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
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
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
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
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
Q: When should I expect the merchandise I ordered to arrive?
A: Merchandise should arrive within 10 business days. If you are unsure of the status of your order, please contact: Support@ScreenBroidery.com for more information.
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
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
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
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
Q: What are the different awards divisions?
A: Open (fe)male
Indiana resident (fe)male
Grand Masters (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;
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
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
Q: Do you offer a group discount?
A: Yes, we are happy to offer groups a discount for the Mini-Marathon & 5K. Please contact Helen Khamis at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.
Q: What is seeding, and should I submit it?
A: Seeding is proof that you have finished a road race in a certain amount of time, and thus moving you to the front of the Mini. You can find our seeding requirements online here: https://www.indymini.com/p/mini-marathon/participantinfo/seeding
If you do not meet these requirements, then it is not necessary to submit a seeding request.