5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, Gives Fans Opportunity to Finish on 50 Yard Line
Indianapolis, IN – Today, the Indianapolis Colts announced their 3rd Annual Colts 5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, to kick off the 2015 season. Registration for the race, which will be held the morning of Saturday, August 22 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 Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
This is the third year the Colts have hosted a 5K Run/Walk at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 2014 event brought nearly 2,800 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.
“This August as we celebrate the return of football season, we are excited to once again offer our 5K Run/Walk for fans to enjoy in Downtown Indianapolis,” said Stephanie Pemberton, Indianapolis Colts Sr. Director of Marketing. “Through our partnership with Indiana University Health, this event provides a great opportunity for Colts Nation to get active while having fun and finishing the route on the fifty yard line at Lucas Oil Stadium.”
WHAT: Colts 5K Run, strengthened by Indiana University Health
WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Registration opens at 6 a.m.
Race begins at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN
PARKING: Free parking is available in the South Lot of the stadium
WHY: To celebrate the return of football and raise funds to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
WEBSITE: Registration is available at www.colts.com/run
The 2015 Colts 5K Run/Walk is strengthened by Indiana University Health and supported in part by LIDS Sports Group, CBS 4, Gatorade and Piazza Produce.
“Improving the health of the community is central to the mission at IU Health,” said Richard Chadderton, Senior Vice President of Engagement and Public Affairs at Indiana University Health. “This event offers a great way for Hoosiers to support the Colts and participate in fun physical activity.”
About the Indianapolis Colts
The franchise has won four World Championships. Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won 10 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 17 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.
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