Frequently Asked Questions

​WHAT IS INDYTHON AND HOW FAR IS IT?

INDYTHON is a challenge of a different distance and you get to decide how far you go! Register for one race during the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben – in-person or virtual – and one race during the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon – again in-person or virtual – to design your INDYTHON. INDYTHON can be:

“10K” = 6.2 miles: 5K + 5K,
“HALF” = 16.2 miles: 5K + Half Marathon,
“FULL” = 26.2 miles: Half Marathon + Half Marathon, or
“ULTRA” = 39.3 miles: Half Marathon + Full Marathon

*Marathon in a Month is not eligible for INDYTHON

​WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR INDYTHON?

INDYTHON unites the two major fall running events in Indianapolis: The Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben and the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. By finishing events on both weekends, you will earn an additional medal and/or charm – and bragging rights – for the distances you conquer.

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR INDYTHON?

Register for INDYTHON here.

You can also register for each event individually. If you finish any race during the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben – in-person or virtual – you’re automatically eligible for INDYTHON if you register and complete a race – in-person or virtual – at the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K!

Register for Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben and 5K here.

What do I earn?

​If you are a first-time INDYTHON participant, you will receive the base INDYTHON medal and corresponding charm commemorating your achievement. Participate in future INDYTHON challenges and earn additional charms and miles of bragging rights for a whole year!

INDYTHON Ultra Finishers – those who complete the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben plus the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon – will earn an additional gift item.

HOW DO I GET MY INDYTHON SPECIFIC AWARD(S)?

INDYTHON medals and charms will be available for pick up in the Awards and Recovery Tent after the in-person CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half, or 5K on November 6, 2021. If you missed medal pick up after the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, please email info@beyondmonumental.org.

Virtual Finishers – We will mail your INDYTHON award(s) to the shipping address you provide during registration.

You can log in to your BEYOND MONUMENTAL PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT to update your address.

MAY I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO SOMEONE ELSE?

Yes. There is a $20.00 fee to transfer each race in your INDYTHON registration. You can log in to your BEYOND MONUMENTAL PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT to transfer one or both race registrations.

Email info@beyondmonumental.org for more information. The deadline for submitting a transfer for the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben is September 10, 2021 and the deadline for submitting a transfer for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is October 15, 2021.

CAN I SIGN UP FOR EACH RACE INDIVIDUALLY?

INDYTHON registration allows you an easy option to complete one registration for both events. If you sign up for the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben and the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon separately, we will still classify you as an INDYTHON participant.

MAY I GET A REFUND FOR MY ENTRY?

No refunds will be issued. This is a standard industry policy and not unique to our event.

IF AN IN-PERSON RACE IS CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER WILL REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS BE ALLOWED?

There will be no refunds or transfers should either event be cancelled due to extreme weather or other emergencies. For additional cancellation information, please review the COVID-19 cancellation policy.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF AN IN-PERSON EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19?

Please refer to the COVID-19 cancellation policy included in each event’s in-person FAQ.

Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben In-person FAQ

CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon In-person FAQ

WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE INDY HALF MARATHON AT FORT BEN AND THE CNO FINANCIAL INDIANAPOLIS MONUMENTAL MARATHON?

Check out the FAQ for specific details on each event:

Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben In-person FAQ

Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben Virtual FAQ

CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon In-person FAQ

CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Virtual FAQ