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2020 500 FESTIVAL EVENT UPDATE: All remaining 500 Festival events will NOT take place in 2020, including the 500 Festival mini-mini. We're already hard at work planning for 2021. We hope you'll join us!

500 Festival mini-mini

Indiana’s youngest runners take over the world’s largest sporting venue!

The 500 Festival mini-mini is the only kids run to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The mini-mini is a timed fun run designed specifically for kids and provides Indiana’s youth with an experience similar to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. The 500 Festival mini-mini provides a fun, accessible activity for kids to learn the basics of running.

Kids participating in the mini-mini will experience the larger-than-life fun of a 500 Festival running event – complete with course entertainment, cheering sections, and the coveted mini-mini medal. The mini-mini features four different race distances, ranging from half a mile to 2 miles, allowing participants ages 5-12 to select the race that best meets their age and ability. All races will finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famed Yard of Bricks.

All mini-mini participants attend packet pickup, hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Pagoda Plaza, before their race. Kids will receive a goodie bag, a runner's bib with a timing device, and a participant shirt. At the conclusion of their race, participants receive a finisher's medal and the opportunity to go through runner’s services after finishing their race.

Participants and spectators can enjoy the mini-mini’s Celebration Zone before and after their race. The Celebration Zone will feature fun, interactive activities for children of all ages and a wide range of exhibitors who believe in the importance of a healthy lifestyle for Indiana’s youth.

2021 Event Details

Date: Fall 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Online Registration for 2021 will open in the Spring. Please check back!

All mini-mini participants will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal with registration. Onsite registration will be available, while supplies last. Shirt sizes are on a first come, first serve basis. Online registrations will receive shirt size priority.

Race Day Schedule

1:00 pm: Gates Open; Celebration Zone Open; Packet Pickup Begins
2:00 pm: 2 Mile Distance Race, ages 11 - 12
2:45 pm: 1.5 Mile Distance Race, ages 9 - 11
3:30 pm: 1 Mile Distance Race, ages 7 - 9
4:15 pm: 0.5 Mile Distance Race, ages 5 - 7
5:00 pm: Gates & Celebration Zone Close

The top three male and female finishers of each race will receive awards
Times and races are subject to change.

Anthem Foundation
Crowe Horwath
500 Festival Foundation
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