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On March 12, Governor Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Health as well as Mayor Hogsett and the Marion County Department of Health announced restrictions on all non-essential large events to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19 (the coronavirus). In accordance with these restrictions, the 500 Festival 10-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy, scheduled for April 4, has been canceled.

All 10-Miler registrations have been converted to virtual registrations, so participants can run or walk from anywhere. All submitted results will count toward challenges and/or the full Miler Series. We will ship all Miler Series finisher medals to participants. All registered 10-Miler participants have been emailed instructions for submitting your Virtual 10-Miler race results. If you have any questions, please email us at Thank you for your patience and support!

Submit Your 10-Miler Results

Registered 10-Miler participants can submit virtual race results HERE

NOTE: 10-Miler virtual race results must be submitted by Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. If you need to request a deadline extension or if you have any questions, please contact

2020 Miler Series Dates

500 Festival 3-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy - COMPLETED
Date: Saturday, Feb. 08, 2020
Race Start: 9:00 a.m. ET
Location: Pavilion at Pan Am | 201 S Capitol Ave | Indianapolis, IN 46225

500 Festival 6-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy - COMPLETED
Date: Saturday, March 07, 2020
Race Start: 9:00 a.m. ET
Location: Pavilion at Pan Am | 201 S Capitol Ave | Indianapolis, IN 46225

500 Festival 10-Miler, presented by OrthoIndy - CANCELED
Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020
Race Start: 8:00 a.m. ET
Location: Pavilion at Pan Am | 201 S Capitol Ave | Indianapolis, IN 46225

Participant Guide

The Official Participant Guide for the 2020 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, is available HERE

Packet Pick-Up

Race packets will not be mailed! Packets can be picked up from 11 am - 2 pm at the 500 Festival Building, located at 21 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204, on the day before each race. Packets can also be picked up on race morning, 90 minutes prior to each race at The Pavilion at Pan Am. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from packet pickup to the start.

Event Hashtag

#IndyMilers is the official hashtag for the Miler Series. Make sure you use it in your social media posts - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Runner Tracking

Live, unofficial results and tracking will be available for each race. Friends and family can register to receive alerts via email or text message when a participant crosses the finish line. Tracking info will be available the week of each race.


With more than 73,000 parking spaces in downtown Indy, there's plenty of options to get you close to the Start Line. You can research, and in some cases reserve, your race morning parking spot through a variety of tools including Downtown Indy's website or ParkWhiz. Please note: the 500 Festival does not manage any of the parking facilities or services mentioned. Fees vary based on the garage or lot.

Additional Downtown Indianapolis parking tips:
  • Arrive early and relax during peak exit times.
  • Plan your route and carpool if possible.
  • Enter downtown from the side on which you plan to park and park facing the direction you intend to depart.
  • Plan to use a parking garage or lot. Metered parking is limited around special event areas.

Timing Device

The timing device is a single use Bib Tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is:
  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Not covered (i.e. jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Weather Policy

Race officials may cancel, delay or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued. For the latest weather information regarding each event on race day of the event, please follow us on Twitter @500festival.

Race Regulations

Participants will:
  • Not be allowed to participate without a visible bib number
  • Not be allowed on the course before the official start
  • Not participate with another person’s number
  • Obey all directions by course marshals, police, and safety personnel (streets will not be completely closed)
The 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, is open to both runners and walkers. A time limit of 18 minutes per mile is required, after which, participants will be required to board the trail vehicle.

Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, strollers, baby joggers, and animals are prohibited along the course. All race regulations comply with liability insurance requirements and ensure your safety and the fairness of the event. For your safety and the safety of others, please allow room for faster individuals to pass you. If you are running and walking with friends, please do not lineup more than two abreast. We will be utilizing partial lane closures for during each event. Please stay alert for vehicular traffic.

Official Health Club of the 500 Festival

Planet Fitness is the official health club of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. With more than 1,300 locations across the United States, they can help you achieve your goal of crossing the finish line after 13.1 miles.

Virtual Miler Series

Training from out of town? Join the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy virtually! To participate, register for the Podium Finish Virtual Race. Then, walk, run outside, or use the treadmill to complete the assigned distance on the day of each scheduled Miler race. Submit your race photos, time, and race experience recaps to or share on social media. Following the 10-Miler, all participants registered for the Podium Finish Virtual Race will be mailed a bib, a gender specific technical t-shirt, and a Podium Finisher medal.
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