Mini-Marathon Expo

Mini-Marathon Expo

Mini-Marathon Expo

The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo is the exciting start to your Mini-Marathon weekend. All participants are required to pick up race packets and goodie bags at the  Expo on Thursday, May 1, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. or on Friday, May 2, between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.  There will be no race day packet pick-up.

Click here for an interactive Expo map with a list of vendors.

The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo features interactive activities for all ages, including a race simulator and a great selection of exhibitors looking for a large crowd of healthy lifestyle individuals. Join the more than 40,000 fellow participants, family, fans and guests at the Expo.  All Mini-Marathon and 5K runners and walkers are required to pick up their race packet at the Expo. You will receive your bib race number, disposable timing device, participant shirt, and other important information. Sorry, there will be no late registration available at the Expo. All participants must pick-up race packets at the Expo. Race packets will not be mailed to you. The packet pick-up is located in the back of the Expo.The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo is open to the general public. This is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the excitement that builds to the Mini-Marathon on Saturday.

You must have your bib number (found next to the address label on the confirmation email) to receive your race packet. If you forget your bib number, you can look it up when you get to the packet pick-up. You must have a photo ID or printout of your online confirmation email to lookup your bib number at the Expo.

You may pick up a packet for a friend. Please make sure you have their bib number and a copy of their identification and confirmation email.


Downtown metered parking is available in addition to parking garages in the area. Nearby Circle Centre Mall garages offer ample parking with entrances off of Illinois, Maryland, Washington, and Georgia Streets.