2018 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 a.m., Downtown Indianapolis
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!
2018 marks the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon’s 42nd running. Within its history, countless stories have emerged around the heart pounding excitement of the Indy Mini. From United States Olympians Frank Shorter and Meb Keflezighi, to the nine people that have completed every Mini-Marathon, to families getting healthy together, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon has become a beloved tradition. JOIN US!
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OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Race Highlights:
13.1 Mile course that starts and finishes in Downtown Indianapolis and includes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famed 2.5 mile oval track
Timed Half Marathon on a USA Track & Field certified course
Nearly 100 entertainment acts lining the course
11 Water Stations and 5 Gatorade Endurance Formula Stations (known Pit Stations) along the course and at the start and finish line
Free Post Race Party, featuring free entertainment stage, free massage and bottle of chocolate milk at the American Dairy Association Refuel and Rejuvenation Area, Family Reunion Area, Mini-Marathon merchandise and more!
Start Line and Finish Line within walking distance of downtown Indy hotels
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Participants Receive:
Commemorative Finisher Medal and ribbon, courtesy of OneAmerica
Commemorative long-sleeve technical shirt
Personalized bib (must be registered by March 28, 2018)
Chronotrack Bib Timing Device with live runner tracking option for friends and family
Free Gatorade Endurance Formula on course
Free on course Clif SHOT Energy
Free post race fruit and granola bars
Free post race cookies provided by Franciscan Health
Free post race Aquafina bottled water
Free post race Dole 100% Juice Fruit Bowl and Rold Gold pretzels
One complimentary beer provided by Michelob ULTRA (must be 21 or older)
50% discount on tickets to the 2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix, courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Virtual Goodie Bag
Unique “First 500” medal to the first 500 finishers
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