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Virtual Indy 500 Mile Challenge
Virtual Indy 500 Mile Challenge

Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge,
benefitting the 500 Festival

Challenge Yourself!

The Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge and the Indianapolis Freedom 100 Mile Challenge are the latest fitness initiatives created by the 500 Festival to encourage an active lifestyle outside of the Month of May. The Indy 500 Mile Challenge is a virtual program where participants will complete 500 miles of physical activity between June 22 and December 31, 2020. Not quite ready to take on 500 miles? You also have the option to complete 100 miles of physical activity during the same timeframe in the Indianapolis Freedom 100 Mile Challenge.

The Indy 500 Mile virtual challenge lets you log your mileage anytime, anywhere! Participants can log miles by running, walking, wheelchair, biking, swimming, even fitness classes! This virtual fitness experience allows participants to challenge themselves in a fun, new way. Whether spending these months cross-training for your next OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, or need to jump start your fitness routine, this challenge is the perfect enhancement for all ages and lifestyles.

Participants can select the 500-mile or 100-mile challenge, depending on the amount of mileage they wish to complete. Each option includes a shirt, medal, and other unique goodies! There is even an option to create and join Challenge Teams for additional motivation and encouragement.

Participants can also recruit their friends and family to join! As they refer individuals, they will receive referral perks, such as cash back and free merchandise! Don’t wait to register, the first 500 participants will receive a limited-edition shirt, and registration closes after 8,000 participants have signed up.

Join us for this exciting new high-mileage adventure– the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge!

How To Complete Your Challenge:

  1. Register for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge or the Freedom 100 Mile Challenge
  2. Receive your confirmation email with invites to our leader board, Strava group, private Facebook group, online resources, referral program
  3. Start logging miles on June 22
  4. Get on our custom leader board. You'll be able to rank yourself against your friends and other runners from around the United States.
  5. Challenge your friends and family to take on the Indy 500 Mile Challenge by creating a Challenge Team!
  6. Receive your participant swag (shirt, medal, pin and other items)
  7. Finish the challenge stronger than you ever thought you could.
Important Dates
June 15: Registration opens
June 22: First day to log and submit miles
October 31: Registration closes
December 31: Last day to log and submit miles



#IndyVirtualChallenge


Challenge Options
Do you have what it takes to complete 500 miles by the end of the year? Then this is the virtual challenge for you! Each Indy 500 Mile Challenge participant receives:
  • 500 Mile Challenge Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Challenge Hat
  • Commemorative Challenge Pin
  • Customizable Challenge Bib
  • Customizable Finisher Certificate
  • Access to Challenge Participant resources
  • Invitation to participant-only private Facebook Group
  • Discount on the 2021 Indy Mini

Less mileage. Epic accomplishment with awesome swag & perks! Register for the Indianapolis Freedom 100 Mile Challenge to complete 100 miles in the time frame. Each Freedom 100 Mile Challenge participant receives:
  • 500 Mile Challenge Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Challenge Hat
  • Commemorative Challenge Pin
  • Customizable Challenge Bib
  • Customizable Finisher Certificate
  • Access to Challenge Participant resources
  • Invitation to private Facebook Group for Challenge Participants
  • Discount on the 2021 Indy Mini
Virtual Resources

You accepted our challenge, now we're here to support you through each and every mile! Visit our participant virtual resources page where you can find information on submitting your miles, social media shareables to post on your channels, and more. Be sure to bookmark the page and revisit as we're adding new resources each week!

Virtual Resources
Create a Challenge Team
Team up with your friends, family, company or club to motivate each other and receive additional accountability. Examples of Challenge Teams include:
  • Corporate Team
  • Running/Walking Club
  • College or University
  • Friends and Family
  • Challenge for a Cause
  • General group/club

LEARN MORE
Refer Your Friends!

The Indianapolis 500 Mile and Freedom 100 Mile Challenges are much more fun with your friends and family! Earn extra motivation, competition and swag by sharing your personalized referral link on social media after registering.

Learn more about the Indy 500 Mile Challenge Referral Program to find out how you can earn exclusive Indy 500 Mile Challenge gear and cash back - just by recruiting others!

Indy 500 Mile Challenge Referral Program

#IndyVirtualChallenge Participants in Action!


Join the conversation! Use #IndyVirtualChallenge on social media.


Let the world know that you're taking part in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge or the Indianapolis Freedom 100 Challenge with our social media toolkit. Save and customize any of our images then share them on your social media so we can cheer you on every step of the way!

Don't forget to use #IndyVirtualChallenge in your post and tag the 500 Festival on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Questions & Answers

General

What is a virtual challenge?


How does it work?


What is the race swag?


Is the race swag different between the 500 Mile and 100 Mile challenge?


When does the event conclude?


How long do I have to complete my challenge?


What if I have questions about my challenge, who do I contact?


Is there a charity invovled?

Registration

When do I need to register by?


What challenges are available?


How much does it cost to register?


When will I get my virtual challenge swag?


Can I change my shipping address?


Do I need to live in Indiana or the United States to complete the challenge?


Is there a referral program involved?


Can kids participate in the challenge?


I was one of the first 500 participants to register for the 500 Mile Challenge, when should I see my exclusive shirt?

Logging Miles

In what way can I complete my challenge? Is it only running and walking?


Do I need to submit my results? How do I submit my results?


Can I break up the distance I exercise each day?


Can I complete multiple activities within one day?


Do I need a GPS tracker?


I am running in another race at the same time. Can I count those miles?


Can I include backlog mileage after I have signed up?


Is there an app to track my progress?


Are there additional virtual races I can count towards my miles?

Challenge Teams

I want to get my friends and family involved, can we create a Challenge Team?


Are there different categories of Challenge Teams?


How do you make a Challenge Team?


How do you join a Challenge Team?


What if I don't want my Challenge Team to be public?


Who is the team captain of the Challenge Team?


What sort of permissions does the team captain have?

Additional questions? Contact raceinfo@500festival.com or call (317) 927-3378.

Shirt Sizing Chart (all sizes in inches)

Women's(cm)

XS

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

1/2 Chest

39

42

45

49

53

56

59

Body Length

64

66

68

70

72

74

76

Short Sleeve Length

14

15

16

17

17.5

19

20

Waist

36.5

40

43.5

47.5

51

52.5

54.5

Hem

46

48

50

56.5

59

61

63

Bottom Sleeve

4.4

4.5

4.7

4.9

4.9

5.5

6

Men's (cm)

XS

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

1/2 Chest

44

48

52

56

60

66

72

Body Length

70

72

74

76

79

82

85

Short Sleeve Length

25

26

26

26

28

29

30

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