OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Safety & Race Etiquette

Thank you for joining us for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and we appreciate your attention as we go through some safety tips to ensure you and the other participants have the most enjoyable race experience.

When registering for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, be sure to indicate if you plan to walk or run and select the correct estimated finish time. You can view the pace chart on or website if you’re unsure what your estimated finish time will be. This is your anticipated pace for the entire help marathon. If you plan to walk and run, you’ll need to adjust to your average pace doing that.

The day of the race, be sure to arrive early to find parking and get to your assigned corral. When lining up, be sure to join your assigned corral that you received in your confirmation email sent out in April. If your anticipated finish time is slower than what you put on your registration, or you would like to join someone, you may move BACK in the corrals. No participant may move forward in the corrals. Walkers are placed in Waves 4 or 5 to avoid congestion and potential collision with runners. But don’t worry, the back of the pack is always a party with the same start line experience!

Get excited you’re about to start the Indy Mini, America’s Best Half Marathon!

During the race, slower participants should keep to the right to allow faster traffic to move past. The Indy Mini is better with friends and family, but be sure to walk or run no more than two abreast to avoid causing a traffic congestion.

If you need to stop or slow down while on the course, look over your shoulder and move to the right. Signal that you will be stopping. Do not stop in the middle of the field.

Be sure to refuel at our pit stations! There are 16 pit stations along the course providing water and/or Gatorade Endurance Formula. Remember to throw your cup away in the trash cans provided, and not on our wonderful pit station volunteers!

Smile for the finish line camera as you complete your race! Once you finish, you will receive your medal and make your way through runner’s services to pick up water and snacks to refuel after completing the Indy Mini. Only take one of each snack to ensure that all participants can have the same post-race recovery experience. Keep moving along the line to avoid congestion. Once you move through, you will not be able to return out of safety percautions so triple check you have everything! From there, the fun continues at the Post-Race Party. Reunite with friends and family, grab more food and drinks, and dance to celebrate your major accomplishment. Congratulations, you completed the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon!

Thank you for your attention. It takes all of us to ensure a fun and safe event. We know you have a lot of options when choosing races so thank you for choosing the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

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