Saturday May 8th, 2021
Distance: Half Marathon
The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. As an organization providing multiple events and programs, many of which are free to attend and impact over 500,000 people annually, our mission to enrich lives and positively impact our community is wholly inclusive and applies to anyone.
Whether attending the IPL 500 Festival Parade, participating in the Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day, running in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon or serving as a 500 Festival volunteer, the 500 Festival welcomes participation from everyone and we’re confident that our participants will continue to experience the Hoosier hospitality that we pride ourselves upon. The Expo is open to the public, with over 40,000 people attending.
Not only the largest half-marathon in the U.S., but the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon received praise in Runners World, listed as one of "A Half Dozen Hot Halfs" in the world, based on participant experience in the 13.1-mile half-marathon.