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Training Plan & Mileage Tracking Charts

Step up to the start line with confidence at the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon by following this 14-week training plan! Remember, these training plans, typically spanning 14-18 weeks, are your roadmap to race day success. Tackle the mileage in smaller chunks and improving your pace will follow. Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran participant, this training plan will fuel you to that checkered flag finish!

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Resources from Franciscan Health

Whether you're training for the virtual OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K, Franciscan has the training resources to help you accomplish your goals! Click HERE to learn more and sign up.

Franciscan Health wants you and your family to feel your best while training for OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K! To read more and watch videos on training, new recipes, and best practices for rest days, view the videos below or head over to our blog HERE!

Planet Fitness Training Videos

Planet Fitness is the official gym of the Indy Mini! Their trainers have shared a few videos filled with great cross-training exercises to compliment your training. You can do these exercises in the gym, in your home or outside!
Pre-Workout and Post-Workout Stretching

Low Impact/High Repetition Workouts

TRX Workout

Training Tips from our Indy Mini Partners

Maintaining a heathy lifestyle throughout your Indy Mini training is the key to conquering the Greatest Spectacle in Running. Tips from our Indy Mini partners will help to fuel your training and cross that finish line!


You’re putting in the work and nailing that tough training. Fuel to unlock your best during training and on race day with G Endurance. These peak training weeks are a great time to build your fueling plan by testing timing and intake to figure out when and how much fuel your body needs.

G Endurance Formula is specifically designed to help athletes like you stay hydrated and fueled while training and racing over prolonged periods when fluid and electrolyte losses can be high. We’ll have Lemon-Lime G Endurance Formula on-course at every OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon aid station to keep you fueled & hydrated.

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Aqua Systems

Water is essential in everyday life but when you are training it’s even more important. Some of the many benefits are helping maximize your physical performance, improves your blood oxygen circulation, helps fight off illness, improves your mood and more importantly prevents dehydration.
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American Dairy Association

Winners Drink Chocolate Milk? After an intense work out, it’s a good idea to properly refuel. Rumor has it, chocolate milk does that. So is it true? Absolutely! Here’s what you need to know. Chocolate milk not only provides the necessary fluid replenishment and electrolytes but also carbohydrates and much-needed protein to assist with repair of muscle tissue. Additionally, milk provides Calcium, Vitamin D, multiple B Vitamins, Vitamins A and C. It’s nature’s sports drink! So why chocolate milk? While white milk also offers fluids, protein, and natural carbohydrate, it’s that little bit of chocolate that gives you the additional carbohydrate boost needed with fewer added sugars than most sports drinks. Plus- it tastes amazing!
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Planet Fitness

As a valued partner of the Indy Mini, we cannot stress enough the importance of establishing a 10–15-minute stretch routine before and after any physical activity, especially running! Your muscles like to be prepared for activity and jumping right into a run without stretching is guaranteed to send them into shock and could potentially result in an injury. Not to mention, stretching often improves the quality of a workout.
Physical activity often involves stress to the muscles we use. A muscle that has been stretched is more prepared to handle and resist stress than a muscle that has not been stretched. When we engage in physical activity, our heart rate elevates in order to deliver fresh oxygen to the muscles responsible for getting us through our workout which is why it’s beneficial to stretch prior to a workout. When we use our muscles, lactic acid builds up inside them. When this acid settles into our muscles, it causes them to become stiff and sore. Stretching post-exercise aids in sending blood flow directly to the muscles that have the most lactic acid. This improves recovery and alleviates soreness after strenuous exercise. Stretching helps us relax your muscles and prevents pain and stiffness later.

For runners, you should focus on stretches that focus on your legs, back and hips. For all you runners out there, we have developed a video that walks you through a stretch routine that can be used before and after your run. Enjoy!
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