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500 Festival KidsFit Program

2021 KidsFit Program
2021 KidsFit Program

500 Festival KidsFit Program

The 500 Festival KidsFit Program gets Indiana kids moving while teaching them how to pursue a healthy lifestyle. This free, customizable program is designed for kids in grades K-6 and is available to schools and groups. KidsFit meets the Indiana Department of Education’s Indiana State Academic Standards for Health and Physical Education.

KidsFit participants complete weekly lessons (with an Indy 500 theme) and run or walk one mile using the “Start Your Engines” running plan. By the end of the program, kids will have completed 13.1 miles – the equivalent of a half marathon! Register your class or group for the KidsFit Program and you’ll receive: the KidsFit curriculum and lesson ideas; the “Start Your Engines” running plan; a group incentive chart for participants to log their miles and completion certificates for all kids.


Program Registration

Registration for the 2021 500 Festival KidsFit Program is now open! If you are interested in participating in the program and joining thousands of Hoosier kids getting active, click on the button below to complete your FREE registration!

Registration for the 2021 500 Festival KidsFit Program will close on April 4, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET.

KidsFit Program Materials


Classrooms and Groups in Grades K-3 receive:
  • Customizable 12-week Program Curriculum, including ideas for lessons and activities
  • Start Your Engines Running Plan - created just for kids!
  • Printable Classroom incentive charts for students to track their progress
  • Printable KidsFit Program completion certificates
  • Resources to help you plan and execute your final run

Classrooms and Groups in Grades 4-6 receive:

  • Customizable 10-week Program Curriculum, including activities and lesson ideas
  • Start Your Engines Running Plan - created just for kids!
  • Printable classroom incentive charts for students to track their progress
  • Printable KidsFit Program completion certificates
  • Resources to help you plan and execute your own 5K

KidsFit Testimonials

“The 500 Festival Education Program and KidsFit are engaging Indiana standards-based programs that are easy for teachers to implement while providing fun, interactive learning experiences for students.” - Paige G., Educational Consultant for the 500 Festival


“This program is amazing! I think all the activities are relevant to the students, their ability level and to current trends in physical education. I really like the connections each lesson makes to what is going on at the Indy 500 and to fitness." - Andrea M., Fishers Junior High Wellness Department Chair



Contact Us

Have questions about the KidsFit Program? Want to send us your classroom or group photos or share feedback about the program? We would love to chat! Feel free to reach out to us.

Helen Khamis

(317) 914 - 4817
hkhamis@500festival.com


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