Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run

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The smallest runners, the biggest hearts

All kids, ages 3-12, are invited to join us for the Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run. It’s a non-competitive fun run where everyone goes away a winner. The Rookie Run, which complements the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, is a great way for kids to stay physically fit. It takes place in downtown Indianapolis, one block north of Monument Circle at Ohio and Meridian streets. All participants will receive a goodie bag, a runners bib with the number 1, and a finisher's medal – just like the Mini-Marathon participants.

Rookie Run Course Map:

Click here for street closures during the Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run


Participant age and course length:

Age 3: 2-block course
Age 4: 2-block course
Age 5: 2-block course
Age 6: 1/5-mile course
Age 7: 1/5-mile course
Ages 8-9: 1/3-mile course
Ages 10-12: 1/3-mile course

Pre-registration fees (deadline May 8, 2014)


On-site Registration (at northwest corner of Ohio and Pennsylvania streets)


 T-shirts available (while supplies last)


Click here to view the 2014 Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run T-shirt

Packet Pick-Up

Participants can pick-up packets at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo May 1 from 4 - 8 p.m. and May 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  You can also pick up packets on the day of the Rookie Run beginning at 9 a.m. Packet pick-up will take place on Ohio Street, north of Monument Circle, in front of the Chase Tower.

Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day

The Rookie Run is part of the Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day, the state's largest outdoor festival for kids.

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