500 Festival Names Aqua Systems its Official Bottled Water Provider

500 Festival Names Aqua Systems its Official Bottled Water Provider

INDIANAPOLIS (April 26, 2019) The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced a partnership with Aqua Systems to become the Official Bottled Water Provider of the 500 Festival.

 

As part of the partnership, Aqua Systems will provide its premium bottled drinking water to participants of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K and 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group. Aqua Systems will also have an expanded presence at 500 Festival events throughout the month of May.

 

“We are excited to partner with Aqua Systems this May,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “As one of the nation’s largest festivals, our signature events, like the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, connect Hoosiers and visitors from around the world with the magic of May and the Indianapolis 500. We are proud to offer our many participants and volunteers bottled water from an Indianapolis-based company.”

 

Named one of “America’s Most Iconic Races” by Runners World and Best Half Marathon in America in the 2018 edition of The BibRave 100, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is one of the nation’s largest half marathons (for the past 20 years) and annually attracts participants from all 50 states and 15+ countries around the world. Known as The Greatest Spectacle in Running, the race starts and finishes in downtown Indianapolis and includes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500. The flat, fast course is packed with thousands of the nicest volunteers you’ll ever meet, 16 course aid stations and nearly 100 course entertainment acts. 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.

 

“Aqua Systems is excited to partner with the 500 Festival to provide the highest quality, premium bottled drinking water for OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K participants as well as the 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group,” said Mike Bowling, vice president of retail operations of Aqua Systems. “We are passionate about providing quality water that will enrich those who consume it. We are proud to deliver that to the 500 Festival’s participants from around the world.”

 

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is sponsored by OneAmerica, Delta Dental, 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 Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K, visit www.indymini.com/register or search #IndyMini on social media.

 

The 500 Festival Volunteer Program is presented by Citizens Energy Group, with additional support from Aqua Systems and HotBox Pizza. To learn more about 2019 500 Festival volunteer opportunities or the sign up to volunteer, visit www.500festival.com/volunteer or search #500Volunteers on social media.

 

To find out more information about Aqua Systems, visit https://www.ilovemywater.com/indianapolis/

 

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.  

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