Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run

May 14 2023 | Downtown Indianapolis

Indiana's youngest runners are hitting the street during the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run. This non-competitive fun run allows children ages 3 – 10 the fun opportunity to get active and experience the excitement of a running event, complete with a start and finish line production, cheering section, participant bib, and finisher medal.

The Rookie Run will take place at Kids’ Day, Indiana's largest free outdoor festival for kids! The Salesforce and JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day attracts thousands to Monument Circle on May 14, featuring over 40 exhibitors and tons of fun, educational and interactive activities.

Rookie Run Details

Rookie Run takes place in downtown Indianapolis, one block north of Monument Circle at Ohio and Meridian streets. Race distances are set based on a child’s age and races will be run in a series of heats to ensure a safe race experience. All participants will receive a goodie bag, a participant bib, and a finisher's medal - just like the Indy Mini participants!

Rookie Run participants can register online for $10, which includes a participant t-shirt!

Your Rookie Runner can also register on race-day for $5 and may purchase a participant t-shirt for an additional $5 at the DICK's Sporting Goods Rookie Run Registration Zone. Packet pick-up is available at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo or at the event.

Race Info

Age 3: 2-block course - 12:30 pm
Age 4: 2-block course - 1:00 pm
Age 5 to 6: 1/5-mile course - 1:30 pm
Ages 7 to 8: 1/3-mile course - 2:00 pm
Ages 9 to 10: 1/3-mile course - 2:30 pm

Times are approximate and subject to change

Street Closure Map

Join the Kids' Day Fun!

The Rookie Run is part of the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day, Indiana's largest outdoor festival for kids. Kids' Day is an Indy 500 celebration that’s sized for kids. With interactive, educational displays in a carnival-like atmosphere, Kids’ Day gives children the opportunity to stretch their minds and their muscles. Join us for a free day of play at Kids' Day!

Learn More About Kids' Day!

Travel Notice

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is currently reconstructing the I-65/I-70 North Split interchange in downtown Indianapolis. As a result, construction activity may impact some routes to the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run. For up-to-date project information, including detour maps and local street closure updates, visit or text “NORTHSPLIT” to 468311.

As you travel to Rookie Run, please slow down, exercise caution, and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

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