500 Festival 3-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy, to Start and Finish at The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza

500 Festival 3-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy, to Start and Finish at The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza

The 500 Festival has announced a change in location for the initial race of the 2018 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy. The 3-Miler, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9:00 a.m., will start and finish at The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza, on the west end of Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis. The two other races in the Miler Series, the 6-Miler and 10-Miler, will start and finish at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Race day registration and packet pickup as well as the pre-race vendor expo for the 3-Miler will take place indoors at The Pavilion. Participants in the 500 Festival 3-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy will continue to enjoy a unique course that weaves throughout downtown Indianapolis. The race itself will begin on Illinois Street heading north. To view the new course map for the 3-Miler, click here.

“Since making the move to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in 2017, we’ve heard nothing but positive things from our participants about their experience in the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “We’ll continue to host the remaining 2018 Miler Series races at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, but staying flexible and moving our start line to Illinois Street will be a one-race move. This will allow our participants to see a new and exciting course on February 10.”

While the start and finish location changes by about two blocks, the 3-Miler’s 2018 date and time will remain the same.

 

2018 Dates and Pricing

500 Festival 3-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018

Race Start: 9:00 am EST

Location: The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza – race day registration, packet pickup and vendor site will be located indoors.

 

500 Festival 6-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Race Start: 9:00 a.m. EST

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

 

500 Festival 10-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Race Start: 8:00 a.m. EST

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

 

Those who register for all three events within the Miler Series – which includes the 3-Miler, 6-Miler, and 10-Miler – will earn the title of Podium Finisher and receive a gender specific technical t-shirt and medal. Participants can pre-register for all three races in the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, for $60 or on-site for $65. Participants can pre-register for the 3-Miler only for $15 or $20 onsite.

There is also an opportunity to participate from out of town, by registering for the 2018 Virtual Miler Series. Registration for the Virtual Miler Series is $40 and participants will receive a bib, a gender specific technical t-shirt, and a finisher medal. Virtual Miler Series participants complete the corresponding distance on each race day, from the location of their choice. Participants then submit their race time and photos upon completing the designated distance.

To learn more about the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, click here.