Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

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

Caitlin

Columbus, Ohio, United States
11 10
2014
"New Perspective"
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Caitlin 's thoughts:

Since Indy was about 3 weeks post marathon, I knew I wasn't going to be ready to race again so instead, I decided to run/pace my friend Miss Caroline! It was an amazing experience. Caroline is a walk/runner with determination like no other. This was actually my first walk/run experience and all I can say is I have a new found respect and perspective for ALL runners- fast/slow/mid-pack..everyone!

I wasn't able to check out the expo since I was traveling to Indy on Friday but I heard it was pretty decent! The overall organization was on point and I really liked having the option to stay warm in the convention center prior to the start in the weee hours of the morn. Parking was pretty easy as well. The finisher's medal and t-shirt were great! I thought the shirt was unique compared to some of my others. The course scenery was fabulous. That was actually my first Indy experience and what a great little city! Elevation was flat...a couple mini hills here and there but definitely a fast course overall. Aid stations were pretty decent..you could tell some started running out of water & Gatorade quickly in some cases.

My only complaint like many others is the time of year. It was freezing race day! Although I will consider actually racing the 1/2, if not the full in the future. I'll just toughen up when it comes to the cold:)

Congrats to Miss Caroline for an amazing PR! It was a memorable weekend!

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