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500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo

The 500 Festival is suspending all planned, in-person events scheduled through May 9, 2020. 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.

All 2020 Indy Mini events will move to virtual races. Individuals registered for this year’s races will receive details on how to participate virtually and still earn their 2020 shirt and medal. Other options, including lending a hand in support of the 500 Festival’s free programs for kids or rolling registration over to next year, was emailed to participants on March 19. The in-person events will NOT take place.

To the registered participants of the 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K, we know that many of you have logged countless hours of training and have made numerous commitments to experience the thrill of crossing the finish line.We don’t take your commitments lightly and want you to know that we have exhausted all possible solutions to provide the Indy Mini experience as we have the past 43 years.We have also been cognizant of the resources that help us produce this community event which includes thousands of volunteers, medical personnel, IMPD, the Indiana National Guard, Homeland Security, Indianapolis Motor Speedway staff, corporate partners and many others.Given our current situation and out of respect for the ever-changing needs of those resource partners as well as the health and safety of our participants, the conclusion to advance the plan to make it a virtual run this year became the best possible choice.In addition to the participant options, we are also committed to providing an on-track running experience at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway at a to-be-determined date later this year.
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The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo is the exciting start to Mini-Marathon weekend in Indianapolis! Held in downtown Indianapolis, the Mini-Marathon Expo features interactive activities and exhibitors for all ages. The Expo is free and open to the public and a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the excitement of the Mini-Marathon.

All participants (Indy Mini & 5K) are required to pick up race materials (bib / timing device, participant shirt, gear check bag) at the Expo. There is no race day packet pick-up. Race packets will not be mailed to you. You must have your bib number (found on the confirmation email you will receive in April) to receive your race packet. If you forget your bib number, you can look it up when you get to the Expo. You must have a photo ID to lookup your bib number at the Expo. You may pick up a packet for a friend. Please make sure you have their bib number and a copy of their photo ID.

If you are a vendor interested in exhibiting at the Mini-Marathon Expo, please visit our Exhibitor Page.


Location & Hours

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium

Thursday, April 30: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday, May 1: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Parking

Downtown metered parking is available in addition to parking garages in the area. Nearby Circle Centre Mall garages offer ample parking with entrances off of Illinois, Maryland, Washington, and Georgia Streets.

Please note: the 500 Festival does not manage any of the parking facilities or services mentioned. Fees vary based on the garage or lot.

2020 Schedule

Thursday, April 30

Mini 101 with the #IndyMini Ambassadors: 5-7 pm
Location: Runner's Lounge (field level)
Meet with the 2020 #IndyMini Ambassadors to review the course preview video and have your race day questions answered.

Yoga For Runners: 6-7 pm
Location: Meeting Room #4
Join Yoga Six for a free session designed specifically for runners to loosen up for a faster OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon time!

Pace Team Meet & Greet: 7-8 pm
Location: Pace Team Booth (field level)
Pace your race with the Pace Team! Stop by their booth to meet the pacers.

Friday, May 1

Mini 101 with the #IndyMini Ambassadors: 12-2pm//5-7 pm
Location: Runner's Lounge (field level)
Meet with the 2020 #IndyMini Ambassadors to review the course preview video and have your race day questions answered.

Meal Prep 101 with Chef Kat Marris: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Meeting Room #4

Frank Shorter Autograph Session: 1-3 pm
Location: OneAmerica Booth (field level)

Clif Bar Experience Learning Session: 3-4 pm
Location: Clif Bar booth (field level)
Visit the Clif Bar booth to meet with a product expert and find the best products for your training.

I'll Have Another With Lindsey Hein Live Podcast Recording: 4-5 pm
Location: Meeting Room #4

Running Influencer Meet-Up: 5-6:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room #4

Athletic Annex Learning Session: 5-6 pm
Location: Athletic Annex booth (field level)

Pre-Race Stretch by The Hot Room: 6:45- 7:45 pm
Location: Meeting Room #4

ADA Accessibility Map

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