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!
- 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!
- Medals – 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.
- 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!