Q: What happened to the Confirmation Book?
A: The confirmation book is now online and can be found by clicking here.
Q: I haven't received a Confirmation Postcard yet. Am I registered? What do I do?
A: In 2014, the 500 Festival will move to digital confirmations, meaning each participant will receive an email rather than a mailed postcard. If you do not receive an email by mid- April, click here to confirm your entry and corral. Please make note of your bib number as you will need it to pick up your bib at the expo.
Q: Can a friend pick up my Mini-Marathon packet for me?
A: Yes, a friend may pick up your packet for you. Make sure they have your bib number and a copy of your identification or your confirmation postcard. It may be picked up at the Expo which takes place 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. Please note, there will be no race day packet pick-up.
Q: When is the registration deadline?
Q: How do I confirm my entry to the Mini-Marathon?
A: All online registrations will be confirmed via email. If you mail your registration, you or a friend can check to see if your registration has been processed by visiting here. Additionally, all participants will receive a confirmation booklet to be emailed in mid-April. The confirmation booklet will contain detailed race information and merchandise opportunities.
Q: Where can I get my results for the Mini-Marathon?
A: Participants can find their results by scanning the QR code on their bib with a smart phone. Results will also be posted on the 500 Festival website during the Mini-Marathon. The official results will be posted after the race has concluded. Results from past Mini-Marathons may also be obtained here, dating back to 1998.
Q: Where is my starting location for the Mini-Marathon?
A: All participants will have a corral letter on their bib number. This letter corresponds to a specific starting location based on your estimated finishing time. You must start in this corral or, if you are starting with another person that is in a different corral, you must start in the slower of the two locations. The order of the corrals are as follows (from fastest to slowest) A, B, C, D, E, F, etc. See the start line map for a diagram of the start area and to locate your corral.
Q: Where is my starting location for the 5K?
Q: How do I get to Indianapolis? Where do I park?
Q: Where do I get my race bib?
Thursday, May 1 from 4-8 p.m., Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP!
Q: Where do I order training shirts?
A: Call 1-800-745-6472, or visit the 500Festivalstore.com
Q: Where can I obtain merchandise?
A: Merchandise will be available for purchase at the Expo: May 1 - May 2 at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., or by going to the Mini-Marathon merchandise page (click here). Merchandise is also available in Military Park at the 500 Festival Post Race Party following the Mini-Marathon.
Q: Where are the water stations?
A: The water stations are named Pit Areas as part of the Festival's ties to automotive racing. Click here for a course map. Pit Areas with water are marked with a "W"on the course map and will have blue banners on the course on event day. Pit Areas with Gatorade Endurance Formula are marked the a "G" on the course map and will have green banners on the course on event day. Click here for a list.
Q: What if I can't finish the race?
A: The Back of the Pack crew will be on hand to help, and there will be a bus following the last participants of the race. Any Mini-Marathon participants who cannot finish, or cannot keep up with the 18 minute/mile minimum pace can ride the bus to the Post Race Party.
Q: When does the race officially end?
Q: Where should I meet my family after the race?
A: Meet your friends and family in the Indiana Blood Center Family Reunion Area located at the Post Race Party after the Mini-Marathon in Military Park. This area will be divided by letter of the alphabet and will feature live entertainment. A map of the Post Race Party will be located in your final information packet that you receive in your goodie bag at the Expo. Please make meeting plans prior to the start of the Mini-Marathon.
Q: Where can I check my gear during the race?
A: UPS Gear check is provided for Mini-Marathon participants, and is located on West Street, north of the start line and south of the Post Race Party. Please use the bag you received at the Expo and tear off tag located on your bib. UPS Trucks are arranged by bib number. Please identify your bib number and corresponding truck to check your gear.
Q: What are the different awards divisions?
Indiana resident (fe)male
Grand Masters (fe)male
Multiple age group categories: 12 and under;13-15; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+
Q: Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
A: Yes, if someone is picking up your packet then please give them your confirmation postcard which has your name and bib number. If you do not have this then please give the person who is picking up your packet your ID or a photocopy of your ID.
Q: Can I run in the 5k instead of the Mini?
A: Your Mini-Marathon bib number will work in the 5K starting corrals on May 3, 2014. When you pick up your packet at the Expo, you will be receiving a Mini-Marathon bib and t-shirt. However, on race morning, simply place yourself in the 5K starting corrals before 6:45 a.m. You will receive a 5K Finisher's Medal at the end of the event.
Q: I'm faster now than when I signed up, can I update my seeding or estimated finish time?
Q: My bib number is too high. I thought I submitted proof to be seeded?
A: Your bib number is not based upon your starting position it is based upon the date that you registered. You may check to see if your seeding was checked by visiting the confirmation page of our website. www.500festival.com/mini-marathon and then click on Confirmation on the left hand side.
Q: I'm pregnant, injured etc and cannot run. Can I get a refund?
Q: Are there going to be shuttles to the race? Shuttles from the Airport, etc?
A: Unfortunately, we do not offer race day shuttles. However, check out the city bus routes at www.indygo.net.
Q: When is the 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K?
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