Monumental Kids Movement

Monumental for Our Kids

The Monumental Kids Movement is a seven-to-nine-week youth running program that culminates with the students running in the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben 5K on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 or the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. The bi-weekly program focuses on educating Indianapolis Youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Monumental Growth for Kids

  • 2013

    187 Volunteers
    More than 1100 Participants
    740 Graduates

    2013
    16 Schools
  • 2014

    275 Volunteers
    More than 1500 Participants
    894 Graduates

    2014
    31 Schools
  • 2015

    301 Volunteers
    More than 2000 Participants
    965 Graduates

    2015
    35 Schools
  • 2016

    356 Volunteers
    More than 2500 Participants
    1337 Graduates

    2016
    54 Schools
  • 2017

    442 Volunteers
    More than 2600 Participants
    1739 Graduates

    2017
    61 Schools
2013

187 Volunteers
More than 1100 Participants
740 Graduates

2013
16 Schools
2014

275 Volunteers
More than 1500 Participants
894 Graduates

2014
31 Schools
2015

301 Volunteers
More than 2000 Participants
965 Graduates

2015
35 Schools
2016

356 Volunteers
More than 2500 Participants
1337 Graduates

2016
54 Schools
2017

442 Volunteers
More than 2600 Participants
1739 Graduates

2017
61 Schools
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2017

Once again Monumental Kids Movement saw a record number of programs and graduates! In 2017 1739 students along with 422 volunteers from 61 programs participated in either the 5K at the Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben presented by Wild eggs or the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K presented by Chipotle. Participating programs included 45 schools in Center Township, 12 schools in MSD Lawrence Township, two in MSD Wayne Township and two in MSD of Washington Township.

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2016

In 2016 with students participating in either the 5K at the Indianapolis Half Marathon or the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K the Monumental Kids Movement saw a record of 1,337 students graduate in a year that saw the program span Marion County for the first time. Participating programs included 37 schools in Center Township, 15 schools in MSD Lawrence Township and an additional two in MSD Wayne Township.

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2015

The 2015 Monumental Kids Movement saw its growth reach an all-time high of 962 graduates with more than 1000 participating students. . In its fourth year it also had a record number of participating programs with 35 throughout Center Township.

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2014

The 2014 Monumental Kids Movement saw a 15% growth of graduates. In just three years the IMM youth running program has grown from a pilot program at IPS Super School 19 to 31 participating schools in 2014. The inaugural program culminated with 150 students running the Monumental 5k.

Along with the successful growth in participation, the Monumental Kids Movement saw improvement in the students' aerobic capacity. The Fitnessgram PACER Test, a multi-stage running capacity test, was conducted on the students at the beginning and end of the program. A comparison of the results shows 12% increase of students in the Healthy Fitness Zone.

The Monumental Kids Movement also wants kids to establish healthy eating habits. A survey was conducted on over 680 students at the start and finish of the program. The results showed increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and a decrease in consumption of sodas. For those interested, click here to read the results of the survey. Also check out the performance progress report that includes letters from some of the participants.

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2013

On March 17, 2014, students who took part in the Monumental Kids Movement gave their medals to patients at Riley Children's Hospital as part of the Medals4Mettle program.

In 2013 the Pre and Post Pacer Test for Monumental Kids Movement saw an 8.7% increase in Pacer Test scores in the Pre and Post test periods among over 1100 fourth through eighth grade students tested. Educational initiatives were also a success as the Pre and Post eating survey showed positive behavioral results; students reporting having consumed any "salad or green vegetable" the previous day increased from 57% to 75%, whereas students reporting eating fruit the previous day increased from 54% to 92%. Likewise, students indicating that they had consumed at least one dairy product the previous day increased from 76% to 84%.

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