Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

( 61 reviews )
98% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Indianapolis,
    United States
  • November
  • 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Road Race
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Dee Brandes

Mansfield, Ohio, United States
5 21
"PR City!"
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Dee Brandes's thoughts:

The highlight of the expo was hearing Deena Kastor speak. I was also able to meet her afterwards. I love that this sport offers us these opportunities. I think I could spend all day at expos.
Swag: the shirts were low quality and ugly, in my opinion. This was a PR race for me so I'll cherish the swag for that reason but the shirt is just not my style. My husband did the half marathon and loves his t-shirt, so to each their own. Upon finishing, we were given a race hat and medal, both very nice.
We stayed at a Holiday Inn by the Lucas Oil Stadium and had a short walk to the start/finish. I highly recommend staying within a mile walk from the start/finish. It was 28° when the race started. I wore several layers of clothes that I discarded before the gun went off. Aside from the cold, the weather cooperated with the exception of a head wind in the later miles.
The Course:
Super flat. Lots of people qualified for the Olympic Trials that day. Very competitive field. The course offered lovely views of Indianapolis in autumn. There were more spectators than I expected with the chilly temps. Lots of great energy. Outstanding finish line.
Post race food options were lacking. The only warm food was pizza which looked a bit spent. I was also a bit spent and once the chills set in, I was ready to hobble back to the hotel. The race was a very positive experience for which I'm quite thankful. If you're on the fence and enjoy bigger races, go for it! Indianapolis is a fun city to explore.

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