With nearly 30,000 participants, there are a lot of faces to be seen at the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. The first round of recognizable runners are the women behind some of your favorite Instagram accounts, blogs, and podcasts.
Lindsey Hein- @lindseyhein626
Lindsey is the host of the popular running podcast “I’ll Have Another with Lindsey Hein“. She interviews Professional and Olympic runners, as well as everyday runners chasing down big goals. She is passionate about running, community and family. Lindsey has completed 16 marathons and and coaches runners virtually as well as locally here in Indianapolis with Athletic Annex; a group training for the 500 Festival Mini Marathon. She has run the Mini Marathon 10+ times and is super proud of her hometown race. She is the mother of four young boys and you’ll find her around running around the city with them in tow.
Janae Baron- @HungryRunnerGirl
My name is Janae Baron and I am a wife, mom, blogger and runner! I am passionate about my family and love spending as much time as possible with them. I live in Utah and love to train hard and race. I compete in everything from the 5k to a 50 miler! I’ve been writing about running on my running blog since 2010 and love the amazing community of runners that I get to be a part of because runners are the best. Check out Janae’s race recap of the 2019 Indy Mini HERE.
Sarah Canney- @sarah.canney
Founder and host of Rise.Run.Retreat. and author of the popular running blog, RunFarGirl, Sarah Canney has developed a loyal following thanks to her authentic voice and talent for storytelling.
After battling an eating disorder for nearly ten years as a young adult, Sarah found freedom and healing. Running proved a catalyst in her transformation as she learned to rewrite the negative narrative in her head and find a unique strength within herself. As Sarah became more involved in the running community, she was inspired by the connections she had made to create Rise.Run.Retreat in 2015.
Sarah’s mission is to help women gain confidence, find strength and make authentic connections through running. As the host, she creates a place for women to be inspired and experience personal growth through running.
Sarah is also a RRCA and USATF Running Coach and since she began running in 2003 has become a competitive mountain runner and was a member of the 2018 US National Snowshoe Running Team, finish 9th at the World Snowshoe Championships in 2019.
Kimberly Clark- @trackclubbabe
A native of Southern California, Kim discovered a love for running 7 years ago. She enjoys sharing the ups & downs of her journey with her followers on Instagram, while encouraging others to dream big. She has traveled to 57 countries & has big goals for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. This will be the second year Kim is coming to Indianapolis for the Indy Mini and 5K. You can read her race review from 2019 HERE.
Charlie Watson- @therunnerbeans
Charlie Watson is a Registered Dietitian, author of soon to be released Cook Eat Run (a cookbook for runners/athletes) and chronic oversharer. She oversharer about running, eating and life on her blog, www.therunnerbeans.com and Instagram @therunnerbeans. Charlie is a Six Star Finisher and currently training for a BQ! This will be the second year Charlie is coming to Indianapolis for the Indy Mini and 5K. You can read her race review from 2019 HERE.
You can listen to a live recording of Lindsey Hein’s podcast, “I’ll Have Another with Lindsey Hein” at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on Friday, May 1 at 4 pm inside Lucas Oil Stadium. Afterward, you can meet all four women during a Meet and Greet session. Follow #IndyMini on social media for the latest updates and news!
Still need to register for the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon? Sign up before prices increase on January 1!