McDonalds of Central Indiana Signs on as OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Sponsor

McDonalds of Central Indiana Signs on as OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Sponsor

Thu, 2014-03-20

INDIANAPOLIS (March 20, 2014) – The 500 Festival announced today that McDonald’s® of Central Indiana will serve as the title sponsor of the Family Reunion Area within the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on May 3, 2014.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience a #MomentofWonder post-race by visiting the McDonald’s McCafé® vehicle for free McCafé Coffee and McCafé Smoothie samples in the Family Reunion Area. Additionally, McDonald’s will invite visitors to learn “What We’re Made Of” through a 3D interactive exhibit at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo on May 1 and 2.

“From providing nutritional information on their products to their work with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, McDonald’s has been a leader in offering customers a number of healthy food options,” said Bob Bryant, President and CEO of 500 Festival. “We look forward to working together to positively impact the health of our community.”

“McDonald’s of Central Indiana is excited to announce its partnership with the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon,” said Bob Jedele McDonald’s Owner/Operator and Central Indiana Co-Op President. “Partnerships like these help us showcase our ongoing commitment to offer wholesome options and promote the importance of living an active lifestyle.”

Additionally, the McDonald’s of Central Indiana family will have a team participating in the Mini and will be wearing red and yellow McDonald’s branded t-shirts with the words, “balance,” “variety” and “moderation” on the back. McDonald’s encourages employees to live an active, balanced lifestyle while participating in activities within the community such as the Mini-Marathon. For more information about McDonald’s “Commitments of Offer Improved Nutrition Choices,” visit

Registration for the 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is currently open. The race has sold out for the past 12 consecutive years and is the nation’s largest half marathon. For more information or to make the commitment for 2014, visit


The mission of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is to conduct a world-class running event and leverage its success for furthering the mission of the 500 Festival and promoting health and fitness. 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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