500 Festival Announces the Launch of the Miler Series, Presented by OrthoIndy

November 18, 2014

Tue, 2014-11-18

INDIANAPOLIS (November 18, 2014) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life for Indiana residents and visitors, today announced a new series of running events , the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy. Formerly known as the Training Series, the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, offers three running and walking events at three unique distances, a 3-Miler, 6-Miler, and 10-Miler.


“While the half-marathon continues to be the fastest growing running distance in the United States, events offering unique distances, like the Miler Series, continue to gain popularity,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO, 500 Festival. “Whether these races fit into someone’s larger training schedule or they are used to kick start your fitness goals for 2015, the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy offers a distance to suit your needs.” 


The distances and timing of events within the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, coincide with typical training programs for a spring distance race such as the 2015 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Each race is designed to provide participants with a low-pressure opportunity to gauge their training progression. The Miler Series is open to the public, providing the community with an opportunity to get moving and accomplish their fitness goals, even if they aren’t training for a specific race.


“Whether walking or running, proper training is critical for races of any distance,” said Jane Keller, CEO of OrthoIndy and IOH. “The Miler Series provides runners and walkers with the opportunity to gauge their training and make changes as necessary. With the right training, the risk of injury can be minimized.”


Participants who register and complete all three races in the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy will earn the title of Podium Finisher. All Podium Finishers will receive a gender specific technical t-shirt and the official Podium Finisher medal. Participants can pre-register for all three races for $40 or $45 for onsite registration.


2015 Dates and Pricing

500 Festival 3-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy

Date: Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Race Start: 8:30 a.m. EST

Cost: $14 pre-registration fee; $18 onsite registration


500 Festival 6-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Race Start: 8:00 a.m. EST

Cost: $16 pre-registration; $20 onsite registration


500 Festival 10-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Race Start: 8:00 a.m. EST

Cost: $18 pre-registration; $22 onsite registration


All participants in each event within the Miler Series will receive a gift from OrthoIndy. In addition, each 500 Festival Miler race will include outstanding course support with mile markers, clocks at every mile, split timers, water and Gatorade Endurance Formula Pit Areas, and course entertainment. Each race is timed using the ChronoTrack Bib Timing Device, ensuring the most accurate results and a streamlined race experience. Official results will be available following the event. All races are open to the public and participants do not need to be registered for the OneAmerica Mini-Marathon to participate. Each of the Miler races start and finish in the White River State Park in front of the NCAA Hall of Champions. 


To learn more about the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, or to register, visit https://www.500festival.com/events/MilerSeries.  


About the 500 Festival

Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 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. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $350 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.


About OrthoIndy

Founded over 50 years ago, OrthoIndy is one of the most highly respected orthopaedic practices in the Midwest. With over 70 physicians providing care to central Indiana residents from more than 10 convenient locations, OrthoIndy provides leading-edge bone, joint, spine and muscle care. OrthoIndy physicians also provide care to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Indians, Dance Kaleidoscope and Naptown Roller Girls, as well as local colleges and high schools.


For more information on OrthoIndy, please call (317) 802-2000 or visit us at: OrthoIndy.com.




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