mini-mini
Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube
Home > Kids Running > mini-mini
Virtual 500 Festival mini-mini
Virtual 500 Festival mini-mini

500 Festival mini-mini

Join Us For This Exciting NEW Adventure – The VIRTUAL 500 Festival mini-mini!

Traditionally, the 500 Festival mini-mini kids’ run draws thousands of young runners and cheering fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the first time ever, the #Indyminimini will be held VIRTUALLY! Taking place throughout the month of October, virtual mini-mini participants will complete their race distance whenever and wherever they choose. The virtual mini-mini is designed to provide Indiana’s youth with a memorable running event experience similar to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.

The virtual mini-mini features four different race distances, ranging from half a mile to 3 miles, allowing participants to select the distance that best meets their age and ability. The virtual mini-mini is recommended for children ages 5-12, but is open to all ages!

All 500 Festival mini-mini participants will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt, the finisher’s medal, a customizable race bib, and a finisher certificate. Participant swag will be sent throughout the month of October, so virtual mini-mini participants can have their participant shirt and coveted finisher medal on hand to celebrate at the finish line!

Registration: August 12- September 30
Virtual Race: October 1-31

REGISTER NOW!



Important Dates


August 12 Registration opens

September 30 Registration closes

October 1 First day to complete virtual #indyminimini race

October 31 Last day to complete virtual #indyminimini race



#Indyminimini at the Indy 500

To encourage kids to start running or walking and to highlight the virtual race to a global audience, the No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing WIX Filters Chevrolet, driven by Sage Karam, and the No. 67 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Salesforce Chevrolet, driven by J.R. Hildebrand, featured branding of the 500 Festival’s mini-mini kids’ run during the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Karam and Hildebrand also serve as spokespersons and ambassadors for the mini-mini. We might not be able to race together in-person this year, but your mini runners were represented during the Greatest Spectacle in Racing on August 23!

Create a mini-mini Team

The virtual 500 Festival mini-mini is more fun with others! Team up with your friends, family, school, classroom, or club to motivate each other and provide some friendly competition. Examples of Challenge Teams include:
  • Running/Walking Club
  • School or Classroom
  • Sports Team
  • Friends and Family
  • Community / General Group

LEARN MORE


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.


#indyminimini








2021 #indyminimini

2021 event details

Date: Fall 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Registration

Online Registration for 2021 will open in the Spring. Please check back!

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

Anthem Foundation
Aon
Crowe Horwath
500 Festival Foundation
Back to
Top