We are excited that you’re planning to run in one of Beyond Monumental’s events. There are a number of great training programs that will get you ready to run at your desired pace to cross the finish line. These include several wonderful national charity programs, online training programs and regional training programs.

Training Spotlight


Since founding Personal Best Training in 1991, Coach Matt Ebersole has worked with over 7,000 runners of all abilities and aspirations. He has helped thousands run their first or best half and full marathons, hundreds qualify for the Boston Marathon, and 8 qualify for the Olympic Trials. Matt offers group training programs and highly individualized private coaching to help runners get faster, pursue new challenges, or simply have more fun running. He has also served as the Elite Athlete and Pace Team Coordinator form the Monumental Marathon since 2013.

Indianapolis, IN


The 10th annual Indy Runners Fall Race Training Program for full and half marathons returns! This program is FREE to club members. (Not a member yet? Join us!) The program begins Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:30am and continues each Saturday on the wooden deck at the corner of Westfield Blvd and Winthrop Ave. in Broad Ripple. This informal program will suggest distances preparing participants for October/November races, including the Monumental Marathon. Routes will include the Monon, Canal Towpath, loops through Butler, Williams Creek and parts of the Monumental marathon course. We averaged 70-100 participants per week last year!

Highlights of the Training Program include a large “Run on the Course Day” featuring 9-miles on the Course (roughly 10-19) with support from the IMM staff and “Run the Monon” event from Carmel to downtown with lunch included (20-mile and 11-mile options).
Get the 2015 details by clicking here.


NIFS Fall Half and Full Marathon Training Program prepares you for the Monumental Marathon and half marathon on November 4, 2017 by providing you with a 16-week training program and weekly long runs with a training coach. Program runs July 19th- November 1st.
Program includes:

  • Weekly long runs as a training group with coaching throughout the course
  • Coaching on site each week of training and available throughout the program to guide your training and help you determine your training pace
  • Educational Training clinic on the first night of training
  • 16-week training program developed by endurance specialists with three different experience levels to follow
  • Guidance on nutrition to fuel your marathon
  • Program T-Shirt
  • Beverage and snack following the weekly training session
  • Access to the NIFS race tent following the Monumental Marathon with post-race refreshments

Days and Times: All participants attend training sessions on Wednesdays at 6:00p from 7/20-11/2. Monumental Marathon runners will also meet on select Saturday’s for distances over 12 miles.

​Locations: Training will take place at NIFS

For more detailed 2017 information and to register, click here.


Team Film is an organization to encourage women to go beyond their physical comfort zones through support, connections, adventures and serious fun. They have training plans on their website for members plus schedules of group runs and other activities. For more about Team Film, click here. Find our how you can make your Monumental miles more meaningful this fall!

More information


The Westfield Running Club (WRC) was founded by Angie Smitherman and Joel Rush in April, 2015. The group’s mission is to promote an active lifestyle while building relationships through supporting and mentoring our members. Group runs are on Tuesdays at 6:00pm and Saturday mornings at 8:00am. We utilize all of Westfield’s trails but do occasionally venture out to join other surrounding running clubs. We can be reached at and through our Facebook page

Fishers, IN


Fishers Running Club is all about community, about getting people moving – no matter how fast, no matter how far – and supporting each individual on their specific journey. We’re a home for area walkers, beginning runners, experienced runners, and elites as well. So regardless of where you are, or want to be, know we have a home for you here at FRC. So come for the cardio, stay for the community, and enjoy the journey.

Ohio - Cincinnati & Columbus-areas


For the Fall training, we will be offering two different training options – an Ohio group & a Kentucky group – for both marathoners & half marathoners. The Ohio group begins on Tuesday, July 7 and will meet regularly on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm at locations in and around the Hyde Park, Oakley & Norwood areas. The Kentucky group begins on Wednesday, July 8 and will meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in Newport & Covington.

On Saturdays, we will have the Ohio and Kentucky Marathoners meet together at 7:00 am; and have the Ohio and Kentucky Half Marathoners meet together at 7:30 am. These groups will primarily meet in Hyde Park, Oakley, Norwood, Newport & Covington.

For those with Saturday conflicts, we will be offering a Sunday morning make-up session at 7:30 am, which will rotate between Hyde Park & Newport primarily.

On the coaching front, Joe Brinkmann will be coordinating things for the Half Marathon group, and Sarah Blackert will be the lead for the Marathon group. If you have any specific questions, you can reach Joe at


Fall Marathon season is the best! This year the Monumental Marathon in Indy is our Official Destination Marathon & Half. This means all sorts of training and race day perks will be available to those who are training with us and running a Monumental event.

And regardless of where you are headed for your big event, we’ve got your training covered. Our comprehensive and adjustable fall training plans will allow us to customize for most all major fall marathons. And since the Monumental Marathon in Indy is our Official Fall Destination Event, we will structure our base schedule around it’s early November race day. Our coaches and staff also plan to attend the event and support our runners who run the race with our tents on Running Club Row at the finish line area!

For more 2017 detailed information and to register, click here.


There are TONS of options for fall full or half marathons, The trouble is that all of them are 26.2 or 13.1 miles, and that is hard to train for all by yourself! Join us at Tri-State Running Company to train for a fall full or half marathon.We target our training programs for the Monumental Marathon (Full & Half), but feel free to sign up for whichever one you like! We’ll again have two training group locations this year! One that meets at our store in Edgewood, KY and another that meets at our store in Mariemont, OH.

For 2017 detailed information, click here.

Louisville, KY


The Fleet Feet Sports Marathon Training Program will officially kick off on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:00 am at the store. This group is open to runners, walkers, and run/walkers of all paces and levels of experience! This program is 17 weeks. The program includes three weekly group workouts with mapped courses, coaches, weekly emails, vendor sponsored runs, an official training tee, free yoga and much more! Weekly workouts begin at our store every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 7:00 am. Registration for training is $100 and does not include the price of race registration. Program benefits include:

  • Weekly workouts with mapped courses
  • One off-site workout per week focused on building speed
  • Coaching for pace groups from Walkers to 7 minutes per mile, including multiple Run/Walk interval groups
  • Weekly emails and a private Facebook group for participants
  • Vendor sponsored runs with freebies and giveaways
  • Clinics with local health professionals, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Dietitians
  • Free technical training tee
  • Good Form Running clinic with certified instructor
  • Partnership with Crossfit Louisville for discounted class fees

​Want to learn more? Stop by the store or contact Kyle at

Champaign, IL


Are you ready to start thinking about a fall marathon or half-marathon? The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is becoming a tradition for our club as a destination race. Whether you choose the marathon or half-marathon, Indianapolis is a great place to race. Our summer-long runs will again target the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, which this year is on November 3. Our long runs, combined with our Tuesday night fun runs and Wednesday night track workouts, are a great way to get ready for the fall race of your choice. However, I hope that you will consider joining us in Indianapolis on November 3.

For more detailed 2018 information and to register, click here.

Kalamazoo, MI

We cordially invite you to join Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) and become part of our family of nearly 1,300 runners. Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is the largest running club in the State of Michigan and membership includes exceptional benefits, the opportunity to make new friends, and support and encouragement for runners of all abilities. We offer quality training programs and events, group runs, race discounts, service provider and merchant discounts and more throughout greater Kalamazoo, Portage and Battle Creek.

Our low annual membership rates through December 31, 2018 are:

    • $25/Individual Membership
    • $35/Household Membership
    • $20/Student Membership

Click here to join Kalamazoo Area Runners.



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