I will be taking part in the nation's largest half-marathon - my first half-marathon - in May: The One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
This race has sold out with 35,000 participants the past 12 years. The 2014 race will be the 38th annual. Part of the race course includes a complete lap around the 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway track.
When my husband and I signed up for the mini, we had the option to sign up for the training series as well - which will be the 14th year it is being offered. The training series includes a 5k (3 months before the half), 10k (2 months before the half), and a 15k (1 month before the half). It was recommended to us to sign up for the training series for the extra motivation, and because the atmosphere surrounding the events is said to be tons of fun.. so we took the advice!
The month of May is always full of events in Indy, as the Indy 500 is held at the Speedway over Memorial Day weekend. My husband and I always attend, and are excited to start the month off right running our first half marathon!
Are you signed up for any 2014 races yet?