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2021 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
2021 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

You could say the City of Indianapolis is a little obsessed with fast races and massive sporting events. This passion for speed and sport is why the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is one of the nation’s largest half marathons (and has been for 20+ years). Named America’s Best Half Marathon by the BibRave 100 and “America’s Most Iconic Races” by Runners World, each year the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon attracts participants from all 50 states and 15+ countries around the world.

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, 30,000+ runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers will take over the streets of downtown Indianapolis for The Greatest Spectacle in Running - the Indy Mini. This epic race starts in the heart of downtown Indianapolis like only we could – with an IndyCar driver leading off each wave in the pace car that will start the Indy 500 later that month. The flat, fast course is packed with thousands of the nicest volunteers you’ll ever meet and nearly 500 course entertainers. What makes the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon even more special is that the course includes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (you know, home of the Indy 500). As participants reach the Speedway’s Yard of Bricks, many will stop to kneel and kiss the bricks. Keep your eyes open, because you never know who you'll see at the Yard of Bricks encouraging participants, from American running hero, Frank Shorter, to Indy 500 racing legends. Man, we love a good tradition!

2020 marks the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon’s 44th running. Within its history, countless stories have emerged around the heart pounding excitement of the Indy Mini. From United States Olympians Frank Shorter and Meb Keflezighi, to participants setting World Records, to the six people that have completed every Mini-Marathon, to the one million Hoosiers that have participated to date, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is a beloved tradition. JOIN US!

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Race Highlights:

  • 13.1 Mile course that starts and finishes in Downtown Indianapolis and includes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famed 2.5 mile oval track
  • Timed Half Marathon on a USA Track & Field certified course
  • Take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, when you visit the free 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo!
  • Nearly 100 entertainment acts lining the course
  • 11 Water Stations and 5 Gatorade Endurance Formula Stations (known Pit Stations) along the course and at the start and finish line
  • Free Post Race Party, featuring free entertainment stage, free massage and bottle of chocolate milk at the American Dairy Association Refuel and Rejuvenation Area, Family Reunion Area, Mini-Marathon merchandise and more!
  • Start Line and Finish Line within walking distance of downtown Indy hotels
  • Looking for even more mileage? Check out our Challenges!

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Participants Receive:

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal and ribbon, courtesy of OneAmerica
  • Long-Sleeve Technical Participant Shirt
  • Personalized Race Bib (must be registered by April 13, 2021)
  • Chronotrack Bib Timing Device with live runner tracking option for friends and family
  • Free Gatorade Endurance Formula on course
  • Free on course Clif SHOT Energy
  • Free post race fruit and granola bars
  • Free post race cookies provided by Franciscan Health
  • Free post race Aqua Systems bottled water
  • Free post race Dole 100% Juice Fruit Bowl
  • One complimentary 6 oz beer sample provided by Michelob ULTRA (must be 21 or older)
  • Unique ticket offer from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Virtual Goodie Bag
  • Unique “First 500” medal to the first 500 finishers
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