The 500 Festival is teaming up with Eva Kor to set the pace for the 2019 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Eva Kor and members of #TeamEva will take to the streets of Indianapolis to run the 13.1 mile Mini-Marathon course as part of a relay that will set the official time to beat for the 2019 race. The Pacesetter event kicks off excitement leading up to the TV world premiere of “Eva”, a documentary about Ms. Kor’s extraordinary life. “Eva” premieres on TV on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8:00 pm ET on WFYI.
“This is a great honor for me and for everyone who needs healing after suffering through life’s tragedies,” said Kor. “I admire anyone who can complete the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. It takes determination and hope, just like getting through difficult times. This gift will help me share my message all over the world for as long as possible.”
As the official Pacesetter for the 2019 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, #TeamEva’s finish time will be the official pace to beat for next year’s race. For each 2019 Mini-Marathon participant who finishes faster than #TeamEva, the 500 Festival will donate $1 to the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which was co-founded by Eva Kor and is located in Terre Haute, Ind.
Eva Mozes Kor is a survivor of the Holocaust and forgiveness advocate.
To honor her extraordinary work, Eva Kor was awarded with the Sachem Award, Indiana’s highest honor, in 2017. She was also named Grand Marshal of the 61st IPL 500 Festival Parade in May 2017. Within the 500 Festival’s 60+ year history, Eva Kor is the only person to serve as Pacesetter for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Grand Marshal of the IPL 500 Festival Parade.