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.
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
All registered participants will receive direct communication
regarding their options.
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!