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Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run

2020 MONTH OF MAY UPDATE: All 500 Festival events will NOT take place on their previously scheduled dates this May. The Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

The 500 Festival team is hard at work making necessary adjustments for the new Rookie Run date. We will launch Rookie Run registration and share all event details in the coming weeks and months - stay tuned! It will be available at

You can check out the 500 Festival’s intended August schedule, up-to-date information and FAQs at

The smallest runners have the biggest hearts

All kids, ages 3-10, are invited to join us for the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run, a non-competitive fun run where everyone goes away a winner! The Rookie Run, which is managed by the same group that produces the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, is a great way to introduce kids to the basics of running and enjoy the excitement of a race - including the start and finish line production, a massive cheering section, a trip through runner's service and the occasional celebrity sighting!

The Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run takes place in downtown Indianapolis, one block north of Monument Circle at Ohio and Meridian streets. Race distances are set based upon 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!

2020 Event Details

Date: August 8, 2020
Anticipated Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Anticipated Location: Downtown Indianapolis

Race details are subject to change. Any changes that need to be made will be communicated to impacted participants.

The 500 Festival continues to work through relevant details for 2020 events taking place in the new timeframe. More event details, including registration, schedules and programming, will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

2020 Rookie Run Registration

We will re-open online registration for the August date of the Rookie Run in the coming weeks. Please check back!

Pricing will remain the same:

Pre-register for $8 – price includes a commemorative technical t-shirt + finisher medal.

Register at the event for $5 – price includes finisher medal ONLY
Technical t-shirts will be sold separately for $5*

NOTE: Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 11:59 pm ET
*While supplies last. Shirts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participant age and course length

Age 3: 2-block course - 12:30 pm*
Age 4: 2-block course - 1:00 pm*
Age 5-6: 1/5-mile course - 1:30 pm*
Ages 7-8: 1/3-mile course - 2:00 pm*
Ages 9-10: 1/3-mile course - 2:30 pm*
*Times are approximate, subject to change.

Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day

The Rookie Run is part of the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day, the state's largest outdoor festival for kids.

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