May 24, 2017 – Beyond Monumental, the 501(c)3 non-profit responsible for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, has announced that Chipotle Mexican Grill is now the presenting sponsor of the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K. The partnership will see additional activations throughout the year, beginning with chips and salsa being provided at the Monumental Mile on Thursday, June 1 in downtown Indianapolis.
The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K had over 3,000 finishers in 2016. The event is also the culmination of Monumental Kids Movement, a seven-to-nine-week youth running program created by Beyond Monumental that focuses on educating Indianapolis youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living. In 2017, the program expects to graduate over 1,000 students at the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K. As part of their sponsorship, Chipotle will provide complimentary Kids Meal coupons for the graduates, in addition to providing food for volunteers on race day.
Chipotle aims to make better food accessible to everyone by being the only national restaurant brand without added colors, flavors or preservatives – artificial or natural – in any of the ingredients it uses to prepare its food. Chipotle seeks out extraordinary ingredients that are not only fresh, but that are raised responsibly, with respect for the animals, land, and people who produce them. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in Denver in 1993 and now operates more than 2,300 restaurants.
“We’re excited to add a presenting sponsor for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K that breaks industry trends,” said Jed Cornforth, executive director of Beyond Monumental. “Chipotle provides fresh menu options with better ingredients that can contribute to an active lifestyle.”
The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, in downtown Indianapolis. Registration for the event, as well as the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon, is now open. Beyond Monumental’s marquee event weekend also includes a free and open to the public health and fitness expo on Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3, at the Indiana Convention Center.
About Beyond Monumental
Beyond Monumental provides the Indianapolis community with a complement of activities built around its premiere event that promotes healthy living & fitness for all ages (both runners and walkers.) Beyond Monumental gives back to the Indianapolis community by supporting youth programming that reinforces healthy lifestyles for young people, with an emphasis on working with urban students and Indianapolis Public Schools, donating more than $875,000 in eight years. The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a top 20 marathon in the US and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten Great Marathons for First Timers.” The 10th annual running is scheduled for Nov. 4, 2017.