Thousands have registered for 6-Miler, 10-Miler
INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2016) The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that the remaining events in the 2016 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, have sold out. Remaining events include the 6-Miler, scheduled for Saturday, March 5 and the 10-Miler, scheduled for Saturday, April 9 in downtown Indianapolis.
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 2016 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Each race is designed to provide participants with a low-pressure opportunity to gauge their training progression.
“We’re focused on enhancing our running programs and events and we’ve found that events offering unique distances, like the Miler Series, continue to gain popularity with participants. Not only has our Miler Series sold out, so too have our newly introduced challenges and VIP Experience,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO, 500 Festival. “Space is still available for the Indy Mini and there’s never been a better year to participate! 2016 marks the 40th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and we’ve got a massive celebration planned. If you’ve participated in the Indy Mini before, now is the time to repeat the thrill. If you’re on the fence about participating – join us! There is plenty of time to train and prepare for this year’s race!”
Each 500 Festival Miler race includes 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 start and finish in the White River State Park in front of the NCAA Hall of Champions.
The Indy Mini is the 500 Festival’s largest fundraiser. Race registrations help support the 500 Festival’s free youth programs and events. By getting nearly 40,000 moving, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K have become two of the state’s largest health initiatives, helping Hoosiers get focused on their health and well-being. The course for the Mini-Marathon is flat and fast and appeals to runners and walkers alike. It begins near the intersection of Washington and West Streets in downtown Indianapolis, heads west toward the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and includes a lap around the famed 2.5 mile track before heading back downtown to the finish line at Military Park.
Spaces are still available for the 2016 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Now through May 3, the registration fee is $85. To learn more about the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, or to register for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, visit www.IndyMini.com.
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 $350 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.