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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 48°F (8°C)
Average High: 58°F (14°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.40
Course Score: 99.40

Race Size

2016: 4,175 Finishers
2015: 4,024 Finishers
2014: 3,736 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 16.6%
2015: 14.3%
2014: 15.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Monumental Marathon course is flat and fast with a few small hills - most notably from miles 15 to 18. The flat course, coupled with the typical race day temperature and humidity make the Monumental Marathon a very good PR and Boston Qualifier course.


Marathon Rankings

The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon was the 20th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 23rd largest in 2014.

This year 16.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon the 93rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 69th highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 99.40 ranks it as the 109th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Indiana.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon a PR Score of 99.40. This PR Score ranks it as the 74th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Indiana.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 774 feet (235m)
Min Elevation: 695 feet (211m)

Indianapolis




Ratings & Reviews for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

4 Stars from 5 Reviews



review of 2016 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

This is a flat, fast course with minimal hills. It's well supported, the aid stations were fantastic, and it was never too crowded. I loved the course- we went through some really cute neighborhoods, and there were plenty of long straightaways towards the end that facilitated a fast last 10 miles. My only criticism is that the pavement was not amazing in sections.

Overall this is a go-to course for a PR and BQ!!

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

We stayed downtown which was great- walked to the race start and packet pick-up. All of the businesses and hotels opened their lobbies on race morning so I never once used a port-a-John the whole day!



review of 2016 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Flat, Fast, Well Organized.

Race Tips

Best Pacing Strategy, Personal Best Course.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Easy access to get around Indianapolis.



review of 2015 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review


Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2012 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Well organized; flat course; nice expo; welcoming feel

Race Tips

Flat course you could PR on. Can expect cool temps this time of year

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Host hotels are walking distance from expo and start and finish lines.



review of 2010 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.   

0 / 5 Stars

Review

Fast, Flat race. It was a little on the colder side the year I did the race. (2010) It was about 27 degrees at the start. The sun came up and helped a little but it didn't ever get up much past high 30s. The race was well organized and fell on a good date in early November. It falls a couple weeks after some of the larger marathons for those multiple marathoners that are looking to sneak in another good race. Hope to do the race again someday.

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Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




Finish Time Equivalent

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