Indianapolis Monumental Marathon has been chosen for the USA Today Sports Active Alliance

Indianapolis is a world-class city and the Monumental Marathon is a world-class race. Here are a number of reasons why Indy and the IMM should be tops on your fall marathon list.


IMM Qualifies for the USA Today Sports Active Alliance - #IDAREMETO

10 Great Marathons for First-Timers - Runner's World

One of The 15 Fastest Fall Marathons to Earn a BQ - #12 - Daily Burn

Best Marathon in Indiana - Vacation Home Rentals, Trip Advisor

7th most competitive marathon women's field of 2014 - Runner's World

10 Best Races to Qualify for the Boston Marathon - Active

Runners Choice Award Best Marathons in Indiana - Runners Goal

One of the Best Races to do with your Kids - Active

One of the top 10 Boston qualifiers - Running USA

Top 9 Best New Marathons - Runner's World

One of the 9 Marathons That Push the Envelop - Active Featured Event - Cool Running

"One of the best in America, period. The swag you will receive is excellent, the expo is tremendous, the downtown race location is ideal for an out-of-towner and the fairly flat, scenic course is optimal for a personal best." - Lance Bergeson,


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One of the top 20 cities for young professionals - Forbes

Best Places for Business and Careers - #8 - Forbes

The Worlds Most Livable Cities - Metropolis

Next Top 10 cities for Tech Jobs - #6 - Fast Company

One of the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife in 2015 - National Wildlife Federation

Top 10 Best Downtowns in 2015 - #3 - Livability

One of the Best Vacation Spots in 2015 - Men's Health

Nation's Top 10 Busiest Submarkets - #8 - Property Management Insider

Best in the US - #6 - Lonely Planet

2014 Best Airports in America - #1 - Conde Nast Traveler

Top 10 most dazzling Christmas trees - USA TODAY

The 20 Best US Cities For Culture #2 - Business Insider

Best Cities to See from a Bicycle Seat -

Most Walkable Downtown in America - Sports Illustrated's Peter King (citation)

52 Places to Go in 2014, Indy #34 - New York Times

USA's Best Convention City - USA Today

Indy Rocks! - New York Post

10 Best Cities for Families to Visit - Parents Magazine

America's Coolest Street Art - Travel + Leisure

7 Walkable Cities, Indy #1 - Rejuvenate Magazine

'Even when it's not hosting the Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day weekend, this bustling metropolis is still running at top speed.' - ALIVE Magazine

'Without a doubt, Indianapolis has demonstrated that any sports event is not only welcome but will be well taken care of and remembered.' - Sports Travel Magazine

'Indianapolis is a vibrant destination with much to offer meeting groups, and now it is easier than ever to access the city's various points of interest, thanks to the 7.5-mile, $63 million Indianapolis Cultural Trail.' - Meetings Focus

'This is a terrific American city, a worthy city, a city of hidden charms and historical significance.' - New York Post

'Indianapolis is one of those places that residents don't want the masses to know about, lest they spoil its perfect blend of bustle and easygoing Midwest mentality that makes it such a livable and lovely city.' -

Top 10 Best Downtowns 2014, #3 - Livability

A Best City to View from a Bicycle Seat: 'This bustling heartland metropolis is going out of its way to cater to cyclists, both local and visiting.' -

Cultural Trail recognized as the Biggest and Boldest Step by Any American City: 'Indianapolis, whose name is synonymous with speeding cars, is building world-class facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians right through the heart of downtown.' - Project for Public Spaces

Best Airport in North America 2013 - Airports Council International

Children's Museum of Indianapolis Voted Best Museum for Families - USA Today

See the full list at VisitIndy.


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2012-2014 - Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence - Healthgrades

Number 1 in Indiana for overall cardiac services - Franciscan Health

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2011-2014 - Best Places to Work in Indiana - Top 10, Small Employer Category - Best Places to Work in Indiana

2013 - Fit Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement - American Heart Association


City Way (& The Alexandar) - The Country's Best Hotel Art Installations to See Right Now - Travel and Leisure

Indiana State Capitol - Indiana is one of the few states in the nation that has all three branches of government operating out of the historic state capitol building - VisitIndy

Chatham Tap on Mass Ave - Named one of the top 10 sports bars in the U.S. - USA Today

Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Ranked the #1 museum for families in the country - USA Today

Arts Garden - Engineering Award of Excellence National Winner 1998 - Modern Steel

Lucas Oil Stadium - "Retractable Roof is first, and largest, of its kind" -

Lucas Oil Stadium - 2009 Sports Facility of the Year - Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal

Lucas Oil Stadium - Site of Super Bowl XLVI

Lucas Oil Stadium - 2011-2015 Big Ten Football Championship Games

Lucas Oil Stadium - 2010 NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Championship (again in 2015)

Eli Lilly - 2014 "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" - Human Rights Campaign

Eli Lilly - 2014 "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" - DiversityInc

Eli Lilly - 2013 100 Best Companies - Working Mother

Eli Lilly - 2013 Best-Adoption Friendly Workplace - Top 100 - Dave Thomas Foundation

Bankers Life Fieldhouse - 2014 Men's and Women's Big10 Conference Championships (again in 2016)

Cultural Trail - 2013 Downtown Pinnacle Award:Public Space - International Downtown Association

Cultural Trail - Bold Moves and Brave Actions - Project for Public Spaces

Cultural Trail - 2012 Monumental Affair Award - Indy Chamber

Butler University - 2013 Top-Ranked Regional Universities in the Midwest - #2 - US News & World Report

Indianapolis Museum of Art - 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service - Institute of Museum and Library Services


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