500 Festival mini-mini

4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222


The 500 Festival mini-mini is the first and only youth-run to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Designed specifically for kids, the 500 Festival mini-mini provides Indiana’s youth with an “Indy Mini” experience that’s sized just for them. The 2nd annual 500 Festival mini-mini is open to children ages 5-12.

Kids participating in the mini-mini will experience the larger-than-life fun of a 500 Festival running event – complete with course entertainment, massive cheering sections, participant timing and the coveted mini-mini medal. Five different race distances will be offered, ranging from half a mile to 2.5 miles, allowing participants to select the race that best meets their age and ability. All participants will start and finish at IMS’ famed Yard of Bricks.

1:30 pm - Gates open, packet pickup begins
2:30 pm - .5 Mile Race (suggested age 5-7)
3 pm - 1 Mile Race (suggested age 7-9)
3:30 pm - 1.5 Mile Race (suggested age 9-10)
4 pm - Packet pickup closes
4 pm - 2 Mile Race (suggested age 10-11)
4:30 pm - 2.5 Mile Race (suggested age 11-12)
6 pm - Gates close

Cost: $15-$20. Includes a participant t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

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