Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Inc.
The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
A talented group of civic-minded individuals with backgrounds in event management, sales, engineering, local government operations, education and charitable giving are developing a national destination marathon and half marathon in downtown Indianapolis.
Our core goals include:
- Educating Indianapolis youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living.
- Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by promoting health, physical fitness and wellness in the Indianapolis community.
- Utilizing proceeds from fund raising activities, specifically a marathon, to fund charities whose missions are consistent with the other purposes of this corporation.
With the help of our participants, sponsors and volunteers, we have donated more than $500,000 to Indianapolis Public School Charities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CARLTON RAY - IMM Founder
Carlton has nearly 30 years of engineering management and leadership experience in both the public and private engineering sectors including currently leading the development and implementation of DC Water's $2.6 Billion Clean Rivers Project. Carlton also worked with the Indianapolis DPW, including leading a technical team that successfully developed and negotiated a $1.8 Billion consent decree between the City of Indianapolis, USEPA and the IDEM that addresses raw sewage overflows in Indianapolis.
Carlton is an avid marathoner (completed 28 marathons in US and Europe) and cyclist.
He is the proud father of three wonderful daughters and grandfather of Amadeus. He attends North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
JON LITTLE - IMM President
KATHERINE COBLE - IMM Secretary
RANDY YUST - IMM Treasurer
|Douglas Balogh||Associate Director, Navigant Consulting|
|Victor Bush||Director of Athletics, Arsenal Tech|
|Jeff Gibson||Partner, Cohen & Malad, LLC|
|Josh Ginsburg||Vice President, Business Development, Simon|
|Maggie Jordan||Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank|
|Cathy Knapp||Researcher, Indianapolis Star|
|John McIlvried||Professor, University of Indianapolis|
|Quincy Sauer||Attorney, Macey Swanson and Allman|
|Bill Shrewsberry||President/CEO, Shrewsberry & Associates|
|Hope Tribble||CFO, USA Track & Field|
|Valerie Washington||Deputy Director & CFO, IDPS|
BLAKE BOLDON - Executive Director
Blake brings a decade of coaching knowledge and experience as an elite runner to the IMM. He comes to Indianapolis from the University of Pennsylvania where he was the head cross country coach for the men's and women's programs. At Penn he was also the Coordinator for the Men's Olympic Development Mile and led a crew of officials for the Penn Relays, the world's largest and oldest annual track and field meet. Also while in Philadelphia Blake became involved with the Children's Crisis Treatment Center, a local not-for-profit organization, serving on the Executive Committee of the Friends of CcTC and as the honorary coach for Team CcTC. While coaching collegiately, he worked with four future Olympians, multiple national champions and numerous All-Americans. As an elite athlete he competed in events ranging from the 1500 to the half marathon, finishing in the top 10 in the U.S. four times.
Blake grew up in Osceola, Iowa and in 2007 became only the third Iowa native to run a sub 4:00 mile. In addition to coaching, he also taught high school and middle school math while pursuing his own athletic career. He has written for Running Times and contributed to Runners' World and Fitness Magazine.
The IMM has seen exceptional growth under Blake's guidance and continues to make strides as a not-for-profit benefiting local public education.
DON CARR - Race Director
Don Carr of Tuxedo Brothers who has over 25 years of race management experience. Don is currently race director of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Komen Indianapolis Race for the Cure.
Don has directed over 1,000 races of all distances. A few other notable events that Don directs each year are: Big Ten Hoops 5K, Outrun The Sun, Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon Series, Tri Indy, Freedom Run, Drumstick Dash and Jingle Bell Run.
Don and his wife Robin live in Zionsville with their two sons Alex and Jackson their dog Luke and cat Pookie.
CASEY COLLINS - Community Outreach Manager
Casey joined the IMM in August of 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a volunteer assistant for men's and women's cross country and track programs. Prior to his time at PENN he was the graduate assistant for men's and women's cross country and track at Dakota Wesleyan University coaching the 800 to the marathon. In his three years at DWU he had 10 NAIA National Championship qualifiers, three top ten finishers, and coached an All American in the marathon.
Casey has his B.S. in Journalism from Missouri State University and his M.A. - Education Educational Policy & Administration with a second concentration in Secondary Certification & Degree from Dakota Wesleyan University.
Casey was a key influence on the creation of Monumental Kids Movement, a nine week youth running program that aims to educate elementary students on the importance of healthy, active living. The program has grown from one to twenty eight Indianapolis area schools in just three years.
CAMILLE ESTES - Participant Relations Manager
Office: (317) 454-8519
Camille Estes joined the IMM staff in March of 2014. Prior to that she was the owner of a race management and timing company (River City Races) and a Fleet Feet Sports running specialty store in Louisville, KY. She brings more than 30 years experience as an athlete, coach and administrator. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, she was on the cross-country and track teams and was the first woman inducted into the school's Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Camille grew up in Louisville, KY and currently resides in Indianapolis with her husband Jim and son Nick, daughter Lyndsey still resides in Louisville, and three dogs and two cats.
RHIANNON JOHNS - Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Rhiannon comes to the IMM from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she recently completed her Master's degree in Mathematics. During her final year of graduate school, she taught undergraduate classes in the Mathematics Department while pursuing her goals as a professional athlete. In May of 2014 won the Canadian Marathon Championships at the Ottawa Race weekend in her home province of Ontario, Canada. While at UAB Rhiannon was a standout athlete on the UAB Blazer's Women's Track and Cross-Country teams, earning multiple All-American and Academic All-American honors on the track. In 2013, she was named to Team Canada for the World University Games in Kazan, Russia where she raced the 10,000m.
Rhiannon grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada and has relocated to Indianapolis to work at the IMM and continue to pursue Olympic aspirations in the marathon. She enjoys coffee, musicals and long runs with her 12 year old dog, Ty.
Contact Rhiannon for information on social media content and the Monumental Blog.
LAURA NEIDIG - Marketing Liaison and Content Developer
Laura Neidig is the Marketing & Communications Specialist with the Kevin Eikenberry Group, an Indianapolis leadership development firm. Previously, she was the Marketing Director of the Indianapolis Children's Choir. She is a 3-time Emmy award winner and freelance writer.
Laura volunteers her time as photographer with the Indianapolis Men's Chorus and several other area non-profit organizations, including the Folds of Honor. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and is a member of Indy Runners.
A New Jersey native, she graduated from the University of Scranton with a BA in Communications.
HOLLY MARTIN - Entertainment Coordinator
Holly joins the staff of the IMM in July of 2014, after being an IMM alumna of both the half and full courses. She grew up in Houston, TX and came to Indianapolis in 2005 to work on her Ph.D. in Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her passion for all things Indy kept her around, as she currently works at Eli Lilly. When not running, she can be spotted at cycling events like the Tour de Cure and RAIN ride, or music festivals and local shows.
She joins the IMM with a passion for music and community outreach.
LYDIA CHASTAIN - Business Development Intern
Lydia was introduced to the IMM through the Sports Management school at Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her estimated graduation date is May of 2016. After graduation Lydia hopes to utilize the power of sports and philanthropy to make a global impact for children and young adults. During her spare time she volunteers with numerous organizations that include the Alzheimer's Association, The Humane Society and the Indianapolis 500 mini-marathon. She is also in training to run her first mini-marathon and climb her first 14er at Pikes Peak in 2015. Lydia has grown up in Southern Indiana and would like to continue living there after graduation.
Lydia will be helping assist and develop various business and marketing strategies while at IMM. This also includes development of sponsorship and partnership plans and the development of spectator guide and fan pass to be used by the IMM.
JACOB PARDUE - Special Event Intern
Jacob was introduced to the IMM through the Tourism, Convention, and Events Management program at Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). His estimated graduation date is May of 2015. Upon graduation his future goal is to expand his career as an event coordinator for a sporting event or convention center. During his spare time he participates in different races to promote different nonprofits organizations that benefit the research on suicide prevention and wounded warriors. Jacob has grown up in the Indianapolis area, and wants to stay in the city long after he is done with college.
Jacobs helps with group hospitality relations as well as developing an overall hospitality strategy to be carried by the IMM. He will act as a liaison for the IMM and the IUPUI freshman class that will be taking part in a service learning project during the Health and Fitness Expo. Another one of his objectives is to assist in committee meetings and maintaining accurate event records for the event.
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
202 E. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204