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Indy Mini Ambassador Program

Our Indy Mini Ambassadors are some of the biggest fans and most loyal participants of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon! A mix of runners, walkers, and wheelchair participants, Indy Mini Ambassadors train, inspire, recruit, and help others get excited about the Indy Mini as they introduce them to the fun of running and walking throughout the spring. They are the face of the Greatest Spectacle in Running and are proud to represent the tradition and history of one of the nation's most iconic races!

Adrianne Haunert

I am a born & bred Hoosier now living in Spokane, Washington (aka the dry side of the state). I love reading, checking out local restaurants, camping, hiking, watching football, & spending time exploring or relaxing with my husband. The Indianapolis 500 & 500 Festival are near & dear to my heart, especially as a 2015 Princess and former staffer who worked with the youth programming & events.

Cesar Reyes

Running has taught me so much, and it's hard to put into words. I have more respect for my body, my mind, and myself. Running allows you to be a new person every day, choose your path, decide your fate, or be unpredictable. Running is not the solution, but an outlet to help you find it. All you need is a pair of shoes.

Danielle Shively

Hello, I'm Danielle. I’m a Domestic Engineer (aka housewife) who found my love of running after stepping away from life as a Group Fit Instructor. I’m looking forward to returning for my fifth year as a #indymini Ambassador to help inspire others to do something maybe they never felt like they could.

Jason Ronna

I live in West Paducah, Kentucky. I am an elementary school principal in Cairo, Illinois. I ran my first Mini-Marathon in 2018. I have been married 17 years to the love of my life, Wendy, who is band director. We have 2 children, a 15-year-old daughter and 12 year old son. My wife and daughter also enjoy running and walking and have run the Mini-Marathon as well.

Jim Garringer

A husband, dad, grandpa; photographer, writer; runner for nearly 40 years who now loves to walk (which is like running, just a little slower); a Mini-Marathon veteran of 35+ times; and a passionate advocate for the Indy Mini.

Lindsey Eaton

My name is Lindsey Eaton. I was born and raised a Hoosier. I'm an Anchor and Reporter with FOX 59/CBS 4. The Indy Mini is unlike any other race. The month of May means so much to this city and you can truly feel that magic at the starting line, running onto the track and on that final stretch to the finish line. I can't wait to do another Indy Mini and this year. I know it's going to be even more incredible than ever before! Let's go racing!!!

Susan Skelton

Facilitator of FUN! Encourager of ALL! Come join me on the journey between the start and finish lines of the 2022 Indy Mini. Runner, walker, fast, slow or somewhere in-between, I look forward to sharing all the miles and smiles with you, from day one of training to that sweet checkered flag finish on May 7th. I'm ready to help you make this one of your best experiences and have you wanting to come back next year.

Andrew Rowe

I am a currently serving national guardsman working in technology. I am a committed runner and single father of two girls. In my free time, I love spending time with my kids and visiting museums.

Christina & Victor Grisby

We both found our love of running at different times, but ever since, we've ran hundreds of races together. We love to find scenic locations & run races while traveling. When not traveling, we enjoy running with our local running friends for group runs.

Elizabeth Kostrub

I'm a race addict whose passion for running bling is only outdone by the enthusiasm I have for Jaycee, the little girl I run for who has Rett Syndrome. I enjoy traveling all over for my races and even have a chalk map that I am coloring in as I check off the states on my path to do a half marathon/marathon in each state.

Jennifer Spangler

I started running in 2013 and haven’t stopped since. My favorite race is the Indy Mini and it is 2nd to none! I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I like to hike and paddle board as well!

Kevin Arciniega

Hi! My name is Kevin Arciniega. I was born in Mexico City, but I've lived in Indy over half my life. I'm an IUPUI graduate and work as an auditor for a public accounting firm. I basically spend all my free time training year round so I can go on multiple racecations all over the country. It's a lifestyle!

Lisa Herron

I am an avid walker. I closed out 2021 with 9,514,326 steps. Yes, that’s right, 4,901 miles and 10 pairs of shoes later. I have learned a lot about myself the past few year coming back from 2 ACDF surgeries in 2018.In the last couple of years, I have walked 4 full marathons, participated in several virtual challenges, half marathons and 5k’s.I am most proud to say I am Sprint Triathlete and Ultra Marathoner. Walking 100 miles in 26 hours and 53 min….I can do hard things! Of all the miles and races later, the OneAmerica Mini Marathon is my favorite. No place like home! Be the best version of yourself, get up and own every step to a healthy lifestyle.

Shavonne Bauer

Shavonne is a retired elementary school teacher who enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her husband, adult children, and two grandchildren. On the weekends, you can usually find her training with her running group or participating in various 5K’s or half marathons. She has developed a passion for completing half marathons and is proud to say her first half marathon was the 2019 Indy Mini.

April Woodruff

My name is April and this will be my 14th year running the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. It was the very first race I ever ran and it turned me into the person I am today. I am so excited to be an ambassador for this race, and I cannot wait for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing to return in May!

Cindy Marshall

I am a health and fitness professional that loves to stay active through running and setting my own fitness goals. I love to motivate and inspire others to do the same. I’m most excited for the return of live races so that we can all experience such an amazing environment and cheer each other on!

Greg Powell

Hi Indy Mini enthusiasts! I am Greg Powell and I am honored to be an Indy Mini Ambassador for 2022. I am employed with Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital. 2022 will be my 8th Mini! Running has served as a great way for me to balance physical, mental and spiritual health all at the same time. If you're on the fence about whether or not that you can complete 13.1 miles, believe me when I tell you that I have been there as well and that you CAN and that there is no better feeling then crossing that finish line.

Jennifer Doyle

Jennifer ran competitively through high school and college before a 10-year hiatus. Her best friend encouraged her to run the 2011 Indy Mini in which Jennifer rediscovered her love and passion for running. She has competed in every Indy Mini since and looks forward to completing the 2022 Indy Mini! Jennifer lives in Indianapolis with her two sons and husband and is a member of the Speedway Running Club. Part of the joy of running is its inclusivity and availability to runners at every skill level. No matter how fast or slow, fellow runners are always there to encourage each other along the way.

Kelly Halstead

I currently have run 16 half marathons and 4 full marathons. When I am not running you will find me spending time with my family. I am a stay at home mom of two! Run more worry less ❤️

Maggie LaMar

Maggie LaMar is an Indianapolis-native currently living on the east side. She’s excited to recruit and motivate others to participate in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, which will be her first in-person Indy Mini! Maggie is especially eager to connect with other young professionals looking to integrate training and fitness into their busy work days. When she isn’t running, you can find her bouldering, cooking, or playing with her Corgi Ellie.

Tinley Woodruff

My name is Tinley and I am 10 years old. I ran my first Indy Mini this year, and I am excited to run it again. I have been running since I was 4 and I have always loved it and how it made me feel.

Application Timeline & Details

Applications for the 2023 #IndyMini Ambassador Program will open in September 2022.

Ambassador Spotlights

Indy Mini Ambassadors are some of the most enthusiastic, passionate participants of the Greatest Spectacle in Running. This diverse group of participants represent all ages, locations, abilities, experience levels, and physical activity (running, walking, jogging, wheelchair racing, biking, swimming - you name it). Ambassadors train, inspire, recruit, and help others get excited about the Indy Mini and inspire participation from EVERYONE.

Check out our #IndyMini Ambassador Spotlights on the Indy Mini blog!

Read Ambassador Spotlights

Ambassador Rules & Regulations

Please note that Ambassadors are NOT financially compensated in any way. We do not subsidize travel, training expenses or issue payment of any kind to our team. Ambassadors for the 2022 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will serve from October 2021 through August 2022. We reserve the right to remove any Ambassador from the team at any time due to poor conduct or failure to perform duties.
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