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Employee Wellness Challenge


Employee Wellness Challenge

The 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge is a fun, no-cost way for companies of all sizes to promote employee wellness and be part of the excitement leading up to the Indy 500. Whether you're participating in your 43rd OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or you're taking on your first 500 Festival 5K, the Employee Wellness Challenge offers participation opportunities for all experience levels! The program is simple to execute (we provide marketing & training resources) and customizable for your employees. There is no cost to enroll a business in the Employee Wellness Challenge. Click here to enroll your organization for the Employee Wellness Challenge.

How Does It Work?

Enroll your company in the Employee Wellness Challenge and take advantage of company and employee perks including:
  • Discounts on Mini-Marathon, 5K, Challenge, and Miler Series registrations*
  • Easy, customized online registration for your employees
  • Host an onsite registration drive at your company
  • Promotional materials to help recruit your team
  • Training materials and resources to help your team
  • Opportunitiy for employer to sponsor some or all of employee registration fees
  • Start to finish support and accountability to help employees accomplish their goals
  • Exposure and engagement opportunities at a world-class event


Awards will be given to the top companies in three categories*:
  1. Fastest Team Finish Time - OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
  2. Fastest Team Finish Time - 500 Festival 5K
  3. Company Participation
Winning company teams will receive a traveling trophy to display at their office and will be recognized on IndyMini.com, on social media and with a press release.

Team Captain

Each company will need a team captain to lead their organization in motivation and to coordinate with the 500 Festival. The 500 Festival will assist in supplying promotional and training materials.


For any questions about how to get involved with the Employee Wellness Challenge, please contact Erika Miller at emiller@500festival.com.

2018 Employee Wellness Challenge Winners

We would like to thank all 44 companies who participated in the 2018 Employee Wellness Challenge and congratulate the winners.

Finish Time

  1. Eli Lilly
  2. Indiana University Health
  3. Rolls-Royce

The Finish Time award is based off times of the top five Mini-Marathon finishers from each team. Full results can be viewed here.


  1. Jackson Systems – 32% of employees participated
  2. Williams Creek – 27% of employees participated
  3. Endress + Hauser – 17% of employees participated

The participation award is based off the percentage of employees participating in either the Mini-Marathon or 5K. We would also like to recognize Indiana University Health for having the most employees participating in the Mini-Marathon and 5K with 523!

*The finish time awards will be awarded to the company whose employees have the fastest average finish time for each event (Mini & 5K). Company participation will be determined based upon percentage of Indiana employees participating. Companies must have at least 15 employees to be eligible for the participation award. Participants must be a full or part time employee and can compete in the Mini-Marathon or 5K.
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