Mini-Marathon Sells Out Early

From the Indy Star: “Officials at the 500 Festival announced today the 2005 half-marathon has sold out at the earliest date in its 29 years of running.
The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, which will be held on May 7, will have approximately 30,000 runners and walkers, officials said. The cap was reached today, with some paper applications yet to be processed.
The race sold out several weeks ahead of last year’s record pace. Terry Powers, spokesman for the 500 Festival, attributed the early sellout to continuing strong interest in the nation’s largest half-marathon, plus high demand last year.”

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  1. Jennifer Bortel

    Yeah, check out eBay in a few months. There will be a thriving mini-business of folks auctioning their race numbers to the highest bidder. The mini doesn’t let you give your number back if you know you won’t race, so those who find themselves injured or unmotivated (or entrepreneurial) go to eBay. Ideally, the race should set up a waiting list and let people turn their numbers in so others can use them. Maybe they could charge an additional fee to be waitlisted in order to defray the costs. It seems like a better solution than eBay, imho.

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