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2020 VIRTUAL OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
2020 VIRTUAL OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
The 500 Festival is suspending all planned, in-person events scheduled through May 9, 2020. The 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K (scheduled for May 2) will NOT take place in-person. The suspension of these events is in accordance with the CDC’s updated guidance to cancel, postpone or provide virtual options for all large events for the next 8 weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The 500 Festival is doing everything possible to minimize the economic impact and ramifications that will be experienced as a result of canceling these in-person events. If you are registered for the 2020 Indy Mini or 5K, you can find more information about your available options HERE.

2020 VIRTUAL RACES

Complete the 2020 Indy Mini, 5K or challenges from anywhere, at any time! For the first time ever, you can participate in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K virtually. All you have to do is signup online. Then, pick the date/time that you want to run, walk, or wheel your race distance and submit your results through our finisher webpage. We’ll ship your 2020 shirt and medal right to your door. You’ll also receive $10 off your 2021 Indy Mini registration and presale access to register for a new running / walking event we’re hosting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this year (date TBD). Don’t worry, if this is your first virtual race. We’ll share more details, step-by-step instructions, helpful hints and plenty of reminders along the way.

Let’s come together and reimagine the Greatest Spectacle in Running. Make the commitment to be part of the Virtual OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K.

We are #INdymini TOGETHER!

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL RACE



All 2020 #IndyMini virtual participants receive:
  • Commemorative Finisher Medal and ribbon, courtesy of OneAmerica
  • Long-Sleeve Technical Participant Shirt
  • OneAmerica hat
  • Access to the Virtual Goodie Bag
  • Customizable race bib that you can download at home
  • Customize and download your finisher certificate
  • $10 discount on your 2021 race registration
  • Presale access to a new running / walking event the 500 Festival is hosting at IMS
  • We’ll be adding more perks in the weeks to come! Keep checking back for updates!


NOTE: The deadline to submit your 2020 race results is June 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.

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 the first Saturday of May, 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, 2020)
  • 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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