#MiniMonday Top 3: Frequently Asked Questions

It’s #MiniMonday AND #IndyMini Race Week! Over the past couple of months, we’ve been doing our best to equip you with all of the important information to prepare you for race day. This week we have 3 of the top Frequently Asked Questions.

  • What if I didn’t receive my email confirmation? Email confirmations were sent via email on April 20. If you did not receive your confirmation email or have since deleted it, please click here to look up your bib number. Simply bring your bib number and a photo ID to the Expo to pick up your packet. As long as you have these 2 items, you’ll be able to pick up your packet. If you have friends or family in the Indianapolis area, someone else can pick up your packet with a copy of your photo ID and bib number.
  • I’m registered for the Mini, but want to do the 5K instead. Is that permitted? You may participate in the 5K instead of the Mini. To do so, please pick up your Mini packet at the Expo. On race morning, line up with the 5K start line instead of the Mini. Your bib for the Mini will work for the 5K instead. Please note, the 5K start time is at 7:00 a.m.
  • Where do I park on race morning? Arrive early in downtown Indianapolis to give yourself plenty of time to find parking. Many downtown streets will be closed to traffic and public parking in preparation for the #IndyMini activities. However, several parking facilities will be open for event parking.
    • The following parking garages will be open at 6 a.m. for the event:
      • IUPUI Campus Lots
      • State Government Center Garage on Missouri off Maryland Street, 401 W. Washington Street
      • American United Life Tower, One American Square
      • World of Wonder Garage off Maryland and Illinois streets
      • Clay Pool Court Garage, Washington and Illinois streets, 110 W. Washington Street
      • Plaza Parking, 109 S. Capitol Avenue
      • Hyatt Hotel Parking, 1 S. Capitol Avenue
      • Capitol Commons, 10 S. Capitol Avenue
    • For a map of street closures, please click here.
    • For a map of parking locations, please click here.

Do you still have questions? Please visit our FAQ page on IndyMini.com. Have a great week and we’ll see you at the #IndyMini!

#MiniMonday Top 3: 2 Exciting Updates + 1 Deadline

It’s #MiniMonday! As May quickly approaches, we’re doing our best to equip you with all of the important information to prepare you for race day. Check-in here on Mondays to get the top 3 pieces of #IndyMini information for the week ahead. This week we have a couple of exciting updates and an upcoming deadline! 

  • Win an Apple Watch – Do you know where you’re staying the night before the #IndyMini? Reserve your room now to take advantage of the lowest rates and experientbest selection race weekend has to offer! Guarantee a convenient and stress-free race weekend by choosing from a wide variety of hotels just steps away from the expo, start line and finish line. In addition to the great benefits you already receive by booking through our travel partner, Experient, you will be eligible to win a free Apple Watch just by booking through them! Don’t miss out on the exclusive benefits and book now.

 

  • Rookie Run Registration is NOW OPEN – The smaller the runner, the bigger the heart! Does your little one want to feel the same rookierunsunglassexcitement of crossing the finish line? Children ages 3 – 10 are invited to join us on May 14th for the Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run. They will wear a race bib, feel the energy at their start line, run their course complete with 500 Festival Princesses cheering them on and receive a medal as they cross the finish line just like mom and dad. All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt.

 

  • Bib Deadline – Want your own cheering section?! Don’t miss out on having your name on your bib! cheeringsection Register before April 1st to give everyone the chance to call out your name and cheer you on during the Mini-Marathon!

#MiniMonday Top 3: Seeding, Sleeping, and Sell Out!

It’s #MiniMonday! As May quickly approaches, we’re doing our best to equip you with all of the important information to prepare you for race day. Check-in here on Mondays to get the top 3 pieces of #IndyMini information for the week ahead. This week we have a couple friendly reminders and an exciting announcement! 

  • Seeding Deadline – Would you like to start toward the front of the #IndyMini field? You can submit seeding proof in the form of race results from a race that has taken place between May 2, 2014 and March 15, 2016. For full details and time requirements, please click hereRemember – you may also use your results from our 3-Miler and 6-Miler, part of the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, for seeding proof!

 

  • Sleeping – Do you know where you’re sleeping the night before the #IndyMini? Reserve your room now to take advantage of the lowest rates and experientbest selection race weekend has to offer! Guarantee a convenient and stress-free race weekend by choosing from a wide variety of hotels just steps away from the expo, start line and finish line. In addition to the great benefits you already receive by booking through our travel partner, Experient, you will be eligible to win a free Apple Watch just by booking through them! Don’t miss out on the exclusive benefits and book now.

 

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  • Sell Out – Have you heard our exciting news? The 500 Festival 10-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy, is now SOLD OUT with a record breaking number of registrations for 2016! Have you secured your spot for the‪#‎IndyMini‬? Don’t miss out on the 40th running and register today. We’re throwing a party you won’t want to miss!

#MiniMonday Top 3: Win an Apple Watch, Seeding Deadline, & 75 Days

It’s #MiniMonday! As May quickly approaches, we’re doing our best to equip you with all of the important information to prepare you for race day. Check-in here on Mondays to get the top 3 pieces of #IndyMini information for the week ahead. This week you have the opportunity to WIN an Apple Watch! Plus, the countdown continues. Only 22 days remain to submit proof of seeding and 75 days until the #IndyMini!

  • Apple Watch – Have you made your hotel reservations for this year’s #IndyMini? Reserve your room now to take advantage of the lowest rates and experientbest selection race weekend has to offer! Guarantee a convenient and stress-free race weekend by choosing from a wide variety of hotels just steps away from the expo, start line and finish line. In addition to the great benefits you already receive by booking through our travel partner, Experient, you will be eligible to win a free Apple Watch just by booking through them! Don’t miss out on the exclusive benefits and book now.

 

  • Seeding Deadline – Would you like to start toward the front of the #IndyMini field? You can submit seeding proof in the form of race results from a race that has taken place between May 2, 2014 and March 15, 2016. For full details and time requirements, please click hereRemember – you may also use your results from our 3-Miler and 6-Miler, part of the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, for seeding proof! The 6-Miler is 12 days away and the perfect chance to put your pace to the test. If you haven’t registered already, online registration is open until Sunday, February 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET and is $16. Click here to register.

 

  • 75 Days – Only 75 days until the 40th running of #IndyMini! Will you be joining us? There is still plenty of 75time to train before May 7. If you’d like to tackle the Mega Mini Challenge, there are less than 10 spots left. Register tonight before it’s sold out! Would you like to upgrade your registration to the challenge? Please send an email to raceinfo@500festival.com and our registration team will be happy to help!

#MiniMonday Top 3: 2 Deadlines + 1 Exciting Update

It’s #MiniMonday! As May quickly approaches, we’re doing our best to equip you with all of the important information to prepare you for race day. Check-in here on Mondays to get the top 3 pieces of #IndyMini information for the week ahead. This week we have 2 very important deadlines and an exciting Meb update!

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  • Deadline #1 – Do you, or someone you know, still need to register? Tomorrow is the last day to register before our next price increase!  Register by Tuesday 11:59pm ET to SAVE $10 on your registration. Don’t miss out on the 40th running of the #IndyMini. We’re throwing a party you won’t want to miss!

 

 

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  • Exciting Update – On Saturday, Meb Keflezighi made his fourth Olympic team and set the U.S. masters record. See what his teammates had to say about Meb following the race here. Their comments are a true testament to his character and sportsmanship. We couldn’t be more excited for him to run with us at this year’s #IndyMini!

#MiniMonday Top 3: Meb, Medals, & Money

It’s #MiniMonday! As May quickly approaches, we’ll do our best to equip you with all of the important information to prepare you for race day. Check-in here on Mondays to get the top 3 pieces of #IndyMini information for the week ahead. It’s no secret that we have a fondness for words that begin with the letter “M”. Whether it’s Mini, Mini-Marathon, Milers, or May, the words fill our vocabulary on a regular basis. This week is no exception!

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  • Meb – If you haven’t heard, Meb’s running the #IndyMini! Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners of our time, Meb Keflezighi is the only athlete in history to win the TCS New York City Marathon, The Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal. The record setting runner won’t be starting with the other elite athletes. Instead, he’ll serve as the official starter for Wave 1 and Wave 2, then he’ll start his race at the very back of the field, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to run or walk with him! Keep your eye out for him this weekend. Meb will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials for the marathon on Saturday. Join us in cheering him on to the U.S. Olympic Team!

 

  •  Medal1Medals – Here’s your sneak peek at the 2016 #IndyMini & 5K medals. To celebrate this year’s historic milestones, the medals honor an Indianapolis 500 century long tradition. Finishers will receive a rescaled replica of the Borg-Warner trophy, which is presented to the winner of the Indianapolis 500 each year. Because the finisher medal bears a striking resemblance to one of the most popular trophies in sports, this year’s medal has bulked up in size and weight. It measures nearly 6 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide, and is twice as heavy as our normal medal. The 5K medal compliments the Mini-Marathon medal and is a replica of the wreath which is placed around the neck of the #Indy500 winner. Did you know you can earn BOTH medals? Learn more about the Mega Mini challenge here

 

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  • Money – Everyone enjoys saving money, right? Do you, or someone you know, still need to register? We are quickly approaching our next price increase!  Register by Tuesday 11:59pm ET to SAVE $10 on your registration. Don’t miss out on the 40th running of the #IndyMini. We’re throwing a party you won’t want to miss!