Delta Dental will serve in this role from 2019-2021
INDIANAPOLIS (March 5, 2019) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced that Delta Dental will be the new 500 Festival 5K title partner for 2019–2021. Founded in 1966, Delta Dental is the largest dental plan system in the United States, providing coverage to 68 million people and operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
“Delta Dental is proud to be partnering with the 500 Festival as the title sponsor of the 500 Festival 5K,” said JJ Nelson, Executive Director of Delta Dental of Indiana. “As a provider of dental healthcare, the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K partnership reinforces our commitment to support health and fitness in the community. We can’t wait to cheer on participants as they cross the finish line in May.”
The Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K will take place on Saturday, May 4th prior to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. 2019 marks the 20th running of the 5K, which was listed among the nation’s top 15 5K races in The BibRave 100. Participants will run or walk 3.1 miles on a course that weaves throughout downtown Indianapolis. Race registrations from the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K help support the 500 Festival’s free youth programs and events.
“We’re excited to have Delta Dental onboard as our 5K title sponsor,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “There are always lots of smiles at the 5K finish line, so what better partner than Delta Dental who protects more smiles than any other insurance company in the nation. This partnership is a significant contribution toward fulfilling our mission.”
Registration for the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K and OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is currently open. To learn more about the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K or to register, visit indymini.com/5k. Additional Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K partners are: OneAmerica, Franciscan Health and Meijer. The Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K and OneAmerica 500 Festival 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 more than 50 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, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.