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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.

2020 Event Details

Date: Fall 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Online Registration for 2020 will open in Spring 2020

Event Day Registration: $20
Chalets 5-8 from 1-4 pm.

All mini-mini participants will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal. 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.

2019 Participant Shirt & Finisher Medal

Gear for the 2019 500 Festival mini-mini is here! Registered mini-mini participants will receive a participant shirt and finisher medal on race day. Show your mini runners the hardware that they’ll earn after they kiss the bricks this fall!

Anthem Foundation
Crowe Horwath
500 Festival Foundation
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