Why Should You Take the Challenge?

Looking for a new way to challenge yourself in 2020? Take on the all new Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge or Indianapolis Freedom 100 Mile Challenge! Be a part of this brand-new virtual fitness challenge with race fans from all over the world. Challenge yourself to complete 500 or 100 miles of physical activity between June 22 and December 31, 2020. Tackle the mileage by running, walking, swimming, biking, or anything that gets your body moving! Why should you take on this challenge? The benefits of moving your body and maintaining an active lifestyle are endless!

Improve mental health and mood

    • Physical activity can help improve your mood and mental health. While exercising, the body releases chemicals that can boost your mood. This can also be a benefit to relieve stress and reduce your risk of depression.

Increased energy levels

    • Increasing your heart rate during exercise will increase your energy levels by improving muscle strength and boosting endurance.

Reduced Risk of Cancer

    • The American Cancer Society has recently recommended that adults achieve 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week, or 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or a combination. Teens and children should achieve at least 1 hour of moderate or vigorous intensity activity each day. These recommendations can help reduce the risk of cancer and increase overall health.

Family Time

    • Encourage your family and friends to join you in taking on the Challenge! You can complete the Challenge as individuals or as a Challenge Team. Get the whole family moving by going on family walks, runs, bike rides, or days at the pool!

Cross Train for the 2021 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

    • Cross training includes any physical activity that supplements your main sport and can offer many benefits to your Indy Mini training. These benefits can include strengthening your muscles, improving cardiovascular fitness, reducing risk of injury, and more.
      • Swimming: beat the summer heat; easier on joints; improve flexibility
      • Fitness classes: change up your routine; meet new people
      • Weight lifting: strengthen muscles; strengthen core
      • Cycling: improve cardiovascular fitness and strength
      • Yoga: strengthen muscles; improve flexibility

Registration for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge and the Indianapolis Freedom 100 Mile Challenge are now open! Conquer the challenge individually or as a Challenge Team. Be a part of the second greatest spectacle in racing!

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