Mini-Marathon Post Race Party Entertainment to be Selected by Participants, General Public

Mini-Marathon Post Race Party Entertainment to be Selected by Participants, General Public

Tue, 2011-09-27 12:32

INDIANAPOLIS (September 27, 2011) – In an effort to continue to enhance the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon experience, the 500 Festival is instituting an entertainment contest for the 2012 event. Starting now through October 28, participants and the general public will be able to nominate their favorite Hoosier-based band to perform at the 500 Festival Post Race Party at the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. From the nominations, the 500 Festival will declare a “Top 10,” those 10 will then be voted on by participants and the public to find a “Top Three.” Round two voting will be open from November 1 through December 1. The top three bands will then be asked to perform at the 2012 500 Festival Post Race Party on the Beer Garden and Family Reunion stages.

Rules and Regulations

Nominations and votes do not have to be from Mini-Marathon or 5K participants exclusively, the general public will be able to nominate and vote as well. Bands are encouraged to reach out to their fan base through social media, emails and their website for nomination. Voting is unlimited.

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

The 36th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012.  The Mini has sold-out for the past 10 years with 35,000 registrants and is the nation’s largest half marathon.  An Early Bird registration rate of $55 is offered through Nov. 30, 2011. Starting Dec. 1, 2011, the rate reverts back to the original rate of $75.

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is sponsored by OneAmerica, Finish Line, Franciscan St. Francis Health and Marsh.

 

The mission of the 500 Festival is to advocate and celebrate the spirit, heritage and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®. Through social, cultural and educational events and programs, the 500 Festival enhances the quality of life for all citizens of our communities.

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 55 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation.

Last year, more than 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participated in nearly 50 events and programs throughout the month of May. Whether they were athletes running the Mini, fourth grade students participating in the Education Program, families enjoying the state’s largest festival for kids or spectators being dazzled by one of the nation’s premier parades, they were there celebrating the legacy.

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