500 Festival Mini Marathon

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

The rain weather moved out and the temps held in the middle  60’s. Today should be a perfect day for the 37th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. 35,000 runners, and wheelchair racers arrived in Indianapolis to run the 13.1 mile race through downtown Indianapolis out to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, around the 2.5 mile race track and back to downtown Indianapolis.

Start of the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon wheelchair race

Start of the 2013 500 festival Mini Marathon

Mens leaders Alene Reta (#6) Shadrack Kiyai (#3) and Boniface Biwott (#17)

Firemen from Wayne Township Fire house 86 run in gear

For some Runners the race is no bull, for others………

I do not believe the race was named after Mini Mouse but if she wants she can come and run.

Run today celebrate Cinco De Mayo tomorrow

Wheelchair race winner Krige Schabort crosses the line in 45:58

Alene Reta approaches the finish line with over a 20 sec. lead

Alene Reta wins the men’s 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Allen Reta so fast and smooth he walks on air

Men’s second place finisher Shadrack Kiyai (1:04:18)

Men’s third place finisher Benard Langat (1:05:12

Sarah Kiptoo women’s race leader approaches the finish line

Women’s race winner Sarah Kiptoo wins in 1:12:26

Women’s second place finisher Everlyne Lagat

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