Seeding Information

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Mini-Marathon Seeding Information

The seeding deadline for the 2014 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K has now passed.  We are no longer able to accept any seeding.  You will be placed in a corral based upon your estimated finish time you listed during registration.

If you can run a half-marathon distance in 2:30:00 or faster, you can be seeded towards the front of the starting area. You may request seeding after registration with proper proof.  You must provide proof in the form of results from a road race that has occurred between May 4, 2013 and March 10, 2014 that is at least a 5K in distance.  All submissions of seeding proof must be post-marked by March 10, 2014, no exceptions, including transferring into the race after the deadline. To submit proof please either e-mail a link to your results at seedingproof@500festival.com or mail in your results to:   

500 Festival
Attn: Seeding Proof
500 Festival Building
21 Virginia Avenue, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

All proof needs to include the name, date, and distance of the race and have your name and time clearly identified.

You may confirm your seeding request by visiting the Confirmation page. Please allow 4-6 weeks for confirmation. Please note: you must request seeding, your 2013 Mini-Marathon or 2014 Training Series times will NOT be automatically reviewed for seeding. If you do not submit proof then you will be placed in a corral based upon your estimated finish time. 

Pace Calculation

Step 1 Enter Your Mile Pace: minutes, seconds
Step 2 Calculate your Time:
Step 3 Time to Complete:

Seeding Times Chart

 

5K

 

4M

 

5M

 

10K

 

13.1

 

26.2

L1

18:50

 

24:40

 

31:30

 

40:00

 

1:30

 

3:10

L2

20:30

 

27:15

 

35:30

 

45:00

 

1:40

 

3:30

L3

21:40

 

29:00

 

38:00

 

48:00

 

1:48

 

3:50

Pref

28:00

 

38:30

 

49:00

 

1:03:30

 

2:30

 

5:22

Mini-Marathon Start Line

The Mini-Marathon uses a corral system for a more efficient and organized race start. Please be honest with the assessment of your ability, as you will be placed in a corral based on your run/racewalk/walk status and your estimated finish time.  You can use the pace calculator at the top of this page to find your estimated finish time.  As a reference, most walkers complete the Mini-Marathon between 3:15 and 4:00. This corral method is designed to help alleviate passing and congestion throughout the course making your race experience more enjoyable. The Mini-Marathon has a time limit of 4 hours (18 minute per mile pace). Participants must be able to maintain the 18 minute per mile pace or they will be required to board the trail bus. This limit allows our volunteers to clean and clear the course prior to the streets being open to traffic. Our Back of the Pack crew will be out to mark the time limit and encourage all the participants to keep going! The 18 minute per mile time limit begins when the last participant crosses the start line (which will be about 30 minutes after the starting gun).  The Finish Line 500 Festival 5K will carry a 56-minute time limit for completion.