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FAQS

***Times Tentative

What are the start times for the race?

7:58am - Wheelchair Start
8:00am - Marathon/Half Marathon Start
8:20am - 5K Start - read more
8:30am - Kids Fun Run - read more

What time zone is Indianapolis?

Eastern Time Zone - Indiana does utilize Daylight Savings Time

How is the climate in Indiana during November?

Indianapolis Daily Averages for the first week of November (2014)

DaySunriseSunset Avg. High Avg. Low Mean
1 8:13 AM6:42 AM58°F 39°F 48°F
2 7:15 AM5:41 PM57°F 38°F 48°F
3 7:16 AM5:41 PM57°F 38°F 48°F
4 7:17 AM5:39 PM57°F 38°F 47°F
5 7:18 AM5:38 PM56°F 38°F 47°F
6 7:19 AM5:37 PM56°F 37°F 47°F
7 7:20 AM5:36 PM56°F 37°F 46°F
*** Times reflect changes from Daylight Savings to Standard.source

Does the IMM provide special booking for hotel stays?

Use the following link provided by VisitIndy...click here.

I'm flying in from out of town, what ground transportation is available in Downtown Indy without renting a car?

There are many good ground transportation options, but IndyGo offers a convenient and affordable transit service. For all the information: www.indygo.net.

Want to see the Circle City in style? Uber, is the official ride sponsor of the Monumental Marathon! Download the app to request a ride anywhere you're at in the city or text MONUMENTAL13 to 827-222 and receive up to $30 off your first ride! ( Offer valid for 2013 ) Fire up the app on race day for some pro-tips on where to request a ride!

Where should I park on race weekend?

We want your race weekend to be as stress-free as possible so instead of circling Downtown Indy looking for parking, you'll be able to pull into your guaranteed spot at one of our partner lots. Using ParkWhiz.com will allow you to search, find and book guaranteed parking before you leave home. You'll know exactly where you're going and how much you're paying ahead of time, so you won't have to worry about it. Your guaranteed spot will be waiting for you.

Guarantee a spot using ParkWhiz. Choose from the days below.

Book Your Parking Now - Thursday
Book Your Parking Now - Friday
Book Your Parking Now - Race Day


For other parking ideas, try VisitIndy.Com or IndyDT.Com.

I'm a spectator, where can stop to watch the race?

ActiveIndy has developed a couple of good options for our spectators. Have a look at the maps they created by clicking here.

What is the deadline for online registration?

Online registration will close on October 28, 2014 at 11:59:59pm. Mail in entries will need to be postmarked by October 25, 2014. If you do not submit your registration by the deadlines, you may sign up at our Expo on October 30 from 4:00pm-7:00pm or October 31 from 11:00am-9:00pm. Any faxed or mail in registration forms received after the October 28th deadline will be disregarded. There will be NO race day registration.

May I upgrade or downgrade my originally registered event?

Yes. If you would like to upgrade to the Half Marathon or Marathon, or downgrade to the Half Marathon or 5K, please email register@monumentalmarathon.com or call 317-454-8519 for details. If you downgrade you will not be refunded the difference in events, and if you upgrade you will be required to pay the upgrade difference.

What is the registration cutoff to have my name printed on my bib?

You must be registered by 11:59PM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to have your name custom printed on your bib number. This is for all participants in the Full, Half and 5K event. *** Note: The last day to "Self-Edit" your entry will be Wednesday, October 8th at 2014. If you chose to switch to another distance after the deadline, your name will not be custom printed on your bib.

May I transfer my entry to someone else?

Yes. The person who is taking your place will need to fill out the paper entry form (please contact register@monumentalmarathon.com to get the paper entry form), put your name in the "Transfer of Entry" blank on the form, and submit a $20.00 transfer fee. We must have a signed note from the original registrant included with the form that states they are agreeing to transfer their entry. Completed forms can be mailed to: "Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, 202 E. Market St. Indianapolis, IN 46204". The deadline for submitting transfers is Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:00pm.

How can I get confirmation of my registration?

Use the following link...click here.

What if I entered the wrong information when I registered or I would like to change something on my registration?

You may log in to your Active account by visiting http://myevents.active.com and change the necessary information (available until October, 2014), or you may email your changes to register@monumentalmarathon.com. Changes must be submitted by Friday, October 24, 2014, by 5:00PM. Changes may also be made at the Help Table at the Expo. Here is the link to the help document.

May I get a refund for my entry?

No, there are no refunds.

Are there any special offers that come free with my registration?

In 2013, Virtual Race Bags provided free one year subscriptions to health/fitness related magazines as well as special offers through their virtual goody bags. Plans are underway for 2014 special offers.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes. In order for someone to pick up your packet, they must present one of the following:

How can I sign up for the Pasta Dinner?

The Pasta Dinner will take place on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM. Again in 2014, we're providing a behind the scenes look at the Monumental. The 2014 Monumental Pasta Dinner will be held in our finish line tent at the corner of Senate Ave and Robert D. Orr Plaza. The meal will be a dinner buffet including pasta options, salad, bread, dessert and beverages catered by Iaria's. Iaria's is a landmark restaurant in Indianapolis, family owned since 1913.

*** Gluten Free meal ( gluten free pasta with choice of meat sauce or marinara ) available upon pre-purchased request by Thursday, 10/23.

*** Kids tickets 8 and under, $10.00 ( available only on Race Weekend ).

To purchase tickets click here and follow the directions below.

***IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE RACE, you will need to select "Register Now", once you select the link below. You will then select the option "Pasta Party Ticket Only" and continue on with the registration process. Make sure that you are not re-registering for the race!

***IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED FOR THE RACE, you will need to select "Register Now", once you select the link below. Then you will select which race you wish to do. Proceed on with the registration process and at some point you will be asked if you would like to purchase Pasta Dinner tickets.

Direct any questions to our Registration Coordinator, Camille Estes, at register@monumentalmarathon.com

May I pick up my packet on Race Day?

No, there will be NO race day packet pick-up.

Is there a gear check?

Gear Check will be available race morning starting at 6:30am. Gear Check will be located off Senate Ave, on the west side of the Indiana State Capitol building. All gear must be picked up by 3:00pm. You will be provided a clear plastic bag when you pick up your packet at the Expo. YOU MUST USE THIS BAG AS YOUR GEAR CHECK BAG. All bags will be subject to search and any bag other than the clear plastic bag provided to you at the Expo will be turned away. Unattended bags not within the Gear Check area will be removed by Security. Any gear left at the gear check tent will be donated to a local charity.

Is there a time limit for each race?

The time limit is 6.5 hours for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. The course will close on a rolling schedule, with the finish line closing at 2:45 p.m. This means that marathon runners must be able to sustain a pace of 15:00 per mile in order to finish ahead of the course closure. Half-marathon runners must be able to sustain a pace of 15:00 per mile for the first ten (10) miles in order to finish ahead of course closure. The last three (3) miles of the half marathon can be at substantially slower pace of 30:00 per mile. The 5k course requires an 18:00 per mile pace.

I know I'm slow, can I still participate?

The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon welcomes all those who can finish in the 6 1/2 hour time limit. If you plan on participating but cannot average a 15:00 per mile pace, please be aware that our permit dictates that streets that comprise the route be reopened to vehicular traffic.

If I can't meet the 15 minutes per mile pace, can I continue running after the races are over?

If participants choose to continue running after the course closes, they do so at their own risk and will be asked by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to move off the streets. No times are recorded after 2:45 p.m. for either the marathon or half marathon. Finisher medals will be awarded only to those finishing within the specified time limit.

Can I leave the course and come back?

All participants who leave the course will be disqualified.

Will there be Runner Tracking available?

Yes, you'll be able to follow your favorite runner or walker from the convenience of your mobile phone. This FREE service, provide by the End Result Company, is done thru TEXT MESSAGING. Check points along the course will be at 10K of the marathon and half-marathon, half way point of the marathon, 30K of the marathon, and finish line for both the half-marathon and full marathon. To sign up for this service please click here.

Will each race be certified?

The IMM is certified by the USATF. All USATF rules apply.

Is the course a Boston Qualifier?

Yes, and due to the flat, fast nature of our course, many people PR!

What items may I participate with?

Participants WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the IMM with animals, bicycles, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates, or inline skates and must wear their bibs at all times.

Are people allowed to wear headsets during the run?

For safety purposes, we recommend that people do not wear headsets so they can hear important information along the course.

Who is responsible for race management?

Don Carr of Tuxedo Brothers who has over 25 years of race management experience. Don is currently race director of the Indianapolis 500 mini marathon.

Are there volunteer opportunities still available?

Please check our volunteer schedule for descriptions, times, locations and a registration link.

Do finishers receive a medal?

ALL Finishers in the Full, Half, 5K and Kids Fun Run will receive a finishers medal. Any finishers completing the course outside the 2:45pm time limit, will not receive a finishers medal.

How can I personalize the back of my medal with my name and finishing time?

New in 2014 the IMM will have on-site engraving from PR Medal Engravers. Commemorate your achievement on race day with personalized engraving. Pre-purchase when you register online for $15.00 or on race day for $20.00. Pre-purchased orders will be provided to PR Medal Engravers so you can proceed straight from the finish line to have your medal engraved.

"Make your mark" on the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon event and personalize your finishing medal!

Will I get my throw-away shirt back?

No, all clothes thrown along the race course will be picked up and donated to local charity.

How did the Alanic shirts fit compared to previous IMM shirts?

The 2013 Monumental participant shirts fit more true to size and ran slightly larger than the shirts from the two previous years. For more detail please refer to the size chart.

What is the fit of the exclusive pre-purchase quarter zip pullover?

In 2014 we are providing the opportunity to pre-purchase an exclusive apparel item, allowing you to pick up your pullover hassle and payment free, along with your packet at the Monumental Health and Fitness Expo. The debut of Alanic's Cloak Series will be exclusively available during the registration process. The Cloak Series features a performance based material designed for true performance. Lighter, cooler and softer, the cloak material will optimize performance and comfort. For more detail please refer to the size chart.

What is the minimum age requirement for the full and half marathon?

The full marathon requires a minimum age of 16 years old. The half marathon requires a minimum age of 10 years old.

Will the Monumental have pace leaders?

Finalized plans are underway for 2014. See the Pace Team page for more information.

Who can I contact if I have questions about being an elite runner?

Please send elite runner requests or comments to our Elite Athlete Coordinator, Matt Ebersole, at elite@monumentalmarathon.com.

How will the starting area and corrals work on race morning?

There are four seeded levels at the start line; Elite, Seeded Level 2, Seeded Level 3 and Seeded Level 4. Elite participants will be assigned yellow bib numbers and be placed in the front Elite corral. Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 participants will have a brightly colored sticker placed on their bib that will allow them entrance into their respective corrals. Seed placement is based on estimated finish times given at the time of registration. If you believe you should be in a seeded corral, please visit the Help Table at the Expo. Those who are not given a seeded sticker will line up behind the seeded corrals according to their pace per mile or estimated finish time. Signage will be utilized at the start to specify the pace per mile and estimated finish times. There will also be a Level 1 corral in place for the 5K event.

Can I have a friend or coach run with me throughout any portion of the event?

No. All participants must be registered and wearing their assigned bib number. If you are looking for pacing assistance, we provide our Monumental Pace Team to help you reach your goal.

What is the Kid's Fun Run and how much does it cost?

The Kid's Fun Run is about 1/3 of a mile, and is flat and fast. They will start at the official start line and run through the official finish line. Kids will be greeted by their favorite mascots when they finish. Participants must be between the ages of 4-10 years old. Registration is required and can be accessed through the online registration link or by submitting the printable entry form. Cost is $10 through October 7th, on October 8th the price will increase to $15.

Could bad weather or other conditions cancel the race?

Extreme weather ( lightning, high winds, snow, ice, extreme temperature, etc ) could cancel the race. There are also instances of other emergency situations ( power outages, city-wide alerts, etc ) that could affect the start/cancellation/continuance of the races. In case of delay or cancellation, immediate notification will be made through IMM Facebook (Facebook.com/MonumentalMarathon) and Twitter (@IndyMonumental) and our website (MonumentalMarathon.com).

If the race is cancelled, will refunds or transfers be allowed?

No, should the event be cancelled due to extreme weather or other emergency, there will be no refunds or transfers.

What happens if extreme weather happens during the event?

If extreme weather or an emergency situation becomes an issue, the Command Group will meet and determine the status/future of the event. Depending on the situation the event may be delayed or cancelled. Information will be relayed to the Race committee via cell phones/radios. Participants will be notified along the course by course monitors and race officials. Participants will be required to use their best judgment, based on the situation, as to the next best course of action.

What are the awards for each age group?

MARATHON AGE DIVISIONS ( male & female )( 2013 )
16-18, 19-24 , 25-29 , 30-34 , 35-39 , 40-44 , 45-49 , 50-54 , 55-59 , 60-64 , 65-69 , 70-74 , 75-79 , 80 & over

HALF MARATHON AGE DIVISIONS ( male & female )( 2013 )
10-12 , 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 , 25-29 , 30-34 , 35-39 , 40-44 , 45-49 , 50-54 , 55-59 , 60-64 , 65-69 , 70-74 , 75-79 , 80 & over

5K AGE DIVISIONS ( Male & Female )( 2013 )
11 & under, 12-15 , 16-18 , 19-24 , 25-29 , 30-34 , 35-39 , 40-44 , 45-49 , 50-54 , 55-59 , 60-64 , 65-69 , 70-74 , 75-79 , 80 & over

Does the IMM have prize money for overall place winners?

All cash awards are based on 'Gun time' only. 2014 prize structure is as follows:

Marathon Overall (male & female)
1st place $1,200
2nd place $ 750
3rd place $ 600
4th place $ 400
5th place $ 250

Marathon Indiana Residents Only (male & female)
1st place $ 250
2nd place $ 150
3rd place $ 100

Marathon Masters (male & female)
1st place $ 250
2nd place $ 100
3rd place $ 50

Half Marathon Overall (male & female)
1st place $ 500
2nd place $ 400
3rd place $ 300
4th place $ 200
5th place $ 100

Half Marathon Masters (male & female)
1st place $ 150
2nd place $ 100
3rd place $ 50

Additionally, there will be a $1,000 bonus offered to any man or woman who attains a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying mark in the marathon (Men = 2:18:00; Women = 2:43:00).

A $500 bonus will be offered to any man or woman who attains a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying mark in the half marathon (Men = 1:05:00; Women = 1:15:00).

Where will the race award ceremonies be located?

Awards' Ceremonies will take place at the Steak 'n Shake Awards Tent. 5k awards will be available at 9:30am, Half-Marathon awards at 11:00am and Full-Marathon awards at 12:00pm.

If I am checking out of my hotel before the race, are post race showers available?

In 2014, Post Race showers are available just few short blocks from Monument Circle at the Indy Bike Hub YMCA at 242 E. Market Street. Just show your finishers' medal or race bib.

Will there be race day photos available?

MarathonFoto will have an army of photographers on hand to make sure you can chose from several great photos of your heroic effort.

Will there be Finishers Certificates?

MarathonFoto will provide free finishers certificates. Finishers will receive an email as soon as they are ready to view.