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500 Festival Mini Mini – August 26th, Register Today!

By June 15, 2018 July 15th, 2018 EK News

Indiana’s youngest runners take over the world’s largest sporting venue! Energy Krazed will be one of the many vendors encouraging the runners and passing out free giveaways!

The 500 Festival mini-mini is the only kids run to take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The mini-mini is a timed fun run designed specifically for kids and provides Indiana’s youth with an experience similar to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. The 500 Festival mini-mini provides a fun, accessible activity for kids to learn the basics of running.

Kids participating in the mini-mini will experience the larger-than-life fun of a 500 Festival running event – complete with course entertainment, cheering sections, and the coveted mini-mini medal. The mini-mini features five different race distances, ranging from half a mile to 2.5 miles, allowing participants ages 5-12 to select the race that best meets their age and ability. All races will finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famed Yard of Bricks.

All mini-mini participants attend packet pickup, hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Pagoda Plaza, before their race. Kids will receive a goodie bag, a runner’s bib with a timing device, and a participant shirt. At the conclusion of their race, participants receive a finisher’s medal and the opportunity to go through runner’s services after finishing their race.

Participants and spectators can enjoy the mini-mini’s Celebration Zone before and after their race. The Celebration Zone will feature fun, interactive activities for children of all ages and a wide range of exhibitors who believe in the importance of a healthy lifestyle for Indiana’s youth.

Event Details
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Registration for the 2018 500 Festival mini-mini will open in June 2018.
Online Registration: $15
Event Day Registration: $20

All mini-mini participants will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Onsite registration will be available, while supplies last.

1:30 pm: Gates & Celebration Zone Open; Packet Pickup Begins
2:30 pm: 0.5 Mile Race (K/1st grade, 5-7 years old)
3:00 pm: 1 Mile Race (2nd/3rd grade, 7-9 years old)
3:30 pm: 1.5 Mile Race (4th grade, 9-10 years old)
4:00 pm: 2 Mile Race (5th grade, 10-11 years old)
4:45 pm: 2.5 Mile Race (6th grade, 11-12 years old)
6:00 pm: Gates & Celebration Zone Close

The top three male and female finishers of each wave will receive awards
Times are approximate, subject to change.