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CARMEL, Ind., July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Monumental, the 501(c)3 non-profit responsible for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, and CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), a holding company for several national life and health insurance companies that serve middle-income Americans and retirees, announced today a two-year extension of the title sponsorship of the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. CNO Financial will maintain the title sponsorship of the marathon through 2020.
Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 in downtown Indianapolis, this year's CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon also includes the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon, CNO Financial Monumental 5K and CNO Financial Monumental Kids Fun Run.
"The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and its races provide an exceptional opportunity for people to come together to run, walk and volunteer," said Gerardo Monroy, chief marketing officer of CNO Financial Group. "CNO Financial is pleased to extend our title sponsorship and continue to work with Beyond Monumental in supporting our shared commitment to health and wellness in our community."
The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon sold out for the past six consecutive years, and in 2017 the event achieved a record 4,675 marathon finishers, making it the 16th largest in the U.S. that year. Over the past two years, more than 30,000 finishers combined have taken part in the marathon, half marathon or 5K.
"CNO Financial Group's continued support of our signature event has an exceptional impact on our organization as a whole," said Jed Cornforth, executive director of Beyond Monumental. "In addition to continuing to produce a national-class marathon, we are able to grow our capacity to reach the youth we work to educate on the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living as part of Beyond Monumental's organizational mission."
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 (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 $1,000,000 in ten 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 11th annual running is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2018.
About CNO Financial Group
CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is a holding company. Our insurance companies – principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company – primarily serve middle-income pre-retiree and retired Americans by helping them protect against financial adversity and provide for a more secure retirement. For more information, visit CNO online at www.CNOinc.com.
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