|Josh on the cover of the 500 Festival Guide in 2000|
I will try my best to tell you, but it's hard to explain if you haven't visited Indy during the Month of May. The whole city takes on almost a holiday feel during May - very much like how December feels special because of all the celebrations and special events surrounding Christmas. Of course the Indianapolis 500 is the big holiday, but celebrations and festivities go on all month. We have one of the best parades in the country (I'm in it this year - more on that in a future blog post). We have qualifications and practices all month, Community Day at the track, free concerts, Kids Day and the Rookie Run.... The holiday parties go on all month long. Kevin & I went to the 500 in 2008, and I've been to the parade, Kids Day, and all the other events many times. The Mini is the only event I haven't participated in yet, other than as a volunteer. Once I really began thinking of myself as a runner, I realized I had to do the Mini. Running from downtown out to the Speedway, doing a lap around the track, and then back downtown is something you can only do during this race, and only here in Indianapolis. I love this city, and I love this time of year, and I love being a runner. Combine all three, and that's why this is such a big deal.
|500 Festival Parade 2013|
To track me during the race, download the free Indy Mini app (Apple or Android) and enter my bib # 30719 into Tracking and Results.
|Kevin & me at the 500 in 2008|