Heading into its 7th year the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is Indiana's largest and fastest marathon and among the 100 largest marathons in the world. Starting and finishing on the grounds of the Indiana State Capitol, this flat and fast course highlights landmarks and historical neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis. No matter your hometown, the Monumental is the ideal fall marathon, offering more than 20 hotels within walking distance of the Start, Finish and Health & Fitness Expo at the Indiana Convention Center. In addition to the Boston Qualifying Monumental Marathon, there is a half marathon, 5k and Kids' Fun Run. In its first five years the IMM, a local not-for-profit, has donated over $400,000 to support public education.
The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Course is relatively flat and fast with a few small hills. It is a wonderful course that highlights many beautiful buildings and monuments in downtown Indianapolis and several of our neighborhoods. Some of those highlights include; the Indiana State Capitol, Arts Garden, Lucas Oil Stadium, Circle Center Mall, Warehouse District, Eli Lilly campus, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Monument Circle, Federal buildings/monuments, Cultural Trail, Mass Ave District, Pennsylvania Avenue thru Fall Creek Place, Meridian Street, Washington Boulevard through Meridian-Kessler, Butler University, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Broad Ripple, State Fairgrounds and Fall Creek Parkway among others.