Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Race Info

Date: 11/9/2019

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Start Time: 8:00am

Avg Temps (f): 56/38

Time Limit: 6.5 hours

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Not much shade on the course, especially the latter miles, so have a hat/sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Beginning miles share the HM course as well, so don’t get caught up in the faster pace of the half marathoners
  • Flat for the most part, with some small rollers in the second half that you’ll feel all the more if you go out too hard
  • Course is more scenic than you’d expect and has some spectators throughout, but expect some quieter portions of the race
  • Be aware that not every aid station has Gatorade – the map shows Gatorade at every other station
  • Likely to be chilly at the start, but it has warmed up in the past and the later start helps at 8am
  • Have a plan for dry, warm clothes at the end because you’ll cool down quickly
  • The course meets back up with the half marathoners around mile 23, so you may find it more crowded and be ready to weave through walkers and slower half marathon runners


Type: Lollipop type of course

Start/Finish Info: Same location

Hills: Minimal to small rollers throughout. Biggest hill from ~15-18.5 of ~60 feet

Course Map/Elevation Profile

Aid stations

Locations of water stations: Water about every ~1.5 miles

Locations of electrolyte stations: Gatorade about every ~3 miles, offered at every other aid station. Clif energy products at 15.5 and 22, fruit at miles ~18 and 22

Spectator access

Access Locations: Check map for road closures for both full and half. May be difficult to get around town and on foot you can see a couple of different spots.

Boston qualifier?


Race reports

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