Where to Stay for OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon ?
The following are things that a participant could consider when choosing the best hotel to call home during the event.
A poorly located hotel can prove to be very frustrating to a participant. Staying far away could lead to late arrival for the race while the walk or drive to the starting point could use up some of the energy you need for the race. After the race, when your body is need of rest, you will want a hotel that nearby.
The best place to stay is downtown Indianapolis as it is the locality a participant will be spending most of their time. This area is full of state-of-the-art hotels that are within the walking distance to the start line and finishing line.
As a runner, jogger or walker you need a sizable room hotel that is well airconditioned. This, will help you relax and compose yourself before the race while allowing you to warm down after finishing the 13-mile course. Ensure that the hotel is well equipped with facilities that fit your requirements.
Safety and Accessibility
Keeping in mind that you will be away from your room for the better part of the day, it is important to stay in a hotel that will keep your belongings safe. You would not want to have a frustrating evening after a long day following up on your luggage and other properties.
What are the Best Hotels ?
Some the best places near the start and finish line with the best services are;
This is where sophistication meets class. This downtown hotel in the IndyPlace hotel complex is a destination for both business people and leisure travellers. It boasts 1,005 rooms with city and landmark views, tailored to fit individuals, partners and families depending on the visitor’s needs. It also offers space for events such as meetings and weddings and is connected directly to the Indiana Convention centre and Lucas Oil Stadium through a sky bridge. The hotel also offers a wide range of delicacies and dinners on demand. The soundproof rooms are just perfect for someone wanting to rest after a race.
Standing on a picturesque seven-acre site, this modern hotel overlooks the White River State Park. It hosts four types of rooms; City view, Suites, Family rooms, and nonsmoker rooms. The hotel offers a breakfast buffet that is complementary together with a fitness centre. The place is kid-friendly and is within a walking distance of the State Capital, Lucas Oil Stadium, Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis Zoo, and NCAA Hall of Champions.
Committed to providing modern clean rooms is this magnificent inn and suites. It provides a fitness centre, business centre, and is kids friendly. The place hosts four types of rooms; City view, suites, nonsmoking rooms and family rooms. Within its immediate environment is museums, the circle entre mall, White River State Park, and the Indianapolis Zoo. Other notable places nearby include the NCAA Hall of Champions, Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
This modern contemporary hotel, located in the middle of the bustling downtown Indianapolis IN, is the home to a revolving restaurant on the rooftop, Rooster diner that offers farm to market menu and Level one lounge that offers interactive games. Its tall atrium has a social activation seating area with contemporary décor. It contains 499 nonsmoker rooms and suites. It is connected to the Circle Centre mall, Lucas Stadium and the convention centre through a climate-controlled access.
Where is the Start and Finish ?
The 13.109-mile (21.097 km) course currently starts in downtown Indianapolis near
Indiana State Museum on W Washington Street. Participants take a lap inside the motorway that hosts the legendary Indie 500 (highlight of the race for many people) before joining the course headed towards the finishing line at Military Park on West New York Street.
The half marathon is divided into different categories including, women, men, kids, and even above 70 categories. It permits all kinds of participants; joggers, runners, walkers and wheelchair racers.
Each wave of the race is led off by, guess what, an IndyCar. Along the course are water points called ‘pit stops’ serviced by very many volunteers in the spirit of Hoosier hospitality. The first 500 participants are awarded medals and complimentary practice day ticket to use on your day of choice.
Take a pick today and book your hotel. Have a fantastic day in the OneAmerica 500 Festival mini-marathon and enjoy what the city has to offer during your stay.
Major Running Event
Everyone has a personal reason for doing something. When it comes to races, especially the mini-marathon or half marathon, these reasons could range from; having bragging rights to finishing a 13.1 or 21 km course; keeping fit by burning calories; interacting and networking with other participants; contributing to a noble course or simply wanting to win a medal and t-shirt.
These races offer the participants a chance to tour new towns and cities where they could have fun with either family and friends, visiting the attractions in the area while also experiencing the different events that accompany mini-marathon and the accommodations offered in the areas. One such event is the 500 festival that hosts the OneAmerica 500 festival mini-marathon.
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