John Murugu, Margaret Maina Win 2017 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
INDIANAPOLIS (MAY 6, 2017) – Participants from 48 states and 9 countries took to the streets of Indianapolis as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2017 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Kenya’s John Murugu won the men’s race with a time of 1:04:0\53 and Margaret Maina, also of Kenya, won the women’s race with a time of 1:15:51.
In the wheelchair division, Aaron Pike, 31 of Champaign, Ill., took home first place with a time of 49:52. Pike was presented with a $1,000 check from Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. Katrina Gerhad, 22 of Urbana, Ill. won the women’s race with a time of 1:00:25.
Michael Morrow, 31, of Chicago won the Finish Line 500 Festival 5K with a time 17:51. Christina Swain, 22, of Indianapolis was the women’s winner with a time of 19:43.
2017 marked the 41st running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. One of the nation’s largest half-marathons, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the 500 Festival’s largest fundraiser. Race registrations help support the 500 Festival’s free youth programs and events. The 13.1-mile Mini-Marathon course winds through the streets of downtown Indianapolis and includes a lap around the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Race Weekend Registration
Registration is now open for the 2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Now through May 10, you can register for the 2018 race for $60. To register, visit http://www.indymini.com/p/mini-marathon/registration.
About the 500 Festival
Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and foster positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $400 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.