I just finished my third Monumental half two weeks ago. It took me a while to gather my thoughts. The Monumental was a perfect way to cap off a great year of races. 2013 was my first half marathon but this years’ Monumental was special for different reasons.
I was lucky enough to get to work with an incredibly passionate Monumental team to rebrand the race. It’s been really cool to see the race grow with the city. If a growing reputation for being one of the nation’s best races wasn’t enough, a new title sponsorship put the Monumental in position to go big. After our initial meeting, I couldn’t wait to get started. It was such an honor to be able to do something to share my love for this event and my hometown to the running community. The Soldiers and Sailors monument is visually synonymous with Indianapolis and had been used in past iterations of the race logo. I wanted to honor that history while making it feel modern and dynamic.
From the launch of the new branding at the Monumental Mile in June to race day two weeks ago, it’s been amazing to keep working with the Monumental team and see everything come together. It’s also really cool to see the impact on my community that this race creates. Monumental puts so much back into youth health initiatives in our city.