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Welcome 2020 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon & Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K Virtual Race Participants! We're so excited that you're joining us for this NEW race experience. Bookmark this page to keep track of all of the resources you'll need to have a great virtual experience. We will continue to add more information and resources weekly so come back often!

Submit Your Virtual Race Results

Once you complete your race, submit your finish time and race recap. Don’t forget to share your race photos on social media and use the hashtag #IndyMini to inspire other participants!

REMINDER: The deadline to submit race results is June 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.




We Are #INdymini TOGETHER!

While we can’t all be part of this year’s in-person OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon & Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K, for the first time ever, the #IndyMini will be held virtually and participants will cross the finish line from around the world. This year's virtual race has participants from all 50 U.S. states, 15+ different countries around the world and even a group of sailors aboard the USS Indiana submarine!

We encourage everyone – participants, spectators, friends, family – to follow and use #IndyMini on social media and encourage each other! Also, make sure to follow the 500 Festival on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube! We'll be sharing training inspiration, participant stories, and cheering on virtual participants every step of the way.


Check out a few of our virtual participants below!

Indy Mini Inspiration

Encouragement from Frank Shorter

OneAmerica Sign Board

It's iconic. It's inspirational. It's a message for YOU our virtual participants!

A Pre-Race Pep talk From James Hinchcliffe


#IndyMini Motivation from Miles the Banana

Miles the Banana is always an uplifting icon for both participants and volunteers during the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon! We can't be together in-person this year, but he's still doing his part to give back and motivate us all. 🏁🍌 #WhyIMini


Our Health Care Heroes Are Rooting For YOU!

The staff at #IndyMini partner, Franciscan Health, are proud to encourage this year's virtual participants!

Course Video

We can't run this course together at this year's OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, but you can still experience from home! Check out the video below for a virtual trip along the #IndyMini course!

Customize Your Social Media!


Let the world know that you're taking part in the Greatest Spectacle in Running with our Virtual #IndyMini social media toolkit. Save and customize any of our images then share them on your social media so we can cheer you on every step of the way!

Don't forget to use #IndyMini in your post and tag the 500 Festival on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT

Learn how to customize your bib and finisher certificate HERE.

Your Virtual #IndyMini Cheering Section

Share Your Story!

It takes a lot of guts to run, walk or wheel the 13.1 miles of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or the 3.1 miles of the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K - especially during this unprecedented time!

Your story and journey to the Finish Line can help inspire someone to participate in the 2021 race. What inspired you to participate in 2020? What obstacles did you have to overcome? What advice would you give others to stay motivated and healthy? Don't worry, we'll help you edit or refine your story before we share it.

Click the button below to share your story and it could be featured on our website, the Indy Mini newsletter or by a reporter. We can't wait to hear from you!

Share Your Indy Mini Story

Rewatch the 2018 #IndyMini

Social Media Contest

Share your virtual OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and/or Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K experience for a chance to win a 2021 race registration, plus some awesome #IndyMini training gear! How to enter:

  1. Download and customize your race bib from the links above.
  2. Snap a picture with your bib after completing your race. Get creative with your photo! Did you encounter any motivational signs along your course? Did your virtual race route have mountains in the background? Do you have a special costume you wore on your walk or run to make it feel like May in Indianapolis? We want to see it!
  3. Share your image on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag the 500 Festival (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and use the hashtag #IndyMini by June 30, 2020.
  4. All entries will be posted in an album to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Facebook page the week of July 6.
  5. Voting will take place from the week of July 6 until July 24. The public will vote for their favorite photo by liking it. The photo with the most likes as of 8 am ET on July 24 will be declared the winner!
  6. Winner will be announced the week of July 27, 2020.

Read the full terms and conditions here.

Virtual Goodie Bag

Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Virtual OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K! Click the button below to access your Virtual Goodie Bag, which includes discounts and offers specifically for Indy Mini participants. The Virtual Goodie Bag will only be available for a limited time, so make sure you save all of your offers. Enjoy!

ACCESS 2020 VIRTUAL GOODIE BAG

How Does a Virtual Race Work?

Click the graphic to learn more!

Questions & Answers

What’s the deadline to submit my virtual Mini proof?


When will I receive my shirt & medal?


When will I receive my 2021 registration discount?


How does the virtual race work?


I chose to participate virtually for 2020, what other “goodies” will be shipped with my shirt and medal?


Is my virtual race time still official?


Will my virtual race finish time be posted online?


What's happening with the new running / walking event that the 500 Festival will be hosting at IMS?


How will I receive my shirt, medal and gear?


Can I still run, walk or wheel my virtual race on the Indy Mini course?

500 Festival Annual Report

Thank you for supporting the 500 Festival! As a community nonprofit organization, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is our largest fundraiser. Your #IndyMini participation helps us deliver our mission to enrich lives and foster positive community impact. Part of that mission includes several youth health and fitness focused events and programs impacting more than 100,000 Indiana youth annually!

Learn more from our 2019 Annual Report.

Still have questions? We have answers!

Don't be a stranger! If you have questions, need to request a deadline extension, or just want to say hello, you can drop us an email at raceinfo@500festival.com.
OneAmerica
Delta Dental
Franciscan
Meijer
Genesys
WTHR
Chevy Dealers
Gatorade
Michelob Ultra
Aqua Systems
American Dairy
Planet Fitness
BCforward
Clifbar
Dole
Enterprise
ERS
First Watch
Jay's Moving Company
Marathon Foto
Penske
RHI
UPS
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