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2018 500 Festival mini-mini
Aug 26, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM $15
It's the Indy Mini sized just for them! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 3rd annual 500 Festival mini-mini on August 26.

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


Registration for the 2018 500 Festival mini-mini is now open!
Online Registration: $15
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.


1:30 pm: Gates & Celebration Zone Open; Packet Pickup Begins
2:30 pm: 0.5 Mile Race (K/1st grade, 5-7 years old)
3:00 pm: 1 Mile Race (2nd/3rd grade, 7-9 years old)
3:30 pm: 1.5 Mile Race (4th grade, 9-10 years old)
4:00 pm: 2 Mile Race (5th grade, 10-11 years old)
4:45 pm: 2.5 Mile Race (6th grade, 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 are approximate, subject to change.
Anthem Foundation
Crowe Horwath
500 Festival Foundation
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