Winners Announced for 2024 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge and Badge Match Challenge

Winners Announced for 2024 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge and Badge Match Challenge

INDIANAPOLIS (May 10, 2024) The 500 Festival announced the winning teams of the 2024 Badge Match Challenge and Employee Wellness Challenge for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K.   

The 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge gets Hoosiers up and moving to create a healthier Indiana. The Employee Wellness Challenge promotes wellness, team building, and a healthy dose of competition with awards for company participation and finish time* in the Mini-Marathon. This year’s challenge included nearly 1,800 individuals across Indiana. 

The Badge Match Challenge is designed to give badge-carrying agents from the public service sector within Indiana the opportunity to participate in the Mini-Marathon as a team. These teams compete against one another to be honored as the Badge Match Champion. Each team consists of 4-7 members. 

The fastest Employee Wellness Challenge and the Badge Match Champion is awarded a traveling trophy to display in their office until the 2025 Mini-Marathon & 5K weekend. 

*Results from the top four Mini-Marathon runners from each team determine the fastest company in Indiana. The top three companies with the highest participation also receive awards based on full and part-time employees from the state of Indiana. 

Employee Wellness Challenge – Fastest Mini-Marathon Teams 

  • Rolls-Royce 
  • Eli Lilly and Company 
  • Group 1001 

Employee Wellness Challenge – Fastest 5K Teams 

  • Eli Lilly and Company 
  • Rolls-Royce 
  • Community Health Network 

 Badge Match Challenge 

  • Indiana State Police 
  • Indianapolis Fire Department  
  • Pike Township Fire Department 

“We are proud to provide the Employee Wellness Challenge to companies across Indiana and throughout the country as a unique way to encourage employee health, wellness and participate in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your outstanding participation in this year’s races.” 

To learn more about the Employee Wellness Challenge, please visit indymini.com/EWC.