Indy Hosts Nation’s Largest Half Marathon: The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
The Indianapolis OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the largest in the U.S., will be held on May 4, and marks the 37th running of the race. It has attracted a maximum competitive field of more than 35,000 participants for the past 11 years.
The day isn’t just for runners and walkers—the 500 Festival Post-Race Party in Military Park features live music, a live video feed of the race and outstanding food from local restaurants and specialty food vendors. The beautiful urban park has plenty of grassy areas and shade trees for relaxation and enjoyment for the entire family.
The course for the Mini-Marathon begins near Washington and West streets, winds toward and around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway track and finishes near Military Park. It is one of many events celebrated during the 500 Festival, featuring month-long activities and events surrounding the Indianapolis 500 to be held on May 26.