(54 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.9
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3.7
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
3.9
Now one of the 20 largest marathon’s 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 and historical neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis. Nationally recognized as … MORE
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    lizanosalazar FIRST-TIMER '18

    Una de las rutas mas rápidas que he utilizado para maratón. El clima muy favorecedor y pese a que tuve inconvenientes de salud, fue muy llevadero el tramo para llegar … MORE

    Una de las rutas mas rápidas que he utilizado para maratón. El clima muy favorecedor y pese a que tuve inconvenientes de salud, fue muy llevadero el tramo para llegar al final.

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    meganem REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Love this race! Always a good time, great spectators that make for a fun experience the whole time! Flat, easy course! I have done this with and with out a … MORE

    Love this race! Always a good time, great spectators that make for a fun experience the whole time! Flat, easy course! I have done this with and with out a pace group but definitely the most movitating and fun pace groups if you need that extra push.

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    kmleclerc REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I have done the half twice before and loved it. I decide to just do the 5k in 2018 because I was registered for a marathon and just needed to … MORE

    I have done the half twice before and loved it. I decide to just do the 5k in 2018 because I was registered for a marathon and just needed to get some miles in. Off we went at the start, within minutes there were kids everywhere running, walking, stopping, pushing and shoving to get past Wakers and runners. I personally saw 5 adults get knocked in to and hit the the ground. Absolutely kids should be involved in running. However, they need to be taught some race etiquette along with the adults that are running/mentoring them. Perhaps have them start at least 5-10 minutes after the 5k starts to help eliminate some of the issues I mentioned. Having said that still a great race.

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    LukeBD REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I ran the marathon twice, and both times had a good amount of crowd support cheering runners on at every leg of the scenic course. The route through Indianapolis gave … MORE

    I ran the marathon twice, and both times had a good amount of crowd support cheering runners on at every leg of the scenic course. The route through Indianapolis gave me a new appreciation for the city.

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    skidoorn2000 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This course is flat and fast. If you’re looking to PR or qualify for Boston THIS is the course. I always Get a PR on this course, this course I … MORE

    This course is flat and fast. If you’re looking to PR or qualify for Boston THIS is the course. I always Get a PR on this course, this course I got my first sub-2 hour on; however this year I was only looking to participate and finish due to ongoing injuries, and I did what I set out to do. This by far is my favorite race. I’ve participated in the half and the marathon distance here!

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    lesterburris1 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is THE race for a running a fast marathon, I say that as one having completed half-a-dozen marathons. The course has the perfect mix of urban, residential, and even … MORE

    This is THE race for a running a fast marathon, I say that as one having completed half-a-dozen marathons. The course has the perfect mix of urban, residential, and even scenic areas over 26.2 miles. Overall all the course is flat, flat, flat; just a handful of small rises cover the course. Highly recommend this race for anyone looking for a PR or BQ. The race shirts are always cool for this event, too, as they are similar but have a different color scheme for the 5k, half and full distance.

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    jcnewman FIRST-TIMER '18

    Ive ran ten half marathons and this was my first full. Could not be happier that it was the Indy Monumental! Well organized, friendly volunteers, super cool medal, plenty of … MORE

    Ive ran ten half marathons and this was my first full. Could not be happier that it was the Indy Monumental! Well organized, friendly volunteers, super cool medal, plenty of aid stations, and fun! I’ve already registered for next year!

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    carolineakennedy REPEAT RUNNER '19

    We’re spoiled in Indy with some races with top-notch organization. The fast course makes this one of the best. The weather is usually just right at the beginning of November. … MORE

    We’re spoiled in Indy with some races with top-notch organization. The fast course makes this one of the best. The weather is usually just right at the beginning of November.

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    Make reservations early in Indy for a room and dinner the night before. Walked from the hotel to the start line and off we went. Although this a small trace … MORE

    Make reservations early in Indy for a room and dinner the night before. Walked from the hotel to the start line and off we went. Although this a small trace the first 4 miles were very congested so be super careful.

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    aarps75 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Every year this race falls on or near my birthday. It's a great way to remind myself that even though I'm another year older, I'm still lapping those on the … MORE

    Every year this race falls on or near my birthday. It’s a great way to remind myself that even though I’m another year older, I’m still lapping those on the couch. Indy is a great city, lots of great restaurants and locations to stay if visiting the race from out of town. The course is beautiful, the expo is well run and the event is put on with a professional, yet personal touch!

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    histada FIRST-TIMER '18

    Great race and perfect setup for first timers or experienced. Wish I could have finished st 4hrs flat like my goal was but pretty close. I would def recommend to … MORE

    Great race and perfect setup for first timers or experienced. Wish I could have finished st 4hrs flat like my goal was but pretty close. I would def recommend to all

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    ashedron FIRST-TIMER '18

    Enjoyed the amount of sight seeing to be done, on race. I enjoyed the various water stations and volunteers were all pleasant. Packet pick up was a breeze MORE

    Enjoyed the amount of sight seeing to be done, on race. I enjoyed the various water stations and volunteers were all pleasant. Packet pick up was a breeze

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    mpeckenpaugh FIRST-TIMER '18

    I signed up to run while my friend ran the full. Well I signed up again! The crowd suport is fantastic and the course is nice. Great scenery running through … MORE

    I signed up to run while my friend ran the full. Well I signed up again! The crowd suport is fantastic and the course is nice. Great scenery running through Indy! 🙂 I have recommended this race to several friends already.

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    cascanteacm FIRST-TIMER '18

    Recorrido muy favorable. Muchas personas en la calle animando!! Impresionantes vistas de otoño!! Muy recomendada. Excelente organización!! Definitivamente la haría nuevamente!! MORE

    Recorrido muy favorable. Muchas personas en la calle animando!! Impresionantes vistas de otoño!! Muy recomendada. Excelente organización!! Definitivamente la haría nuevamente!!

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    jamieric FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first time running Indy but 4th marathon. Although the outcome for me personally was not as good as I had hoped, the course, the people, the route, … MORE

    This was my first time running Indy but 4th marathon. Although the outcome for me personally was not as good as I had hoped, the course, the people, the route, the whole experience was a ton of fun! My girlfriends and I made a weekend of it and had such a great time all around. we will most definitely be back to run this race again. If I had only one thing to comment down about it would be the shirt. I was not a fan of it. I love super heros which is what it reminded me of, I just don’t think it was gender neutral at all. Otherwise, overall the whole experience was GREAT!!

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    tbrodner FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first half marathon and it was awesome! The race was flat and easy to run on. There were plenty of hydration stations and a lot of swag … MORE

    This was my first half marathon and it was awesome! The race was flat and easy to run on. There were plenty of hydration stations and a lot of swag at the end. All of the communication leading up to the race was good. The weather and location was perfect. My only complaint is that there could have been more porta potties. There were very long lines at all of them.

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    carmicle00 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    2019 will be my fourth year in a row running IMM. I can not say enough good things about this race. It’s amazing! Very well organized. Great large expo. Wonderful … MORE

    2019 will be my fourth year in a row running IMM. I can not say enough good things about this race. It’s amazing! Very well organized. Great large expo. Wonderful after party and food. The course is flat and fast.

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    jessica81 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I absolutely love participating in this race. We fly in from Kansas City every year to run. Everything about this race is smooth sailing, from packet pick-up to race day … MORE

    I absolutely love participating in this race. We fly in from Kansas City every year to run. Everything about this race is smooth sailing, from packet pick-up to race day logistics. The course is incredible and fast! If you want an amazing race experience and a PR, then definitely sign up for Indy Monumental!

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    shafernoel REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Usually cool temps, but great for top running. This is definitely a great chance to go for the BQ and PR. Finish is great with good crowds to cheer you … MORE

    Usually cool temps, but great for top running. This is definitely a great chance to go for the BQ and PR. Finish is great with good crowds to cheer you on the last mile plus.

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    pswolfe64 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    You get so much bling! Great shirt and medal! Love the poster with everyone's name with the Monument. Plus a hat when you finish! Pizza to eat after the race! … MORE

    You get so much bling! Great shirt and medal! Love the poster with everyone’s name with the Monument. Plus a hat when you finish! Pizza to eat after the race! Great store to buy finishers shirts and lots of other cool things! Plus they give a ton of money to the schools and Riley hospital. I know they donated a lot of to IUPUI for their dance marathon- how cool is that!?

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