Registration Now Open for 2023 500 Festival KidsFit Program

Registration Now Open for 2023 500 Festival KidsFit Program

The 500 Festival announces that registration is open for the 500 Festival KidsFit Program for the 2022-2023 school year. The program is available to Indiana schools and groups grades K-6, and teaches youth how to pursue an active and healthy lifestyle through a mix of running and walking in-class lessons and activities. The program is FREE and customizable. 

Students will complete weekly lessons centered around the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500 and will run or walk a mile using the “Start Your Engines” training plan. By the end of the program, students will have completed a total of 13.1 miles – the equivalent distance of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. KidsFit participants are also invited to complete their final 3.1 miles in their own wave at the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K, which occurs the same morning as the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in downtown Indianapolis. Students will receive a discounted entry, t-shirt, finisher medal, a trip through runner services, and an experience they’ll never forget!  

“We are excited for another year of the 500 Festival KidsFit Program! Combining physical education with the spirit of the Month of May, students are uniquely immersed in the celebrations of the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “We look forward to continuing our emphasis on health and fitness with the younger generation.” 

To register your school or group for the KidsFit Program or to learn more, visit You may also see the program in action on social media by searching #500KidsFit. 

Support of the 500 Festival KidsFit Program is provided by: Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation, Crowe, Delta Dental Foundation, Corteva, and the 500 Festival Foundation. 


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 a 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 $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.