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Mini with a Meaning

The Mini with a Meaning program gives participants the opportunity to make their OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K experience even more meaningful by raising awareness and funds in support of a non-profit organization. All #IndyMini and 5K registrations help support the 500 Festival's free youth and educational programming. By participating in Mini with a Meaning, runners and walkers have the ability to expand their impact even further within the Indianapolis community.

As part of the Mini with a Meaning Program, non-profit organizations will create an online fundraising page for their Mini with a Meaning team, specific to the 2023 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon & Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. The organization may utilize any fundraising platform of their choice and 100% of the proceeds will go to the respective non-profit organization. Non-profit organizations determine their fundraising goal amount. Funds may be utilized for specific initiatives or overall support of the organization.

All Mini with a Meaning Partners will be featured on the Mini with a Meaning webpage on including a link to their fundraising page and Team Captain contact information. OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon & Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K registrants may contact the Mini with a Meaning Partner of their choice to join their team, donate and/or fundraise on behalf of their chosen organization.

If your organization would like to apply to be a 2023 500 Festival Mini with a Meaning Team, please fill out the application below!

  • Team registration for the 2023 Mini with a Meaning program will close on April 10, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET.
  • Registration for an individual to join a Mini with a Meaning team is April 21, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET

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How Do I Get My Nonprofit Involved?

  • 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 2023 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the 2023 Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K.
  • Step 4. Get Fundraising! The Team Captain will promote team registration and fundraising efforts to their coworkers, family, and friends. Continue to build your team and motivate participants as they train for the Greatest Spectacle in Running!

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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A Kid Again

A Kid Again provides fun Adventures for families raising kids with a life-threatening condition. Life-threatening conditions include cancer, type 1 diabetes, muscular dystrophy, rare diseases and so many more. We simply want to give our families a time out from illness and create that bright spot on their calendars that are often muddled with doctors’ appointments. Our Adventures can range from trips to the zoo and children’s museum, sporting events, and even water park birthday bashes!

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Help Over Hurdles

Help Over Hurdles is an organization with a mission of responding to the needs of direct support professionals with compassion, advocacy, and financial assistance. Our goal is to make support requests as seamless as possible to promote maximum dignity.

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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) fights to end Duchenne. We accelerate research, raise our voices to impact policy, demand optimal care for every single family, and strive to ensure access to approved therapies. PPMD is proud to have played a vital role in every single victory against Duchenne since 1994 and our compassion, strength, and innovation continue to lead this community.

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Second Helpings

Since 1998, Second Helpings has accepted donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.

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