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Q: Can a friend pick up my Mini-Marathon packet for me?

A: Yes, a friend may pick up your packet for you. Make sure they have your bib number, a copy of your identification and your confirmation email. It may be picked up at the Expo. Please note, there will be no race day packet pick-up.


Q: I am no longer am to participate - what are my options?

A: We are sorry to hear you won't be able to join us. Click here to see your options and details.

Q: When is the registration deadline?

A: Registration for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will close when we reach maximum capacity for participant entries.

Q: How do I confirm my entry to the Mini-Marathon?

A: All online registrations will be confirmed via email.You may also confirm you are registered by clicking here. Additionally, all participants will receive a participant guide to be emailed in mid-April. The participant guide contains detailed race information.

Q: If I signed up for multiple races, am I automatically added to one of the challenges?

A: No. You must sign up for the challenge itself. In other words, if you signed up for the Mini-Marathon and the Miler Series, you are not signed up for the Mini Maniac Challenge. Challenges are the cost of the races and an additional $20 to cover the cost of the shirt and medal.

Q: Where can I get my results for the Mini-Marathon?

A: Participants can find their results by scanning the QR code on their bib, through the IndyMini app or by clicking here. Results from past Mini-Marathons may also be obtained here, dating back to 1994.

Q: I ran last year, will I be seeded off of that time?

A: NO. If you participated last year, you will NOT be automatically seeded based on that finish time. If you wish to be seeded, you still MUST submit proof. You're more than welcome to submit last year's finish time as your seeding proof!

Q: Where is my starting location for the Mini-Marathon?

A: All participants will have a corral letter on their bib number. This letter corresponds to a specific starting location based on your estimated finishing time. You must start in this corral or, if you are starting with another person that is in a different corral, you must start in the slower of the two locations. The order of the corrals are as follows (from fastest to slowest) A, B, C, D, E, F, etc. See the start line map for a diagram of the start area and to locate your corral.

Q: How do I get to Indianapolis? Where do I park?

A: Download Indianapolis maps and downtown parking maps here.

SeeMini-Marathon street closings here.

Q: Where do I get my race bib?

A: You can pick up your race number at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo located in the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis. Mini-Marathon Expo hours:

NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP!

Q: Where can I obtain merchandise?

A: Merchandise can be found here. Merchandise is also available race weekend at the Expo and after the race in the Post Race Party.

Q: Where are the water stations?

A: The water stations are named Pit Areas as part of the Festival's ties to automotive racing. Click here for a course map.Pit Areas with water are marked with a "W"on the course map and will have blue banners on the course on event day. Pit Areas with Gatorade Endurance Formula are marked with a "G" on the course map and will have green banners on the course on event day. Click here for a list.

Q: What if I can't finish the race?

A: The Back of the Pack crew will be on hand to help, and there will be a bus following the last participants of the race. Any Mini-Marathon participants who cannot finish, or cannot keep up with the 18 minute/mile minimum pace can ride the bus to the Post Race Party.

Q: When does the race officially end?

A: Approximately 12:45 p.m. local time.

Q: Where should I meet my family after the race?

A: Meet your friends and family in the Family Reunion Area located at the Post Race Party in Military Park. This area will be divided by letter of the alphabet and will feature live entertainment. A map of the Post Race Party can be found here. Please make meeting plans prior to the start of the Mini-Marathon.

Q: Where can I check my gear during the race?

A: UPS Gear check is provided for Mini-Marathon participants, and is located on West Street, north of the start line and south of the Post Race Party. Please use the bag you received at the Expo and tear off tag located on your bib. UPS Trucks are arranged by bib number. Please identify your bib number and corresponding truck to check your gear.

Q: What are the different awards divisions?

A: Open (fe)male

Indiana resident (fe)male

Masters (fe)male

Grand Masters (fe)male

Wheelchair (fe)male

Multiple age group categories: 12 and under;13-15; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+

Q: Can I run in the 5K instead of the Mini-Marathon?

A: Yes, if you are registered for the Mini-Marathon and would like to participate in the 5K simply line up with the 5K participants wearing your Mini-Marathon bib. Your results will reflect that you participated in the 5K and you will receive a 5K medal. The 5K will begin at 7:00 am.

Q: I'm faster now than when I signed up, can I update my estimated finish time?

A: See the solutions desk at the Mini-Marathon Expo.

Q: Are there going to be shuttles to the race? Shuttles from the Airport, etc?

A: We do not offer race day shuttles. However, check out the city bus routes at www.indygo.net.

Q: When is the 2019 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival 5K?

A: The date is Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Q: Do you have a way for companies to participate?

A: Yes, we are proud to support companies in their quest for health and fitness through our Employee Wellness Challenge. Please click here for more details.

Q: Do you offer a group discount?

A: Yes, we are happy to offer groups a discount for the Mini-Marathon & 5K. Please contact Erika Miller at emillier@500festival.com for more details.

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