Sports + Recreation

2014 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

When: Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m. 2014

It’s flat and it’s fast. There’s also a Kids’ Fun Run, a 5K and a half-marathon, but the star of this November weekend is the Boston-Qualifying full-length event that starts and ends downtown — but not before heading as far north as 66th and College. The race has very few hills and a lot of sights to see, including (say the event organizers), “the Indiana State Capitol, Arts Garden, Lucas Oil Stadium, Circle Center Mall, Warehouse District, Eli Lilly campus, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Monument Circle, Federal buildings/monuments, Cultural Trail, Mass Ave District, Pennsylvania Avenue thru Fall Creek Place, Meridian Street, Washington Boulevard through Meridian-Kessler, Butler University, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Broad Ripple, State Fairgrounds and Fall Creek Parkway.” There’s a pasta dinner the night before and ample options for spectators on foot or on bikes to cheer on the fleet of foot. Plus, proceeds from the event help support public education. This one’s a biggie.

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