500 Festival Mini-Moves Program
Physical activity among youth is linked to better physical, mental, and social health as well as better learning outcomes. Physical movement powers a culture of learning, health, and happiness in Indiana schools and communities. That's why the 500 Festival launched the 500 Festival Mini-Moves Program, a free program for Indiana teachers at any grade level, designed to inspire physical activity and lifelong healthy habits in Hoosier youth.
Mini-Moves is more than classroom activities and lesson ideas, it’s the foundation of a fundamental change for our state, led by Hoosier kids and educators! The program consists of in-class activities, goal setting, and culminates with an event to celebrate the joy of physical activity and the achievement of your students
. Each school determines the duration of the program and their celebration event plans.
Mini-Moves is produced by the 500 Festival
, an Indiana nonprofit responsible for one of the nation’s largest half marathons – the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. The 500 Festival is committed to leveraging the value of Indiana being home of the Indy 500 and the Indy Mini to further a culture of running, walking, and movement with kids in kindergarten all the way to the end of high school.
Registration for the 2021-2022 500 Festival Mini-Moves Program is now open! We’d love for your students to join us this year, joining thousands of Hoosier kids getting active and staying healthy! If you’d like to participate, please fill out the form using the button below. There is no cost to participate. Once registered for the program, you will begin receiving communication about program materials and other program information.