Restaurant Chain is now Presenting Sponsor of CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K
May 24, 2017 – Beyond Monumental, the 501(c)3 non-profit responsible for the CNO
Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, has announced that Chipotle Mexican Grill is
now the presenting sponsor of the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K. The
partnership will see additional activations throughout the year, beginning with chips and
salsa being provided at the Monumental Mile on Thursday, June 1 in downtown Indianapolis.
The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K had over 3,000 finishers in 2016. The event
is also the culmination of Monumental Kids Movement, a seven-to-nine-week youth running
program created by Beyond Monumental that focuses on educating Indianapolis youth about
the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living. In 2017, the program expects to
graduate over 1,000 students at the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K. As part of
their sponsorship, Chipotle will provide complimentary Kids Meal coupons for the graduates,
in addition to providing food for volunteers on race day.
Chipotle aims to make better food accessible to everyone by being the only national
restaurant brand without added colors, flavors or preservatives – artificial or natural – in
any of the ingredients it uses to prepare its food. Chipotle seeks out extraordinary
ingredients that are not only fresh, but that are raised responsibly, with respect for the
animals, land, and people who produce them. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in
Denver in 1993 and now operates more than 2,300 restaurants.
“We’re excited to add a presenting sponsor for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental
5K that breaks industry trends,” said Jed Cornforth, executive director of Beyond
Monumental. “Chipotle provides fresh menu options with better ingredients that can
contribute to an active lifestyle.”
The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental 5K is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, in
downtown Indianapolis. Registration for the event, as well as the CNO Financial Indianapolis
Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon, is now open. Beyond Monumental’s marquee event weekend also includes a free and open to the public health and fitness expo on Thursday, November 2, and Friday, November 3, at the Indiana Convention Center.
About Beyond Monumental
Beyond Monumental provides the Indianapolis community with a complement of activities
built around its premiere event that promotes healthy living & fitness for all ages (both
runners and walkers.) 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 $875,000 in eight 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 10th annual running is scheduled for Nov. 4, 2017.