Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, November 9, 2024 • Indianapolis, IN • Course Map

The downtown neighborhoods, city streets and government and business districts of this quickly-growing and rejuvenated city will be on display for runners and walkers this fall at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon & Half Marathon, which makes its 16th annual running this year.

Runners will follow an out-and-back loop course through the streets of what has come to be known as the “Crossroads of America,” thanks to its easy access from all sides as well as the fact that roughly half of the nation’s population lives within a day’s drive of the city.

The race, aptly named as it takes runners and walkers on a tour past the city’s Indiana State Capitol, Monument Circle and other federal monuments, begins on Washington Street near the Indiana State Museum, and is mostly fast and flat with a number of small hills thrown in.

The elevation changes are never significant, however, as the race’s lowest point occurs just below 700 feet and its highest just above 730 feet above sea level, taking participants all the way through to the finish line just off North West Street, not far from the starting line.

The course follows what is largely a north-south route through the city, passing by Monument Circle and University and Veterans Memorial Parks on the way to North Meridian Street, which participants will follow for the next several miles.

The turn back toward the finish occurs at East 37th Street, where runners begin making their way back along North Talbot and North Pennsylvania Streets. Along the way, participants will also see many of Indianapolis’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, including Fall Creek Place, Old Northside, Butler-Tarkington and Broad Ripple.

Open to runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors, the course will close after 6 1/2 hours, which means that half-marathon participants will be required to keep a roughly 15-minute-per-mile pace for the first half of the race.

Courtesy Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.

Courtesy Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in almost the exact geographic center of the state and approximately 150 miles south of Lake Michigan, Indianapolis enjoys cooling weather conditions and occasional rain and storms in November, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 0°F (in 1958) and as high as 82°F (in 1986).

On race day (Nov. 9), the average low is 38°F and the average high is 56°F.

Past Results

Indianapolis Marathon Course Map

See the course map for the Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – full marathon, half marathon
  • 8:30 AM – 5K


  • $65 and up for the half marathon
  • $85 and up for the full marathon
  • $30 and up for the 5K

Indianapolis Marathon Registration

To reserve your spot in the the 2024 running of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at the race website below.

Indianapolis Marathon Official Race Website

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When is the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon & Half Marathon?

The race takes place Saturday, November 9, 2024. The starting time is at 8:00 AM for both the full and half marathon.

How much does it cost to run the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon & Half Marathon?

It costs between $65 and $85 to participate. The earlier a runner registers, the more affordable the tickets will be.

How many people run the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon & Half Marathon?

The race is set to draw over 15,000 runners annually.

6 comments… add one
  • Jan Gross October 29, 2023, 9:22 pm

    Wanted to get a finished shirt for my son but they are all sold out. Will there be more for sale?

  • Antonio June 22, 2022, 8:49 pm

    A friend wants to transfer her bib. She registered for the half. Can it be switched to the full?

  • Roger Gammon October 29, 2018, 8:16 pm

    My name is Roger Gammon and I will be running this years Monumental 1/2 Marathon and was told that I will be running in wave 1 but was wondering what running corral that I will be starting in. I was hoping to start towards the front so I could post a good time versus getting stuck in the back of the 1st wave where a lot of the walkers start at. Good luck to everyone and God Bless. Roger Gammon

  • Alicia heyne September 26, 2016, 1:53 pm

    Hi. I registered for the marathon and have sciatic issues now and have to get an MRI. I wanted to transfer it to a friend. How do I go about doing that? Thanks

  • Rhonda June 28, 2016, 9:58 am

    Do you have a hotel list offering a group rate for the race?

  • Kayla Walker January 19, 2016, 1:01 pm

    My name is Kayla Walker and I am a reporter for

    We were hoping to get your approval in using the photo “Courtesy Indianapolis Monumental Marathon” for a bicentennial story I have written.

    We would make sure to give you the appropriate credit for it.

    I will be looking forward to your response.


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