October 15, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS (October 18, 2013) – Each year hundreds of thousands of people from around the world embrace the magical month of May in Indianapolis. Last year alone, more than 500,000 people attended 500 Festival events. Now in its 57th year, the Festival continues to capture the significance of this month-long celebration both for the community and race fans world-wide. Today, the 500 Festival announced the theme for its 2014 season is “Feel the Rhythm of May.”
“Whether the sounds of feet hitting the pavement, engines revving, bands playing, kids laughing or the cacophony of a parade, the month of May brings energy and vitality to our community every year,” said Bob Bryant, President & CEO of the 500 Festival. “The 500 Festival is proud to play its part in supporting the whole Indiana community as we ‘Feel the Rhythm of May’ together and we invite everyone to kick it up a notch this season. A great way to get started is to register now for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and then join in the 500 Festival Training Series, presented by OrthoIndy to ensure that we all hit the ground running and find our rhythm before next May.”
Signature events like the IPL 500 Festival Parade and OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon showcase the city on a world stage and connect the community in large proportions. Nearly 7,000 volunteers give their time and energy to make the month a success. This May you can celebrate the 500 Festival theme – “Feel the Rhythm of May” with a month-long roster of events culminating with the 2014 Indianapolis 500® on Sunday, May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Registration for the 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is currently open. By registering before the November 30 Early Bird Deadline, participants can save $15. The race has sold out for the past 12 consecutive years. For more information or to make the commitment for 2014, visit www.IndyMini.com.
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 57 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana.