Parent Organization of Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Renamed Beyond Monumental
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept 14, 2016 – Eight years after establishing the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, the organization that puts on the event announced a new name that demonstrates its growth beyond its well-known 26.2 mile road race and better identifies with its other monumental events, programs and partnerships. Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Inc. is now Beyond Monumental. The timing of the new name coincides with the announcement of a five year sponsor extension of the Apex Monumental Challenge, new events and new partnerships.
“Beyond Monumental is more than a name,” explains Blake Boldon, executive director. “It creates an exciting new culture and defines a larger purpose for our organization. It speaks to our participants who go beyond the extra mile. It speaks to our programs that go beyond the race events and into classrooms and the community. This new name sets the stage for all that we do – and at a time when it is evident we are doing more than a race.”
In addition to announcing its organizational name change: Beyond Monumental has released news of several significant corporate sponsorships and expanded programs and partnerships.
“The new name, Beyond Monumental, embodies where the organization has come and where we are headed,” shared Katherine Coble, Board President. “Beyond Monumental is limitless and helps us all capture our true potential. We are excited about this new era, these new opportunities and this new direction that truly goes beyond … we are Beyond Monumental.”
“Beyond Monumental truly captures the spirit of Indiana and collective focus on driving better health throughout this amazing state…and beyond,” said Vanessa Brown, Vice President, Apex Benefits. “The Apex Benefits team is thrilled to continue our partnership with the Beyond Monumental organization. It is an honor and privilege to work side-by-side with the Monumental family as weencourage our community to be active and promote healthy workplaces through the Apex Monumental Challenge.”
“We are proud to continue with our long-standing support and sponsorship of the Beyond Monumental organization, whose race has grown dramatically and has become internationally recognized,” said James Callaghan, MD, president and CEO of Franciscan Health, with three hospital locations in central Indiana, which was the founding presenter of the annual event. “Not only does this event elevate awareness of health and fitness, it returns lasting dividends to the community, including support of Indianapolis Public Schools’ programs for youngsters.”
Beyond Monumental will host the 21st Annual Indianapolis Half Marathon, 5k and kids one mile run on Saturday, Oct. 8 and the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, a half marathon, 5k and kids fun run on Saturday, Nov.5.