Registration deadline for 2012 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K is approaching

Registration deadline for 2012 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K is approaching

Mon, 2012-03-19 05:52

INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2012) – The deadline for the 2012 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K is March 31, 2012 or until the field of 4,000 participants is reached. Register today, only a few hundred spots remain! Visit www.500festival.com/mini-marathon/5k for more details and to register for the event.

Participants of the Finish Line 500 Festival 5K will hit the streets at 7 a.m. EDT on Saturday, May 5, prior to the start of the sold-out OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Those participating in the 5K will exclusively be on the course at the start and will be able to cross the finish line without delays before the Mini-Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. EDT.

Participants in the 5K will run 3.1 miles while the 2012 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon participants will run 13.1 miles. The 5K utilizes the same start line and finish line as the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Runners and walkers in the 5K receive many of the same benefits as the participants in the Mini-Marathon, including:

  • Water station (pit area)
  • Entertainment along the course
  • Exclusive packet pick-up area at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo
  • A finisher’s medal
  • Complimentary qualification or practice day ticket from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway® for the day of your choice. See www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com for schedule. 
  • A short-sleeved 2012 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K technical shirt
  • A celebration at the 500 Festival Post Race Party

Mini-Marathon and 5K participants, as well as the general public, are invited to visit the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo in Halls A & B of the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis on May 3 (4 – 8 p.m.) and May 4 (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.).  More than 40,000 people are expected to visit the Expo, which is free and open to the public, to shop the latest in health and fitness gear.

 

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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