A record-breaking 42 Ambassadors will train, recruit, and inspire others this coming spring in preparation for the 42nd running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Here is one of their stories.
I started running the Indy Mini in a very unique way. In December of 2016, I was having the last conversation I would ever have with my aunt. The last thing I promised her was that I would run the Indy Mini with my uncle in her honor.
For me, the Indy Mini is a way to share a message. I run for METAvivor, a foundation for Stage 4 Metastatic breast cancer. I run for awareness and to raise money. For me, this cause is very close to my heart because it is what got me started in running. I made a promise with my aunt and I carried it out in a way that I never thought was possible. Now, I not only get to continue sharing her story and cause, I also get to do it while running the best half marathon in the world.
Chloe’s Mini-Marathon Experience
My favorite thing about the Indy Mini is all the people covering every part of the course, cheering you on and calling your name. I also love how all the runners are, in a way, a family. We all get to know each other while waiting for the race to start, and it’s an amazing experience.
One thing I would say to first-timer runners is no matter how bad you are hurting, you just have to remember why you decided to run. Just remember that and you will always be able to make it through.