One of the 15 largest marathons in the country, the course is “fast & flat” and ideal for everyone from the 1st time Monumental Marathon 2022.

Monumental Marathon 2022 : Street closures | Time

The CNO Financial Group Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Monumental Half Marathon are a pair of concurrent road races run annually in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

Monumental Marathon 2022 : Street closures | Time

Monumental Marathon
Date November
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 2008

The Monumental Marathon, first held in 2008, is a 26.2 mi (42.2 km) road race. Since 2016, it has been the only full fall marathon run in Indianapolis.

In 2015, it claimed to have become one of the 20 largest marathons in the United States. “A beautiful place to set your pace” is the tagline of the Monumental Marathon.

Monumental Marathon 2022 street closures 

15,000 runners are signed up to race in this year’s Monumental Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The race is bringing visitors from all 50 states and 12 countries to Downtown Indianapolis.

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Several roads will be closed during the race.

The following Red Line stations will be closed until race completion, which could last until 5 p.m.:

  • Vermont 
  • Statehouse 
  • New Jersey 
  • 22nd Street 
  • Fall Creek/Ivy Tech 
  • 18th Street and Meridian Street

The Red Line station at Park will experience limited service, operating in two segments, one north of 38th Street and one south of 38th Street.

Passengers continuing south of 38th Street should exit at the temporary stop at 38th and College Avenue and walk one block west to the Park Station.

Passengers continuing north of 38th Street should exit Park Station and walk one block east to 38th and College.

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In addition, several routes are expected to have stop closures. You can get more information on IndyGo’s website.


The opening ceremony kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and the course will stay open until 3 p.m. for contestants to finish the course.

This Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.

The marathon ranks among the 15 largest marathons in the nation. It goes through the downtown area and then through some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods.

Monumental Marathon 2022 : Street closures | Time

It is also traditionally a fast course and many runners use it to qualify for other races, such as the Boston Marathon.

The starting line will be at East Washington Street and South Capitol Avenue. You will not be able to cross Washington Street at Capitol Avenue. The cross streets closest to the start line are Missouri Street and Illinois Street. 

The weather will create an additional challenge for Monumental Marathon runners. Rain and high winds will impact a majority of the race.

Rain will start to move into central Indiana between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Monumental Marathon 2022 : Street closures | Time

Rain will be persistent throughout the rest of the morning and into the early afternoon.

By Rishabh

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