The greatest spectacle in running!
You could say the City of Indianapolis is a little obsessed with fast races and massive sporting events. This passion for speed and sport is why the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is one of the nation’s largest half marathons (and has been for 20+ years).
On the first Saturday of May, 35,000+ runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers, including American running icon Meb Keflezighi, will take over the streets of downtown Indianapolis for The Greatest Spectacle in Running – the Indy Mini. This epic race starts in the heart of downtown Indianapolis like only we could – with an IndyCar leading off each wave. The flat, fast course is packed with thousands of the nicest volunteers you’ll ever meet and nearly 100 course entertainment acts. What makes the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon even more special is that the course includes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (you know, home of the Indy 500). As participants reach the Speedway’s Yard of Bricks, many will stop to kneel and kiss the bricks. Funny tradition? Maybe. But tradition is what we’re all about!
The 500 Festival is excited to announce that Josh Kaufman will perform the National Anthem and “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the start of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. In addition, we’re announcing that this year’s OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will have a very “Indy” start line experience. IndyCar driver, Spencer Pigot will be driving the 2019 Corvette Pace Car to lead off Waves 2 – 5 of the Mini-Marathon. Spencer is a 3X Indy 500 driver and he drives the #21 car for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Registration: $89 and up