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Elite Field

Applications for 2024 Elite Field are now closed.

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon welcomes athletes who meet the below time standards to apply for the 500 Festival's Elite Athlete Field. Approved applicants will receive a complimentary race registration and private gear check, and will be placed in the Elite Athlete Corral at the front of the race.

Elite Athletes must submit an online application and sign the sportsmanship pledge. Approved applicants will receive an email indicating if your application has been accepted or declined. Registration instructions will then be provided.


  • Complimentary Elite Entry
  • Elite Athlete Corral
  • Private gear check

*The 500 Festival does not provide lodging or travel allowance


  • To be considered for the Elite Field, athletes must complete the Elite Athlete application by April 18, 2024
  • Proof of time must be submitted for a race that's been completed between January 2023 and April 2024.
  • Race proof must be for a distance of 10K or longer

2024 Elite Athlete Qualifying Times

Open Men
Open Women
Masters / Grandmasters
Men (40+)
Masters / Grandmasters
Women (40+)
10K 33:15:00 38:30:00 34:40:00 39:55:00
15K 51:45:00 1:00:00 53:52:00 1:02:07
Half Marathon 1:15:00 1:27:00 1:18:00 1:30:00
Marathon 2:40:00 3:18:00 2:46:00 3:24:00

*Meeting these standards does not guarantee acceptance in the Elite Athlete program. All applications are subject to the discretion of the 500 Festival.

Prize Money

To be eligible for prize money in the categories of the overall winner, time standard, or first Indiana finisher, you must be approved and registered through the 500 Festival's Elite Athlete Program. Elite Athletes are eligible to win prize money in multiple categories (e.g., winning male with a time of 1:04 would receive $3,000 - $2,000 for winning the race and $1,000 for beating 1:05 time standard). Finish order is based upon gun time.

The top finishers from the state of Indiana must be a registered Elite Athlete, Indiana resident, and be able to demonstrate proof of residency via a valid government-issued ID.

1st 2nd 3rd
Overall Men $2,000
Overall Women $2,000
Top Indiana Finisher - Men $1,000
Top Indiana Finisher - Women $1,000
Masters Open - Men & Women (40+) $500 $300 $100
Grandmasters Open - Men & Women (50+) $300 $200 $100

Any Elite Athlete who beats the following time standards will receive $1,000:

  • Men: 1:05:00
  • Women: 1:15:00

Any elite athlete who beats a course record will receive $500

  • Men’s Record: 2023 Panuel Mkungo – 1:01:44
  • Women’s Record: 2010 Janet Cherobon – 1:10:59

*Previous American Half Marathon Record (1:07:11) was won by Emily Sisson on the Indy Mini course during the 2022 USATF Half Marathon National Championships*

Please Note: It is the responsibility of the athlete to determine if they are able to accept prize money and how that prize may be spent to maintain high school and/or collegiate eligibility.

*All Elite Athletes should participate in an honorable and moral manner and in accordance with USATF rules and regulations. The 500 Festival reserves the right to void prize money and/or disqualify an Elite Athlete if they are deemed to have acted against these standards.

If you have any questions regarding the Elite Field, please contact

2024 Female Elites

Taylor Aguilllon

Katherine Ander

Lauren Bailey

Rochelle Basil

Hannah Bast

Ashley Bieniek

Hailey Bowes

Stephen Browne

Terri Cassel

Colin Chambers

Mary Ellen Cook

Taushah Crawford

Kristin Dailey

Lucy Dobbs

Mallory Dreyer

Rosie Edwards

Hidi Gaff

Caroline Gecker

Kate Gunson

Haley Harris

Emma Herrmann

Heidi Heuerman

Sarah Higgens

Jacklyn Howland

Grace Kahura-Malang

Cara Karmolinski

Regina Kirkham

Kayla Kunz

Claire Linn

Brittany Matteson

Rita Maurais

Rachel McCardell

Caitlin McGauley

Carolyn Menard

Jen Moroz

Stacy Morozov

Katelyn Murphy

Hannah Nelson

Julia Ordzowialy

Lori Quick

Lydia Randolph

Kaley Reed

Julie Riffle

Anna Rohrer

Stephanie Runyon-Thomas

Amy Schultz

Jenny Schultz

Kaitlyn Shea

Amy Shinkle

Molly Shover

Sarah Ann Sibert

Linda Spooner

Lucie Sulewski

Erin Toothman

Maura Tyrrell

Presley Warren

Abbey Warth

Kailani Watson

Lindsey Welty

2024 Male Elites

Tyler Adgalanis

Sabrina Baftiri

Matt Bailey

Darren Barlow

Jake Bertelsen

Tyler Brinks

Alexander Bruno

Chase Bulten

James Burgess

Blake Buysse

Frank Cardy

Caleb Chambers

Nicholas Chudzik

David Coffey

Cody Dawson

Matthew Dietrich

Brandon Dimitri

Curtis Eckstein

Jameson Ehret

Rick Fenno

Trent Fifield

Chris Galloway

Diego Gomez

Matthew Grider

Mark Guyer

William Hackler

William Hague

Brady Harless

Jonathan Harper

Mike Haschel

Andres Herrera

Robert Jackson

Craig Jordan II

Hiroshi Kawakatsu

Caleb Kerr

Lawrence Kipkoech

Nathan Kolbus

Ian Landwehr

Luke Linscott

Michael Loewe

Andrew Luckman

Elijah McCartney

Jeff Mescal

Ethan Meyer

Derek Miller

Rob Mullett

Conor Naughton

James Ngandu

Michael Olson

Craig Padgett

Nate Pearson

Andrew Pelikan

Roger Pinon

John Poray

Ewan Rawcliffe

Jared Reckard

Dylan Rocha

Max Runningen

Benjamin Schneiderman

Andrew Schuster

Andy Schweitzer

Blake Selm

Glen Shumaker

Ryan Somerfield

Tony Spalding

Steven Sprieser

Christian Stevens

Richard Strouse

Paolo Tiongson

Derek Van Prooyen

Jorge Villanueva

Curtis Weisenberger

Chris White

Matthias Wilder

Steve Williams

Adam Wollant

Jeff Zenger

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