November 1, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS (November 1, 2016) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced that OrthoIndy has renewed a multi-year partnership with the organization including presenting sponsorship of the Miler Series through 2019. The 2017 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, marks OrthoIndy’s eleventh year as the presenting sponsor.
“Since 2010, OrthoIndy has proven to be a great partner of the 500 Festival. Their commitment to the health and well-being of runners and walkers, as well as advancing the mission of the 500 Festival is exemplary and appreciated,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO, 500 Festival. “Thanks in part to our partnership, the Miler Series has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, we’re excited to continue growing this series of events with OrthoIndy’s support.”
The 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, offers three running and walking events at three unique distances - a 3-Miler, 6-Miler, and 10-Miler. The distances and timing of events within the Miler Series coincide with typical training programs for a spring distance race such as the 2017 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Each race is designed to provide participants with a low-pressure opportunity to gauge their training progression. The Miler Series is open to the public, providing the community with an opportunity to get moving and accomplish their fitness goals, even if they aren’t training for a specific race.
“Meaningful involvement within the communities we serve, as well as advancing the health and wellbeing of Central Indiana residents are important to OrthoIndy and our employees,” said Jane Keller, CEO of OrthoIndy. “Our 500 Festival sponsorship has checked both of those boxes. We’re pleased to continue this partnership through 2019.”
Participants who register to walk or run in the 2017 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, will enjoy three new courses that weave throughout downtown Indianapolis, past such locations as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, down Massachusetts Avenue, and around Fountain Square. Each course will begin and end at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. To view the course maps, click HERE.
Participants who register and complete all three races in the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy will earn the title of Podium Finisher. All Podium Finishers will receive a gender specific technical t-shirt and the official Podium Finisher medal. Participants can pre-register for all three races for $40 or $45 for onsite registration.
There is also an opportunity to participate from out of town, by registering for the 2017 Virtual Miler Series. Registration for the Virtual Miler Series is $40 and participants will receive a bib, a gender specific technical t-shirt, and a finisher medal. Virtual Miler Series participants complete the corresponding distance on each race day, from the location of their choice. Participants then submit their race time and photos upon completing the designated distance.
2017 Dates and Pricing
500 Festival 3-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
Race Start: 9:00 a.m. EST
Cost: $14 pre-registration fee; $18 onsite registration
500 Festival 6-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Race Start: 9:00 a.m. EST
Cost: $16 pre-registration; $20 onsite registration
500 Festival 10-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Race Start: 8:00 a.m. EST
Cost: $18 pre-registration; $22 onsite registration
All participants in each event within the Miler Series will receive a gift from OrthoIndy. In addition, each 500 Festival Miler race will include outstanding course support with mile markers, clocks at every mile, split timers, water and Gatorade Endurance Formula Pit Areas, and course entertainment. Each race is timed using the ChronoTrack Bib Timing Device, ensuring the most accurate results and a streamlined race experience. Official results will be available following the event. All races are open to the public and participants do not need to be registered for the OneAmerica Mini-Marathon to participate.
To learn more about the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, or to register, visit http://www.indymini.com/p/milerseries
About the 500 Festival
Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 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. 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, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.
About OrthoIndy and the OrthoIndy Hospital
Founded over 50 years ago, OrthoIndy is one of the most highly respected orthopedic practices in the Midwest. With over 70 physicians providing care to central Indiana residents from more than 10 convenient locations, OrthoIndy provides leading-edge bone, joint, spine and muscle care. OrthoIndy physicians also provide care to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Indians, Dance Kaleidoscope and Naptown Roller Girls, as well as local colleges and high schools.
Owned and operated by OrthoIndy physicians, OrthoIndy Hospital is central Indiana's first specialty hospital with a direct focus on bone, joint, spine and muscle care and the most technologically advanced facility available for orthopedics in the Midwest. As a physician-owned hospital model, OrthoIndy Hospital’s top priorities are patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.
Quality patient care serves as the foundation for the physician-owned and operated hospital, which is evident in the ratings received from Press Ganey Associates, Inc. In 2013 and 2014 OrthoIndy Hospital, formerly the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH), was named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner for consistently achieving the 95th percentile of performance in patient satisfaction. From 2009 to 2012, IOH was named the Summit Award Winner for sustaining the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years.
For more information on OrthoIndy, please call (317) 802-2000 or visit us at OrthoIndy.com.