Exhibitor Opportunities Available for One of Running’s Largest Expos
INDIANAPOLIS (February 13, 2018) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces that exhibitor and vendor registration is open for the 2018 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo. Drawing a crowd of 50,000, this two-day event will take place May 3 and 4 and leads into the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
The 2018 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. With nearly 90,000 square feet of exhibit space, the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo is an excellent opportunity for vendors interested in selling or sampling products or services, building brand awareness, or activating to an audience of consumer interested in health and wellness. The event is free and open to the public and all OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival 5K participants are required to pick up race packets and goodie bags at the Expo.
In addition to the Expo, there are opportunities for promotion and special deals via the Virtual Event Bag and Expo Vendor Scavenger Hunt. To become a vendor at the 2018 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo, view the floor plan, review pricing and booth information, click HERE. Or, contact Cassidy Howell at CHowell@500Festival.com.
About the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
One of the nation’s largest half marathons, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the 500 Festival’s largest fundraiser. Race registrations help support the 500 Festival’s free youth programs and events. 2018 will mark the 42nd running of the race.
The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is a flat, fast course perfect for runners and walkers alike. It starts in downtown Indianapolis and travels west for a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indy 500, before returning to the city for the finish.
With more than 15 aid stations, nearly 100 entertainment groups and thousands of volunteers and cheering spectators lining the course, there’s nothing like the heart pounding excitement of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. The start and finish lines are within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and the Post Race Party following the race in downtown Indy’s Military Park is the perfect way to celebrate the accomplishment of participants.
Now through February 28, the Mini-Marathon registration fee is $79. Pricing will continue to increase throughout the spring.
Jan. 1 – Feb. 28 $79
Mar. 1 – May 1 $89
The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is sponsored by OneAmerica, Franciscan Health and Meijer. The Mini-Marathon will be broadcast to the Indianapolis market on WTHR, Channel 13.
About the 500 Festival
Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and foster 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 $400 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.