Join
×

Carissa Galloway Will Serve as New Announcer at the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

January 16, 2020

Galloway is the first female announcer in race’s 44-year history

Galloway is the first female announcer in race’s 44-year history

INDIANAPOLIS (January 16, 2020) –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 Carissa Galloway will serve as the announcer at the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K.

Galloway is a Boston and Orlando based Registered Dietitian with a diverse background in nutrition, fitness, and television hosting. She has served as a race announcer for 15 years and has announced more than 250 races. Her most notable races include the runDisney events, OUC Orlando Half Marathon, Iron Girl Clearwater Half Marathon, and the Track Shack Running Series. The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will be Galloway’s first race in Indianapolis.

“Carissa is a recognized voice in the racing industry as the announcer for some incredible productions,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Participants will be reinvigorated as they make their way through the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon finish line on May 2. We’re looking forward to this next chapter of the Indy Mini with Galloway at the microphone.”

As the official announcer, Galloway will serve as additional support and encouragement for participants, as well as entertainment, building hype for spectators as well.

“The people who cross the finish line have just accomplished an incredible feat, and deserve high-energy entertainment as they complete this iconic race,” said Galloway. “I’m excited to lend my voice in the Hoosier state for the Greatest Spectacle in Running.”

Now through March 1, the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon registration fee is $79. Registration for the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K is $40. Participants looking for extra mileage can register for the Challenges. Pricing will continue to increase throughout the spring. To register for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, or to learn more, visit www.indymini.com/register or search #IndyMini on social media.

About the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Named the Best Half Marathon in America as well as one of “America’s Most Iconic Races” by Runners World, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is one of the nation’s largest half marathons (for the past 20 years) and annually attracts participants from all 50 states and 15+ countries around the world. Known as The Greatest Spectacle in Running, the race starts and finishes in downtown Indianapolis and includes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500. The flat, fast course is packed with thousands of the nicest volunteers you’ll ever meet, 16 course aid stations and nearly 500 course entertainers.

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. 2020 will mark the 44th running of the race, which takes place on May 2, 2020. 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.

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is sponsored by OneAmerica, Delta Dental, 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 programsthat 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 $500 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.

 ###