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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 five different race distances, ranging from half a mile to 2.5 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.


Event Details

Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway


You can register for the mini-mini on race day!
Event Day Registration: $20

All mini-mini participants will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Onsite registration will be available, while supplies last.

Race Day Schedule

ATTENTION: Current forecasts call for Sunday's weather to be HOT and HUMID. Out of an abundance of caution, the 500 Festival plans to alter the course distances for Sunday's race. While race distances have changed, race times have not changed. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions for Sunday. Should there be a substantial change in the forecast, we will update race distances accordingly. For critical, timely information, please follow the 500 Festival on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

1:30 pm: Gates Open; Celebration Zone Open; Packet Pickup Begins

2:30 pm: 0.5 Mile Race (5-7 years old)

3:00 pm: 0.5 Mile Race (7-9 years old)

3:30 pm: 1 Mile Race (9-10 years old)

4:00 pm: 1 Mile Race (10-11 years old)

4:00 pm: Packet Pickup Closes

4:45 pm: 1.5 Mile Race (11-12 years old)

6:00 pm: Gates & Celebration Zone Close

The top three male and female finishers of each wave will receive awards
Times and races are subject to change.
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Crowe Horwath
500 Festival Foundation
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