Colts Announce Fifth Annual 5K Run/Walk to Kick Off 2017 Season

5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, Gives Fans Exclusive Opportunity to Finish on 50 Yard Line

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Today, the Indianapolis Colts announced their 5th Annual Colts 5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health. Registration for the race, which will be held the morning of Saturday, August 26, at Lucas Oil Stadium, opens today at www.colts5k.com. 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 proceeds will benefit pediatric neurosurgery research via The Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine.

This is the fifth year the Colts have hosted a 5K Run/Walk at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 2016 event brought more than 4,500 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 participating in a 5K run/walk. Fans can enjoy a Post-Race celebration that will feature live music, an awards ceremony, and food and drink specials.

Participants will have the opportunity to have their race packets mailed to them if they register before July 31. New to the event this year, participants unable to travel to Indianapolis can participate as a "Virtual Runner/Walker" and receive an official race shirt and finisher medal. Virtual participants are encouraged to use #Colts5K to show off their Colts pride as they run or walk a 5K wherever they live. 

"We are excited to continue the tradition of the Colts 5K, a fun event giving thousands of Colts fans the opportunity to finish the race on the fifty yard line at Lucas Oil Stadium," said Kalen Jackson, Indianapolis Colts Vice Chair/Owner. "Along with IU Health, we encourage healthy lifestyles among our fans, and this event promotes Colts fans to get active while having fun celebrating the return of football season in Indianapolis."

*WHAT:            *Colts 5K Run, strengthened by IU Health
                        Sponsored in part by LIDS Sports Group, 20/20 Institute and CBS4

*WHEN:            *Saturday, August 26, 2017
                        On-site 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 while space is available

*WHY:              *To celebrate the return of football and to raise funds to benefit pediatric neurosurgery research via The Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine.

WEBSITE:       *Registration is available at *www.colts5K.com

"The Colts 5K brings Hoosiers of all ages together under a common love for the Colts, while incorporating physical activity," said Mike Yost, vice president of marketing, outreach and experience at IU Health. "IU Health strives to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, and this interactive run/walk encourages people of all ages maintain a healthy lifestyle."

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