Address: 21 Virginia Avenue, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Phone number: (317) 614-6112
Categorical listing: Other-Events
Mission: The mission of the 500 Festival is to
produce 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.
500 Festival Training Series, presented by OrthoIndy
Dates: 10K: March 1, 2014; 8 a.m.; 15K: April 5, 2014; 8
The Training Series is designed to allow participants the
opportunity to gauge their progression in preparation for the
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
Participants will run on part of the actual Mini-Marathon course
and practice using water stations. The three Training Series events
gradually increase in distance to coincide with a typical training
500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo
(Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis)
Dates: May 1, 2014; 4 - 8 p.m.
May 2, 2014; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo jump starts the OneAmerica
500 Festival Mini-Marathon weekend for both participants and the
general public on May 1 and 2 with interactive activities for all
ages and a great selection of exhibitors. Located in Hall F & G
within the Indianapolis Convention Center, it houses the
40,000-plus participants, along with family, fans and guests.
Because the Mini-Marathon race packets are not mailed to the
participants, all Mini-Marathon and 5K runners/walkers are required
to pick up their race packets at the Expo. The packets include the
runner's bib race number, Bib-timing device, participant shirt and
other important information. The Expo is a great opportunity for
everyone to enjoy the excitement that builds to the Mini-Marathon
on Saturday and provides an opportunity for the general public to
learn about the latest in health and fitness gear.
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
Date: May 3, 2014; 7:30 a.m.
The 500 Festival kicks off May in a big way with one of its
premier events, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. The
Mini-Marathon is the nation's largest half marathon, having sold
out with 35,000 participants for the past 12 years.
This 500 Festival tradition will commence May 3 and will mark
the 38th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
Within its 38-year history, many stories have emerged around the
excitement. From United States Olympian marathon runners, the
arrival of international runners, to the family traditions, the
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon provides competition and
The course for the Mini-Marathon begins near the intersection of
Washington and West streets, heads west toward the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway® along Michigan Street and does a complete lap
around the 2.5 mile track before heading back down New York Street
to the finish line.
Ranked as one of the best half-marathons by Runner's World
A flat, fast course that loops the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®,
home of the world-famous Indianapolis 500®, Allstate 400 at the
Brickyard and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
Corralled starting area
Bib-timing and scoring devices
Special seeded start areas that utilize a wave start for a more
efficient and enjoyable running and walking experience
Unique Mini-Marathon medals for all finishers provided by
OneAmerica (plus, the opportunity to purchase an iTaB and
engrave your name and finishing time for insertion on the back of
Free commemorative long-sleeve, gender-specific technical t-shirt
to all participants
Continuous music and entertainment along the Mini-Marathon course
provided by nearly 80 groups
16 course "Pit Areas" (11 water stations, five Gatorade stations)
as well as water and Gatorade at the start and finish areas, all in
Athletes and fans are invited to join more than 80 vendors and
exhibitors in the two-day 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo.
Great deals on official race merchandise and running apparel,
health and fitness information, giveaways and entertainment are all
part of the Expo
Post Race Party at Military Park from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Finish Line 500 Festival 5K
Date: May 3, 2014; 7 a.m.
The 2014 Finish Line 500 Festival 5K takes place on May 3. Start
time is slotted for 7 a.m. and will use the same start line and
finish line as the Mini. The Finish Line 5K carries a strict
56-minute time limit for competition. The race begins near the
Indiana State Museum and travels along Washington Street until
White River Parkway and continues north to Michigan Street. Runners
will take a right on Michigan Street, right on Porto Alegre Street,
right on Limestone Street, left on New York Street, left on
Lansing Street, right on Beauty Street then left on New York Street
to finish at Military Park.
Runners and walkers in the 5K receive many of the same benefits
as the participants in the Mini-Marathon. Benefits include: water
station (pit area), entertainment along the course, a complimentary
opening day ticket for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®, a 2014
Finish Line 500 Festival 5K short-sleeved technical T-shirt and
access to the Post Race Party.
Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day
Date: May 10, 2014; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
With more than 40,000 people in attendance, Kids' Day is the
state's largest free outdoor festival for children. Families can
interact with local mascots, race mini cars, bounce in giant
inflatable's and create arts and crafts. Children can also visit
with nationally known characters or make sashes with the newly
crowned 500 Festival Queen and the 500 Festival Princesses. Dozens
of exhibitors will fill Monument Circle and surrounding streets
with food, fun and educational games.
Everyone will leave a winner as more than 10,000 prizes will be
given away throughout the day from dozens of exhibitors around
Monument Circle. Come out and enjoy a family-fun-filled day,
because the best part of Kids' Day is…it's FREE!
Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run
Date: May 10, 2014; 11 p.m.
As part of the Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day, all kids ages three
to 12 are invited to join in for the Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run.
It is a non-competitive fun run where everyone goes away a winner.
The Rookie Run is a great way for kids to stay physically fit. Kids
aged three to five will run a two-block course, runners aged six
and seven will race a ⅕-mile course, while runners aged eight to 12
will run the ⅓-mile course. The race takes place on Ohio and
Meridian streets, just north of Monument Circle. All participants
will receive a goodie bag, a runner's bib with the number 1 and a
finisher's medal - just like the Mini-Marathon participants.
American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day
(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
Date: May 21, 2014 ; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day gives
people the opportunity to drive their vehicle on the famed
Indianapolis Motor Speedway® oval. In addition to driving on the
track, visitors may tour the IndyCar car transport trailers, visit
Pit Lane, check out the vintage cars on display, get autographs
from Pro Series drivers and past champions, plus much more. Gather
your pit crew and compete to become champions in the Media Pit Stop
Competition - win bragging rights for the year and money to donate
to the charity of your choice. Plus, admission to Community Day
includes admission to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame
IPL 500 Festival Parade
Date: May 24, 2014; Noon
One of the original events produced by the 500 Festival, the IPL
500 Festival Parade, has grown to be one of the signature events
held in the United States each year. The 500 Festival Parade is the
only 500 Festival event that has taken place every year, beginning
in 1957. Held on May 24, the eve of the Indianapolis 500®,
300,000 spectators from around the country will line the streets of
Indianapolis for one of the nation's premier parades, alongside the
Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day
The IPL 500 Festival Parade allows all spectators to witness the
pageantry and larger-than-life floats light up the streets of
downtown Indianapolis. Well-known celebrities, costumed characters,
marching bands, patriotic units, specialty units, spectacular
floats and giant helium balloons will fill the streets to celebrate
the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis
500®. The Parade will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network
and locally on WISH-TV.
On top of the balloons and floats, the continuing tradition
includes all 33 Indianapolis 500® drivers to serve as honorary
500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented
by Indiana University Health
Indiana's fourth grade students will once again be able to learn
more about the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500's® place and
importance in Indiana's rich culture as the 500 Festival and
Indianapolis 500® Education Program gears up for its eighth year.
Since the inception of the program in 2004, the 500 Festival and
Indianapolis Motor Speedway® have served nearly 200,000 fourth
graders from throughout the state in this free program.
The 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program strives
to educate and foster creativity in Hoosier fourth-grade students
by using the historical, social and economic significances of the
500 Festival, Indianapolis 500® and the thriving motorsports
industry of Indiana in the curriculum. This program is packed with
information including an Academic Standard-based curriculum,
teacher materials, a video and the opportunity for an educational
Study Trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway® in April and May! In
2014, nearly 24,000 students will participate in the Education
Program, with 8,000 students attending a Study Trip at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway®.
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