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500 Festival mini-mini

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.

Event Update:

Upon consultation with our state and local health departments, it was determined that gathering youth under the age of 12 for a large in-person running event, the 500 Festival mini-mini, was not advisable given the current trends related to the effects of the COVID-19 Delta variant on youth in our community.

The 500 Festival mini-mini is part of the youth health and fitness programs and events produced by the 500 Festival, which reach over 100,000 Hoosier kids annually. While it is unfortunate we cannot provide the in-person event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, we are pleased to be able to provide a virtual opportunity for participation to keep Indiana youth active and engaged, and look forward to the return of this impactful youth fitness event next year. All registered participants will receive direct communication regarding their options.

We appreciate your participation and support for this event. As a community organization focused on enriching lives, we feel it is important that we support our local and state health officials and hospitals as well as focus our efforts on positive community outcomes. Thank you for your support and we look forward to celebrating with you again soon!

Important Dates:
August 29 - September 30
Virtual mini-mini race results accepted during this timeframe
September 7
Deadline to make registration selection (applicable to in-person registered participants only)

Virtual mini-mini Resources
Click the button below to check out the 2021 mini-mini Virtual Race Resources. You’ll find tons of great information to help you train and participate in the virtual #Indyminimini.


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


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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