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January 28, 2014

Registration now open for 500 Festival Rookie Run

Registration for the 2014 Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run is now open on the 500 Festival website at www.500festival.com.

The Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run is11 a.m. May 10 on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.

Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to participate in the non-competitive race.

The pre-registration fee is $6 and will be accepted until May 8. On-site registration is $10.

Rookie Run is a way for encourage children to stay physically fit.

Children ages 3 to 5 will run a two-block course, runners ages 6 and 7 will race a 1/5-mile course, while runners ages 8 to 12 will run the 1/3-mile course.

The race takes place on Ohio and Meridian streets, just north of Monument Circle.

All participants will receive a goodie bag, a runner’s bib with the number 1, and a finisher’s medal.

Also, commemorative T-shirts are available for purchase for $10 while supplies last.

Sponsors for the Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run include Chase, Finish Line and MHS.

For more information on the 500 Festival or to register for the 2014 Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run, visit the website at http://www.500festival.com/other-events/rookie-run.

The 500 Festival, a non-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 57 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation.

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