Upcoming Events

10
FEB

500 Festival 3-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

9
MAR

500 Festival 6-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

6
APR

500 Festival 10-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

1
MAY

500 Festival Kickoff to May

presented by STAR Bank

4
MAY

OneAmerica

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

4
MAY

Delta Dental

500 Festival 5K

11
MAY

Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase

500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run

18
MAY

500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

24
MAY

The American Legion

500 Festival Memorial Service

25
MAY

AES

500 Festival Parade

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Upcoming Events
10
FEB

500 Festival 3-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

9
MAR

500 Festival 6-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

6
APR

500 Festival 10-Miler

500 Festival 10-Miler

1
MAY

500 Festival Kickoff to May

presented by STAR Bank

4
MAY

OneAmerica

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

4
MAY

Delta Dental

500 Festival 5K

11
MAY

Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase

500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run

18
MAY

500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

24
MAY

The American Legion

500 Festival Memorial Service

25
MAY

AES

500 Festival Parade

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Become A Sponsor

Elevate your brand by becoming a sponsor for the 500 Festival! With a series of events unfolding throughout the spring and a pinnacle of festivities in the month of May, your brand can gain unparalleled exposure and align with a legacy of excellence. Partnering with us means not only supporting a cherished community tradition but also positioning your brand at the forefront of one of the nation’s grandest celebrations. Seize this unique opportunity to showcase your commitment to community, culture, and racing heritage.

Become A Sponsor

Elevate your brand by becoming a sponsor for the 500 Festival! With a series of events unfolding throughout the spring and a pinnacle of festivities in the month of May, your brand can gain unparalleled exposure and align with a legacy of excellence. Partnering with us means not only supporting a cherished community tradition but also positioning your brand at the forefront of one of the nation’s grandest celebrations. Seize this unique opportunity to showcase your commitment to community, culture, and racing heritage.

Become A Sponsor

Donate Today!

Support the cherished legacy of the 500 Festival with your generous donation today! As we host a myriad of events throughout the spring, culminating in a spectacular array of festivities in May, your contribution becomes instrumental in ensuring the continued success and vibrancy of these celebrations. By donating, you are playing a pivotal role in enriching our community’s traditions, fostering unity, and keeping the spirit of the festival alive for generations to come. Be a beacon of support and let’s race towards a brighter future together!

Donate Today!

Support the cherished legacy of the 500 Festival with your generous donation today! As we host a myriad of events throughout the spring, culminating in a spectacular array of festivities in May, your contribution becomes instrumental in ensuring the continued success and vibrancy of these celebrations. By donating, you are playing a pivotal role in enriching our community’s traditions, fostering unity, and keeping the spirit of the festival alive for generations to come. Be a beacon of support and let’s race towards a brighter future together!

Donate Today!

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Cheer!
Is your squad ready to perform for more than 20,000 people? There’s no better time or place than the @oneamerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon School Spirit Competition! This one-day event is judged on how spirited, creative, and vocal your squad can be as you cheer 20,000 participants to the finish line. 🎉
The competition is open to any high school cheerleading squad and there is no registration fee to participate! Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five teams as voted by the competition judges. The competition will be limited to 15 squads and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 👏
Apply online no later than April 1: IndyMini.com/spirit
We are honored to see the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon has been nominated for Best Half Marathon in USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards! 🎉
Now it's up to YOU! Show your #IndyMini love by clicking the link in our bio and voting daily until the contest ends on Monday, March 25th at 11:59am EDT. 🏆
🎉 We are thrilled to announce that the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K has been nominated for Best 5K Race in USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards!
Now we need YOU to show your Hoosier pride and help us bring home the honor. 🏆
Follow the link in our bio to vote daily until the contest ends on Monday, March 25th at 11:59am EDT!
🏃‍♂️ Meet Michael Patterson, a two-time OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon finisher and a resilient marathon enthusiast with an inspiring #WhyIMini story!
In 2008, Michael was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. After a recurrence and roughly two years of treatment, he triumphed with a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His journey to health began with a 5K, and today, he has completed 21 marathons, two full Ironman triathlons, and more.
"The transition back to a healthy lifestyle was challenging, to say the least. I was out of shape due to everything, so I started with a 5K. I probably walked half of it. I continued to push my training while increasing my distance."
"I’ve been in remission for many years and have completed 21 full marathons. I’ve completed two full Ironman triathlons and nine half Ironman."
"I’ve been able to complete many half marathons including the Indy Mini twice, and I’m currently registered this year. It’s easily my favorite half. This fellow Hoosier was blown away by how well-organized it was. Not to mention the volunteers, course, and fellow runners. I plan on being back this year and many years after, God willing."
"I am so grateful to be alive and I do my very best to make the most out of every day. I’m not perfect by any means, but I give my best effort every day. Running is a social sport, and I often share my story with hopes of inspiring someone who is going through tough times.”
Read Michael's incredible story of perseverance, recovery, and the love for running that keeps him going at: bit.ly/MPWIM. 🏅 Join him on the road to the Indy Mini - a race close to his heart.
We’d like to kick-off this weekend by introducing Claire, another one of our 2024 #IndyMini Ambassadors! 🏃🏼‍♀️
➔ Claire’s advice for first-time participants is: “Have fun and believe in yourself! The race is so much fun no matter how fast you’re running. Just keep being consistent and have faith in your training and you will be successful!”
➔ Her motivation to conquer the @oneamerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is “the positive atmosphere and the whole experience of the Indy Mini. It is so amazing to run alongside people that share a common goal and root each other on.”
➔ Claire’s favorite pump-up song is “Power” by Kanye West! 💪
Keep up to speed as we share more of our ambassadors’ inspiring #WhyIMini stories! 🎉
Be a smile at every mile #500Volunteers #IndyMini #IndyMilers
Registration for the Salesforce and JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run is NOW OPEN! ✨
The Rookie Run is a fun run for children ages 3-10 that takes place at Kids’ Day, Indiana's largest free outdoor festival for kids! This event is just one of the many health and fitness initiatives the 500 Festival organizes across Indiana. 💪
Register online at 500Festival.com/rookierun 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️
Make your #IndyMini participation more meaningful by creating or joining a Mini with a Meaning team to raise awareness and funds for a nonprofit organization!
Join a team or register your nonprofit as a 2024 Mini with a Meaning partner at IndyMini.com/MWM and share your #WhyIMini story on the course!
It all starts with your first race.
Have your kids join the racing fun for the annual Rookie Run at Monument Circle on May 11th! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️ Stayed tuned for registration details as we get closer to the event.
Meet your next 2024 #IndyMini Ambassador, Joe! ✨
➔ Joe’s advice for first-time participants is: “Try not to race the people around you. Run your own race. Set your pace and try to keep it!!”
➔ His motivation to conquer the @oneamerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is “the thrill of all the people that are running the race and all of the people cheering us all on to the finish line!!”
➔ Joe’s favorite pump-up song is “Rocket Man” by Elton John! 🚀
What songs are YOU jamming to while you train for this iconic race? 👇 Come back next week to meet another 2024 ambassador & hear their #WhyIMini story!!
Cue the confetti, we've got a long weekend ahead of us 🎉 #aes500parade
Of course, we LOVE our participants!
Don’t forget to use promo code “minilove” for 15% registration! Happy Valentine’s Day 🩷
#indymini #oneamericaminimarathon #deltadental5K #valentines
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