Downtown Indianapolis celebrated in official 2022 participant gear
INDIANAPOLIS (January 27, 2022)- The 500 Festival today revealed the designs of the participant shirt and finisher medal for the 2022 Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. Showcasing the skyline of downtown Indianapolis, this year’s shirts and medals highlight the scenic 3.1-mile course of the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K through the Circle City. Named one of America’s Best 5K races, the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K will take place prior to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on May 7. Registration is available now at IndyMini.com/Register.
“The Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K is an incredible experience for runners and walkers of all kinds,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Complete with course entertainment, a celebratory Post Race Party, and a roaring crowd of hundreds of spectators and volunteers, the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K truly embodies the thrill of racing in Indianapolis.”
The front of the 2022 Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K participant shirt showcases the Indianapolis cityscape, highlighting the location of the race. The shirt also features the official event name and commemorates participant’s accomplishment of conquering 3.1 miles.
The 2022 finisher medal features the most iconic parts of Indianapolis, including etched photos of the Indianapolis skyline and the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The official event name and year is commemorated above the revered Indianapolis landmarks in a green enamel. A bold, blue enamel adds a pop of color to the medal and displays the location and date of the race.
Participants can register for the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K for $35 at IndyMini.com/Register.
“Delta Dental is building healthy, smart, and vibrant communities for all in the areas where we do business,” said JJ Nelson, vice president, sales and account management for Delta Dental of Indiana. “We are proud to be the sponsor of an event that truly captures the best of our city. The cheering spectators, the determination of the participants, and the overall spirit of racing that exists here in Indianapolis all combine in this event to create an energy that can be felt from the moment the race begins all the way through the post-race celebration.”
The Indy Mini weekend featuring the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K followed by the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is sponsored by Delta Dental, OneAmerica, Franciscan Health, and Meijer. The Mini-Marathon broadcast partner in the Indianapolis market is WTHR, Channel 13.
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