Updated: Thursday, 05 Apr 2012, 3:45 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009, 8:28 AM EDT
The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon isn't just for runners or walkers. Come down to the 500 Festival Post Race Party and cheer on the thousands of participants as they cross the finish line. You'll be so motivated after seeing all of the different types of people crossing the finish line that you'll want to be among the first to register for the 2013 Mini-Marathon.
The 500 Festival Post Race Party in Military Park is a fun place for both participants and spectators. This beautiful urban park has plenty of grassy areas and shade trees for relaxation. There's no better way to celebrate than with an ice cold beer, enjoy great live music, a live video feed of the race, and outstanding food from local restaurants and specialty food vendors. Many activities are planned for all ages in addition to live music, merchandise booths, and a variety of food vendors. Don't forget to bring along extra cash!
500 Festival Post Race Party Entertainment
The participants have spoken and below are your winners of the 2012 500 Festival Post Race Party Entertainment contest. On the Beer Garden stage Blonde Sonja will be playing from 7 - 10:30 a.m. immediately following them Zanna-doo! will take the stage from 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. On the south side of the park in the Family Reunion Area you'll be able to catch the sound of Greta Speaks from 7 a.m. -12 p.m.
Indiana Blood Center Family Reunion Area
Family and friends should plan to reunite with race participants at our Indiana Blood Center Family Reunion Area located in the South Central part of Military Park. This area will be clearly signed with alphabetical letters. Please plan to meet your party by the letter that corresponds with your last name. You will not be allowed to meet your friends in the Runners’ Services Area after the finish line. Hang around the Indiana Blood Center Family Reunion Area to enjoy the sounds on one of two entertainment stages.
Watch live race coverage
Family and friends can watch the live coverage of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on WISH-TV 8 and our big screen TV located along the final mile, across from the grandstands at the finish line. For spectators, a bleacher section along New York Street (accessible from inside the Post Race Party) provides a fantastic view of the finish line and the big screen TV. Also, live feeds are available in the Beer Garden and Family Reunion Area.
Official OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon merchandise, including I Finished, I Run this Town® and I Ran This Town shirts, will be available for purchase at the Post Race Party. Some items may be sold out by race day. Come to the Mini-Marathon Expo for the best selection.
Participants may enjoy a free massage in the Massage Tent at the 500 Festival Post Race Party following the 5K and Mini-Marathon.
If you're running with a club, training program, or company, you'll want to explore the Running Club Village to find your group's tent. Tents must be pre-purchased through the 500 Festival. Many groups reserve space to hold post race celebrations of their own with BBQs, cold beverages, music, and more. For more information, call (317) 927-3378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors and groups will be located throughout the park area providing a variety of giveaways and hands-on activities throughout the day.
Don't take a chance on missing the field for the 2013 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Ensure your entry by visiting the 2013 registration tent at the 500 Festival Post Race Party. Volunteers will be ready to assist you with the online registration process.
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