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Spectator Guide

The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival 5K invite you to join in the excitement! Below you will find helpful information to prepare you for the nation’s premiere half-marathons.

App & Runner Tracking

Get access to important event details, runner tracking, travel information and more on the Indy Mini App. The app is available on Apple platforms by clicking here and Android platforms by clicking here.

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 500 Festival 5K participants can be tracked by going to Tracking & Results and Searchable Results within the app. Followers can receive notifications through their phone, text or Twitter when participants cross the startline, 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K and finish line.

Race Morning

If you’re planning on joining in person, arrive early in downtown Indianapolis to give yourself plenty of time to find parking. Many downtown streets will be closed to traffic and public parking in preparation for the 500 Festival running events. Several parking facilities will be open for event parking and please keep in mind that due to street closings, not all routes into the various parking locations will be available. Before you venture downtown, please review road closures.

During the race, make sure to track your runner using the IndyMini app. Spectators can electronically track multiple runners along the race course. More details to come.
Make your way to the WTHR Cheer Zone, located within the 500 Festival Post Race Party in Military Park where you can watch them cross the finish line! You’ll be so motivated after seeing all the different types of people crossing the finish line that you’ll want to be among the first to register for next year’s events.

After the race, reunite with your participant in the 500 Festival Post Race Party. Located in Military Park in downtown Indianapolis, head to the Family Reunion Area in the north section of the park. There you will see signs representing every letter of the alphabet. Plan to reunite with your participant under the sign representing your last name. While at the Post Race Party, stay and enjoy an ice cold Michelob ULTRA, great live music and outstanding food from local food vendors.

Best Places To Watch

Start Line - Feel the energy and excitement as participants start their 13.1 journey. Runners and walkers have been training months for this moment. Here is your chance to let them hear it!
Main Street in Speedway - Cheer on participants as they run through the heart of Speedway. Also marks the westernmost point of the course and a great place for spectators from Indianapolis' western suburbs to watch.
Entrance to Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Feel the history and month of May come alive as Mini-Marathon participants enter the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Victory Mile - Participants are in the home stretch now! Cheer them on as they run through the final mile on New York Street from White River to the finish line.
Finish Line - Watch and cheer for runners and walkers as they've completed 13.1 miles! This is the moment they have been training months for.

Broadcast Information

Tune in to WTHR – Channel 13, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET to catch live coverage of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 5K.
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