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Shortly after the news broke of the explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon yesterday, the 500 Festival released a Safety Message for all the participants and spectators for this years Mini-Marathon set to take place on May 4th.


Here’s what it said:


“Dear Mini-Marathon and 5K registrants:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the all victims and their families at the Boston Marathon.
As we do with all of our events, not only  the Mini-Marathon, we continually plan with participant and public  safety as our utmost concern. Our staff has met and will continue to  meet with our Public Safety officials in preparation for this year’s  Mini-Marathon. The 500 Festival, a not-for profit organization, produces  nearly 50 events and programs which reach more than 500,000 people each year.
Our safety and security plan is the result  of years of planning and it mirrors that of the 2012 Super Bowl which  was put into place prior to last year’s race.
No city does big events like Indianapolis and we have some the industry’s best public safety officials supporting our events.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s  OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K on  May 4.”

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