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ABOUT THE IMM

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:

  1. Educating Indianapolis youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living.
  2. Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by promoting health, physical fitness and wellness in the Indianapolis community.
  3. 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

Director, Washington D.C. Clean Rivers Project

Carlton Ray - IMM FounderCarlton 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.


Douglas Balogh Associate Director, Navigant Consulting
Victor Bush Director of Athletics, Arsenal Tech
Katherine Coble Senior Vice President, Borshoff
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
Jon Little Partner, Saeed and Little, LLP
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
Randall Yust COO/CFO IU Health North Hospital



EXECUTIVE STAFF

BLAKE BOLDON - Executive Director

blake.boldon@monumentalmarathon.com

Blake Boldon - Executive Director for the Indianapolis Monumental MarathonBlake 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.


 

DON CARR - Race Director

tuxbro@indy.rr.com

Don Carr - Race Director for the Indianapolis Monumental MarathonDon 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.collins@monumentalmarathon.com

Casey Collins - Community Outreach Manager for the Indianapolis Monumental MarathonCasey 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.


CAMILLE ESTES - Participant Relations Manager

Office: (317) 454-8519
camille.estes@monumentalmarathon.com

Camille Estes - Participant Relations ManagerCamille 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

rhi.johns@monumentalmarathon.com

Rhiannon Johns - Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Indianapolis Monumental MarathonRhiannon 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.


LAURA NEIDIG - Marketing Liaison and Content Developer

Laura Neidig - Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Indianapolis Monumental MarathonLaura 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.


Entertainment Coordinator - To Be Determined

entertainment@monumentalmarathon.com



MAILING ADDRESS:

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
202 E. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204