500 Festival Announces Winners of 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Employee Wellness Challenge

June 13, 2018

Eli Lilly Wins 2018 Employee Wellness Challenge for Fastest Team, Jackson Systems Wins Company Participation

INDIANAPOLIS (June 13, 2018) The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces the winning company teams of the 2018 Employee Wellness Challenge for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.

The 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge gets Hoosiers up and moving to a healthier Indiana. Whether walking or running, doing 3.1 or 13.1, the Employee Wellness Challenge not only promotes wellness and team building, but also offers a healthy dose of competition with awards for company participation and finish time in the Mini-Marathon. This year’s challenge included nearly 2,000 individuals across Indiana.

Additionally, the top company in each category is awarded a traveling trophy to display at their office until the 2019 Indy Mini.

Results from the top five Mini-Marathon runners from each team determine the fastest company in the state of Indiana. The top three companies with the highest participation also receive awards based on full and part-time employees from the state of Indiana.

Fastest Team

  1. Eli Lilly & Company
  2. Indiana University Health
  3. Rolls-Royce

Company Participation

  1. Jackson Systems (32%)
  2. Williams Creek (27%)
  3. Endress+Hauser (17%)

“The Employee Wellness Challenge is one of many elements of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon that make it so special,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Through friendly office-to-office competitions, the Employee Wellness Challenge makes the Indy Mini one of the state’s largest health initiatives, getting thousands of Hoosiers up and active in 2018.”

To learn more about the Employee Wellness Challenge or to register your organization for the 2019 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, please visit https://www.indymini.com/p/mini-marathon/challenge.

About the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the 500 Festival’s largest fundraiser. Race registrations help support the 500 Festival’s free youth programs and events. Participants can register at IndyMini.com.

The course for the Mini-Marathon is flat and fast and appeals to runners and walkers alike. It begins near the intersection of Washington and West Streets in downtown Indianapolis, heads west toward the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and includes a lap around the famed 2.5-mile track before heading back downtown to the finish line at Military Park.

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is sponsored by OneAmerica, Franciscan Health, and Meijer. The Mini-Marathon will be broadcast to the Indianapolis market on WTHR, Channel 13. To register for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, or to learn more, visit www.indymini.com or search #IndyMini on social media.


About the 500 Festival

Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and foster 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 $400 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.