2013 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K sells out

2013 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K sells out

Thu, 2013-04-18 13:40

INDIANAPOLIS (April 18, 2013) – The 500 Festival announced today the 2013 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K has sold out with 4,000 entries. This marks the10th consecutive year that the race has reached capacity.

Participants will hit the streets at 7 a.m. EDT on Saturday, May 4, prior to the start of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, which also sold out with 35,000 entries. Those participating in the 5K will exclusively be on the course at the start and will be able to cross the finish line without delays before the Mini-Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. EDT.

Participants in the 5K will run 3.1 miles while the 2013 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon participants will run 13.1 miles. The 5K utilizes the same start line and finish line as the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Runners and walkers in the 5K receive many of the same benefits as the participants in the Mini-Marathon, including:

500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo

Mini-Marathon and 5K participants, as well as the general public, are invited to visit the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo in Halls A & B of the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis on May 3 (4 – 8 p.m.) and May 4 (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.).  More than 40,000 people are expected to visit the Expo, which is free and open to the public, to shop the latest in health and fitness gear. The Expo is also the first opportunity for participants to register for the 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K on May 3, 2014.

Mini-Marathon Transfer Program: Deadline this Friday at 5 p.m.

The 500 Festival will allow registration transfers for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon through April 19, 2013 at 5 p.m. EDT. Current registrants who are unable to participate may transfer their entry to another person. There is a $20 administration and processing fee associated with all transfers. Learn more about the Mini-Marathon Transfer Program by clicking here.

 

The mission of the 500 Festival is to advocate and celebrate the spirit, heritage and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®. Through social, cultural and educational events and programs, the 500 Festival enhances the quality of life for all citizens of our communities.

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 56 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation.

Last year, more than 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participated in nearly 50 events and programs throughout the month of May. Whether they were athletes running the Mini-Marathon, fourth grade students participating in the Education Program, families enjoying the state’s largest festival for kids or spectators being dazzled by one of the nation’s premier parades, they were there, celebrating the legacy.

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