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JUNE 22, 2024




Beyond Monumental
Beyond Monumental

Participation-Based Wellness Competition has Record Numbers

Four Indianapolis companies have been crowned winners of the 5th annual Apex Monumental Challenge.  The innovative collaboration between Beyond Monumental and Apex Benefits saw a record 36 companies and 813 employees participate this year.  Winners are as follows:

Very Small Business 

(Up to 9 Employees)

Small Business

(10-50 Employees)

Medium Business

(51-500 Employees)        


Large Business

(501+ Employees)


1stIndianapolis City Market 1stThe International Center 1st – Delta Faucet 1st – CNO Financial Group
2ndPass the Torch for Women 2ndThe Runners Forum 2nd – Wild Eggs 2nd – Eli Lilly
3rdLISC Indianapolis 3rdSafeDose Pharmacy 3rd – Clif Bar Baking Company 3rd – Rolls-Royce


The Apex Monumental Challenge is a friendly competition between central Indiana based employers in which points are awarded based on participation in Beyond Monumental races throughout the year.  Rather than emphasizing speed, total scores are calculated as a percentage of points earned by participants relative to total employees in the company. Winning organizations receive a traveling trophy, awards luncheon, and intra-company recognition. Immediate family members are also eligible to earn points.

“The Apex Monumental Challenge is our most important sponsorship annually because we believe that health and fitness benefit our entire community both personally and professionally,” said John G. Gause, President & CEO of Apex Benefits, “Because this challenge has seen an employer participation increase from 2017 to 2018, it’s clear that Indiana businesses are finding this to be true.”

“Partnering with Indiana employers who are serious about improving the wellness of the Central Indiana work is critically important to us,” said Jed Cornforth, Executive Director of Beyond Monumental, “We want to continue to grow this free, friendly competition and bring a sense of fun and fitness to as many people as possible.”

The Apex Monumental Challenge will continue in 2019 at the Monumental Mile, Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben, and CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Enrollment is currently open and any employer with offices in central Indiana is eligible.  For more information on enrolling your organization, email – there is no cost to enroll!


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 more than $1,000,000 in 10 years. The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a top 20 marathon in the US and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten Great Marathons for First Timers”. The 12th annual running is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2019.