May 3, 2014, will be the 38th running of the 500 Festival Mini Marathon is Indianapolis. The race begins at 7:45am near the intersection of Washington and West streets, and there’s still time to get registered.
The 500 Festival Mini Marathon is the ultimate Indianapolis experience. It is an exhilarating journey through the city with 35,000 of your closest friends past historical landmarks and beautiful cityscape. Watch out for the animals as you pass the zoo and be sure to kiss the bricks when making your lap around the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway track. Whether you are an avid runner trying for a personal best or walking with a group for fun, the atmosphere of the city and the cheering fans along the course will give you the motivation you need to cross that finish line. Live performances by entertainment groups, dance troupes, and spirit squads line the 13.1 mile path to keep the energy level at its max. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself running alongside a local (or national) celebrity or face to face with the media and their cameras, as this is a widely publicized, high profile event.
Join the Post Race Party in Military Park to celebrate your accomplishment with good food, refreshing drinks, live music, and fellowship with runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators from all over the United States and beyond. Being the nation’s largest half marathon, this truly is a unique experience no matter how you get involved. Everyone has a “mini story”, what’s yours?