Employee Wellness Challenge
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Employee Wellness Challenge

The 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge, presented by Aon, (EWC) offers organizations the opportunity to participate as a team in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K! Employee Wellness Challenge teams receive perks, including discounted registration costs, training resources, contests, and more! Not to mention, it is free for organizations to join.

The 500 Festival Employee Wellness Challenge is a simple yet impactful way to invest in the well-being of your organization’s employees, while staying active and having fun. Encourage comradery amongst your team and join the Challenge today!

"The Employee Wellness Challenge is a great way to facilitate and encourage involvement from our company. We had a great turn out and it really improved our team camaraderie and health goals through the beginning of 2023. The information and constant communication with the EWC staff was extremely helpful. I am encouraged to continue our company's involvement in the future.”
- Compass Construction Team Captain

Benefits of the Employee Wellness Challenge

  • No-cost to join the Employee Wellness Challenge
  • Team building
  • Discounted registration prices for staff, family, and friends
  • Promotional and training materials provided
  • Team Captain receives free registration
  • Team awards
  • Opportunity to secure a tent space within The Infield at Post Race Party
  • Cover a portion of all of employee and/or family & friends’ registration costs
  • Opportunity for an on-site registration drive hosted by the 500 Festival

2023 Employee Wellness Challenge Results

Employee Wellness Challenge – Fastest Indy Mini Team

  1. Rolls Royce
  2. Eli Lilly and Company
  3. IU Health

Employee Wellness Challenge – Fastest 5K Team

  1. IU Health
  2. Rolls Royce
  3. Eli Lilly and Company

Employee Wellness Challenge - Most Company Participation

  1. Brite Systems Inc.

How do I get my company involved?

Step 1. Choose a Team Captain: Each organization will need a Team Captain to lead their team and act as the main contact for the 500 Festival. The Team Captain will receive a free registration!

Step 2. Complete Organization Sign-Up: The Team Captain will fill out a team registration form here. Once completed, the 500 Festival will provide the Team Captain with all team and registration instructions.

Step 3. Start Recruiting! The Team Captain will share their organization's team and registration instructions as they build their team.

Benefits of Staying Active

Routine exercise and physical activity can lead to an overall healthier lifestyle and improved work performance! Staying active can provide the following health benefits:
  • Reduces stress, improving mood and overall mental and emotional health
  • Increases energy levels
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves sleep
  • Lowers blood pressure


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

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