Run the Monon
Indy Runners/Walkers - Long Run & Picnic
With a bit of a twist this year due to Construction...
Run the Monon is Back!! Indy Runners is excited to once again be hosting our annual "Run the Monon" event on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
There are two available distances: 20 miles and 11 miles. This year - Participants will meet in Broad Ripple at Marott Park as indicated below (free parking), then board buses to take us to the starting locations: 20-milers starting at the very top of the Monon in Sheridan; 11-milers starting at Lowe's Home Improvement at 146th in Carmel then starting towards the Hagen-Burke Trail to the Monon - then Running/Walking back to Broad Ripple/Marott Park where we will all enjoy lunch and a job well done.
Note: This is NOT a race, but rather a unique chance to get in a long training run with a group of friends and enjoy a fun route. Then relax with lunch afterward.
Contact Brian Schuetter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are fortunate to have Parking open at Park Tudor high school - northern lot off College across from the Marott Park lot (between 71st and 75th).
RESTROOMS: We are ordering a couple Portable Restrooms to be there at Marott Park before boarding the buses. There will also be restrooms open at the Start of our sections - Biddle Park in Sheridan and Lowe's Store in Carmel, for when the bus drops you off.
ARRIVAL TIME / BUS PICK-UP
20 milers will need to arrive starting at 7:00 am to check-in and load the buses. The buses will leave at 7:30am sharp!
Walkers/Early Departure will need to arrive starting at 7:00 am for an early departure at 7:30 to the 11 miles drop-off point.
11 mile runners should arrive around 8:30 am. Their buses will return from dropping off the 20 milers, then leave the parking lot around 8:45 am.
STARTING LINE LOCATIONS
20 milers will be bused to the very top of the Monon in Sheridan. The run will start at approximately 8:00 am.
11 milers will be bused to the Lowe's at 146th and make their way to the Monon Trail using the Hagen-Burke Trail. The run will start at approximately 9:00 am.
SEE THE ROUTES
Click Here for the 20-mile Route from Sheridan
Or Click Here for the 11-mile Route from Lowe's at 146th through Hagen-Burke and down the Monon.
FINISH LINE / PICNIC
Both 20 milers and 11 milers will finish back at Marrott Park. Indy Runners will have boxed lunches for all Run The Monon participants and members, so even if you are not running, we’d love to have you come out and eat! We will begin eating around 11:00 am.
COST (to help cover the cost of buses, food, etc.)
$15: Indy Runners and Indy Walkers members (includes run and lunch) - also discounts for our local Running Club friends with discount code.
$30: Non-member (includes bus, run, and lunch afterward)
$10: Lunch only (Indy Runner or non-Indy Runner)
We need a handful of folks to help us staff a couple water stops along the route. We tend to rely on those who are already tapering for their race (or maybe those who are coming back from an injury) but it's definitely a fun time seeing everyone even if you just feel like coming out to help. You can have lunch with everyone at Marott Park afterward too.
Please write to Brian S. at email@example.com to let him know you can help out - or hit the VOLUNTEER tab above. Thanks in advance!
COVID PROTOCOLS: We'll see what our world looks like in October, but it remains likely we may still ask folks to utilize a mask while on the bus for extra safety (especially being 3-weeks out from Monumental - would hate to get anyone sick before the big race). Please be on the lookout and continue to stay safe and look out for each other.