James Ngandu and Mary Munanu win the 46th OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

James Ngandu and Mary Munanu win the 46th OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2022) – Thousands of participants from 6 different countries and all 50 states crossed the finish line today at the 2022 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. James Ngandu from Kenya won the men’s race with a time of 1:03:25, and Mary Munanu of Kenya, won the women’s race with a time of 1:11:03.

 

Ngandu trains in Van Wert, Ohio. He won the 2021 Columbus Half Marathon and won today’s Mini-Marathon by 7 seconds. Munanu, trains in Lansing, MI. She won today’s Mini-Marathon by 32 seconds.

 

In the Athletes with Disabilities division, Daniel Romanchuk of Champaign, IL took home first place with a time of 45:19. Romanchuk recently won the men’s wheelchair division in the 2022 Boston Marathon. Susannah Scaroni of Urbana, IL. won the women’s race with a time of 52:51.

 

Paul Stamm of Indianapolis, IN, won the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K men’s race with a time of 15:14. Anna Weber of Indianapolis, IN, won the women’s 5K in 17:57.

 

2022 marked the 46th running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 23rd running of the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. 500 Festival Princess Mia Wagner performed “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the start of the Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. Staff Sergeant (retired) Betty White, United States Army, and Petty Officer One Shannon Brazda, United States Navy, sang the national anthem before the start of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. For full race results, visit indymini.com/results.

 

Named one of “America’s Most Iconic Races” by Runners World and Best Half Marathon of the Decade by The BibRave 100, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is one of the nation’s largest half marathons. Known as The Greatest Spectacle in Running, the race starts and finishes in downtown Indianapolis and includes a lap around the 2.5-mile oval track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. The flat, fast course is packed with thousands of selfless volunteers, 18 course aid stations, and nearly 50+ course entertainment acts. As the 500 Festival’s largest fundraiser, all race registrations support the 500 Festival’s youth fitness and education programs and events, which are provided to Indiana schools for free.

 

The 2022 Indy Mini is supported by OneAmerica, Delta Dental, Franciscan Health, and Meijer. The Mini-Marathon was broadcasted to the Indianapolis market on WTHR, Channel 13.

 

Register Early for the 2023 Indy Mini and Save!

Indy Mini weekend is the first and best opportunity to register for the 2023 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, which will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Now through May 10, race-weekend pricing is $60 – the lowest rate that will be offered. To register for the 2023 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, visit IndyMini.com/register.

About the 500 Festival | Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit 500festival.com or follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 

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