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500 Festival announces 500-mile fitness challenge

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 15:04:20-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The 500 Festival has launched a different kind of 500-mile challenge than the annual one at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Indy 500 Mile Challenge is a virtual workout challenge where participants do 500 miles of physical activity between June 22 and the end of 2020. You can earn your miles by running, walking, using a wheelchair, swimming, cycling or through fitness classes. You log your mileage online and compete against others. You can also create a team of friends, family or coworkers.

There is also a 100-mile challenge, where the goal is only 100 miles.

Registration for the 500-mile challenge is now open and will close when the challenge hits 8,000 participants. The registration cost is $60. All participants will also receive a shirt, a medal, a hat and a commemorative pin.

“The 500 Mile Challenge and 100 Mile Challenge were created to encourage participants to be active and have an active lifestyle year-round. We are leveraging the value of the Indy 500 and IMS to provide everyone with a memorable experience that’s set amongst the backdrop of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “This online exercise motivation program will give people the platform to showcase their significant milestones and fitness journeys, as well as sharing encouragement to others partaking in the challenge.”