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2021 500 Festival mini-mini
2021 500 Festival mini-mini

500 Festival mini-mini
Sunday, August 29, 2021 | Indianapolis Motor Speedway | #indyminimini

The 500 Festival mini-mini is the only kids run to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The mini-mini is an officially timed 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.

On Sunday, August 29, Indiana's youngest runners will take over the world’s largest sporting venue, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!


More Than a Race Experience!
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: .5-mile, 1-mile, 2-miles, or 3-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 in-person 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.

Fun for the ENTIRE Family
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.

Participate Virtually or In-Person!
Participants have the option to participate virtually or in-person at the event located at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

All 500 Festival mini-mini participants will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt, a participant drawstring bag, and the finisher’s medal.

Event Details
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Race Day Schedule
1:00 pm Gates Open; Celebration Zone Open; Packet Pickup Begins
1:45 pm 3 Mile Distance Race, ages 11 - 12
2:50 pm 2 Mile Distance Race, ages 9 - 11
3:40 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

Ages are suggested. No one older than the suggested age range is eligible for awards. Awards are based on chip time, not actual finish position. The top three male and female finishers of each race will receive awards. Times and races are subject to change.
Important Dates
July 8 mini-mini Registration opens!
August 2 Last day to register for the virtual option of the mini-mini
August 22 Last day to register for the in-person option of the mini-mini
August 29 - September 12 Virtual mini-mini race results accepted during this timeframe (applicable for virtual participants only)
August 29 2021 500 Festival mini-mini in-person event


Join the #indyminimini conversation!
Use #indyminimini on social media! Let the world know that you're taking part in the 500 Festival mini-mini. Share your images on your social media so we can cheer you on every step of the way! Don't forget to use #indyminimini in your post and tag the 500 Festival on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

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