For Midwest runners and those who are forever scared of the Chicago Marathon heat, there is good news. Indianapolis, IN is going to host a new fall marathon. Those who have run the Mini Marathon know that the city can handle big crowds and does a great job as host. The half marathon usually has over 30,000 runners in the spring.
The inaugural marathon and half marathon will be held on November 1st, 2008. This race is not affiliated with the ill-fated Indy Classic Marathon, which was delayed and then canceled last fall.
Total entries for the first year will be limited to 5,000 runners. Registration is now open and costs $60 for the full marathon and $50 for the half before June 30th.
The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon will benefit local public schools and offer a total purse of $10,800 in cash prizes.