Downtown events mark Colts’ first home preseason game

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 21, 2015) - This weekend, the Indianapolis Colts will host their first home preseason game.

The game against the Bears is Saturday night, but on Friday night, Lucas Oil Stadium will host four local high school teams in the Horseshoe Classic.

These allow for teams to play in the home of the Colts with their own fans in attendance.

“Just the excitement and seeing what’s around you and saying tomorrow night the Colts are going to be on this field playing,” said Mike Prior, Colts Youth Football Commissioner. “What an experience of a lifetime.”

This year, Decatur Central and Franklin Central kickoff at 6 p.m., followed by Roncalli and Southport at 8:30 p.m.

Click here for more on this year’s Horseshoe Classic, including the schedule and teams competing.

Then, Saturday is the Back to Football Colts 5K run/walk outside Lucas Oil Stadium, finishing inside on the 50-yard line

Kids can also take part with the Kid’s PLAY 60 Fun Run that ends on the field as well.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Riley Hospital for Children.

Doctors there say this event promotes a healthy lifestyle.

“Starting young with physical activity and exercise, making lifestyle choices to promote wellness and overall health, that’s really something that’s going to follow children throughout their life,” said Dr. Emily Webber, pediatrician with Riley Hospital for Children.

The 5K starts at 8 a.m. with the Kids Fun Run at 9:30 a.m.

Click here for more information on the Colts 5K.

Click here for a map of the 5K route.

Another big event ahead of Saturday night’s game is Touchdown town outside Lucas Oil Stadium.

Before the game, fans of all ages can participate in a number of activities, including the Quarterback Challenge and the Play 60 Zone.

Click here for more on Touchdown Town.

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