May 6, 2023
Thousands of participants from 16 different countries, 5 continents, and 50 states crossed the finish line today at the 2023 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K.
Panuel Mkungo from Kenya won the men’s race with a new course record time of 1:01:44, and Anna Rohrer (Heiny) of Carmel, Indiana, won the women’s race with a time of 1:11:31.
Mkungo trains in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. He recently won the Maratonina Città di Arezzo, Telesia Half Marathon, and the Maratonina int.le Città di Udine, and he won today’s Mini-Marathon by 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Rohrer is an 8x All-American for the University of Notre Dame and won today’s Mini-Marathon by 1 minute and 37 seconds.
In the Athletes with Disabilities division, Chad Johnson took home first place with a time of 55:18. Johnson recently won the men's wheelchair division in the Cooper River Bridge 10k. There were no women’s wheelchair division participants.
Lucas Steward of Danville, Indiana, won the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K men’s race with a time of 15:54. Christina Murphy of Indianapolis, Indiana, won the women’s 5K in 18:19.
2023 marked the 47th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 24th running of the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. Grace Gliva, 500 Festival Princess performed “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the start of the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. American Saxophonist, Rob Dixon, performed the national anthem before the start of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. For full race results, visit indymini.com/results.
Recently named the #1 Best Half Marathon in USA TODAY’S 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards and one of “America’s Most Iconic Races” by Runners World, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is one of the nation’s largest half marathons.
The Mini-Marathon has become an iconic tradition, led by Hoosiers and embraced by the global running community. Known as The Greatest Spectacle in Running, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon has become a pinnacle event for family and friends to participate in year after year.
The Mini-Marathon starts and finishes in downtown Indianapolis and includes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. As participants reach the famed Yard of Bricks, many will stop to kneel and kiss the bricks, an Indianapolis 500 winner’s tradition. The flat and fast course is uniquely enhanced with 15-course aid stations, over 50 entertainment acts, and thousands of community volunteers, all cheering participants to the finish line.
The 2023 Mini-Marathon is supported by OneAmerica, Delta Dental, Franciscan Health, and Meijer. The Mini-Marathon was broadcast to the Indianapolis market on WTHR, Channel 13.
Register Early for the 2024 Mini-Marathon and Save!
Today starts the first and best opportunity to register for the 2024 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Now through May 15, pricing is $60 - the lowest rate that will be offered. To register, visit IndyMini.com/register.