So far, 2,400 people have registered to participate in the 5K, 10K and 15K events.
Pre-registration is available online at www.500festival.com.
The first training series event is the 5K, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12, at 8:30 a.m.
The 500 Festival Training Series is the only official training program for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, which will take place May 7.
Training series dates for 2011 are Feb. 12 (5K), March 5 (10K), and April 9 (15K).
At each of these events, participants will run on part of the actual Mini-Marathon course and use the bib timing and scoring device that will be used at the Mini-Marathon. The official training series, consisting of three events, is designed to allow participants the opportunity to gauge their progress in preparation for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
The three training series events gradually increase in distance to coincide with a typical training program's schedule. All training series events start and finish at the new location this year, the NCAA Hall of Champions in downtown Indianapolis.
Online registration at www.500festival.com will end five days prior to each event. The pre-registration cost is $12 (5K), $14 (10K), and $16 (15K).
On-site registration is available as well for an additional $4 fee and begins 90 minutes before the event. Participants may register for all three events for a pre-registration fee of $36, or they may register on-site for $48.
Participants who register for all three events will receive two complimentary tickets to the NCAA Hall of Champions, valid throughout 2011. All who register for an event will receive a free gift, courtesy of OrthoIndy.
The 500 Festival Training Series is open to the public. Participants do not need to be registered for the Mini-Marathon to enter.
The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is sponsored by OneAmerica, Finish Line, St. Francis and Marsh.