CNO Financial Group is title sponsor of 10th Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
August 24, 2017
We’re excited that for the second year running Bankers Life’s parent company, CNO Financial Group, is the title sponsor of the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon!
The race is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana, where CNO Financial Group is headquartered. In addition to the 26.2-mile race the weekend also features a half marathon, 5k and kids’ fun run as part of the family-friendly festivities. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Monumental Marathon. Starting and finishing at the Indiana State Capitol, the Monumental Marathon course highlights landmarks and historical neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis. Nationally recognized as flat and fast, this event has hosted Olympians, PR seekers and thousands of Boston Marathon qualifiers.
Besides providing runners an opportunity to set new PRs, the race brings another level of motivation and purpose for runners with its "Run for a Cause" program. This program allows runners to fundraise for their favorite charity as they train for their race. In 2016, “Run for a Cause” achieved a record $370,000 in donations, bringing the program’s all-time donations to over $1 million.
Runners who are returning to the Monumental Marathon in 2017 will notice some exciting new changes to this year’s race. Due to the popularity and growth of the race over the past decade, wave starts will be implemented this year to improve participant experience and safety in the early miles of the race.
Also, to celebrate the race’s 10th anniversary, those who ran in the race every year since its inception–dubbed "10-Year Finishers"–will be receiving a special bib number in the range of 1001–1099, and they will receive that bib number in every subsequent year they participate. The 10-Year Finishers will also receive as a gift the new 4-Year Medal Series frame. The frame, which can also be purchased by anyone who ran the past four years, features a die cut cavity to fit all the metals the runners have received since 2014. We’re proud of CNO Financial Group’s commitment to health and wellness and the Indianapolis community. We’ll be cheering on all participants as they race to set new records and fundraise for their favorite causes.
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