August 21 – 500 Festival Mini-mini

The 500 Festival announces registration is open for the 500 Festival mini-mini. The 2022 500 Festival mini-mini will take place on Sunday, August 21 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. The event is open to children ages 5-12. Parents or guardians may register their mini-mini runner for $20 at

The 500 Festival mini-mini is an officially timed run designed specifically for kids and provides Indiana’s youth with an exciting race experience similar to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Participants will experience larger-than-life fun – complete with course entertainment, cheering spectators, iconic photo ops, and the coveted mini-mini medal. Thousands of young runners and cheering fans from all over the state will take over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest sporting venue in the world, for this one-of-a-kind event. 

Participants can celebrate their finish-line victory with friends, family, and fans in the mini-mini Celebration Zone, featuring free, fun activities for children of all ages. From dance floors and obstacle courses to fun games, face painting, and inflatables, there’s something for everyone at the 500 Festival mini-mini! 

Online registration is available now through August 14 for $20. Registration will be available on the day of the event for $25 (while supplies last). To learn more about the 500 Festival mini-mini or to register, visit or search #Indyminimini on social media.  

Volunteer registration for this year’s 500 Festival mini-mini is now open. Volunteer positions available include Course Assistance, Ask-Me and Event Information, Packet Pick-Up, Pit Stations, Reunion Zone, and more. Volunteer registration and opportunities can be found here.  

The 500 Festival mini-mini is supported by the 500 Festival Foundation and Youth Fitness Cornerstone Partners: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, Crowe LLP, the Indianapolis Colts, and WISH-TV.