Entertainers invited to serve as motivation for participants in 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Entertainers invited to serve as motivation for participants in 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Wed, 2014-01-08

Entertainers invited to serve as motivation for participants

 in 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

INDIANAPOLIS (January 8, 2014) – Entertainers are needed for one of the largest four-hour music festivals in the nation, and the 500 Festival is now accepting applications. Bands, DJs and dance troupes will entertain runners and walkers and cheer them to the finish line of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K.

Live entertainment will provide motivation for participants making their way through the 13.1-mile course on Saturday, May 3. Last year nearly 100 groups performed along the course of the nation’s largest half-marathon.

The application deadline for those who would like to participate in this year’s entertainment line-up is April 1, 2014. Space is limited, so the 500 Festival encourages those interested to apply early.

Along with performing in front of the 35,000 participants of the Mini-Marathon and 4,000 participants of the 5K, all entertainers will have:

  ·         Group name and link website listed on www.500festival.com

  ·         Group name listed in “Thank You” ad placed in local newspaper

  ·         Commemorative t-shirt for all members of participating groups

  ·         Tickets to an Indianapolis 500® Practice Day

  ·         Certificate of Participation

  ·         Opportunity to place personal signage at each entertainer’s performance location

Groups can register online at www.500festival.com or mail an entertainment registration form to Hannah Clune, 500 Festival, 500 Festival Building, 21 Virginia Avenue, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204. A demo DVD or CD and photo must be included with the application. For more information, call (317) 614-6115, e-mail hclune@500festival.com or visit www.500festival.com.

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Registrations are still available to participate in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K on May 3. Registration will close when the maximum field of 35,000 participants is reached for the Mini and 4,000 for the 5K. The Mini has sold out the past 12 years. The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is sponsored by OneAmerica, Finish Line, Franciscan St. Francis Health and Meijer.

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 57 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce 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. 

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