Calling all kids! Announcing the 2019 500 Festival mini-mini Coloring Contest Winners

Our first-ever 500 Festival mini-mini Coloring Contest was a HUGE success! We challenged our youngest fans to color the 2019 mini-mini Coloring Contest Sheet and include a good luck message to runners participating in this year’s 500 Festival mini-mini. Kids from all over the state of Indiana participated in the contest for a chance to win free entries to the 2019 500 Festival mini-mini, 2020 IPL 500 Festival parade tickets or a 500 Festival Prize Pack full of goodies!

Thank you to all those who entered into this year’s contest. We had so many creative, original and imaginative pieces of work come through our mailbox. We are so excited to announce the 2019 500 Festival mini-mini Coloring Contest Winners!


The grand prize winner is 10-year-old Hayden H., from Indianapolis! A favorite theme to this creative piece was the bright and bold color choice. Congratulations, Hayden!

Also from Indianapolis, the second place winner is 9-year-old Rebecca D. Rebecca’s artwork is illustrated with fine detail and elegant color shading. Great work!

From Noblesville, Indiana and coming in third place is Sydney E.! Every color in the rainbow is in this work of art. We love what you have created, Sydney!

Congratulations to our contest winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 mini-mini Coloring Contest! All submitted entries will be randomly attached to mini-mini participant bibs and distributed at packet pickup on race day on October 5 – to serve as good luck messages to runners!

If your child is still interested in submitting a coloring sheet to be attached to the bibs of mini-mini participants as a good luck message on race day, you can download, print and color the sheet below and mail it to the following address:

500 Festival, Inc.

mini-mini Coloring Sheet

21 Virginia Ave, Suite 500

Indianapolis, IN 46204


Are your mini runners registered to race in the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 5? Online registration for the mini-mini is now open at indymini.com/minimini

2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Registration Kickoff

Mark your calendars and set your alarms! Tomorrow, September 12, we’re officially kicking off registration for the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. Registering for America’s Best Half Marathon for the lowest price we’ll offer all year is a party on its own, but an iconic race like the Indy Mini deserves an equally high-caliber celebration.

How can you celebrate with us?

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Kickoff Event

We’re hosting a free community event to officially kickoff registration! It’s going down on Thursday, September 12 from 11a-1p at the Allen Plaza, at the corner of Pennsylvania St and Virginia Ave in downtown Indianapolis.

Sign-up for the 2020 races at the lowest rate we’ll offer all year. You can also enjoy food trucks, music from DJ Kurt Streblow, giveaways, patio games, and activation from community partners including the Indiana Pacers, Indy Eleven, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Franciscan Health, Athletic Annex, and First Watch. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Can’t make the event? You can also celebrate by wearing your favorite #IndyMini shirt on September 12. If you post a picture to social media using #IndyMini, you’ll be entered to win a prize!

Learn more from the Facebook event page. We can’t wait to see you there!

#IndyMini Social Media T-Shirt Contest

Show off your OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon pride by wearing your favorite apparel from the event on Thursday, September 12. Want to win a prize, like a parking pass for race morning or a VIP upgrade? Snap a pic wearing your shirt and post on social media with #IndyMini to enter.

Kickoff the countdown to May 2, 2020 with us, and register for the lowest possible rate! Online registration is available at indymini.com/register. Thank you for supporting the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K.