The event will celebrate students participating in the Apex Benefits Monumental Kids Movement, a local school-based running club program
INDIANAPOLIS – Beyond Monumental is pleased to announce the Inaugural Apex Benefits Monumental Kids 5K. The event, to take place outside Lucas Oil Stadium on the evening of October 6, 2022, will celebrate students who have completed Apex Benefits Monumental Kids Movement Curriculum.
In addition to the 5K race to be held on the streets surrounding Lucas Oil Stadium, the event will include an Expo and Kids Activity Zone in the Lucas Oil parking lot south of the stadium, where students and families will have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and engage with over 20 participating organizations and wellness activities. The event is expected to host more than 1,000 students, (ages 14 and under) from nearly 60 schools in MSD Pike Townships, MSD Perry Township, and Indianapolis Public Schools.
“This new event, made possible by public participation in all Beyond Monumental events, including the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, and key partners like Apex Benefits, continues the organizations overall mission to actively support youth health and well-being by providing access to exceptional events and programs,” said Jed Cornforth, Executive Director, Beyond Monumental. “We are thrilled to offer this unique celebration of the students, schools, families and motivators that continue to make Indianapolis and the surrounding communities a healthier place to live.”
“We’re proud to sponsor the Monumental Kid’s Movement and play a small role in providing this exciting opportunity to Indianapolis-area students,” said Apex Benefit’s Kinetiq Health Vice President Sarah Michaels, RN. “Apex is honored to be a group health and benefits partner to some of the state’s largest school systems. We not only support the schools’ employees and family members, but through this partnership, we get to make an impact where health and fitness education is most vital to life-long success – with our youth.”
About Beyond Monumental
Beyond Monumental provides the Indianapolis community with a complement of activities built around their premiere event that promotes healthy living & fitness for all ages. 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 nearly $1.4 million in 13 years. The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a top 15 marathon in the US and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten Great Marathons for First Timers”. The 15th annual running is scheduled for November 5, 2022. www.beyondmonumental.org
About the Apex Benefits Monumental Kids Movement
The Apex Benefits Monumental Kids Movement is a school based running club powered by a health and wellness curriculum. Motivators within MSD Lawrence Township, MSD Pike Township, MSD Perry Township, and Indianapolis Public Schools lead students through a seven-nine-week program that educates youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet, and healthy living. In the fall of 2022, students will compete at either the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben 5K or the Apex Benefits Monumental Kids 5K.