2010 Monumental Marathon Announces Inaugural 5k Presented by HNTB

Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS – On November 6, 2010 there will be THREE great races in downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon and the brand new Monumental 5k distance. “We are thrilled to be involved with this new shorter distance event as we celebrate our long term commitment to excellence in engineering in the great city of Indianapolis” said Christopher Gale, HNTB Associate Vice President.

HNTB Corporation has offices on the Monument Circle downtown, Indianapolis and has exceeded client expectations in the delivery of infrastructure for nearly a century.  In fact 2010 marks Hint’s 70 years of commitment to the highest levels of performance in the engineering industry.  “Hint’s pledge to community outreach is impressive considering the main beneficiaries of this shorter distance will be the students and faculty of Indianapolis Public Schools who will participate.” said Carlton Ray, President Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.

Video highlights from the 2008 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.


Several Indianapolis-area educational institutions will get a leg up on their programs thanks to the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon organization.

A total of $51,000 in proceeds was generated from the November 2009 IMM race – more than double the amount from the previous year’s event.  Receiving $17,000 each were the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation, College Summit and The Mind Trust. The Butler University’s women’s basketball program also is the recipient of a “spirit award” gift.

“All are charities that dramatically improve public education for underserved students,” Ray said.

“IPS appreciates HNTB stepping up to sponsor the Inaugural Monumental 5K event,” said Superintendent Eugene G. White. “This race will give our students a chance to participate in an important community event while at the same time engaging in a healthy, fun activity. My hope is this race encourages participating students to make healthy choices that lead to a lifetime of physical fitness.”

HNTB is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Inaugural Monumental 5k for 2010 with a commitment through 2012.  The Engineering firm previously provided the coordination of the nearly 800 volunteers for the Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon as well as sponsoring the Volunteer appreciation reception after the event.

Last year’s IMM brought together more than 6,000 participants from six foreign countries and 44 states.

This year’s race will step off Saturday, Nov. 6. More information about the IMM is at http://monumentalmarathon.com.

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Half Marathon
Inaugural Monumental 5K

November 6, 2010