Oneamerica 500 Festival

Oneamerica 500 Festival Mini-marathon

Top five events to check out: Celebrities, Balloons, Floats from community businesses

Five words associated with this festival: Family Fun, Entertaining

Festival Genre: Parade

Address of festival:
500 Festival Building, 21 Virginia Ave. Suite 500
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
United States

Expected Attendance: 300,000

Festival / event start date: 5/24/2014

Website:  http://www.500festival.com/parade

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 Parade.

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 tradition continues with the 33 starting drivers of the Indianapolis 500 serving as honorary grand marshals the day before the race, riding in the traditional rows of three, with the winner of the pole position bringing up the rear.

The Parade will be telecast locally on WISH-TV and nationally on NBC Sports Network.

Jul 09, 2013 – 12:23PM

Top five events to check out: Finish Line 500 Festival 5K, OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Post Race Party

Five words associated with this festival: Fun, Fitness, Challenging, Accomplishing

Address of festival:
500 Festival Building, 21 Virginia Ave. Suite 500
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
United States

Expected Attendance: 35,000 Participants

Festival / event start date: 05/03/2014

Website:  http://www.500festival.com/mini-marathon

The OneAmerica 500 Festival 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 race. 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 camaraderie.

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.

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