Iconic racing elements tie Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Indy Mini in 2022 participant gear
INDIANAPOLIS (January 27, 2022) The 500 Festival today revealed the designs of the participant shirt and finisher medal for the 2022 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the 2022 Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. Showcasing the historic track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the downtown Indianapolis skyline, this year’s shirts and medals pay homage to the Racing Capital of the World and are part of what makes the Indy Mini The Greatest Spectacle in Running – the 2.5-mile lap around IMS. Set for Saturday, May 7, the 2022 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon will mark the race’s 46th running. Registration for America’s Best Half Marathon of the Decade is available now at IndyMini.com/Register.
“The 500 Festival is proud to host over 20,000 participants for one of the nation’s best half marathons in the Racing Capital of the World,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “A significant draw for our participants is the opportunity to run or walk on the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To be so engrossed in the history and traditions of the Indianapolis 500 is an experience unlike any other and we are thrilled to be able to showcase that experience for our participants on the 2022 participant shirt and finisher medal.”
The front of the 2022 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon participant shirt features a bird’s eye view of the iconic track and lap that’s made at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Design elements capture the exhilarating feeling of race day and conquering 13.1 miles.
The participant shirt is long-sleeved, made of 100% polyester, and is available in men’s and women’s technical fit. Participants may make sure they have the correct fit by checking our size chart.
This year’s finisher medal’s design highlights the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track as an iconic part of the course. Etched above the track is the historic Pagoda raised above the IMS skyline. The round shape of the medal is representative of Indianapolis as the Circle City. The medal features streets recessed below the track, representing the Indy Mini’s fast, flat course. The front of the medal features the race’s official name, distance, and date, in green enamel. Boldly displayed in blue enamel is the race’s nickname, the Indy Mini, with feet cut out of the lettering to further represent those racing. The back of the medal has the phrase The Greatest Spectacle in Running, which ties the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon to the Indianapolis 500’s tagline “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The finisher medal hangs on a commemorative checkered flag ribbon, a hallmark of the race.
This year’s participant hat, available to the first 15,000 participants, has two shades of water blue, one dark and one lighter, with thin vertical light blue lines running across the bill. This year’s design is a contemporary, sporty style. The front boldly features the iconic 500 Festival stitched logo with the OneAmerica Mini-Marathon name. The back features the hashtag Why I Mini, inviting participants to share their reasons for completing the Indy Mini with a larger online community.
“The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is an Indianapolis tradition, and the participant hat has become an iconic element of the experience,” said Jen Pittman, vice president of community affairs at OneAmerica. “Seeing the new shirt, medal and hat together is an exciting signal that the Month of May is just around the corner, and so it’s fitting that each detail is thoughtfully planned and designed. Our OneAmerica associates are proud to support this celebrated event and cheer on the participants.”
Participants can register for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon for $82 at IndyMini.com/Register
The Indy Mini weekend featuring the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K is sponsored by OneAmerica, Delta Dental, Franciscan Health, and Meijer. The Mini-Marathon broadcast partner in the Indianapolis market is WTHR, Channel 13.
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