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JUNE 22, 2024

2019 Apex Monumental Challenge Winners Announced

2019 Apex Monumental Challenge Winners Announced

2019 Apex Monumental Challenge Winners Announced

Beyond Monumental
Beyond Monumental

Four Indianapolis companies have been crowned winners of the 6th annual Apex Monumental Challenge.  The innovative collaboration between Beyond Monumental and Apex Benefits saw a record 40 companies and 848 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)
1stPass the Torch for Women 1stThe International Center 1st – USA Track & Field 1st – CNO Financial Group
2ndIndianapolis City Market 2ndAthletic Annex 2nd – GE Ambassador Medical 2nd – Eli Lilly
3rdRemodel Health 3rdSafeDose Pharmacy 3rd – Shrewsberry & Associates 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.

“At Apex, we are a champion for businesses supporting the well-being of their employees. Better health transcends beyond the workplace into overall quality of life and nurtures a happier, more productive workforce,” said John F. Gause, President & CEO of Apex Benefits, “It’s been great to see participation in the Challenge grow year over year – an indication that Indiana businesses are increasingly promoting cultures of wellness.”

“Partnering with Indiana employers who are serious about improving the wellness of the Central Indiana workforce 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 2020 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 $1.3 million in 11 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 13th annual running is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020.