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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2019!

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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 2019 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.


Final 5K

The culmination of the KidsFit Program occurs on the morning of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, where participants in grades 4 - 6 are invited to Indianapolis to finish their final 3.1 miles in their own wave of the 500 Festival 5K. Students will finish at the same finish line as the 35,000 participants who run the Mini-Marathon each year, complete with grandstands filled with cheering fans and families. KidsFit participants receive a discounted entry as well as a shirt, medal, a trip through runner services and an experience they’ll never forget! Schools or groups must be registered for the 2019 KidsFit Program to be elligible for the Final 5K.


Mobile Runs

Students in grades K – 6 can experience the fun and excitement of a 500 Festival running event through a KidsFit Mobile Run. Mobile Runs bring the pageantry and fanfare of a 500 Festival running event to schools around Indiana. Mobile Run are offered to schools free of charge and the 500 Festival provides all resources, including a start line, finish line, and race décor. Schools or groups must be registered for the 2019 KidsFit Program to be elligible for a Mobile Run or Final 5K.

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Schools or groups registered for the 2019 KidsFit Program will receive:


Grades K-3

  • Customizable 12-week program, including ideas for lessons and activities
  • Start Your Engines Running Plan - created just for kids!
  • Classroom incentive chart for students to track their progress
  • KidsFit Program completion certificates
  • Student giveaway stickers
  • Resources to help you plan and execute your final run


Grades 4-6

  • Customizable 10-week program, including activities and lesson ideas
  • Start Your Engines Running Plan - created just for kids!
  • Classroom incentive chart for students to track their progress
  • KidsFit Program completion certificates
  • Student giveaway stickers
  • Resources to help you plan and execute your own 5K
  • Optional participation in the KidsFit Final 5K (at the 500 Festival 5K) for a reduced fee
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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


For more information call Lauren Coyle at 317-927-3378 or email lcoyle@500festival.com.
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