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Mini with a Meaning Program

The Mini with a Meaning program connects non-profit organizations to passionate participants of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K, providing a more meaningful experience by raising awareness and funds in support of the local community and beyond. Not to mention, all Mini-Marathon and 5K registrations support the 500 Festival's free youth and educational programming.

Participants may further their impact within the community by joining a Mini with a Meaning team! View our official teams below, contact their Team Captain to join, and start fundraising as you train.

“Our partnership with the Mini with a Meaning program has not only helped to raise funds to further our mission, it has increased awareness about our organization in the running community and beyond. When we attend other events, participants recognize us and know they saw us at the Indy Mini!”

– Ainsley’s Angels Team Captain

How Do I Get My Nonprofit Involved?

Through the Mini-Marathon and 5K, the 500 Festival offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to participate as a team through the Mini with a Meaning Program to raise awareness and funds in support of their organization and participate together in the Mini-Marathon and 5K.

Organizations may utilize the fundraising platform of their choice and 100% of the proceeds will go to the respective non-profit organization. Utilize this unique fundraising opportunity to further your organization’s mission and join today!


  • Step 1. Choose a Team Captain: Each non-profit organization will need a Team Captain to lead their team fundraiser and to correspond with the 500 Festival.
  • Step 2. Enroll Organization: The Team Captain will fill out an application form here. The 500 Festival will then provide the Team Captain with further team and registration information if accepted.
  • Step 3. Create Online Fundraiser: The Team Captain will create a customized online fundraiser specific to the 2024 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the 2024 Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. Full details to be provided by the 500 Festival.
  • Step 4. Get Fundraising and Build Your Team!  The Team Captain will promote team registration and fundraising efforts to staff, volunteers, family, and friends. Continue to build your team and motivate participants as they train for the Greatest Spectacle in Running!

2024 Mini with a Meaning Teams

The 500 Festival is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations to bring awareness and fundraise for their cause through our Mini with a Meaning program. Each year, the 500 Festival partners with a select number of non-profit organizations to further their mission as their team trains for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon or Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. If you are interested in joining a Mini with a Meaning Partner Team, please contact your organization of choice below by clicking on the contact button.


Ainsley's Angels

Because we believe everyone deserves to be included-Ainsley's Angels of America strives to build awareness about the importance of inclusion through action, while transforming populations into all inclusive communities. Together we shall: Educate to empower with empathy, Advocate to advance with awareness, and Celebrate to continue with courage. Ainsley's Angels of America brings the pure joy of positivity, evident through the smiles of Riders, their families, and our Angel Runners at each event.

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Help Over Hurdles

Help Over Hurdles is an organization that assists Direct Support Professionals who provide valuable supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to support DSPs so they may continue to provide support without the burden of financial stress.

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Walk It Out

Heart failure is the #1 cause of death for Americans, and it has been for almost 10 years. 2. More than 70% of Americans are either obese or overweight. Walk It Out America was established specifically to aid in the reduction of these two horrific statistics as well as the habits give them life.

Questions?

For any questions about how to get involved with the Mini with a Meaning Program, please contact raceinfo@500festival.com.

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