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Runner's World

25 Iconic American Races That Aren’t Marathons

"Why Run It: More than 80 entertainment groups and spirit squads line the course of this fairly flat half marathon that ranks within the top 20 largest road races in the U.S. The route includes a full 2.5-mile lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway beginning right before mile six, where many runners follow the Indy 500 tradition of smooching the bricks at the speedway’s start and finish line."
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Shape Magazine

10 Races Perfect for People Just Beginning Running

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K in Indiana put speed front-and-center. The flat and fast 13.1-mile course takes 30,000 runners around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. About 40 percent of them are first time half-marathoners, and another 4,000 run the flat, easy 5K. The 500 Festival prides itself on creating a low-pressure, high-octane experience with more than 80 bands along the course and runner perks, like free Michelob ULTRA at the finish and tickets to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Plus, the 500 Festival Miler Series of 3-, 6-, and 10-mile races lead into the event to help runners go the distance.
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Sports Illustrated

Teen runs 71-minute half-marathon while wearing Crocs

One of the most impressive running performances of the year took place at this weekend's OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis, where 18-year-old Benjamin Pachev ran 71:53 for 16th place while wearing Crocs. His father, Alexander Pachev, was not too far behind and ran 76:07 in Crocs as well.
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One of the largest half marathons in the U.S., this race draws 35,000 runners each year to Indianapolis. The course highlights the downtown neighborhoods while also taking a lap on the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 41st annual race is part of the city’s month-long celebration of the Indianapolis 500, and it traditionally draws a strong elite field as well as runners from across the country.


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