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500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo

Downtown Indianapolis | Indiana Convention Center, Hall A

Thursday, May 4 | 4:00 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 5 | 10:00am - 8:00pm

The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo is the exciting start to Mini-Marathon weekend in Indianapolis! The 2023 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 4:00 - 8:00pm, and Friday, May 5, from 10:00am - 8:00pm. 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. 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 look up 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.

There is limited race day packet pick up, for an additional cost, in the event of extenuating circumstances. Please contact for additional information. Packets will not be mailed unless you are a virtual participant.

Expo Highlights

Frank Shorter Autograph Session

Meet the winner of the very first Mini-Marathon and Olympic Gold Medalist, Frank Shorter! Shorter became a household name in 1972 when he championed the gold medal at the Munich Olympics. He was the first American winner of the Olympic Marathon, and no man from the United States has won since. Four years later, he went on to win the silver medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Shorter is the only American athlete to win two medals in the Olympic marathon. In 1977, Shorter crossed the finish line to win the first-ever Mini-Marathon and put the Mini on the global running map. By signing up to run the first race, he catapulted the event into new territory and single-handedly launched the Mini and Indianapolis into the upper echelons of the running industry, where it continues to be one of the largest and most successful half-marathons in the world.

Stop by the OneAmerica booth at the Expo to meet Frank and receive an autograph! You can also catch him at the Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on race-day, serving as the Mini-Marathon commentator for the WTHR broadcast. Be sure to give him a high-five!

When: Thursday, May 4: 6-7 p.m.
Friday, May 5: 3-5 p.m.
Where: OneAmerica Booth, Hall A

Meet & Greet with the Indy Mini Ambassadors

Interact with our 2023 Indy Mini Ambassadors! Our Indy Mini Ambassadors are an incredible, diverse group of runners and walkers offer encouragement, inclusivity, motivation, and inspiration to others as they represent and promote the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Come meet the Ambassadors and ask questions, learn race tips and tricks, share stories, or meet a potential running buddy!When: Friday, May 5: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Michelob Ultra Booth, Hall A

2023 Exhibitors

  • Ainsley's Angels
  • America Dairy Association Indiana, Inc.
  • Athletic Annex
  • Back Your Badge Marathon
  • Baumans Running
  • Beyond Monumental
  • Bloody Point Mixing Co.
  • Carmel Road Racing Group
  • Central Indiana Chevy Dealers
  • Changing Footprints
  • Chiro One Wellness Center
  • Click Heaters
  • Crud Cloth
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • Delta Dental of Indiana
  • Dog Training Elite of Indianapolis
  • E-Pulse
  • Evansville Half Marathon
  • E-Pulse
  • Forte Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
  • Franciscan Health
  • Geist Half Marathon
  • Girls on the Run Central Indiana
  • Goodr Sunglasses & Beecause Sneaker Charms
  • Happy Feet
  • Harena Data-Simulators
  • Hilly Half Marathon
  • Indiana Sports Corp
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Indy Muscle and Joint Clinic
  • Leaf Filter Gutter Protection
  • LeafGuard
  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
  • Michelob Ultra
  • Mill Race Marathon
  • Milo's Tea Company
  • Moes
  • Namirsa
  • National Running Center
  • Nuttzo
  • Ocho Select
  • One More mile
  • OneAmerica
  • Planet Fitness
  • PreGame Athletics
  • Pure Memory Water
  • QC Kintex
  • Quick Hit Rejuvenator
  • RaceDots
  • Racessentials
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • RooSport Magnetic Pocket
  • Rumble Boxing North Indy
  • RUN(317)
  • Runur Athletics
  • SKINS Compression
  • Sports Specifics LLC
  • State Farm
  • Superior Electrolytes
  • Susan G Komen
  • The Runner's Forum
  • Too Cool T-Shirt Quilts
  • Tuxedo Brothers Event Management
  • Urban Bourbon Half Marathon
  • USATF Indiana Association
  • Wheeler Mission

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