5K Run, strengthened by Indiana University Health, Give Fans Opportunity to Finish on 50 Yard Line
Indianapolis, IN – Today, the Indianapolis Colts announced their 2nd Annual Colts 5K Run, strengthened by Indiana University Health, to kick off the 2014 season. Registration for the race, which will be held the morning of Saturday, August 23 at Lucas Oil Stadium, opens today at www.colts.com/run. A Kids’ PLAY 60 Fun Run will also be held that morning at the stadium.
Early registration pricing is available through June 30, including $35 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids’ Fun Run. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit the IU Health Simon Cancer Center to support the Patience Assistance program, which helps offset some of the financial burden for cancer patients.
This is the second year the Colts have hosted a 5K Run at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 2013 event brought nearly 1,800 runners and walkers to the stadium. The event was created to allow fans to share in the glory of the gridiron while supporting a healthy and active lifestyle by completing a 5K run/walk.
“The return of football season in Indiana brings a special feeling of excitement and anticipation, and this is a wonderful event for fans to come together and celebrate their team in a positive and healthy way,” said Stephanie Pemberton, Indianapolis Colts Sr. Director of Marketing. “We’re excited to be teaming up with Indiana University Health to bring this event back for the second year as we encourage Hoosiers everywhere to live active, healthy lives.”
This year’s race takes place prior to the Colts’ third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, set for 8:00pm at Lucas Oil Stadium. The game will be nationally televised. Runners who register for the 5K have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the game for $61, ahead of sales to the general public.
WHAT: Colts 5K Run, strengthened by Indiana University Health
WHEN: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Registration opens at 6 a.m.
Race begins at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol, Indianapolis
PARKING: Free parking is available in the South Lot of the stadium
WHY: To celebrate the return of football and raise funds to help cancer patients at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center.
WEBSITE: Registration is available at www.colts.com/run
The 2014 Colts 5K is strengthened by Indiana University Health and supported in part by WISH-TV.
“Improving the health of the community is central to the mission at IU Health and tackling Indiana’s obesity problem is one of our key focus areas as a statewide health system,” said Ron Stiver, Senior Vice President of Engagement and Public Affairs at Indiana University Health. “This event offers a great way for Hoosiers to support our Colts while participating in healthy physical activity.”
“WISH-TV continues to make 2014 another year of G8 (Great) Heath for our viewers. The Colts 5K provides them a fun, healthy way to get the whole family involved,” said Jeff White, WISH-TV president and general manager. “We’re excited to join forces on this event, with the Indianapolis Colts and IU Health, two great partners also committed to helping Hoosiers live healthier lives.”
About the Indianapolis Colts
The franchise has won four World Championships. Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won nine division titles, including five consecutive AFC South crowns from 2003-07. The Colts are the only NFL team to have 12+ victories in seven consecutive seasons. The Colts won 115 regular-season games from 2000-09, the highest decade total in NFL history, and the team’s 23 consecutive regular-season wins (2008-09) set another NFL record. The club won Super Bowl XLI following the 2006 season, and the Colts reached Super Bowl XLIV after winning the AFC title during the 2009 season.
The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana. Leading by example, we hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back. Our goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships and maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community, thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.
About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 15 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.
IU Health Simon Cancer Center is the only patient care cancer center in Indiana to receive the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation, recognizing the facility for scientific excellence, for discovery and development of more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and for educating health care professionals and the public.
Since 1954, WISH-TV has continued to set the standard for television excellence in Central Indiana. WISH-TV has been honored as “Television Station of the Year” by the Indiana Broadcasters Association and “Outstanding News Operation,” “Best Newscast” and “Best Website” by the Indiana Associated Press Broadcast Association. 24-Hour News 8 provides around the clock news, weather and information through its television newscasts and WISHTV.com digital platforms. WISH-TV, a CBS affiliate, is a LIN Media station serving more than 1,500,000households. (Estimate according to Indianapolis Nielsen Station Index). LIN Media (TVL) is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
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