Indianapolis Monumental Marathon / Half-Marathon Training Program

Continuing our tradition, we will offer a summer marathon training program targeting the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (Monumental) weekend. Race distances that weekend include the marathon, half-marathon, 5k, and a kids run for ages 4-10. Our long runs are for those who want to train for the marathon or half-marathon races.

For those of you who are newer club members here is some background information. Because so many members run one of the Monumental races we have scheduled our summer/fall long runs to coincide with this event. It’s a great race as anyone who has run it will tell you. We have probably had more than forty members run at Monumental each of the last few years. Afterwards we gather at a restaurant downtown for some post-race food, drinks and time to share our race stories.

Because of our relationship Monumental is offering Second Wind members a 10% discount off your registration fee for those who have not registered yet. When registering use code SECONDWINDVIP at checkout. (Monumental and Second Wind will be verifying membership.) The Saturday training runs will be every other Saturday morning at 7 a.m. beginning July 23. The club will provide water and Gatorade at the start/finish of each run. Links to each course will be available online.

Although there will not be pace groups there will be people running at different paces and you can work out who to run with at the beginning of each run. Also, you can of course use the long runs as training for any event that you are interested in. There is no requirement to run Monumental. If you have any questions please email

All long runs begin at 7 a.m.

Long Run Schedule (marathon / half-marathon):

Saturday, July 23 – 12 miles / 6 miles - Lake of the Woods Bike Path – Crowley Road Parking Lot

Saturday, August 6 – 14 miles / 7 miles – Hessel Park – Elm Street Pavilion

Saturday, August 20 – 16 miles / 8 miles – Meadowbrook Park – Windsor Road Parking Lot

Saturday, September 3 – 18 miles / 9 miles – Lake of the Woods Bike Path – Crowley Road Parking Lot

Saturday, September 17 – 18-20 miles / 10 miles – Hessel Park – Elm Street Pavilion

Saturday, October 1 – 20 miles / 10 miles – TBD or Hessel Park – Elm Street Pavilion

Saturday, October 15 - 20 miles / 12 miles – Hessel Park – Elm Street Pavilion


Fall Race Info

Sunday, October 30 – Allerton Park Trail Run, Allerton Park near Monticello

Saturday, November 5 – Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half-Marathon, Indianapolis


Please join the Second Wind Google Group to receive email updates on locations and ‘like’ the Second Wind Running Club page on Facebook for status updates on the runs.