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Ambassador Program

If you're one of the biggest fans of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, and you're proud of the history and tradition of one of the nation's most iconic races, then apply to serve as a 2020 #IndyMini Ambassador!

Indy Mini Ambassadors are some of the most loyal participants of our race. A mix of runners and walkers, 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. If the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is your favorite race, apply to be an ambassador to share your love for the Indy Mini, and earn some pretty sweet perks while you do it!

Perks of Being an Ambassador

  • 1 complimentary registration for the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
  • 1 complimentary registration for the 2020 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy
  • Indy Mini swag and ambassador-exclusive gear
  • Discount to the Indy Mini Merchandise Store
  • Your bio and photo featured on the Indy Mini blog and 500 Festival social media accounts
  • Early Access to see the shirt and medal designs
  • Ability to write guest blogs for IndyMini.com
  • Host Q&A sessions at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo
  • Opportunity to earn more perks like a parking pass, hotel rooms, 500 Festival event tickets, and more!

Ambassador Requirements


• Must recruit 10 or more individuals to participate in this year’s race. If they don’t, they will no longer be considered during future Indy
Mini Ambassador applications.
• Must be outgoing, engaging, and enthusiastic about fitness and healthy lifestyle choices.
• Must promote the race via personal social media channels and be willing to communicate the 500 Festival message appropriately.
• Must participate in the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
• Must wear OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon gear at local events and community activities to promote the race.
• Must speak positively about the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival in an accurate and positive manner.
• Must be willing to distribute printed race materials in the local community, local gyms, and other healthy lifestyle organizations.
• Must be well-versed in all aspects of the race, including but not limited to: registration, expo, packet pickup, the course, race weekend timeline, pit stations, start and finish line, corrals, waves, etc.
• Must attend Ambassador meetings at the 500 Festival office, including the initial meeting on September 18.
• Must provide Digital Marketing Manager with Indy Mini photo and Q&A for Indy Mini blogs.
• Must assist Digital Marketing Manager with communication and answering questions on first-timer Facebook groups
• Must attend one first-timer session at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo
• Must write at least one guest blog for the Indy Mini website on a topic related to running and training
• Must perform 2 outreaches in their community to promote the Indy Mini and recruit participants, and provide a photo for social media and blog promotion.

Be an Ambassador and help share your passion for running or walking, and get great perks for The Greatest Spectacle in Running!

Questions? Email raceinfo@500festival.com.

Application Timeline & Details

Applications for 2020 are now open! Click here to apply. The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 25 at 11:59 pm ET.

We will announce the 2020 Indy Mini Ambassadors in September, so stay tuned!


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 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will serve from September 2019 through August 2020. 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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