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Mini-Marathon Sells Out

4/1/2013

The 500 Festival announced Monday the 37th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon sold out with 35,000 entries on March 31, 2013.

The event is scheduled for May 4, 2013. 

Participants from 48 states and 13 countries (US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Turks and Caicos and United Arab Emirates) have registered. Entries postmarked on or before March 31, 2013, will still be accepted.

The Mini is the nation’s largest half marathon with 35,000 runners and walkers.  The Mini-Marathon has continued to grow since its inception in 1977 with a field of just 800 participants.

 “Being the nation’s largest half marathon, we are fortunate that the Mini has sold out for the past 12 years,” said Terry Powers, Vice President of Operations. “Each year we continually invest more into the event to enhance the overall participant experience at the Mini-Marathon and 5K whether it’s with state-of-the-art timing technology, runner tracking, or an interactive race expo. We believe this is why the event continues to be a huge success.”

 Registration remains open for the Finish Line 500 Festival 5K at www.500festival.com for $40 until the date the maximum field of 4,000 is reached.

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