2013 Fall Road TripSubmitted by admin on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:49
Monumental Marathon, Half-marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run
Saturday November 2nd, 2013
We are planning a Fall race trip... come to Indianapolis for the Monumental Marathon with us! Why Indy for the Monumental? Look at these comments from Second Wind Members who ran the race in 2012:
"I have run the Indy Monumental Half Marathon the last two years and it is one of my favorite races.
Perfect weather and a flat and fast course have helped me PR there twice. The whole weekend is easy—there
is plenty of cheap parking near the expo and race start, packet pick-up is a breeze, corrals and pace teams
ensure a good race experience, there is plenty of water and Gatorade on the course and tons of food at the
finish. Plus this year, they opened up the YMCA to allow finishers to shower if needed. Meeting up with the
SWRC members both before and after the race made for a memorable experience—it was so exciting to hear
about everyone’s race experience. I’m looking forward to doing the full marathon there next year!"
"The Hyatt and the Westin are two downtown hotels that are virtually at the race start/finish line. Not
only that, but they are literally across the street from the race expo, public parking, and the places where
our group was meeting up. I managed to also get a late pass to the fitness center within the hotel, where
I was able to shower and change after the race. A number of us had coordinated to meet at the Buca di
Beppo restaurant downtown to do some nigh- before carb-loading. The meal was family style and the portions
plentiful. During dinner we discussed our goals and race strategies. I found the race course flat and
I settled into my goal pace without making too many adjustments. The event was well-supported and aid
was available every two to three miles. Everything held together for me to the end where I finished with a
PR and a Boston qualifying time! After the race we had all planned to meet up at the Rock Bottom Brewery
just around the corner from Buca di Beppo. The merriment at the Brewery capped off a great race weekend
where I think everyone had a good race experience to pass along."
All Second Wind members are encouraged to register for one of the great events at the Indy Monumental marathon this year. The club will be providing more information regarding plans for members to meet up before and after the race, so stay tuned!
Race information and registration links can be found at the Monumental website:
Questions can be directed to Nick Paulson at firstname.lastname@example.org