Registration Now Open for the 2022 Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run 

Registration Now Open for the 2022 Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run 

Hoosier youth invited to experience the excitement of a live running event in downtown Indy

The 500 Festival today announces that registration is open for the 2022 Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run, which will take place on Sunday, May 15, from noon to 4:00 pm in downtown Indianapolis.

Kids ages 3-10, are invited to participate in the 2022 Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run, a non-competitive fun run, which takes place during the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day. The Rookie Run is a great way to introduce kids to the basics of running and enjoy the excitement of a race – including the production of a start/finish line, a massive cheering section, the reward of earning an iconic finisher medal, and the occasional celebrity sighting!

Now through Wednesday, May 11, you can pre-register online at indymini.com/RookieRun for $10, which includes a commemorative shirt and the finisher medal. Or, you can register at the event for $5, which includes the finisher medal only. “We could not be more thrilled to return to downtown Indianapolis for the 2022 Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run,” said 500 Festival President and CEO Bob Bryant. “As part of our mission to enrich lives and encourage an active lifestyle, we are happy to provide Hoosier children and families with an experience to discover the fun of fitness!”

Rookie Runners will take over the streets of downtown Indianapolis, just one block north of Monument Circle at Ohio and Meridian streets. Race distances are set based upon a child’s age. All participants will receive a goodie bag, a participant bib, and a finisher’s medal – just like the Indy Mini participants!

2022 Rookie Run Schedule
Age 3: 2-block course – 12:30 pm*
Age 4: 2-block course – 1:00 pm*
Ages 5-6: 1/5-mile course – 1:30 pm*
Ages 7-8: 1/3-mile course – 2:00 pm*
Ages 9-10: 1/3-mile course – 2:30 pm*
*Times are approximate and subject to change.

The Rookie Run is supported by our corporate partners: Salesforce, JPMorgan Chase, Delta Dental, Ascension St. Vincent, MHS, Dole, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Indiana Pacers.

For more information on the Rookie Run and to register, please visit IndyMini.com/RookieRun or search #500RookieRun on social media.

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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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