The 500 Festival today revealed the designs of the participant shirt and finisher medal for the 2023 Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K.
This year’s participant shirt features the iconic skyline of downtown Indianapolis, showcasing the location of the event and its tie to the 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 Saturday, May 6. Registration is available now at IndyMini.com/Register.
“Welcoming participants of all kinds, the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K is an incredible opportunity to participate in the excitement of Mini-Marathon weekend,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K participants will experience the full throttle energy of race day, complete with thrilling crowds and spectators, the motivation of course entertainment, the excitement of a Post Race Party, and so much more.”
Emerging behind the cityscape are the signature Indy Mini colors — a blue checkered pattern, blending into a green striped pattern. The slanted checkered and striped pattern signify the speed and spectacle of participants as they conquer 3.1 miles throughout the city of Indianapolis. Boldly displayed on the shirt in a vibrant white color is the mileage of the race so participants can proudly show off their accomplishment. The location and date are also shown.
The participant shirt is long-sleeved, made of a polyester blend fabric, and is available in men’s and women’s fit. Participants may make check their size with our size chart.
Also sporting the signature Indy Mini colors, this year’s 5K medal blends elements of this memorable race with classic imagery of the city of Indianapolis. Etched into the medal is the beautiful landscape of the city, with the 5K title soaring in the sky above. Rounding across the top corner of the medal is the official event name. Intersecting the city landscape is the vibrant white stripes and bold red inverted star of the Indianapolis flag, representing the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument within Monument Circle. The race distance, location, and date are also depicted on this unique medal.
Participants can register for the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K for $45 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.