The sixth-annual Street Beat 5K will usher in the Drum Corps International World Championship Finals, Saturday, August 10, encouraging runners, walkers and drum corps fans to start the final day of the 2019 DCI Tour in motion.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Marching Music Health, Wellness & Safety Project (MMHWSP), a health- and safety-inspired initiative for those involved in the marching arts.
New for 2019, race participants can register to run in teams to fundraise for fine arts programs of their choice. Teams will consist of 10 or more runners and 100 percent of the proceeds raised will go toward their organizations.
“Whether it’s for a scholastic program or a local performance group, team participation in the 5K is an exciting and community-driven opportunity to fundraise for fine arts organizations,” DCI director of events Susan Kuehnhold said.
The race route, which was reworked in 2018, will start runners in downtown Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium, doubling them back at Military Park and ending at Pan Am Plaza, the site of the Soundsport International Music & Food Festival.
Registration for the Street Beat 5K is now open online. Early-bird registration is $35 and will be available until the DCI Tour Premiere on June 20, after which the participation cost will increase to $45. The fee includes a timing bib, a Street Beat 5K participant shirt and a participant medal.
DCI Street Beat 5K at-a-glance
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Start: Lucas Oil Stadium - Downtown Indianapolis at McCarty and West Streets (Gate 10)
End: West Block, Center of Georgia Street (between Capitol and Illinois Streets)
Pre-event runner/walker check-in
Friday, August 9, 3-7 p.m. – From Downtown Indianapolis we'll be on Capitol Street just south of South Street located at Lucas Oil Stadium. Look for the Street Beat 5K tent on the East Concourse outside of the Spectator Entry Gate.
On-site runner/walker check-in
7 a.m. – Registration opens at Lucas Oil Stadium - Downtown Indianapolis at McCarty and West Streets (Gate 8)
8 a.m. – Start for runners, followed by walkers
Winner/prize medal recognition ceremony and other special events
7:30 am - Stretch/yoga session
9-10 a.m. - Category & Team winners recognized (prizes pending)
10:15 a.m. – SoundSport International Music & Food Festival begins